Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the […]
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Hiába lett erősen közepes, a reklámok eladták a nézőknek az Üveget - 3 óra 36 perc
Az Üveg, bár nem kezdet olyan jól, mint várták, sikeres lesz.
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin, Pete Davidson Lead ‘Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition’ (Watch)

After sitting out the live sketches of the final episode of “Saturday Night Live” in 2018, cast member Pete Davidson kicked off the first episode of the new year right from the cold open. The sketch was a “Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition” that of course put guest player Alec Baldwin front and […]
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PGA Awards: ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’ Wins Game-Competition TV Award

The 10th season of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” has won the Producers Guild of America’s award for game and competiton television. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won the award for non-fiction television. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the first award at the awards show, underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Amazon series topped “Atlanta,” “Barry,” “GLOW,” […]
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The Hummingbird Project-előzetes: a jó ping minden pénzt megér

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A film szereplői nem online akarnak játszani, hanem azt szeretnék elérni, hogy 1ms-al előbb kapják meg a tőzsde adatait, és így nyilván automatikát használva be tudjanak előzni mindenkit mindennel, évi fél milliárd dollárt keresve az üzleten. Ehhez egy optikai kábelt kihúzniuk Kansas és New Jersey között. A Social networköt idéző előzetes a tovább mögött. A […]
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A nem Superman lába

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A Brightburn, amiben az űrből zuhant srác nem a jó oldalt erősíti, posztere nézhető most meg.
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Andy Gruenberg, Veteran Film Executive, Dies at 68

Veteran film executive Andy Gruenberg, who most recently oversaw theatrical distribution at Netflix, died suddenly on Friday. He was 68. Gruenberg worked on classic films like “Ghostbusters,” “Karate Kid” and “Silverado” while at Columbia Pictures in the 80s and 90s. He then moved to MGM where he served as exec VP of distribution. There he […]
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Dax Shepard, Bobby Bones, ‘Breakfast Club’ Among iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Winners

iHeartRadio launched its first ever Podcast Awards on Friday (January 18) in Los Angeles. Among the winners in 22 categories were “Whine Down with Jana Kramer” (Best Entertainment TV Podcast); “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (Breakout Podcast); “Bobbycast” (Music Podcast); and “The Breakfast Club” (Best Multicultural Podcast). The winners were determined by iHeartRadio listeners. Taking the top prize of Podcast […]
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Tom Holland Thanks Fans For The Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer’s Success - 10 óra 26 perc

Two thumbs up from Spidey on all those Far From Home trailer views.

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MAGA Hat-Wearing Teens Harassing Native American Elder Spark Condemnation From Hollywood

The Internet erupted in outrage Saturday after a video of young men wearing MAGA hats and attempting to intimidate a Native American man at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington D.C. went viral. The march is taking place amid the government shutdown, which is nearing the one-month mark and has interfered with many Native Americans’ […]
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Unpaid Fyre Festival Caterer Raises Thousands in Donations on GoFundMe

As two Fyre Festival documentaries hit the airwaves, a couple who say their credit was ruined due to the Fyre Festival’s lack of payment for their services have raised $54,381 at time of publication on GoFundMe. Elvis and Maryann Rolle wrote on their page that they catered “no less than 1000 meals per day” in […]
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Trump Offers to Extend DACA Protections in Exchange for Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday made an offer to extend temporary protections to children of undocumented immigrants as a way to “break the logjam” that has led to a protracted government shutdown, now in its 29th day. But Democrats appear ready to reject the deal, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a “non-starter.” […]
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Leonard Klady, Veteran Film Journalist, Dies at 67

Leonard “Len” Klady, a former Variety reporter and critic who most recently worked for Movie City News and Screen International, has died. His wife, Beverly Walker, said he had been diagnosed with cancer in November.  Klady was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Manitoba. He was a founding member of the […]
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Vin Diesel Shares First Glimpse At His Bloodshot Character - szo, 2019-01-19 21:49

Get the first look at Vin Diesel in his upcoming comic book movie.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer Confirms Bryan Singer’s Reason for Leaving, Says ‘No One’ Was Attached to Play Mercury

“Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King provided insight into some of the events surrounding the Golden Globe-winning film Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast, including director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production. “It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his […]
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How Glass Helped Anya Taylor-Joy Come Down From Her New Mutants High - szo, 2019-01-19 21:35

Glass' Anya Taylor-Joy reprised her Split role directly after taking on another comic book movie.

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TVZion ‘Pirate’ App Dev Threatens Anti-Piracy Measures to Screw Pirates

Torrentfreak - szo, 2019-01-19 21:12

Put on your protective irony suits folks, you’re definitely going to need them. Facepalming is also allowed, especially if accompanied by a slow head-shake.

With the downfall of Android-based apps like TerrariumTV, pirates everywhere are looking for the next big thing. Lots of content in a Netflix-style interface is the order of the day, and there is no shortage of contenders.

One player gaining traction with pirates is TVZion. The Android-based software looks good, performs well, and is a perfect fit for those looking to access all the latest movies and TV shows.

TVZion – Pretty and functional

The standard version of TVZion is free and supported by ads. There is a ‘pro’ version too which is advertised as “100% Ad free, premium features, priority requests and more.” Being in the ‘club’, however, comes at a price.

While some pirates are indeed happy to purchase the type of service detailed below (and indeed subscribe to the likes of Netflix and Spotify), the operator of TVZion appears exasperated by a growing number of users who want pro features at zero cost.

