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Dave Franco Says He Used to Rent VHS Tapes to Steve Jobs - and He Racked Up Late Fees for Rainbow Brite

22 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dave Franco may be indirectly responsible for the creation of Apple TV. In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the Nerve star, 31, told a funny story about how Steve Jobs would come into the video store that employed him years ago. "My first job ever I was 14, I was working at a mom and pop video store," Franco says. "We were in Palo Alto so we had some interesting clientele, like Steve Jobs." Franco then explained that the store would rent out VHS tapes for two days and start charging late fees if the person didn't return them - something that landed Jobs, »

- Ale Russian, @russian_ale

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Dave Franco Says He Used to Rent VHS Tapes to Steve Jobs - and He Racked Up Late Fees for Rainbow Brite

22 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dave Franco may be indirectly responsible for the creation of Apple TV. In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the Nerve star, 31, told a funny story about how Steve Jobs would come into the video store that employed him years ago. "My first job ever I was 14, I was working at a mom and pop video store," Franco says. "We were in Palo Alto so we had some interesting clientele, like Steve Jobs." Franco then explained that the store would rent out VHS tapes for two days and start charging late fees if the person didn't return them - something that landed Jobs, »

- Ale Russian, @russian_ale

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 Trailer: AMC’s Computer Drama Returns Next Month

19 July 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ahead of “Halt and Catch Fire’s” season-three premiere next month, AMC has released a 30-second TV trailer for its well-received drama about the early days of personal computers. Watch it below and harken back to a time when all the world’s knowledge wasn’t easily accessible via your phone.

Read More: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’: Mom and Dad, Two Tech Industry Veterans, on Season 3 Renewal and the Steve Jobs Connection

The pull quote–heavy spot offers little in the way of revealing footage but plenty of praise for the show, which has received largely positive reviews since it first debuted in the summer of 2014. “Halt and Catch Fire” begins in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and has inched further into the decade throughout its run.

Read More: Watch: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Premiere Brings to Life the Chaos That Created the Internet

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 Trailer: AMC’s Computer Drama Returns Next Month

19 July 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ahead of “Halt and Catch Fire’s” season-three premiere next month, AMC has released a 30-second TV trailer for its well-received drama about the early days of personal computers. Watch it below and harken back to a time when all the world’s knowledge wasn’t easily accessible via your phone.

Read More: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’: Mom and Dad, Two Tech Industry Veterans, on Season 3 Renewal and the Steve Jobs Connection

The pull quote–heavy spot offers little in the way of revealing footage but plenty of praise for the show, which has received largely positive reviews since it first debuted in the summer of 2014. “Halt and Catch Fire” begins in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983 and has inched further into the decade throughout its run.

Read More: Watch: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Premiere Brings to Life the Chaos That Created the Internet

Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, »

- Michael Nordine

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Blu-ray Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)

18 July 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, 2016.

Directed by Zack Snyder.

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, Tao Okamoto, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Ezra Miller and Callan Mulvey.

Synopsis:

In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

When Warner Bros. announced that the follow up movie to Man of Steel would feature a clash of two of the greatest comic book titans ever, I was beyond excited. »

- Tai Freligh

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Who Would Run Fox News if Roger Ailes Was Forced to Step Down?

11 July 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From the network’s inception, Roger Ailes has been so synonymous with Fox News that it’s hard to imagine the operation running without the seasoned TV programmer and former Republican political adviser at the helm.

But in the wake of the explosive sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Ailes by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, the question of succession at Fox News has taken on new urgency. Ailes, 76, is the industry’s highest-ranking TV executive to publicly face legal action on sexual harassment allegations, which have prompted an internal review by parent company 21st Century Fox. (Both 21st Century Fox and Fox News declined to comment for this story.)

It’s no secret that Fox News runs as a separate fiefdom within 21st Century Fox. Fox News is a standalone unit run independently from Fox’s other cable interests. Ailes also oversees the Fox Television Stations division that houses Fox’s 28 O&O stations, which »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Zachary Quinto signs on for Biopunk

9 July 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek star Zachary Quinto has signed on to star in and executive produce Biopunk, an upcoming hourlong drama from Chase Palmer (It), which is based upon Marcus Wohlsen’s book Biopunk: Diy Scientists Hack the Software of Life.

Deadline reports that the series will “chronicles the underground world of bio-hackers—Diy garage scientists seeking to do for biotech what Steve Jobs did for personal computing. These are young and hungry guerilla scientists committed to democratizing DNA the way the internet did for information, with the ambition to build never-before-seen organisms that could solve the thorniest challenges in food, health, energy, and environmental protection.”

