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‘Mulan’ Is Skipping Theaterical Release to Debut on Disney+ This September… At a Price!

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COVID strikes again, and this time, it’s affecting Disney’s highly-anticipated live-action remake of Mulan. 

After the film’s release date was delayed several times due to the pandemic and movie theater closures, the company has opted for a streaming release. The high profile film , a remake of the 1998 classic, will debut on Disney+ on Friday, September 4. 

However, the film will come with a rental cost in addition to the $6.99 monthly streaming service subscription fee. 

Those who want to access to the film will have to pay a one-time rental fee of $29.99.

While that may seem steep, think about how much it would cost you to go to the movies with just one other person. Depending on the time of day and the ticket type, it can cost upwards of $16 per person (without snacks). The good news here is that “rental fee” is slightly misleading because you’re actually paying to own the movie. 

This Is Insider’a Kristin Acuna confirmed that the 29.99 price point will allow subscribers to have “continuous access to the film for as long as they remain subscribers to the service.”

 
Pulling Mulan from the theatrical release calendar and opting for a digital release allows Disney to test the VOD model. While TV Line reports that Disney CEO Bob Chapek emphasized this kind of release is a “one-off” and not a “business windowing model” that they’re looking at, it’s hard to deny that this model works. 
 
Unfortunately for movie theaters,  who have fallen on tough times due to the pandemic, this may be the way of the future, especially with a pandemic looming large and uncertain. 
 
Disney+ may find, however, that the price is too steep — charging $10 more than Universal did for Trolls World Tour and Apple TV’s Tom Hanks feature Greyhound in addition to a subscription service — in a time where unemployment is high and talks of a Great Depression are all too common. 
 
Mulan is still set to premiere in theaters internationally. 
 
Disney+ offers a slew of great original programming including Disney Channel hits and classic films along with Beyonce’s Black Is King documentary and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash Hamilton

 


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‘Manifest’ Canceled At NBC After 3 Seasons

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Manifest Estimated Time of Departure

Flight 828 has been grounded. 

NBC canceled supernatural/sci-fi/plane drama Manifest after three seasons. 

After the cancellation, showrunner Jeff Rake revealed he hopes that the series gets picked up by another outlet or streaming service. 

“My dear Manifesters, I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us,” Rake posted on Twitter late Monday night. “That we’ve been shut down in the middle [of a planned six-season run] is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest”

Many “828ers” might be hoping for the same if they want to find out what finally happened when the flight disappeared and reappeared five years later. 

*** Spoilers Ahead *** 

The third season wrapped up early this week and left fans with several cliffhangers: Grace died, Angelina kidnapped baby Eden, Cal returned as a teenager, and Captain Daly returned but only briefly before disappearing with the remnants of the flight that was being rebuilt in Eureka. Read our full review HERE! 

Manifest’s ratings weren’t overly impressive. According to TVLine, the season averaged a little more than 3 million viewers weekly, which was down 21 and 31% from season 2. 

The problem with broadcast television is that they are so quick to drop shows without giving them a proper conclusion.

Fans deserve better, especially if they’ve been following TV’s biggest mystery for three full seasons. 

Manifest is seeing a lot of buzz following its addition to Netflix, so maybe the streamer will be convinced to give it one more go? 

And if no streaming service picks up the remaining seasons of the Warner Bros. production, maybe NBC will see how passionate the fanbase is and agree to a two-hour movie to wrap things up as they did with Timeless?

Please, don’t leave fans hanging! #SaveManifest


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WATCH: Mel and Jack Talk Starting a Family in ‘Virgin River’ Season 3 Trailer

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There’s plenty of baby talk going around in the Virgin River Season 3 trailer! 

Netflix dropped the trailer for the upcoming drama on Friday, June 11 and it doesn’t waste any time answering the question on everyone’s mind: does Jack survive?

It’s quite an obvious answer considering there is no show without Jack, but if it’s been keeping you up at night, the good news is that he does. 

Of course, that doesn’t put the question of who shot him to rest. (And we have some theories you can check out right here!)

As he recovers, he’s blessed to have Nurse Mel by his side.

With their romance finally heating up, the nosy locals in town begin asking questions about their future — is marriage in the cards? And what about babies?

5 Biggest Moments from ‘Virgin River’ Season 2

Mel’s history will definitely come into play, especially as it was always her dream to have a child. But Jack is a new father to twins (at least we think they’re his) with his ex Charmaine. 

Luckily, Charmaine is no longer hung up on him as she’s found a new man who is there for her and the kids! 

 
Check out the trailer below:
 


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Check Out the ‘Christmas in July’ Lineup on Hallmark

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Check Out the 'Christmas in July' Lineup on Hallmark

No one does Christmas better than Hallmark… even in July.

The network is here to give you a little dose of holiday cheer during the summer months with its annual Christmas in July lineup.

The jolly fun kicks off on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries from June 25 all the way through July 8. 

If that’s not enough, you can indulge in more of your holiday favorites on the Hallmark Channel from July 8 to July 31. 

There’s even a brand-new Christmas movie premiering on July 9 titled Crashing Through the Snow starring Amy Acker and Kristian Bruun star as Maggie and Jeff, who are ex-spouses but friends first.

So, decorate those palm trees, grab a nice cold drink, and check out the Christmas in July lineup below:

2020 Movie Marathon (July 10-11)

Hallmark will air popular Christmas movies from last year, including the premiere of “Crashing Through the Snow” on July 10 at 9 p.m.

Soap Sunday (July 18)

Hallmark will air holiday films featuring fan-favorite soap stars throughout the day and into the night, including Cameron Mathison, Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn, Alison Sweeney, Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster.

Countdown to Christmas Greatest Hits (July 24-25)

Hallmark will air some of its greatest Christmas films of the past. “Crown for Christmas,” starring Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones, will air on July 24 at 7 p.m.; “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” starring Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler and Warren Christie, will air on July 24 at 9 p.m.; “Christmas Under Wraps,” starring Candace Cameron Bure and David O’Donnell, will air on July 25 at 7 p.m.; and “The Nine Lives of Christmas” with Brandon Routh and Kimberley Sustad will air on July 25 at 10 p.m.

Blake Shelton Night (June 28)

  • Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas on Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. ET
  • Time for You to Come Home for Christmas on Monday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET 
  • Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas on Monday, June 28 at 10 p.m. ET

Holiday Jam Session (July 2)

Hallmark will air a series of films that have key musical moments: “Our Christmas Love Song,” starring Alicia Witt and Brendan Hines, will air at 6 p.m.; “The Christmas Bow,” starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady, will air at 8 p.m.; and “Christmas at Graceland,” with Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown, will air at 10 p.m.

Salute to Christmas (July 3)

A trio of projects celebrating those who serve the U.S. will air, featuring “The Christmas Doctor” (starring Holly Robinson Peete and Adrian Holmes) at 6 p.m.; “USS Christmas” (starring Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan) at 8 p.m.; and “Deliver by Christmas” (starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey) at 10 p.m.

Family on the 4th! (July 4)

To celebrate family, Hallmark will air “A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas,” starring Rachael Lee Cook and Benjamin Ayres, at 6 p.m.; “Holly & Ivy,” starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan and Marisol Nichols, at 8 p.m.; and “The Christmas Ring,” starring Nazneen Contractor and  David Alpay, at 10 p.m.


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