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News Brief: IMDb Launches Free Streaming Service; Sam Raimi Producing Behind; CW Midseason Premiere Dates, & More

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News Brief about: IMDb Free Streaming Service, Sam Raimi Producing Behind, CW Midseason Premiere Dates, and More

In brief, new movie news and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

Movie News

Captain Marvel’s Run-time and Advanced Ticket Sales Numbers

Captain Marvel‘s run-time has been announced to be two hours and ten minutes long. Captain Marvel advanced ticket sales through Fandango are the third highest for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, behind Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther respectively.

IMDb Launch Freedive For Free Streaming

IMDb has launched a new free TV and film streaming called Freedive that requires no subscription. You do have to sign up for an IMDb account or log-in via a social media account. On Freedive, a person can watch a gaggle of free films and TV series like Heroes, Fringe or films like True Romance, Monster, Foxcatcher, and many others.

This programming can be viewed on IMDb through PC, Mac, and Apple Fire TV devices. It is not yet available on the IMDb mobile application.

The Nightingale Gains U.S. Film Distributor

Jennifer Kent‘s The Nightingale has gained film distribution in the United States through IFC Films.

The Nightingale‘s plot synopsis: “[The Nightingale], which is set in 1825, follows 21-year-old Irish convict Clare (Aisling Franciosi, Game of Thrones) as she finishes her prison sentence but is still forced to deal with the abusive Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin, Charlie’s Angels) after her release. After her husband retaliates, Hawkins and his crew respond violently against Clare’s family, sending her on a revenge-driven path as he heads up north for a captaincy position. Clare enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker (Baykali Ganambarr) to chase Hawkins through the Tasmania wilderness.

Sam Raimi Producing Horror Film Behind

Director Sam Raimi will be producing Angel Gomez‘s horror short film-to-film Behind.

Behind‘s plot synopsis: “the film will be based on Angel Gomez’s short about a recently divorced woman who suddenly begins to fear for her baby daughter’s life, a fear that is exasperated after a creepy woman at a party proclaims she is being followed. Fearing her premonitions are turning to reality, the woman does everything she can to save the child from the oncoming evil.”

TV Show News

The CW releases their Mid-summer TV series Premiere Dates

Legends of Tomorrow will make its mid-season return on April 1, 2019 at 8 p.m.

The 100 will premiere on April 30, 2019 at 9 p.m.

Jane the Virgin will premiere on March 27, 2019 at 9 p.m.

In the Dark will premiere on April 4, 2019 at 9 p.m.

iZombie will premiere on May 2, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Vikings Cancellation and Spin-off

Vikings‘ sixth season will be its last season. “The 20-episode sixth and final season recently wrapped production and is set to debut sometime later this year, with the series coming to an end sometime in 2020.” History and Vikings creator Michael Hirst are working on a spin-off series that may continue some of the story-lines begun in Vikings.

Criminal Minds TV Series Cancelled after Fifteen Seasons by CBS

CBS has cancelled FBI crime drama TV series Criminal Minds after fifteen seasons.

Netflix is Adapting Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo‘s Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows are being adapted by Netflix into an eight-part TV mini-series. Eric Heisserer is writing the screenplays for the mini-series.

The plot synopsis of the new mini-series:

Set in the Grishaverse, the series will combine the stories and characters of Shadow and Crows in a world divided in two by a barrier of pure darkness, in which evil creatures hunt and feast on humans on either side of the barrier. A soldier discovers a magical power that may be able to unite the two countries, but with numerous forces scheming against her and a war brewing between the various factions and classes in the universe, she must race against time to find a way to use her power for good.

Strike Back receives Premiere Date for its Sixth Season

The sixth season of Cinemax’s Strike Back will premiere on January 25, 2019.

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