“Having spent some time in my career exploring the landscape of science-fiction — it is a particularly exciting step to delve into a world of science-fact,” says Quinto. “The unfathomably thrilling real-life work of bio-hackers is dramatically crafted with compelling and complex dynamics by Chase Palmer, and »

- Gary Collinson

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Heroes Vet Zachary Quinto to Star in Biopunk Drama Series

7 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is going from science fiction to science fact. The actor will both star in and executive-produce Biopunk, an hour drama based on Wired magazine tech writer Marcus Wohlsen’s book, Biopunk: Diy Scientists Hack the Software of Life, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The Heroes alumnus will play the rebel-rousing leader of a group of guerilla scientists striving to become, in essence, the Steve Jobs of biotech. “The minute I was introduced to the world of Marcus’ book,” said series creator/writer Chase Palmer (who »

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European Pay TV Operator Sky Launches Enhanced Movie Subscription Service

15 June 2016 4:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

European pay TV operator Sky is set to enhance its movie offering with the launch of subscription service Sky Cinema in the U.K. and Ireland on July 8. Sky Cinema is set to become the biggest dedicated movie subscription service in Europe as Sky’s movie services in Germany, Austria and Italy are also rebranded and relaunched under the new name.

Sky Cinema will present a new movie premiere every day, a bigger library, more pop-up channels, and better HD picture and sound quality, and new pics will be delivered closer to the theatrical release date.

Sky Cinema replaces the Sky Movies service in the U.K. and Ireland. The offer of a new movie premiere every day is a 75% increase on the four per week offered by Sky Movies. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Spectre,” “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” “Steve Jobs,” “Bridge of Spies” and “The Danish Girl” are among the films to premiere in the first few months.

Major films will be available eight months after their theatrical release, and can be watched exclusively on Sky Cinema for over a year before viewers can watch them on any other subscription service. Some 45 of the top 50 films at the U.K. box office in 2015 are exclusive to Sky Movies.

As well as Hollywood movies there will also be many arthouse and foreign-language pics. A dedicated new “World Cinema” slot every Wednesday from 10 p.m. will include critically-acclaimed films such as “El Ardor” (Argentina), “Theeb” (UAE) and “Tangerines” (Estonia).

The library of films available on demand has been enlarged, with around 1,200 films available, an increase of 20%.

Sky Cinema will be the exclusive home of “Star Wars” and other major franchises, including the films from the DC Comics and Marvel universes.

To coincide with the premiere of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” in August, Sky Cinema will air the “Star Wars” pop-up channel in August and September, featuring the entire “Star Wars” back catalog, and other themed programming. Sky customers will get to see all the films as the franchise continues to unfold including “Rogue One” (August 2017) and “Episode VIII” (August 2018).

There will be an increased number of pop-up channels and movie-themed original programming, building on the popularity of Sky Movies pop-up channels like “007,” “Harry Potter” and “Aliens.” In the pipeline for the next six months are pop-up channels for “Disney-Pixar,” “Star Trek” and “Superheroes,” as well as channels showcasing the work of actors including Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

The new service, which offers pics on its linear service, on-demand and on the go, is available at no extra cost to existing and new subscribers, and HD will be offered as standard to all Sky Cinema customers on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the U.K.

All films will be available on 11 dedicated live channels, via on demand, or on the go through Sky Go and the Sky Cinema app.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Cinema, Europe, commented: “With Sky Cinema we are giving customers an even closer to the cinema experience with enhanced picture and sound quality. However, we know the heart of the service is great movies. Customers want a breadth of the latest quality films to enjoy with the flexibility to watch whenever they want and on whatever device they choose.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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European Pay TV Operator Sky Launches Enhanced Movie Subscription Service

15 June 2016 4:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

European pay TV operator Sky is set to enhance its movie offering with the launch of subscription service Sky Cinema in the U.K. and Ireland on July 8. Sky Cinema is set to become the biggest dedicated movie subscription service in Europe as Sky’s movie services in Germany, Austria and Italy are also rebranded and relaunched under the new name.

Sky Cinema will present a new movie premiere every day, a bigger library, more pop-up channels, and better HD picture and sound quality, and new pics will be delivered closer to the theatrical release date.

Sky Cinema replaces the Sky Movies service in the U.K. and Ireland. The offer of a new movie premiere every day is a 75% increase on the four per week offered by Sky Movies. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Spectre,” “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” “Steve Jobs,” “Bridge of Spies” and “The Danish Girl” are among the films to premiere in the first few months.