It’s cheap – but some people want cheaper

Such a thing is indeed an option, via modded TVZion APK files that are widely available and being promoted heavily by YouTubers. Trouble is, this apparent freeloading is grinding the dev’s gears while simultaneously undermining his product.

“So yesterday I had to take down the server momentarily to deploy yet another optimization. Upon checking logs now it’s safe to say about 35% users are mod users. Thanks to mindless youtubers, they are only linking to the modded versions,” he wrote on Reddit this week.

“Needless to say a server based app will not sustain this way because eventually I will run out of optimizations and server rent. So I am thinking of a countermeasure to deter users from wanting to use the modded version and also deter youtubers to linking to one.”

Presuming these freeloaders can be identified, the simplest method to end their fun would be to ban them from the service but according to the developer, he’s “looking for something more than that”, something that will act as a deterrent to prevent people using modded APKs altogether.

​If this sounds like the start of an anti-piracy brainstorming session, hold onto your hats folks – this one is something special. Here are the options for punishing ‘illegal’ pro version users, as suggested by the developer:

  1. Log mod users for Ip addresses, timestamps and contents accessed and keep this information to be used as I see fit if it ever comes to that
  2. Crypto mining – Mine crypto currency in the background. From my experience this’ll only overwork the device for very little money
  3. Use device as proxy – This will essentially turn their device into a proxy server which will be rented to others (NOT A FAN OF THIS)

“Everything else that comes in my mind is rather more malicious so no point exploring that. The most graceful way to deal with this [in my opinion] is to simply let the user know that this is a mod app and now they are being logged. Let me know what do you think?” he added.

Even the most hardcore pirates in the world can’t fail to appreciate the irony here.

TVZion is an application that is designed to offer content that otherwise would cost a fee to access. Movie and TV studios all over the world are complaining that their stuff costs billions to make and pirates are undermining their business models. In some cases, these companies employ copyright trolls to log IP addresses with the aim of later punishing them.

And what we have here is a developer of a pirate application, complaining that his business model is being undermined by pirates, so the solutions should perhaps include logging their IP addresses with the aim of punishing them at a later point.

There can be no doubt that this developer has invested plenty of time and energy into what seems to be a very competent application that achieves its stated goals. That classic anti-piracy tactics are being discussed as a solution to protect revenues is ironic at best and mind-boggling at worst.

If we want to argue that the guy is justified in protecting his investment, we can do that. If we want to state he has every right to log the IP addresses of freeloaders taking his service for free, we can do that as well.

What we can’t do in parallel is criticize entertainment and anti-piracy companies for making the same case for logging infringers and taking subsequent action against them. Either taking other people’s content and monetizing it is fair game for all, or the entire house of cards comes tumbling down.

Although it’s impossible to say what is going on behind the scenes of the TVZion app, at least for now it appears that these suggestions haven’t been put into practice. Trouble is, once you talk about doing this kind of thing voluntarily to save a business model, what happens when the authorities come calling and action is required to save a skin?

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‘Level 16’ Trailer: You Probably Shouldn’t Attend Dystopian Boarding Schools

slashfilm - szo, 2019-01-19 21:00

level 16 trailer

Has there ever been a movie about a nice all-girls boarding school? Any time a story is set in one of these institutions, things go terribly wrong. Someone dies, or goes crazy, or there’s some sort of gothic melodrama. Moral of the story: you shouldn’t check into an all-girls boarding school. And you really shouldn’t check into the school featured in the Level 16 trailer, which looks dark, foreboding and possibly deadly.

Level 16 Trailer

What is Level 16? According to a character in this trailer, it’s not like other levels. Whatever that means. According to the logline, Level 16 ” is a dystopian thriller about a group of teen girls who are trapped in a mysterious and cruel boarding school that hides a dark secret.” And here’s a longer synopsis that might clear some things up:

Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia – the former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.

This looks plenty stylish, and the trailer is vague enough to not give too much away. That said, Level 16 played at last year’s Fantastic Fest, where it was met with a somewhat mixed reaction. Make of that what you will.

Level 16 is said to wed “of-the-moment concerns (think The Handmaid’s Tale) to throwback aesthetics (think Joss Whedon’s criminally under-appreciated Dollhouse by way of Argento employing a desaturated palette)”, and “a sinister allegory that packs a wicked feminist punch.” That certainly sounds interesting. This trailer is just a little too vague for my tastes. I’m all for not giving away spoilers, but you need to give me a little more than this, Level 16.

Written and directed by Danishka EsterhazyLevel 16 stars Katie Douglas (Compulsion, TV’s Mary Kills People), Celina Martin (Nickelodeon’s The Other Kingdom, CW’s iZombie), Sara Canning (Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes), Peter Outerbridge (NBC’s Taken, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, BBC’s Orphan Black), Alexis Whelan (Lucky 7),  andAmalia Williamson (TV’s Northern Rescue).

You can look for Level 16 in theaters and on VOD on March 1, 2019. Here are the theaters where it will play:

New York City – Nitehawk in Brooklyn
Yonkers, NY – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
Los Angeles – Laemmle Music Hall
Houston, TX – Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
Austin, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Kansas City, MO – Screenland
Colombus, OH – Gateway
Phoenix, AZ – FilmBar

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DC Isn't As Focused On Its Shared Movie Universe Anymore - szo, 2019-01-19 20:47

Warner Bros. and DC are learning some lessons fro Aquaman.

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Looks Like Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye Is Also In Avengers: Endgame Reshoots - szo, 2019-01-19 20:35

You can count Clint Barton in on the set of Avengers: Endgame as the cast and crew film the finishing touches on the upcoming blockbuster.

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