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Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

If you thought a full trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies, followed by a Hobbit trilogy, was enough page-to-screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's universe, you were wrong. Get ready for even more Frodo Baggins. Amazon Studios is reportedly in talks to land the rights to adapt Lord of the Rings into a new TV series, with a goal of replicating the success of HBO's immensely popular Game of Thrones.

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RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA previously announced new Roku TV models, but they hit their budget price point by eliminating a key coveted feature: 4K resolution. Now the company is back with new Roku TV models that do include Ultra HD, ensuring buyers can watch their favorite shows in the highest resolution offered. You will be paying more for this extra feature, though.

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Theaters must follow strict Disney terms to show Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Theaters must follow strict Disney terms to show Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Theaters hoping to rake in some cash on Star Wars hype will need to follow a burdensome set of top-secret instructions in order to do so, according to a new report. Disney has reportedly passed on a series of terms that theaters must follow if they want to screen The Last Jedi, a move that some exhibitors complain is most severe they've ever dealt with. Among other things, Disney will reportedly get 65-percent of the movie's ticket sales.

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New Star Wars The Last Jedi trailer has another tragic loss [SEMI-SPOILER]

New Star Wars The Last Jedi trailer has another tragic loss [SEMI-SPOILER]

No major plot points are given away in the newest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, but one of our best longtime series friends does take a hit. In the trailer, spotted by an intrepid Reddit user by the name of Ishasemo, we see the equivalent of C-3PO losing his golden arm and picking up a red one. This massacre of a piece loss happens to one of the best friends of the most major character loss in the previous most recent Star Wars film in this Skywalker series trilogy - and it's sort of funny, as it turns out.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Awake” TV spot teases new scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Awake” TV spot teases new scenes

There are already numerous unanswered questions orbiting around the upcoming Star Wars film, including, of course, Rey’s parentage that may or may not have been “leaked” by Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver. So what’s the harm in adding more? The Last Jedi has just gotten a new 45-second TV spot that mostly reuses clips from the recent trailer. Mostly. Of course it has new ones to show, and the last few seconds will definitely send the Interwebs into a frenzy of theories.

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House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

Netflix has taken its House of Cards plans down a notch, revealing that production of the sixth season has been indefinitely stopped while the company talks with cast and crew. The news arrived shortly before additional allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey. Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital had announced earlier this week that it would cancel House of Cards after its upcoming sixth season.

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House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

Netflix has decided to cancel its hit political series House of Cards, a move perhaps spurred by recent news surrounding show star Kevin Spacey. Sources claim that Netflix has been considering ending the show for awhile now, though, and now new sources have surfaced with a new tip: Netflix is planning to create a spin-off series based around House of Cards. Who will the new series focus on? Not Claire, it seems.

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Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix has cancelled House of Cards, bringing the popular series to an end after six seasons. It was sudden news from an entertainment standpoint, but one that many expected following recent allegations leveled at series star Kevin Spacey. The political drama follows the corrupt politician Frank Underwood.

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First Oscar awarded to VR experience focusing on immigrants and refugees

First Oscar awarded to VR experience focusing on immigrants and refugees

The medium of virtual reality has just taken a big step forward towards being recognized as a legitimate form of storytelling. The Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it's awarding a special Oscar to director Alejandro González Iñárritu for his VR experience titled Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), part of an exhibit that aims to explore "the human condition of immigrants and refugees."

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Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

We're now in the midst of one of the three Steam Sale events leaked recently in a Reddit forum. The other is, of course, Thanksgiving's own Black Friday, followed by a Winter Sale. Generally the Winter event is one of the bigger two of the year - but the one we're in right this minute isn't too shabby itself.

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DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

Earlier this year, DISH rolled out Alexa support to its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes. While that implementation likely covered a lot of DISH users, customers who use Joey boxes were unfortunately left out in the cold. That all changes today, as DISH has announced Alexa support for Joey clients as well.

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Kinect is dead

Kinect is dead

Microsoft's Kinect is officially out of production - neither Kinect for Xbox nor Kinect for PC shall be made henceforth. For those consumers that've been waiting to pick up a Kinect - now's the time. Once stock is gone, it's gone forever. The creators and those influenced by the original release of the Kinect, however, roll forward with projects far out-performing their predecessors.

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