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Netflix reportedly developing new live-action series based on Legend of Zelda

Nintendo fans have all the more reason to sign up for Netflix. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is in the process of developing a new live-action series based on The Legend of Zelda. The series is reportedly in early stages, as the streaming company courts writers, but sources say Netflix wants it to resemble Game of Thrones but with a more family-friendly tone.

The Journal reports that Netflix is working closely with Nintendo to develop the show, which, as in most incarnations of the games, will feature a young boy named Link on an adventure to save Hyrule and the titular Princess Zelda. Few other details about the show were given. Netflix and Nintendo have both declined to comment on the news.

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Aziz Ansari brings his newest stand-up special exclusively to Netflix

Comedian and Parks & Rec star Aziz Ansari will join forces with Netflix to release his newest comedy special, Variety reportsAziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will be available exclusively on Netflix beginning March 6th.

Available March 6th

This isn’t the first time Ansari has teamed up with Netflix. His 2013 special Buried Alive debuted with the streaming service, but was later available as a $ 5 download (something Louie C.K. knows a thing or two about). According to Variety, Live at Madison Square Garden tackles topics like gender inequality and the food industry.  The 50 Cent grapefruit joke is dead.

Netflix’s current comedy selection is pretty stacked. Right now, you can stream stand-up specials from the likes of…

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Netflix to stream The Interview starting January 24th

The Interview is coming to Netflix. In its quarterly earnings letter to shareholders, the streaming company announced that the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy will be available in the US and Canada starting this Saturday January 24th — thirty days after its Christmas Day debut at independent theaters. Netflix says it’s offering The Interview “exclusively,” which means you may not be seeing it on Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime Instant Video in the short term.

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Marriott wants to bring Netflix and Hulu direct to your hotel room TV

The same hotel chain that got in hot water for keeping its guests from using their own Wi-Fi appears to have opened up on the things people stream on its televisions. Marriott is reportedly testing a new TV service that lets guests log into their personal Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora accounts as opposed to paying extra to view its on-demand movies. 

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TiVo OnePass tracks down your favorite shows across cable, Netflix, and Hulu

TiVo’s using CES 2015 to announce a pretty useful new feature for the customers it hasn’t yet lost. It’s been dubbed OnePass, and aims to help TiVo owners binge on whole seasons of TV shows even when episodes are scattered across cable and various streaming services. OnePass will display shows as a cohesive season and automatically play episodes from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus — the big three sources for on-demand streaming.

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These 65 movies and TV shows are disappearing from Netflix on New Year’s Day

Hopefully your New Year’s resolution isn’t to binge watch all five Rocky films, because Netflix won’t be able to help you out. As usual, the beginning of a new month marks the disappearance of a lot of old films from the streaming service, and Vulture has printed a long list of which will be going away. Its list of disappearances seems to come from Netflix itself, though it looks like Netflix may be singling out some of the biggest names rather than making a comprehensive list of everything that’s going to disappear. For instance, the What’s On Netflix Now? blog points out that basically every Woody Allen film (aside from Annie Hall) is going away as of January 1st, though only one appears on Netflix’s list.

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The new Pee-Wee Herman movie is reportedly coming straight to Netflix

Actor Paul Reubens has made no secret about the fact that a new Pee-Wee Herman movie is in the works, and today we’re getting a sense of where you’ll be able to see it: Netflix. The Wrap reports that the video streaming company is close to sewing up a deal to distribute the upcoming film, which will be produced by Judd Apatow, the comedic mastermind behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Freaks and Geeks, and a slew of other recent films.

Netflix has become an increasingly frequent go-to for filmmakers and projects that can’t find support or interest at traditional studios or networks (the new Pee-Wee film was initially set up at Universal). After considerable success with original television programing, the company announced…

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Netflix shuts the door on offline playback: ‘It’s never going to happen’

Netflix isn’t concerned about providing your entertainment on a flight or any place else that lacks a strong Wi-Fi signal. The streaming service recently (again) reiterated that it has no plans to support offline playback. “It’s never going to happen,” Netflix’s Cliff Edwards recently told TechRadar. When asked by The Verge to confirm Edwards’ remarks, a spokesperson provided the following statement: “We have been asked the same question for several years and have always given the exact same answer.”

So the company’s message couldn’t be much clearer: offline playback isn’t in the cards, and it never really was to begin with. Netflix does seems more concrete and definitive about the subject now. In January, Joris Evers — then Netflix’s…

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Netflix picks up Tina Fey’s first show since ’30 Rock’

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s first show since they made 30 Rock together, was supposed to be coming to NBC this Spring. That is, until tonight: Netflix just announced that it has picked up the show for two seasons and will premiere the 13-episode season this March in all Netflix territories. Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper as the survivor of a doomsday cult who starts over in New York — yes, it’s a comedy. The show also stars 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski, Titus Burgess, and Carol Kane (Fey, notably, is not billed a regular cast member).

NBC seems very supportive of the move. This is NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt:

“When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new…

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Tonight is your last chance to watch ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Say Anything’ on Netflix

Looking for some scary (or maybe not-so-scary) movies to binge on along with your Halloween candy tonight? If you’re a Netflix subscriber, here’s the list you should check out first, because all of these titles will be disappearing come November 1st. As is the case every month, Netflix is rotating out some of its vast library of movie titles and replacing them with new ones. The reasons have to do with the licensing agreements Netflix makes with with content providers, which generally limit streaming rights for specific titles to only a few months. For us avid viewers, it means we all have to make a choice on what movies we want to catch before they turn into a pumpkin disappear from Big Red forever. I’ve tried to help with some of my…

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