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The Boys is a brilliant takedown of Marvel, DC, and our need for supermen

The Boys is a brilliant takedown of Marvel, DC, and our need for supermen

The Amazon series, with a pair of Kiwi actors as its stars, is both a beautifully crafted superhero tale and its opposite.

  • by Karl Quinn

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Disney's sales plunge $12 billion in three months as pandemic takes its toll
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Disney's sales plunge $12 billion in three months as pandemic takes its toll

Disney, the world's most prominent entertainment company, is facing a financial disaster unlike any in its history, its creations often unable to be produced or consumed in the COVID-19 crisis. On Tuesday, it became evident just how deep the carnage has gone.

  • by Steven Zeitchik
Disney shakes up business to focus on streaming
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Disney shakes up business to focus on streaming

Disney is redoubling its push to become a global streaming giant like Netflix, is shaking up its operations to refocus on the thriving Disney+ business.

  • by Christopher Palmeri
Disney lays off 28,000 as coronavirus slams its theme-park business
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Disney lays off 28,000 as coronavirus slams its theme-park business

Disney parks in California remain closed while Florida parks, which reopened in July, have been underperforming.

  • by Steven Zeitchik
Disney bumps Marvel movies down the line as COVID keeps audiences away
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Disney bumps Marvel movies down the line as COVID keeps audiences away

The persistence of the pandemic and uncertainty over streaming has prompted Disney to bump many of its major releases to next year.

  • by Steven Zeitchik and Karl Quinn
From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix
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From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix

Radical honesty. Dispassionate sackings. “Sunshining” failure. Reed Hastings, the man who built the world’s most successful TV streaming service makes no apologies for Netflix’s extreme – some might say extremely odd – workplace culture.

  • by Konrad Marshall
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'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas
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'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas

Global Netflix boss Reed Hastings says the streaming giant plans to produce more Australian shows and does not need quotas to do so.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser scores early Emmy win
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Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser scores early Emmy win

Fraser won for his work on the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which swept the scripted categories at the Creative Arts Emmys.

  • by Michael Idato
Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you
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Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you

Ratched is a twisted origin story for the controlling head nurse who serves as the villain in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  • by Craig Mathieson
'It just keeps getting worse': Disney epic Mulan under fire over human rights
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'It just keeps getting worse': Disney epic Mulan under fire over human rights

Disney has been criticised for working on the $274 million action epic with the Chinese security bureau responsible for detaining Uighurs.  

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Mulan release on Disney+ marks the end of business as usual for movies
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Mulan release on Disney+ marks the end of business as usual for movies

Circumstances have forced Disney's hand, but they have also given the studio enormous licence to experiment – and the whole movie business is watching.

  • by Karl Quinn