Disney’s new Movies Anywhere app aims to collect a library of digital movies, for your purchasing convenience.

Last night, Disney launched their re-branded Disney Movies Anywhere as simply Movies Anywhere, an app and website that expands its existing library to include not only Disney (inc. Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) films but titles from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. in one shared library.

Related: Disney’s upcoming Netflix service will have exclusive movies, TV shows, and so much more

The movies aren’t free, of course: this app simply provides a place through which you can purchase the titles, through the retailers digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. It is similar to Ultraviolet, but will allegedly work more seamlessly and has the capacity of bringing together more studios and online retailers.

Movies Anywhere GM Karin Gilford says, as quoted by Variety:

“It’s simplicity. It’s ease of use. It’s bringing it together all in one place. This is going to enable movie fans to sync their movie collection from the five studios across retailers, devices, platforms.”

Gilford further promises that Movies Anywhere is going to be “amazing,” making it easier for you to build up and manage your digital movie collection.

Downloading the Movies Anywhere app will allow you to link to your digital retailer of choice; you will then be able to purchase and stream/download any title, which will be stored in your library for future use.

It is also worth noting that, in an effort to entice people to join the service, you can get up to five free movies simply by signing up: Ghostbusters and Ice Age will be made available once you link to a digital retailer, and adding a second retailer unlocks Big Hero 6, Jason Bourne and The Lego Movie.

Movies Anywhere is only available for signup in the United States.

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
The Podcasts

Hype is our flagship podcast talking all things fandom

Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017
The Reviews