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'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' raked in 6.5 million views in 3 days

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:06 CDT

Netflix's El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie has taken off to a great success, as recent reports have shown that 6.5 million viewers have already seen the movie in just its first three days of release.

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According to Nielsen's SVOD Content Ratings, 40% of the people that tuned into the show which is 2.65 million viewers watched it on the first day of release. The ratings service also says that the majority of the people who watched the film were adults in the age range of 18-34, which equated for 1.08 million people. The second largest age range was between 35-49 years old, measuring at 738,000 people.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was an incredible compliment to Breaking Bad. It probably wasn't as good as Breaking Bad, but I don't personally think that was the films goal. El Camino felt as if it was more so an epilogue to Breaking Bad, and designed to not be anything close to how spectacular the shows finale was, but instead compliment it in a way that left viewers satisfied with the final concluding events of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

Palpatine returns in new Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer

By: Derek Strickland | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 21, 2019 @ 22:11 CDT

Disney just released the final Rise of Skywalker trailer, and we get some big teases from the final chapter.

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is the end of George Lucas' legendary sci-fi saga, so it's only proper the series goes out with a bang. The trailer shows lots of little tidbits that speak volumes. We get a glimpse of a big all-out war that could be the Resistance's last-ditch fusillade against the New Order, what appears to be a Kylo-Rey alliance to destroy a statue of Darth Vader, and a tantalizing clip of a robotic Emperor Palpatine at the end.

"Long have I waited. And now...you're coming together," Palpatine says in the trailer, possibly hinting that Kylo will try to seduce Rey to the dark side just as Vader did with Luke. Kylo could change and finally come into the light--at least temporarily--but there's some sequences where he's fighting Rey on an ocean planet.

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Twitch 'Watch Parties' allows streamers & viewers to watch Prime Video

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 21, 2019 @ 2:02 CDT

It seems that Twitch have started testing a brand new feature that will allow for streamers to share a selection of Amazon Prime Video content with their viewers.

This new feature is called 'Watch Parties' and according to an email sent to Travis Shreffler, a content creator and author, Prime Video has asked him to test this new feature that will allow for selection of Prime Video and movies to be shared on his channel while he is streaming.

The email also says that this feature will only be available for viewers who already have Prime Video, and to kick off the new feature Amazon will be making Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Mission Impossible: Fallout and Pokemon available. Amazon also says that after some more testing time they will continue to add more titles to service, but for the time being it will only be available in the US and with the previously mentioned titles.

Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away & more will be streamed on HBO Max

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 18, 2019 @ 2:02 CDT

A new deal between WarnerMedia and Studio Ghibli's American distributor GKids will see multiple classic Japanese animation movies arrive on HBO Max.

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WarnerMedia has scooped up a large selection of classic Studio Ghibli titles, the following animations will be available on HBO Max: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle. Koji Hoshino, chairman of Studio Ghibli, spoke to Variety about the new deal, saying "We are excited to be working with HBO Max to bring the complete collection of Studio Ghibli films to streaming audiences in the U.S. As a premium content brand, HBO Max is an ideal home for our films."

Hoshino continued and said "Upon launch of the service this spring, existing Ghibli fans will be able enjoy their favorites and delve deeper into the library, while whole new audiences will be able to discover our films for the first time." Originally, Disney was responsible for many of the dubbing of these titles, which raises the question to why they didn't purchase the streaming rights from GKids. Regardless of that though, HBO Max will now be home to some of the greatest pieces of work from legendary director and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki.

The Matrix 4 could see Jada Pinkett Smith return

By: Anthony Garreffa | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 17, 2019 @ 23:47 CDT

The Matrix 4 just secured Neil Patrick Harris for its cast, with Harris joining franchise stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who play Neo and Trinity, respectively.

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Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly in negotiations to return to The Matrix franchise according to "several sources" of Deadline, with Pinkett Smith starring as Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Deadline adds that "it is not a done deal yet", so don't go telling your friends just yet.

Now we just need Laurence Fishburne to join the franchise, and it'll be like a family reunion. I really want to see Australian actor Hugo Weaving come back as one of the best villains in movie history in Agent Smith, I think I'd genuinely tear up if I saw Reeves and Weaving in The Matrix 4.

