Amazon is planning to give Prime Video a big makeover

July 30, 2018 Editor 0

Could user profiles and better personalization features be coming to Amazon’s Prime Video app at long last? The company’s new Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke just teased that a major upgrade to Amazon’s streaming video app is in the works – and she already has it running on a phone in her office, she said. The exec was speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in L.A., according to reports from AdWeek [paywall], TheWrap, and Deadline, when she mentioned the app’s […]

Fox AI predicts a movie’s audience based on its trailer

July 30, 2018 Editor 0

Modern movie trailers are already cynical exercises in attention grabbing (such as the social media-friendly burst of imagery at the start of many clips), but they might be even more calculated in the future. Researchers at 20th Century Fox have prod…

Carrie Fisher to appear in Star Wars Ep. IX, with Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams

July 28, 2018 Editor 0

Unused footage of Carrie Fisher from The Last Jedi will be put to use in Episode IX, reports Hollywood Reporter. Mark Hamill will return as Luke Skywalker, as will Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. In January 2017, Lucasfilm issued a statement assuring fans that there were no plans for a digital re-creation of Leia, after reviving late actor Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In April 2017, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy said Fisher […]

Debussy, but EPIC for the new Godzilla trailer

July 26, 2018 Editor 0

Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters continues the trend of making classical music EPIC by turning Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” into a spine-tingling blast of EPICness. Here’s just the track as a standalone: (more…)

You can have The Shining carpet for your own home

July 25, 2018 Editor 0

Bring a bit of Overlook Hotel chic to your family room with an area rug duplicating the iconic carpet design by David Hicks. The 240cm x 170cm rug costs $3275 and it’s also available as a runner or by the square meter to ensure you have enough to reach room 237. Also available from Film and Furniture are the likes of Deckard’s cocktail glass from Blade Runner, the George Nelson Action Office Desk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many […]