The week in which China’s Wanda Group continues its attempt to take over the cinematic world, Javier Barden might be Universal’s Frankenstein, unapproved password sharing is a federal crime, Warner Bros got in trouble from the FTC for YouTube payola, Google paying music publishers over $3 Billion for copyright claims, and ABC/Fox taking huge steps for the cordcutting generation. Plus, Lionsgate isn’t done making Saw films, Star Wars VR projects, VR headset exclusivity featuring Samsung, Flixtapes, and Nintendo turning a new leaf.
The episode in which David joins us again, Indiana Jones 5 happens, Netflix rescues The Little Prince and snags Bright, Universal did racial profiling through Facebook to promote Straight Outta Compton, M-Go has become Fandango Now, Redbox might be sold off, Regal is no longer allowing kids into R-rated films, we get deeper on our thoughts of The Screening Room, and breakdown Sony’s GDC news on Playstation VR, Vue, and a rumored PS4 upgrade. Plus, Microsoft’s Actiongram, Twitch going culinary, livestreaming mobile VR content, a movie about Michael Jackson’s chimp, another Obama movie, DC’s The Killing Joke, the Dawn of Justice Director’s Cut, Judge Judy’s salary, and Netflix staying romantic.
P.S. The image is from the We Bare Bears episode “Shush Ninjas” which totes gets us.
Jan 31 2016 – The episode in which hype builds for The Birth of A Nation, The Academy’s possible move to digital screeners, Hamilton is coming to Los Angeles, ILM’s X LAB Holo-Cinema, Star Wars Episode IX is shooting on film, Fox making domestic noir/murder mystery projects, Kathryn Bigelow re-teaming with Mark Boal, Meg Ryan moving to the director’s chair, Taika Watiti/the future of Marvel, the Blade Runner sequel, more Sundance acquisitions, Apple joining the VR game (and Google taking a bigger leap), the secret mobile ticketing arms race, Hulu becoming a hipster heaven, global competitors to Netflix, the white Michael Jackson roadtrip TV movie, and the CW airing eSports in primetime.