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Apple Reportedly Inks A Deal For A Sci-Fi TV Series

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

While Apple might not necessarily be the brand or company you think of when it comes to TV series or movies, but that’s something the company is hoping to change like they did with music and iTunes. Initially reported by Deadline and subsequently confirmed by Variety, it looks like Apple customers can expect a new sci-fi TV series in the future.

The report is claiming that Apple has inked a deal with Ronald D. Moore in which Moore will be creating a sci-fi TV series for the Cupertino company. For those unfamiliar, Moore is the showrunner for Starz series “Outlander” and had previously helped develop the new version  of “Battlestar Galactica”, and has also worked on other sci-fi series like “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

The new series will be created by Moore together with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, with the series being produced by Sony and Tall Ship Productions. So far Apple’s video efforts haven’t exactly been particularly huge hits. “Carpool Karaoke” was basically established before Apple bought the rights to it, and based on reviews so far, “Planet of the Apps” hasn’t exactly been well-received.

However given Moore’s experience and work on other sci-fi series, hopefully this latest effort will yield some fruit. No word on when the series will be launched, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information.

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Disney Confirms X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool Will Be Part Of The MCU

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

As you might have heard, Disney has recently announced their plans to acquire Fox for a whopping $52 billion. This has huge implications in the entertainment industry, naturally, but for comic book fans, this also has implications that we’re sure many are wondering about, which includes the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool.

For those unfamiliar, Marvel had previously sold the movie rights to those franchises to Fox back in the day before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came about, which explains why the MCU has never featured any of those characters. However with the acquisition of Fox, Disney has confirmed what we’re sure many comic book lovers have been waiting to hear, which is that the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool will be folded into the MCU.

According to a report from Deadline, it quotes Disney’s CEO Bob Iger as saying, “We’re also looking forward to expanding the Marvel cinematic universe to include X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool and reuniting all of the Star Wars movies ever made under one roof, which opens new opportunities for that franchise.”

Iger had also previously stated that Disney does plan to keep Deadpool R-rated as they believe that it works, and that it will be fine as long as they let people know beforehand. However when and how Disney/Marvel plan to bring those franchises back into the MCU remains to be seen, but it might be a while considering that there are still quite a few Marvel movies in the works. Now if only Disney could somehow wrest control back of Spider-Man from Sony, that’d be great.

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‘RunPee’ App Tells You When To Take A Bathroom Break During Movies

Tyler Lee December 14, 2017

Many of us at some point during a movie regretted ordering a large drink, or having that spicy noodles for dinner, because unlike at home where you can easily hit the pause button, there is no pause button in the cinemas, at least not unless the entire cinema collectively agrees to wait for you while you run to the bathroom.

However the good news is that there is an app called “RunPee” (iOS, Android) that basically tells you when is the best time to visit the bathroom during a movie. Basically since not every scene in a movie might be considered integral to the plot, there are some moments that you can use to go relieve yourself and come back and not necessarily be too lost.

The app will list sections in movies that it doesn’t think is important to the overall plot, and will provide a very vague description of it so as to prevent spoilers, so at the very least users will have some idea of what it is. This information is all user-submitted based on reviews, so your mileage may vary since we guess some people consider some parts important, while others don’t.

“RunPee” is by no means a new app per se, but with Star Wars: The Last Jedi now showing in cinemas, and considering that it will be the longest Star Wars movie in the franchise to date, perhaps this app could come in handy if you’re hoping not to miss any pivotal moments.

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Disney Reassures That ‘Deadpool’ Will Remain R-Rated

Tyler Lee December 14, 2017

Following the rumors that Disney was close to buying Fox, the rumors have since been confirmed as Disney has recently announced the deal which is said to be worth $52 billion. What this means is that pending regulatory approval, Disney’s acquisition of Fox will also see some Marvel franchises return to the company (Disney owns Marvel).

This includes titles like X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Speaking of Deadpool, it was one of the first R-rated superhero movies around and despite it receiving the adult rating, it proved to be a huge success, but will Disney’s acquisition of Fox somehow interfere with the future of the series? Thankfully no, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In a call with the media following Disney’s massive announcement, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger stated that there are no plans to change Deadpool to make it more family-friendly. According to Iger, “It [Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool. As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”

That being said, it’s probably still a bit too early to tell what Disney has planned with their acquisition and for franchises like X-Men and the Fantastic Four, but given what a massive flop the previous Fantastic Four movie was, we wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel already had a script prepared and tucked away somewhere for such an eventuality. In the meantime Deadpool 2 is currently set for a release on the 1st of June, 2018.

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Disney-Fox Deal Could Be Announced This Thursday

Tyler Lee December 13, 2017

It’s starting to look like the rumors of a Disney acquisition of Fox is starting to peak because according to the latest report from CNBC, it seems that the deal could be announced as soon as this Thursday, which is tomorrow. This is in line with CNBC’s earlier report last week which suggested that Disney was closing in on the deal.

For those hearing about this for the first time, last month there were rumors that Disney could be looking to buy out Fox, or at least some of it, such as the company’s television and studio production assets, leaving Fox with just the news and sports. However the initial report claimed that talks had stalled, suggesting that maybe the deal might not go through after all, at least until last week’s report that revealed that an official announcement could be getting close.

It is unclear how much the deal could cost Disney, but estimates have indicated that Fox’s assets could be worth $60 billion, but exactly how much Disney could end up paying remains to be seen. Assuming this deal goes through, it would be a huge deal for Disney as it means that they’ll have more IPs under their belt.

It would also herald the return of some of Marvel’s IPs, such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, which could potentially see them folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. In any case if the rumors are true, we guess we’ll find out as soon as tomorrow, so check back with us then for the details.

