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  1. Might as well start it off with this thread ? what have you guys watched while the boards boards have been down? me: Rampage 2.5/5 Logan 5/5 Flower 3.5/5 Set It Up 4/5 (seriously, this was an actual good romcom)
  2. Appropriately enough, we can kick this reboot off with Harvey Weinstein.
  3. He always reminded me of my grandfather... like he's literally the white version of my grandpa https://deadline.com/2020/08/wilford-brimley-dead-cocoon-the-natural-actor-85-1203001716/ R.I.P. Dude
  4. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/15/891586790/the-magic-school-bus-series-author-joanna-cole-has-died
  5. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/12/us/benjamin-keough-elvis-presley-grandson-death/index.html Sad situation losing a child so young. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tmz.com/2020/07/12/lisa-marie-presley-son-benjamin-keough-dead-dies-suicide-elvis/ Might of been suicide.
  6. This one really gets me. Myth busters was a huge part of my life when it was airing and he was easily the best of the trio. https://people.com/tv/mythbuster-host-grant-imahara-dead/
  7. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/30/entertainment/car-reiner-obit/index.html RIP
  8. New Stuff: Fresh From Larson's Lab Links to cartoons: Taxidermist Probe & Release Bears Eating Cub Scouts
  9. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/07/05/british-film-and-television-pioneer-earl-cameron-dead-at-102/amp/
  10. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/entertainment/richard-herd-obit/index.html
  11. https://www.google.com/amp/s/people.com/crime/actor-hagen-mills-fatally-shoots-self-tries-kill-woman/%3famp=true
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/may/11/jerry-stiller-star-of-seinfeld-and-father-of-ben-stiller-dies-aged-92
  13. Quibi has been making waves for a while now, but while they've raised $1 billion, they've been largely secretive about the final product. While we still don't know a lot, we finally got our first look at the Quibi service, and a few details about how this streaming service is trying to stand out. Quibi is being headed up by former Disney Studios boss and founder of Dreamworks Jeffrey Katzenberg, and former CEO of HP and eBay Meg Whitman. The idea is to build a streaming service focused on short (10 minutes or less) videos aimed at mobile consumption. They call these videos "quick bites," which is where the name Quibi comes from. Launching on April 6th of this year, it'll cost $5 a month with ads, or $8 a month without ads. By focusing entirely on mobile, Quibi insists that it's not competing against Netflix and Disney and HBO, but things like Tic Tock or Instagram. They're pushing the narrative that there are two things that will help them stand out. One is quality. They've been putting that billion dollars to work hiring big name stars and directors. Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Zac Efron, Idris Elba, Kristen Bell, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, Tyra Banks, Steph Curry, 50 Cent, and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo all have Quibi projects in the works. Katzenberg says their competition might spend $100 a minute on content. Quibi will be spending $100,000 a minute, putting their productions on par with early Game of Thrones episodes. They're also putting out a whole lot of content. They intend to have more than 175 original shows totaling more than 8,500 quick bites in the first year. The second differentiator is a signature technology they call "Turnstyle." The idea is that Quibi doesn't just stream one video to your phone, but two simultaneous streams: one in landscape and one in portrait. You can rotate your phone any time to seamlessly switch between the two. It won't just be two differently formatted versions of the same video either, Quibi creators will ship two instances of the video that have been framed entirely differently. In one example the landscape view is shot like a typical show, but the landscape view shows you the screen of the protagonist. Regardless of who they get to make this stuff, in the end you're still asking for people to spend money on a service to watch short videos on their phones. As an elder millennial, maybe I'm just too old for that to appeal to me. If I have 10 minutes to watch something, it hardly takes any time at all to bring it up on a TV. Between apps on my streaming box, chromecast, and airplay, if Spielberg directed something, I'm probably just going to watch it on my television, not my phone. If I'm out and about, wasting time on my phone, odds are I don't want to pull out some headphones and try and take something in, I'll probably just scroll through twitter or reddit. If I click a link and a video comes up and is 10 minutes long, I'm probably just going to close it and move on. Turnstyle is an interesting tech, and I can imagine some nifty ways to use it, but it also seems like something I won't actually want to use. With shifts in distribution platforms, we've often been promised new ways to watch things. With DVDs, Blu Rays, and then with streaming we were told all the ways that they would change the viewing experience: multiple angles, picture in picture, interactivity, live commentary; gimmicks all of them. Turns out that if you have something you want to watch, especially something really well crafted, it's usually the best experience to just sit there and watch it, not constantly screwing around to see what you might be missing from some other angle. Still, a lot of money is being thrown at this, and a lot of very capable people are making things for it. Quibi is planning on raising another billion dollars to make more content. Don't you want to watch a Spielberg movie, split into a dozen 7-10 minute chunks, with a week between each one, that you can only watch at night. Well, don't you?
  14. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/jerry-stiller-actor-and-comedian-dies-at-92-1234603183/
  15. https://screenrant.com/universal-lego-movies-warner-bros/ The Lego Universe! WB RIP....
  16. https://screenrant.com/movie-theaters-amc-regal-showcase-reduce-capacity-tickets-seats-coronavirus/
  17. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/world/krzysztof-penderecki-composer-death-trnd/index.html
  18. I can't remember if it was a show or movie. If I remember correctly it was about a house that trapped people inside. The rooms changed and it kept expanding?
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