Looking to Find Where Your Favorite Movies are Streaming for Free? There's an App for That


Long gone are the days when Netflix was the only streaming service in town. Considering that many people now regularly use two or more streaming platforms, remembering where to go for your favorite shows or movies requires some mental gymnastics. As Lifehacker helpfully points out, though, there’s an app that saves you the time and hassle of flitting from Netflix to Hulu to Amazon in search of Back to the Future. (Sorry to say it’s currently on none of the above. We checked.)

JustWatch is a free app that tells you where certain titles are streaming for free. If you don’t have the right subscription, or if your chosen film isn’t streaming anywhere for free, it will also show you where you can rent or buy it and how much it costs. Back to the Future, for instance, costs $4 to rent on iTunes or YouTube, but it’s $1 cheaper on PlayStation, Vudu, and Amazon.

All of the streaming options displayed within the app are completely legal, so you don’t have to worry about infecting your computer with vicious malware. When you download the app, you’ll be prompted to select your country and choose your preferred streaming services. It will also ask for your zip code, which also lets you see which movies are currently playing in cinemas near you.

The app is neatly laid out with different tabs at the bottom displaying new titles, popular titles, cinema (current and upcoming films in theaters), price drops, and your personal watchlist, which you can edit and add to within the app. Additionally, the new titles are sorted by platform and regularly updated. On the day we first tried it, it showed us that Netflix had added 28 new movies and TV shows that day, including The Butterfly Effect, Jason, and The Bill Murray Stories.

The cinema feature is also helpful because it’s faster than going to your local movie theater’s website. After all, time is precious—especially when it stands between you and a viewing of the new Mary Poppins movie.

[h/t Lifehacker]

A Golden Girls-Themed Cruise Will Set Sail in 2020

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Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

If you've ever fantasized of taking a vacation that would make the cast of characters from The Golden Girls proud, you'll soon have the chance to make your dreams come true. In early 2020, Flip Phone Events and the cruise line Celebrity Infinity are launching a Golden Girls-themed cruise that brings the classic 1980s sitcom to the western Caribbean.

As CNN reports, the new cruise, called Golden Girls at Sea, leaves from Miami, Florida—the home of Rose, Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia. For five days, the ship will take cruisers on a relaxing trip through the Gulf, stopping in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. While onboard the ship, guests will have the opportunity to take part in several Golden Girls-inspired activities, including a Shady Pines craft corner, Dorothy's bingo, Golden Girls trivia, and karaoke at Blanche's favorite pickup spot, The Rusty Anchor. And, yes, there will be cheesecake.

The Golden Girls premiered over 30 years ago, but the fabulous foursome hasn't lost its popularity. Even though the show has ended, the ladies can still be spotted on apparel, candles, board games, and even their own cereal box. Their new themed cruise may be the most luxurious Golden Girls-branded experience yet.

Golden Girls at Sea sets sail from Miami on February 24, 2020 and returns on February 29. Rooms start around $987 per person for a standard cabin and go up to $7657 for the top suites. Unlimited drinks are included with every ticket.

Book your tickets here.

[h/t CNN]

Harry Potter Fans Can Now Live at Hogwarts

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Warner Bros.

Still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter? Still dreaming of the day you can walk through the Great Hall doors for the first time? Well now you can, because there are newly constructed luxury apartments right next to the real-life Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies.

Fans can now live out their ultimate Wizarding World dreams, as two luxury flats have been made in the heart of the castle at Royal Connaught Park in Bushey, Hertfordshire, home of the original Great Hall.

According to the Mirror, Rightmove—a UK-based property rental website—has shared an ad for two-bed apartments within the Victorian castle, which is home to the Great Hall from the first three Harry Potter films.

The property used to be the home of the Royal Masonic School for Boys. Now, thanks to recent renovations, Potterheads can rent out the new, unfurnished apartments for $2800 a month.

Fans who can scavenge up enough knuts, sickles, and galleons will not only have the Great Hall to visit but also 100 acres of parkland that surrounds the property, a private leisure center complete with saunas and pools, a tennis court, and 24-hour concierge and shuttle services.

The site served as a set for Harry Potter, but also for movies like Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Hot Fuzz, and the long-running TV series EastEnders.

[h/t: Mirror]