Tubi Makes Deal with STX, Will Stream ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, and More

The Internet is choked with streaming services and, at this point, some people might not know a Tubi from a Quibi. However, Tubi, which is a division of Fox Entertainment and purports to offer over 30,000 titles, has at least one thing going for it that other services don’t: it’s free. It has also now entered […] The post Tubi Makes Deal with STX, Will Stream ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, and More appeared first on /Film.

Tubi Makes Deal with STX, Will Stream ‘Den of Thieves’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, and More

The Internet is choked with streaming services and, at this point, some people might not know a Tubi from a Quibi. However, Tubi, which is a division of Fox Entertainment and purports to offer over 30,000 titles, has at least one thing going for it that other services don’t: it’s free.

It has also now entered into a content deal with STXfilms which will give it an exclusive AVOD (advertising-based video on demand) window for movies like Den of Thieves with Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer, with Jennifer Garner, The Edge of Seventeen with Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson, and more.

A free streaming service, you say? How is that possible? What makes Tubi tick? Well, it’s ad-supported, so that’s how it can afford to be out there without a subscription fee. The only thing that might still be confusing is the fact that Fox is now owned by Disney. Shouldn’t these movies theoretically be on Disney+?

The thing is, they’re not all Fox movies. Fox just bought Tubi last year in a multimillion-dollar deal, and Tubi works with over 250 content partners, one of which is now STXfilms, the studio behind such hits as Greenland, Hustlers, Bad Moms, The Upside, The Gentlemen, and Molly’s Game. As of August 1, Tubi will also be the exclusive home for the adventure documentary Into the Lost Desert, which “follows extreme desert explorer Max Calderan as he crosses the Rub’ al Khali on foot.”

Here are some of the other movies Tubi will now offer, based on its press release:

Tubi’s deal with STXfilms brings several additional titles to FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service, including “Desierto,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal; “Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mahershala Ali; “Songbird,” produced by Michael Bay; “Hardcore Henry”; “Me You Madness”; “Mile 22,” starring Mark Wahlberg; “Secret in Their Eyes,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts; “The Boy”; “The Bye Bye Man”; “The Gift”; and “The Happytime Murders,” starring Melissa McCarthy.

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Free Streaming Content Is a Double-Edged Sword

Personally, I have subscriptions to about four different streaming services right now, but when I want to watch something, I still find myself looking at $19.99 rentals under Home Premieres on iTunes. Go figure.

Hearing this Tubi announcement, I can’t help but think of that U2 album, Songs of Innocence, which the band released for free to everyone with an iTunes account back in 2014. People who didn’t want the album, especially those for whom it automatically downloaded, complained about receiving it, as if U2 was now a group of in-your-face buskers who needed to be avoided on the sidewalk.

As strange as it may sound, when you no longer have to pay for something, maybe it loses part of its appeal as if it’s not worth your time or it’s always there and now you’re going to take it for granted. There’s something to be said for building up demand or pre-release hype for a movie or TV episode. This is arguably part of the reason why shows that drop all their episodes at once have a harder time living long at the water cooler.

The flip side of this, of course, is when there’s a movie you’ve been wanting or meaning to see, and it suddenly shows up on Netflix or some such service. Under those circumstances, there’s no better feeling than being able to stream it for free. Whether or not any of the movies or shows on Tubi meet those qualifications for you might depend on your own personal taste, but you can head on over to tubitv.com and browse or search their selection to see what’s on offer.

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‘Hawkeye’: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) Marvel can only keep their projects shrouded in mystery for so long. Their upcoming Disney+ show Hawkeye is slowly approaching its release later this year, which […] The post ‘Hawkeye’: Release Date, Cast and More appeared first on /Film.

‘Hawkeye’: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)

Marvel can only keep their projects shrouded in mystery for so long. Their upcoming Disney+ show Hawkeye is slowly approaching its release later this year, which means more info is always on the way.

If you’re looking to stay up to date on Clint Barton’s next adventure, you’ll find everything you need to know down below.

Hawkeye Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

Hawkeye will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ later this year. The series is set to premiere on November 24, and following the pattern of previous Marvel shows, will air new episodes weekly.

What is Hawkeye?

Hawkeye is exactly what it sounds like — a solo adventure for the often forgotten Avengers hero, Hawkeye. After the catastrophic events of Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye has a lot to atone for and even more to work through. This series gives us the space to learn more about his time as the vigilante Ronin and unpack the effects of the Blip on his life. On top of all his other problems, Hawkeye has to train his successor, which promises plenty of arrow shooting action.

So far, all of the other Marvel shows have had major implications for the rest of the MCU, whether it’s rewriting the rules of time or setting up solo movies. From what little we know, Hawkeye’s show will introduce a few more heroes of the new, younger generation. Could this mean setting up another super team? We’ll have to tune it to find out…

Hawkeye Director, Crew, and More

Hawkeye is written and executive produced by Jonathan Igla who’s previously written for Mad Men, Masters of Sex, and Shut Eye and most recently co-produced the Netflix period drama Bridgerton. His fellow Hawkeye executive producers include Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Trinh Tran, and Rhys Thomas. In addition to producing, Thomas signed on to direct a block of episodes.

Hawkeye Cast

Jeremy Renner returns in the titular role. Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye just barely survived the events of Avengers: Endgame and managed to get his family back in the process. He’ll be joined by MCU newcomer Hailee Steinfeld who stars as Kate Bishop, the protege he trains to take on the Hawkeye mantle. Steinfeld has described her character as “smart and witty,” while Renner has dubbed her “equally annoying and charming.” So it sounds like the grumpy and ever-tired Barton is getting another energetic teen to bounce off of.

Another familiar face we can expect is Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, who recently starred alongside Scarlett Johanson in Black Widow. She might have a thing or two to say to Barton, given his role in her sister’s death, presenting a whole new problem for the hero

Vera Farmiga stars as Bishop’s mother while Ben Sakamoto, Ava Russo, and Cade Woodward reprise their roles as Barton’s children, Cooper, Lila, and Nathaniel. Alaqua Cox is set to star as Maya Lopez, known in the comics as Echo, a deaf Native American hero, who already has a spinoff series in development. Hawkeye also stars Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, and Brian d’Arcy James.

The most important cast member of all is the golden retriever who stars as Lucky The Pizza Dog, a staple of Barton and Bishop’s team up in the comics.

Hawkeye Sneak Peek

So far, we have yet to see any clips or footage from the show, but Marvel recently released new details and an official first look at the series.

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