Major films will be available eight months after their theatrical release, and can be watched exclusively on Sky Cinema for over a year before viewers can watch them on any other subscription service. Some 45 of the top 50 films at the U.K. box office in 2015 are exclusive to Sky Movies.

As well as Hollywood movies there will also be many arthouse and foreign-language pics. A dedicated new “World Cinema” slot every Wednesday from 10 p.m. will include critically-acclaimed films such as “El Ardor” (Argentina), “Theeb” (UAE) and “Tangerines” (Estonia).

The library of films available on demand has been enlarged, with around 1,200 films available, an increase of 20%.

Sky Cinema will be the exclusive home of “Star Wars” and other major franchises, including the films from the DC Comics and Marvel universes.

To coincide with the premiere of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” in August, Sky Cinema will air the “Star Wars” pop-up channel in August and September, featuring the entire “Star Wars” back catalog, and other themed programming. Sky customers will get to see all the films as the franchise continues to unfold including “Rogue One” (August 2017) and “Episode VIII” (August 2018).

There will be an increased number of pop-up channels and movie-themed original programming, building on the popularity of Sky Movies pop-up channels like “007,” “Harry Potter” and “Aliens.” In the pipeline for the next six months are pop-up channels for “Disney-Pixar,” “Star Trek” and “Superheroes,” as well as channels showcasing the work of actors including Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

The new service, which offers pics on its linear service, on-demand and on the go, is available at no extra cost to existing and new subscribers, and HD will be offered as standard to all Sky Cinema customers on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the U.K.

All films will be available on 11 dedicated live channels, via on demand, or on the go through Sky Go and the Sky Cinema app.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Cinema, Europe, commented: “With Sky Cinema we are giving customers an even closer to the cinema experience with enhanced picture and sound quality. However, we know the heart of the service is great movies. Customers want a breadth of the latest quality films to enjoy with the flexibility to watch whenever they want and on whatever device they choose.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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Film Review: Genius

7 June 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

All the elements inherent in many successful movies are present in the upcoming Colin Firth and Jude Law biographical film, Genius.  Gifted actors (the aforementioned are joined by Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, among others), a seasoned screenwriter (John Logan, who wrote Gladiator and The Aviator, among others), and the trappings—from costumes to sets—of period movies.  But, when it comes to the end product, the total for Genius is not greater than the sum of its parts.  The film is loud on the surface but mostly flat underneath.

Jude Law plays the misunderstood early 20th Century American novelist Thomas Wolfe.  In the opening scenes, he walks into the office of famed New York editor Max Perkins, already a successful publisher of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.  Perkins, played by a solid Colin Firth (one of the few outstanding lead performances in the film), becomes »

- J Don Birnam

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Shanghai Festival Unveils Competition Lineup

2 June 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

 

Titles including Werner Herzog’s “Salt And Fire,” Bruce Beresford’s “Mr. Church” and “Coke and Bull” directed by Chinese rocker Cao Baoping are among the highlights of the main competition line up for the Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival runs June 11-19, 2016.

A jury headed by Serbian director Emir Kusturica will decide the winner, who will receive a Golden Goblet (aka Jinjue) Award. Other jurors include Atom Egoyan, Daniele Luchetti, Pema Tseden, Karena Lam, Abderrahmane Sissako, and Yan Geling.

Other competition titles include Ulrich Thomsen’s “In Embryo,” “Soul on a String” by Zhang Yang and “The Projects” directed by Sakamoto Junji. The animation section includes “April and the Extraordinary World” and Takahashi Shigeruharu’s “Yokai Watch,” while the documentary section includes Sweden’s “The Girl Who Saved My Life.”

Beyond the main competition the festival ranges from the sublime to the more commonplace.

Like several other festivals this year, »

- Patrick Frater

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What It's Like to Audition for 'Shark Tank' for Weed

1 June 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Cameras rolling, Richard Haines pitches his business: MDHerb, a website for medical marijuana patients to share their experiences with various products. He's looking for $150,000 in exchange for about 12 percent of the company. He says MDHerb is "a collaborative community" that lets patients "keep journal entries of what they're consuming and how cannabis is affecting their conditions."