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Report Alleges That Tidal Only Has Enough Money For 6 More Months

Tyler Lee December 13, 2017

When Tidal launched, one of the ways it set itself apart from the competition was that they offered listeners supposed audiophile grade music, although it came at a rather steep cost, a cost that might have set them back in the game because according to a report from Norwegian publication Dagens Naeringsliv, Tidal is running out of money.

The report claims that Tidal apparently only has 6 months left of working capital, which means that the music service only has 6 months left of staying afloat, unless they are able to raise more money. However in a statement to The Verge, a company spokesperson is refuting those allegations by saying, “We have experienced negative stories about Tidal since its inception and we have done nothing but grow the business each year.”

This seems to go against the report which states that Tidal apparently lost as much as $44 million before taxes last year, although the company seems to believe that they will be able to break even and possibly even achieve profitability mid-2018. That being said, it’s not hard to believe that Tidal (or any other music streaming service) could be doing badly.

Last month Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine claimed that the music streaming industry isn’t making any money, and that companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon at the very least have other products to help prop up the service, whereas music-only services such as Spotify and Tidal don’t. In any case take the report with a grain of salt for now, but maybe don’t discount Tidal just yet.

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Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ Renewed For Second Season On Netflix

Tyler Lee December 12, 2017

The way the first season of Marvel’s “The Punisher” ended on Netflix could have been a pretty clean way to end the series, but for those who are curious to see who else Frank Castle will be taking his fight to, you’ll b e pleased to learn that Netflix has announced that they will be giving the series a second season.

This was announced on the official “The Punisher” Twitter account, although save for the ominous looking video, no specific dates were mentioned. However given the amount of TV shows that Netflix has yet to release, chances are you might be looking at a release in 2019 and not anytime earlier.

Time to reload. #ThePunisher Season 2 is coming. pic.twitter.com/J76ksLfDqx

— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) December 12, 2017

This is because if you recall, Marvel’s Jessica Jones has also been renewed for a second season that will be released in March 2018, a good 3 years after the first season. There will also be the second season of Luke Cage whose release date has yet to be confirmed (we’re assuming late 2018).

Then there is the third season of Daredevil, as well as the second season of Iron Fist, all of which goes to show that Netflix still has a ton of Marvel shows that they’ve yet to put out, so if you’re looking forward to The Punisher’s second season, you could be in for a wait.

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Teaser For 2018 Animated Pokemon Movie Released

Tyler Lee December 12, 2017

Fans of Pokemon have probably heard that there are a couple of new Pokemon-related movies in the pipeline. For instance there is the live-action Detective Pikachu movie, which last we heard was scheduled for a release in 2019. However if you didn’t want to wait so long, then you might be interested in next year’s animated Pokemon movie.

In fact it seems that a teaser for the upcoming movie has been released which gives us a glimpse as to what we can expect. Now if you’ve watched the trailer and you’re wondering how come it looks a little different, at least compared to other animated Pokemon movies, it is because Attack on Titan’s Wit Studio has a hand in its production, alongside OLM who has handled previous releases.

The film’s new character designs are handled by Shizue Kaneko, while Kunihio Yuyama has been credited as the movie’s animation supervisor, with Tetsuo Yajima directing it, where he also helped direct the Pokemon XY series and also handled this year’s anniversary movie. We have to say that the movie is looking pretty good and we can’t wait to see it. It is currently set for a release on the 13th of July, 2018 in Japan, although we’re not sure when the movie will find its way to other parts of the world.

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Detective Pikachu Movie Will Be Released May 10, 2019

Tyler Lee December 12, 2017

We have been hearing about the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie for a while now, but details about the movie such as its story and also when it will be released have eluded us. While the storyline of the movie is still something of a mystery, it seems that at the very least we have a release date.

Universal Pictures has recently confirmed that the movie will be released on the 10th of May, 2019. This means that we have a little over a year of waiting to go. So far what we know about the movie is that it will be a live-action Pokemon movie and will feature Pikachu as one of the lead characters.

Pikachu will be motion-captured and digitally inserted into the movie, and last we heard, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is expected to play the role, although we can’t be sure how that is going to work out. Pikachu for the most part never talks in the game or the anime series, and so hearing him speak with Reynolds’ potentially voicing him will be quite an experience for long-time fans of the franchise.

In any case we guess we’ll have to wait until the movie’s release to see how well it does, but in the meantime anyone else have high hopes for it?

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Apple Denies That They’re Going To Phase Out iTunes Music Downloads

Tyler Lee December 11, 2017

There are multiple ways to consume music, such as through physical purchases of CDs and vinyl, or digital where you can buy your songs piecemeal or entire albums through platforms like iTunes, or stream them for a monthly subscription through services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

For the longest time ever, Apple’s iTunes dominated the digital music scene, but recent rumors are suggesting that Apple plans to phase that out. In a report from Digital Music News, they are reporting that Apple has already begun their phasing out of music downloads via iTunes, with plans to ultimately scrap the service/feature completely by 2019.

No doubt that this would mark a huge change in the music industry, especially when you consider that iTunes is one of the more dominant digital music platform for song/album purchases. However in a denial made to 9to5Mac, Apple is claiming that the report is “not true”. Like we said, this is not the first time we’re hearing about this as we had heard the first report back in 2016, which Apple themselves have debunked back then as well.

However despite Apple’s insistence, Digital Music News is claiming that their source has repeatedly confirmed that it is true, and that it is “on schedule”. Then again given that the official word is that it isn’t true, perhaps take this report with a grain of salt for now.

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