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Uber will get its very own TV series about the companies rise to fame

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:08 CDT

Naturally when a tech giant emerges to massive success books, movies and/or TV shows follow closely behind. Thats exactly whats going to happen for Uber as a TV show is currently in the works.

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Uber will soon take its place next to other tech giants that have had movies made about them but with a new TV show produced by Showtime. At the moment the TV show doesn't have a title but we do know that it will be based on the bestselling book "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber".

Showtime President of Entertainment, Jana Winograde talked about the show and said, "The story of Uber is rich in plot twists, one-of-a-kind personalities and important implications for corporate America. It is a case study of ingenuity and insanity, and there are no writers better suited than Brian and David to explore this business and the people who drive it, literally and metaphorically."

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Lord of the Rings TV show casts Maxim Baldry for 'significant' role

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 17, 2019 @ 4:04 CDT

Amazon's highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings TV show has reportedly snagged another actor to join the cast, welcome Maxim Baldry for what has been called a "significant role" in the series.

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According to Collider, Baldry has been picked up for what they call a "significant role" in the series and as per usual details about that role have not been released. Amazon are keeping the writing of the series under extremely tight wraps, and an example of how tightly kept the secrecy is - Amazon Studios head, Jennifer Salke said the writers are "down in Santa Monica. You have to go through such clearance, and they have all their windows taped closed. And there's a security guard that sits outside, and you have to have a fingerprint to get in there, because their whole board is up on a thing of the whole season."

Baldry is known for his roles in Mr. Bean's Holiday, and the HBO series Years and Years. Judging from the report, Baldry will be playing quite a major role in the coming show, what that role might be probably won't be known until Amazon have compiled their full cast. Will Hugo Weaving return to his role of Elrond? Who will play the king of numenor? Who will play Sauron throughout his downfall and how far back in the Second Age of Middle-Earth will we see? All of these questions will puzzle fans until Amazon are good and ready.

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Netflix tease first full Witcher TV show trailer with new short clip

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 17, 2019 @ 1:29 CDT

Netflix has teased the release of the first full trailer for the upcoming Witcher TV series with a short but awesome clip. Are you ready for Geralt?

The above trailer has been slyly released onto the Italian Netflix YouTube channel and while the clip is only 16 seconds long there is definitely some never-before-seen scenes contained within it. Fans will most likely have to pause the video numerous times to catch the scenes, but regardless of the effort to be put in, it worth it for the scenes as they are quite awesome.

At the moment Netflix doesn't have a solid release date on the series, all we know is that its expected to launch sometime in 2019. A recent report has said that Netflix will have a strong presence at the Lucca Comics & Games event, which will have complete panels for the show and also show the first full trailer. This also means that Netflix could drop the full release date for the show in just less than two weeks time, how exciting!

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Jonah Hill passes on starring in The Batman

By: Anthony Garreffa | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 16, 2019 @ 22:16 CDT

There was a bunch of hype around the news that Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill being offred a role in Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman, but Hill has "moved on from the project" reports Variety.

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We don't know why Hill passed on the role in The Batman, with insiders telling Variety that "when the news was initially reported, it was very early in the negotiations and that a deal was far from closing". It was barely 24 hours ago that Zoe Kravitz was confirmed as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, who will join Robert Pattinson in the titular role.

Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. will now have to re-think what they're going to do with the role that Hill was reportedly up for, which was either the Penguin or Riddler. They will have to find a new actor to take on those role/s, but I was actually kind of keen to see what Jonah would've done in either of those roles.

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New Sonic the Hedgehog movie images surface, can they fix this mess?

By: Shannon Robb | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: Oct 16, 2019 @ 13:01 CDT

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been previewed by Paramount pictures in April of 2019, and it was not received with much fanfare. Many long-time video games and Sonic fans lamented to the origin of the cartoonish character. Which took a garish turn trying to recreate the live-action film style that so many of our childhoods have had to endure thanks to modern CGI. To catch up, the less initiated, let's roll the trailer.

As you can see, the Sonic character is a bit too real for what Sonic is. Everything about Sonic's anatomy and overall appearance feels wrong for what he has been through the life of his character and associated game's character art.

Fans have even remade the trailer with what seems to be a broadly acceptable appearance for the ring obsessed blue spiny mammal. I, for one, think the fan-made version feels more faithful to the original and also looks better, whereas the first trailer feels like a painfully bad MOCAP/CGI blunder.

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