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Original 1960s Batman TV show cast returns for new animated movie

Original 1960s Batman TV show cast returns for new animated movie

There's been a lot of poorly received Batman releases in the last year, from the disappointing Batman v Superman movie, to the recent animated adaptation of The Killing Joke and its portrayal of violence against women. But just when you think DC has ruined the Batman excellence that was built up with Christopher Nolan's trilogy comes something straight out of left field: a new animated movie with the cast of the original 1960s Batman TV show providing the voices.

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New Frank Ocean album, Blonde, released as an Apple exclusive

New Frank Ocean album, Blonde, released as an Apple exclusive

The hotly-anticipated album by Frank Ocean has finally been released, with Blonde hitting iTunes as an Apple exclusive. The release, Ocean's second studio album after the incredibly well-reviewed Channel ORANGE of 2012, was initially expected to be named Boys Don't Cry.

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Star Wars Rogue One trailer Beastie Boys “Sabotage” remix is the bomb

Star Wars Rogue One trailer Beastie Boys “Sabotage” remix is the bomb

This week someone remixed the latest trailer for Star Wars Rogue One to include the Beastie Boys single "Sabotage." This is significant for several reasons. One - there's a Star Trek trailer that's come out in the last year that uses the same song - the song which was also a part of the first Star Trek movie series era we're living in now. This trailer puts the song to some very good use, the editor making not only the action match the song, but some Star Wars sound effects match up as well.

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Marvel’s Runaways is getting a TV adaptation for Hulu

Marvel’s Runaways is getting a TV adaptation for Hulu

The recent superhero TV series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, et al, have become big hits for both Marvel and Netflix, but with the streaming giant sticking to a schedule of only two shows per year, the comics icon is pairing up with a rival service. Hulu will be getting a TV adaptation of Runaways, Marvel's team of super-powered teenagers, it has been revealed.

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Nokia OZO pro VR cam new price revealed in China launch

Nokia OZO pro VR cam new price revealed in China launch

While virtual reality technology has admittedly become more accessible to consumers, not everything is actually affordable. Dedicated and sophisticated equipment like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are not something you'll buy on a whim. And neither is Nokia's professional VR camera, the OZO. As the Finnish company launches the product in China, it has also revealed the new price tag for this VR experience creator. And while significantly lower than last year's number, it's still something that only large companies will be able to afford.

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First Arrival trailer lands with plenty of suspense

First Arrival trailer lands with plenty of suspense

Science fiction movies can tend to be a little action-heavy, but it would appear that Paramount's incoming movie, Arrival, will give us something of a departure from the standard formula. The first trailer for Arrival has landed, and instead of a constant stream of epic space battles and massive explosions, the the trailer is more toned-down (for the most part, at least), offering an early look that is both dramatic and somewhat suspenseful.

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Amazon Prime pilot episodes make their way to Facebook and YouTube

Amazon Prime pilot episodes make their way to Facebook and YouTube

Amazon is looking to give its original series greater reach among viewers, today announcing that it will place episodes for those series on Facebook and YouTube. Obviously viewers won't be able to watch the whole series on these sites, but they will get to watch pilot episodes in their entirety, potentially getting them hooked on the series and more willing to shell out for an Amazon Prime subscription.

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This Hidden Figures trailer is a preview of a true story from NASA

This Hidden Figures trailer is a preview of a true story from NASA

This week the first trailer for Hidden Figures was released, showing a preview of a movie based on a book based on a true story. This movie is about three African American women who broke stereotypical barriers to not only work at NASA in the late 1960s, but play key roles in the United States' efforts to catch Russia in the original Space Race. The original book "Hidden Figures" was written by Margot Lee Shetterly and the screenplay for this film was written by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi.

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Amazon orders ‘Jack Ryan’ exclusive series for Prime Video

Amazon orders ‘Jack Ryan’ exclusive series for Prime Video

It’s official: Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” is heading to Amazon Prime Video as part of an exclusive episodic series. The first season will be comprised of ten episodes; both Skydance Television and Paramount are co-producing the show with Carlton Cuse serving as executive producer alongside Graham Roland, Michael Bay, and several others. John Krasinski from “The Office” will be staring as the character Jack Ryan.

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Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Fans, actors, and the crew behind the Star Wars movies are in mourning today as it was revealed that Kenny Baker, the actor who played the iconic character R2-D2, has passed away at the age of 81. With a height of just under four feet, the British actor was cast to work in the small interior of the prop robot. He not only played the droid in the original trilogy, but returned for the prequel films, and was even listed as "R2-D2 Consultant" in the credits for last year's The Force Awakens.

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Spotify debuts gaming section with soundtracks and playlists

Spotify debuts gaming section with soundtracks and playlists

Gamers have long known that their digital entertainment hobby can produce some of the best music their ears have ever heard, from the original, retro-inspired beats of Hotline Miami, to the carefully blended mix of songs that make up the Grand Theft Auto soundtracks. Now streaming music giant Spotify has wised up to this too, launching a new portal dedicated to video game soundtracks and playlists.

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Rogue One Trailer: Yes, Darth Vader is in it

Rogue One Trailer: Yes, Darth Vader is in it

When you are one of the most iconic hero-anti-hero-villain-tragic-hero figures in entertainment history, even a one-second appearance in a two-minute trailer will be enough to have the Internet buzzing. The latest "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer has just confirmed what everyone practically knows already, and still everyone is talking about it nonetheless. Yes, Darth Vader, the Jedi formerly known as Anakin Skywalker, is in the film. Because how could he not be.

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