From Engadget RSS Feed: Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones. They’re expected to crack down hard on dozens of pirate websites that serve unauthorized movies and TV shows within the next couple of weeks. That’s becaus…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Recommended Reading: Netflix’s heroes return in ‘The Defenders’


‘The Defenders’ Is
Thrilling Superhero
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Mark Hughes,
Forbes

Netflix’s last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn’t quite offer the same thrills as its previous three original series. Its fourth installment that unites all four heroes…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: The three TVs that made our buyer’s guide

Hot on the heels of updating our buyer’s guide, we have three more additions, and they’re all TVs. Of all the models out there, we’ve edited our selection to just three: two reasonably priced ones, and another for the “money is no object” crowd. So w…

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From BGR: 8 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s that time of the week when we look at the many, many sides of cinematography. We’ve got a fine selection of new movie trailers for you, as well as a reminder that The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky are in theaters this week. On top of that, the second-to-last episode in Game of Thrones season 7 airs on Sunday. You know, if you haven’t watched it already.

American Assassin

American Assassin gets a new trailer this week. Coming September 15th, the action-packed movie based on a best-selling booth tells a story about terrorists, assassins, and spies with Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton leading the hostilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQy9sGf62k&feature=youtu.be

Boo2! A Madea Halloween

You’d think Boo2! A Madea Halloween is a scary movie, but it’s not really one. It’s a comedy that makes fun of some of the stereotypes created by all the bad scary movies out there. It’s out October 20th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feRTw6OK_Ks

Gemini

Zoe Kravitz and Lola Kirke star in Gemini, a dark crime story set in the movie industry. The film has a 2017 launch date, after having premiered a few months ago at SXSW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIyUznwXL5c

Molly’s Game

Idris Alba and Jessica Chastain partnered up for this story based on real-life events. Molly’s Game is about a high-stakes poker game organized by a former Olympic skier, and attended, among others, by Russian mobsters. If you’re not sold, you should also know Aaron Sorkin pens the script.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4UPet8Nyc

Mother!

For the third week in a row, we have a new clip from Mother!, Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film. And before you ask, it’s just as spooky and mysterious as the previous ones. Something bad is going to happen here, only we have no idea what it is. The movie hits cinemas on September 15th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf93N9q9bBY

Rememory

You may love him as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, but Peter Dinklage stars in all sorts of other movies. Rememory is one of them, a sci-fi film set in the not too distant future, a future where humans can relieve their memories with the help of technology. This also happens to be one of the late Anton Yelchin’s last movies. Rememory launches on August 24th, and it’ll be available for download on Google Play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ihJIjVGLo

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Mother! isn’t the only creepy trailer we have for you this week. You also have to see The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman play a couple who’s apparently terrorized by a kid. The trailer really spooks me out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFdGfwChtw

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Remember when Adam Sandler inked a deal with Netflix to make a number of movies for the streaming service? Well, The Meyerowitz Stories is his next creation, and this time around it might be something worth watching. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) launches October 13th on Netflix and in select theaters and has an incredible cast joining Sandler, including Dustin Hoffman, Ema Thompson, and Ben Stiller to name just a few.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5vWQUX9V4

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Bundesliga is the latest soccer league to use video referees

MLS began using video assistant referees (VAR) earlier this month, and when the top German league began its season today, it too employed the tech. Bundesliga announced back in January that it would use the video review tech during the 2017-18…

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From BGR: Apple is working with Hollywood to change the movie industry forever

Movie studios, always keen on diversifying their revenue streams, are contemplating a move that would allow companies like Comcast and Apple to stream new movies just a few weeks after they originally hit theaters. According to a report from Bloomberg, Warner Bros. and Universal are eagerly hoping to ink a deal, even though a number of theater chains are understandably opposed to such a deal.

As for the reason behind the move studios interest in such a move, well, the obvious answer is that the allure of going out to the movies isn’t as great as it once was. Thanks to the availability of affordable HDTVs, coupled of course with the advent of streaming services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon, movie revenue is on the decline. In fact, box office receipts this summer are trending 10% lower compared to last summer.

If a deal does get signed, the report notes that the price of renting a movie weeks after it hits the theaters would be somewhere in the $30 to $50 range, a huge increase from traditional movie options on pay per view.

Deals with potential distributors such as Apple and Comcast could be reached as soon as early next year to sell digital downloads of major films as soon as two weeks after they debut in theaters, the people said. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider, is also the owner of Universal Pictures.

Those pacts would give the studios a way to issue an ultimatum to the theater chains: Agree to a deal, or we’ll start selling the movie downloads anyway. The movie houses could fight back by boycotting films slated for sale via download days after their theatrical debut.

Notably, rumors of Apple seeking to offer new release movies via iTunes have been floating around for months. What remains to be seen, though, is if consumers will be willing to pay upwards of $50 to watch a new blockbuster release like Star Wars from the comfort of their own home.

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From Engadget RSS Feed: ‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

Marjorie, 86, is dying. In her final months, she finds solace in an artificially intelligent holographic re-creation of her late husband, Walter, called “Walter Prime.” They talk every day, recounting special moments of their life together. But her m…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Porn site offers to revive ‘Sense 8’ for a third season

Sense8 is one of the more creatively interesting shows available on just about any streaming service. The Wachowski-made Netflix show, now in its second and final season, tells the story of eight people with special powers using very human the…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Netflix is using ‘The Defenders’ debut to hype ‘The Punisher’

Marvel’s latest TV series The Defenders, which brings together heroes such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, might have just debuted on Netflix, but that doesn’t mean that the comic book company is resting on its laurels. Marvel TV is using…

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