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Mad Max: Fury Road directed “almost as a silent movie”

Mad Max: Fury Road directed “almost as a silent movie”

Speaking in an interview this week on Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller revealed some interesting bits about the now 4-movie long series. Hitting theaters just days ago, the fourth film in the series has received rave reviews - rare for a sequel, and even rarer for a film that's 30 years its predecessor's senior. Miller suggested this week that to make this film he didn't want to go any sort of traditional route. This entire series of films isn't a traditional sort of story, after all.

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Spotify Video launches return fire at Tidal

Spotify Video launches return fire at Tidal

A number of updates to Spotify are announced by CEO Daniel Ek including a "video capsule." This video capsule will be launching with partners such as Comedy Central, Vice News, and MTV. At this time it's not entirely clear whether or not this portal will work with music content only, or if it'll expand to a wide range of oddities in the near future. The update to Spotify's apps will occur beginning this afternoon. The video wars have only just begun.

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Christopher Lloyd returns as Doc Brown for LEGO Dimensions

Christopher Lloyd returns as Doc Brown for LEGO Dimensions

A new trailer for LEGO Dimensions is released with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown from Back to the Future. One of several "Dimensions" in this LEGO game is Back to the Future, with Doc himself appearing as a playable character. Also appearing is Marty McFly, along with the first appearance of the LEGO Hoverboard. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment reveal this morning more gameplay from the LEGO Dimensions multiverse. Now we'll just be crossing our fingers for far more Biff Tannen.

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Netflix testing new interface design, dropping the annoying carousel

Netflix testing new interface design, dropping the annoying carousel

Good news for Netflix subscribers who are tired of the slow, annoying carousel used to browse TV shows and movies, as it has been discovered that a select number of users are taking part in a trial of a new interface on the service's home screen. The redesign makes it easier for users to select specific episodes of a TV show or read the details of a movie or show, presents more content on the screen at once, and is just overall faster to use.

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Mad Max: The Wasteland is the (working) title of the next film

Mad Max: The Wasteland is the (working) title of the next film

Director George Miller confirms not only that there are two more films in the Mad Max film series planned, but that the next has a title already. While this may end up just being a working title, Miller suggests that they've got the name "Mad Max: The Wasteland" attached. Not too much of a departure from any other Mad Max film, to be sure. It also confirms that we're not really going too far away from the environment we've been in for the past three films.*

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Popcorn Time gains an in-browser viewing option

Popcorn Time gains an in-browser viewing option

Popcorn Time, the so-called “Netflix of piracy”, went from a computer application to a mobile app, and now a new website is offering it as an in-browser option — meaning users are now able to watch pirated movies inside their web browser, perhaps proving the most simple version of the app to become available. The upside to this (for the pirates out there, at least) is that there’s no actual download or installation needed — one just browses, clicks a title, and it starts playing. The movie industry shudders.

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Predator wrist blade rehashed as functional replica

Predator wrist blade rehashed as functional replica

Man at Arms has released its latest video, and in it the team yet again recreated a from-a-movie weapon — in this case it was a Predator wrist blade. They're good sports about the whole process -- they have a "Predator" appear one day with a broken wrist blade and a request for it to be repaired. Thus begins the effort, which as always includes a lot of hammering, cutting, and fire (plus, you know, a healthy does of modern technology. The end product is, as we've come to expect, fully functional.

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World of Warcraft movie: first look at Orgrim the Orc

World of Warcraft movie: first look at Orgrim the Orc

The movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft really is happening despite how long fans have been hearing about it without any results. It'll be arriving next summer (yes, there's an entire more year of waiting left), but we've finally been given some sort of tangible look at the film, and it's in the form of a still from the movie. In it there's Orgrim the orc, and he's looking particularly, well, orc-like and unamused. Gallery after the jump!

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Steve Jobs trailer now out, Fassbender looking classy

Steve Jobs trailer now out, Fassbender looking classy

There will probably never be a shortage of films about Steve Jobs. The life of the man who revolutionized the computing industry is just chock full of anecdotes, mystery, and sometimes even contradiction, depending on who you ask. In this latest biopic, it was Walter Isaacson who was asked, having penned the simply named "Jobs" biography. Similarly simply named "Steve Jobs", the film will star Michael Fassbender as the eponymous luminary, surrounded by a star-studded cast that is sure to make you curious if this will be The Jobs biopic at long last.

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Netflix is (possibly) expanding into China

Netflix is (possibly) expanding into China

Netflix has been slowly expanding to different countries, and it looks like China might be the next on its list. The streaming service launched in France last year, and finally arrived in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year (among other places). According to executives at Chinese companies, Netflix is now in talks about bringing its service to China, where some of its shows (House of Cards, for example) already have a fan base. The biggest problem, however, is that content restrictions could get in the way.

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