Haines is auditioning for the third season of the online series The Marijuana Show. The setup is similar to the ABC reality show Shark Tank, which milks the face-off between hopeful entrepreneurs and calculating investors into compelling television. »

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Singer Discusses His 'X-men' Future, Takes Veiled Jab At Zack Snyder, And Talks The Genre As A Whole

31 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Director Bryan Singer has now made four X-men films, dating back to the year 2000. With X-men: Apocalypse he told his biggest, most large-scale story featuring Marvel's iconic mutants yet. By all accounts, though, Apocalypse may be Singer's last ride with Xavier and company- at least for now. In a chat with the La Times, Singer opened up a bit about the comic book genre, how social media has affected his filmmaking process, and his X-men future.

Let's start off with the big question, then work our way around to the other topics covered. That question is: Is X-men: Apocalypse The End Of The Road For Him With The Franchise?

"For me, this is not only the finale of the trilogy that started with "X-Men: First Class," it’s the finale of six movies. But I also call it an 'in-betwee-quel' -- not a sequel or a prequel -- because it »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Film Friday Episode #33: Alice Through The Looking Glass

27 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ brand new weekly film show which will feature the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week, as we head into a bank holiday weekend, we take a look at the new Disney sequel, Alice Through The Looking Glass, the drama The Daughter, George Clooney and Julia Roberts starrer Money Monster and much more.

The Film Friday series will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make that you simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Season Two

Film Friday Episode #32: X-Men Apocalypse

Film Friday Episode #31: Everybody Wants Some!!

Film Friday Episode #30: Bad Neighbours

Film Friday Episode #29: Captain America: Civil War

Season One

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film »

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Film Friday Episode #32: X-Men: Apocalypse

20 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ weekly film show which will feature the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week, we take a look at one of the biggest films of the year in Bryan Singer’s latest X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. There’s also Tom Hanks in A Hologram For The King, the fantastic Sing Street, The Slient Storm and much more.

The Film Friday series will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make that you simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Season Two

Film Friday Episode #31: Everybody Wants Some!!

Film Friday Episode #30: Bad Neighbours

Film Friday Episode #29: Captain America: Civil War

Season One

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film Friday Episode »

- Paul Heath

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Film Friday Episode #32: X-Men: Apocalypse

20 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ brand new weekly film show which will feature the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week, one of the year’s biggest blockbusters makes its way onto UK screens, X-Men: Apocalypse. We also have a look at Sing Street, The Call-Up, A Hologram For The King and The Silent Storm.

The Film Friday series will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make that you simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Season Two

Film Friday Episode #31: Everybody Wants Some!!

Film Friday Episode #30: Bad Neighbours

Film Friday Episode #29: Captain America: Civil War

Season One

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film Friday Episode #2: No Escape

Film Friday Episode #3: »

- Paul Heath

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Kanye West's 7-Minute Ellen Rant: 'I'm Sorry, Daytime TV, for the Realness'

19 May 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kanye West is not letting Ellen DeGeneres distract him from his creative process.

During an appearance that will air on DeGeneres’ eponymous talk show Thursday, the outspoken artist turned an interview segment into an extended, emotional monologue in an attempt to convince others why they need to support his mission to make the world a better place — even if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg refuses to give him $53 million.

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Kanye West Has Thoughts (Seven Minutes Worth!) About Race and Changing the World: 'I Have Ideas That Can Make the Human Race's Existence Better'

19 May 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kanye West got serious on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, launching into a seven-minute oration about changing the world that had even funny lady DeGeneres sitting in silence. The speech began when Ellen DeGeneres asked 38-year-old rapper if he regrets anything he's tweeted during his many notorious Twitter rants, West responded, "Nope." He rejected the idea from wife Kim Kardashian that he pass his ideas before a board of directors before tweeting them, "What's the point of thinking?" But things turned serious when DeGeneres brought up Mark Zuckerberg, suggesting West should have reached out to the Facebook CEO on his »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Film Friday Episode #31: Everybody Wants Some!!

13 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Friday is The Hollywood News’ brand new weekly film show which will feature the week’s brand new releases in the UK, as well as looking at the pick of the pics currently showing at your local multiplex.

This week, we check out Richard Linklater‘s follow-up to Boyhood in Everybody Wants Some, Our Kind Of Traitor, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Green Room, Kill Command and The Angry Birds Movie.

The Film Friday series will run every Friday at 12pm midday, UK time, so make that you simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook where we’ll also be posting links each week.

Season Two

Film Friday Episode #30: Bad Neighbours

Film Friday Episode #29: Captain America: Civil War

Season One

Film Friday Episode #1: Straight Outta Compton

Film Friday Episode #2: No Escape

Film Friday Episode #3: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Film Friday Episode #4: Everest

Film Friday »

- Paul Heath

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