Ready Player One is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2018, with Steven Spielberg dipping the movie in so much 1980s pop culture that fans of the book are going to have their minds blown.
The first full trailer to Ready Player One has been revealed, showing off more of the world and the CGI-fest that it looks like it'll be (how else would they show off OASIS, the virtual world inside of RPO).
For eagle-eyed gamers, they'll notice that there's a quick flash of an Overwatch character (seriously, it's less than a second or so). The new trailer really shows off much more of the movie, hopefully without giving too much of it away. I'm expecting some bigger surprises in the full movie, so I'm holding off from here on out.
Ready Player One premieres on March 30, 2018.
We all know how addictive Netflix is and how much everyone binge watches everything, but I didn't know there was a huge 1 billion hours of content streamed per week in 2017... a huge, huge milestone for the streaming giant.
Netflix announced that as of Q3 2017 they had over 109 million subscribers, with just under half of those in the US. Each and everyday Netflix is seeing over 140 million hours of content streamed, pushing the 1 billion hours per week number into the stratosphere.
If we consider that Netflix users were streaming 42.5 billion hours of content in 2015 from their 74.7 million users, Netflix has ballooned out in the last two years. This means that with over 1 billion hours per week of content being streamed, every single account is watching an average of 570 hours of Netflix content every year. Crazy.
According to a report from Bloomberg Netflix will be producing a 'choose your own adventure' TV show designed for adults. This decision by Netflix came after a good response in the kids version of the 'choose your own adventure' genre, 'Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale' and 'Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile' both allow for viewers to choose how each story evolves.
The very same principle of allowing the viewer to decide how the story evolves will be added to a new TV series that Netflix is creating, but this time it will be for adults and not children. Giving viewers the option of a 'choose your own adventure' kind of TV show means that viewers will be able to choose a specific storyline, follow it to the end and then re-watch the series from a different perspective granting a entirely new different ending.
Netflix already plans to spend a very large sum of $7 - $8 billion on programming for 2018 and being the largest TV streaming service, Netflix will live up to its title by releasing 30 local-language scripted series and 80 movies. Kids have not been forgotten either, Netflix plans to also product 60 kids TV shows and some animated movies to accompany them as well.
It has only been a few weeks since WB's release of Justice League, which hasn't been doing too well (and Superman's mouth has seen better days) - but now Marvel have dropped the hammer with the first official trailer to Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War continues to epic tale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new enemy: Thanos the Mad Titan, which is voiced by the legendary Josh Brolin. Avengers: Infinity War has a release date of May 4, 2018 which isn't too far away and will see most of our beloved MCU characters duking it out. The story is so epic, it'll culminate in the second release on May 3, 2019.
I'm pumped for the movie, but need to see more of it before my hype meter blows up. Let me know what you thought about the trailer in the comments below.
After weeks of rumors, Amazon has confirmed it is going to make a Lord of the Rings TV show, as they've acquired the global TV rights to LotR property. Amazon has signed a multi-season commitment of the series, which will be set in Middle Earth and explore new storylines in timelines that happen before 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.
The deal includes the possibility of a spin-off series, with the new Amazon Prime Original series to be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. Tolkein Estate and Trust and HarperCollins rep Matt Galsor said: "The team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's original writings".
The upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show will be available as an Amazon Prime Original for Amazon Prime members, where they'll be able to stream the TV series through the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, including Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices, and the web.
The rumors of a Lord of the Rings TV show just won't stop, but now we're looking at the business side of things and just how much money something like this could cost. Rumor has it, Amazon could pay $200-$250 million for the rights to Lord of the Rings alone.
Amazon and Netflix are both reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. TV and the J.R.R. Tolkien estate about the show, with HBO rejecting The Lord of the Rings TV show because of its exorbitant cost. Deadline is reporting that it could cost somewhere as high as $150 million per season, on top of the $200-$250 million to whoever wins the rights to it.
Considering The Lord of the Rings trilogy made $2.9 billion, 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director... this doesn't seem that much to spend. But, after 4-5 seasons it would be bumping through that $1 billion cost. Amazon can take it, and so can Netflix... but will they use the same actors, or change it up?
We all know just how big Game of Thrones is, but it doesn't really have a competitor in the big budget TV series world. Amazon is reportedly looking to make a Lord of the Rings TV series, something that would be big enough to compete with Game of Thrones while standing on its hands.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is "personally" involved with the talks between Warner Bros. and Amazon, but neither side have confirmed that a deal has been struck just yet. Warner recently settled a lawsuit with the Tolkien estate, which could make it easier to make a new Lord of the Rings TV show.
What a time to be a comic book movie fan, with just weeks left before the release of Justice League... and now the full trailer to Marvel's upcoming Black Panther, who was last featured in Captain America: Civil War.
Black Panther covers the story of T'Challa who is the new leader of the nation of Wakanda, something that happened in Civil War. Black Panther will pick up where Civil War left off, with T'Challa being threatened by Erik Killmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan), who wants to overthrow T'Challa.
Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018 - and will be the last MCU movie to be released before Avengers: Infinity War.
I said to myself a few days ago that I wouldn't watch the final trailer to Justice League, I said to myself that I have self control... well, I was wrong. Warner Bros. has released the final trailer to Justice League, and I've got to say... I'm beyond pumped.
The trailer really covers the death of Superman and how it has affected the world, with the trailer opening in Smallville - well, at least in Lois's mind. Lois is dreaming of Clark, which is a very emotional scene. The trailer cuts to Lois waking up realizing that it was a dream, to the TV saying that crime, violence, terror, and war are all on the rise - in the post-Superman world.
Bruce tells Diana that he's been dreaming of something dark coming to Earth, and that he needs to build a team to be prepared. Bruce tells the other heroes that "divided, we are not enough". Bruce continues, saying: "the world needs Superman, and I made him a promise, which is why I've brought you together".
Aquaman gets much more screen time in this trailer, and through all of the Justice League trailers and snippets I've come to see Aquaman as DC's Wolverine. Gal Gadot continues to shine as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, and The Flash looks like he could be fun... but I'm still not sold on Cyborg.
There are hundreds of millions of Netflix users, with most of them using the most popular $9.99 per month plan.
Netflix has just increased this plan by $1 per month to $10.99 per month, while the Ultra HD plan goes from $11.99 per month to $13.99 per month. While consumers probably aren't happy with the news, Netflix stock reached an all-time high of $194.39 after the price increase news was released.
Are you happy with the price increase?