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Netflix And Amazon Join The Battle Against Kodi Pirates Ian Morris, CONTRIBUTOR   Set TV is a company that offers 500 channels of premium content for $20 per month. But it hasn’t found some startling new revenue stream, it’s showing unauthorized content from broadcasters like Disney, NBC and others according to a lawsuit filed in California this week. The service has apps that work with devices like Amazon’s own FireTV as well as Nvidia’s shield and pretty much any Android device. Kodi, the open source video streaming app is also a way to watch the Set TV streams, and while Kodi itself is legal it suffers a lot with plugins which are most certainly not. Amazon and Netflix have joined the likes of Disney and Paramount in fighting companies which infringe their copyright in this way. Th...

Why It Makes Perfect Sense for Netflix and Amazon to Buy Up Movie Theaters

It’s time for some M&A in the theater space. Netflix (NFLX – Get Report) reportedly has shown interest in buying movie theaters. It makes perfect sense. Netflix, or Action Alerts Plus holdingAmazon (AMZN – Get Report) , will buy a national chain of movie theaters, busting the entire tickets, concessions, new movie release paradigm. The theater is not dead, it just has not evolved to today’s market, and the only way it can is with M&A from outside. The new model will be an incremental subscription and it will super-powered by data, mobile apps and a combination of owned and leased content. The big screen will turn into an experience again. Here’s a deep dive into the industry. The Issue with Current Movie Paradigm… The largest issues with the ...

Why Big Thinkers Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), left, and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) battle it out in a fight fueled by dueling visions of resource management. MARVEL STUDIOS Academics can’t stop talking about Black Panther. Sure, it’s just a movie. A superhero action movie. But it’s also a movie about an (admittedly fictional) African nation that, in the absence of colonialists, shaped itself through careful governance into a thriving society. And so on Twitter, in newspapers and just about anywhere you look, researchers, professors and African leading lights are talking about Wakanda. “No one wants to get roped into this discussion, but it’s so hard not to!” Chris W.J. Roberts, a political science instructor at the University of Calgary, tweeted, before div...

‘Black Panther’ Posts Powerful $64M Third Weekend

Marvel Studios’ most-recent entry is the third-fastest film to reach the half-billion mark at the domestic box office. Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ easily topped the box office in its third weekend in release with $64.7 million in domestic ticket sales. Black Panther continued its box office dominance, topping the domestic weekend box office for the third weekend in a row with $64.7 million in ticket sales. That pushes its domestic total to $501 million, while its overseas tally of $397 million brings its worldwide total to $898 million. This makes it the third-fastest film to reach the domestic half-billion mark, tied with Jurassic World and one day behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s also now the 10th highest grossing domestic release of all time. And it’s far from...

Jack Box Joins Snoop Dogg to Talk All Things Munchie Meal

On the latest episode of GGN, Snoop sits down with the fast food world’s biggest boss to talk collaborating on snacks and ping pong skills. by MERRY JANE Staff With adult-use cannabis finally legal and accessible in the great state of California, we thought we’d do a little celebrating. And like you, we party with red eyes, late nights, and insatiable appetites. So now, with the rest of the Golden State legally on our level, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at Jack in the Box to bring you the ultimate MERRY Munchie Meal: Halfsies (½ curly fries, ½ onion rings, all parts delicious), two of the brand’s famous Tacos, five Mini Churros, and three Crispy Chicken Strips, plus a drink — all for, yup, you guessed it  — $4.20. Watch here!  To kick off our collaboration, Jack in the Box’s CEO, ...

How To Get Your Music Into Video Games

  Start Small Former Director of Music Relations for Electronic Arts/EA Sports, and current CEO of Eckhardt Consulting Randy Eckhardt: “Don’t bother trying to meet with top-level people right away,” he suggests. “Seek out smaller developers first, as it certainly helps to show that you’ve had placement before. The current expansion into online social games that are using not as rich and deep content has expanded opportunities to score smaller games.”   Make Their Job Easier Music supervisors and licensors are flooded with hundreds of submissions on a daily basis, and there are only so many hours in a day. To increase your chances of being heard, make it easy for them to access and listen to your music. “I’d much rather stream tracks,” said Matt Levine. “I’d rather not...

Choose An Eye And See What Your Subconscious Mind Reveals About You

The saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul. Some phrase it as “the eyes are the mirror to the soul.” The eyes are perhaps our most important sense of all, our connection to the visual reality we live in. But different people see things even visually completely differently: we create our own reality. The Sight – Choose an Eye in This Photo and Read your Description Below In the field of psychology, they say the subconscious is a hidden part of the consciousness, never in the focus point of awareness. The actual word “subconscious” is said to represent an anglicized version of the French subconscient, which psychologist Pierre Janet coined to argue that beneath the many layers of“critical thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness.” He was referring to the sub...

Marvel’s Inhumans’ long, difficult road to television, explained

For Marvel, it’s been a struggle turning Inhumans into a mainstream superhero team. The underlying lesson of every Marvel superhero story is to never give up. Spider-Man pinned under a crumbling building? Don’t give up. Kitty Pryde trapped in an intergalactic bullet hurtling through space? Don’t give up. The Avengers fighting Chitauri forces while locked out of Earth because of a force field and a turncoat Steve Rogers? Don’t ever give up. But in the case of the Inhumans, the stars of Marvel’s latest television show, maybe the better lesson is knowing when to actually give up. After an editorial push in the comic books with a couple of big crossover events to pump up their popularity (with lukewarm results), a broken promise to turn the Inhumans into a movie, and a grand IMAX release of th...

Is it Pennywise? Pa. town sees red balloons floating above sewer grate

It appears that a homicidal clown could be lurking beneath the streets of a small eastern Pennsylvania town. Red balloons have been tied to the sewer grates in the town of Lititz and police have taken to Facebook to tell the prankster to please refrain from replacing the balloons that they’re removing, The Associated Press reported. The red balloon is what Pennywise, the child-eating clown who lives in the sewers of Stephen King’s novel “It” uses as a calling card. A movie remake hits theaters Friday. Police said in their post that they were “completely terrified” by the balloons and “respectfully request they do not do that again.” After the post went viral, the police department decided to take its investigation to another level, having the department’s criminal investigative division lo...

Hollywood movies have worst summer in 11 years

Is it time to abandon the franchise ship? It hasn’t been a good summer for the U.S. box office, as cinemas have seen their worse turnout for years. According to comScore, this year’s summer box office revenue in the US will be at its lowest since 2006. Predicted to come in at just $3.78 billion, the revenue would be nearly 16% lower than last summer’s take. Box Office Mojo has also predicted that attendance figures and ticket sales for this summer will mark a 25-year low in cinematic entertainment in the U.S. Who’s to blame? There are a few contenders. The recent trend in franchises and cinematic universes proved to be problematic for cinema houses this year, as a slew of big-budget, low-earning sequels and reboots failed to impress audiences. Transformers: The Last...

Lil Wayne Hospitalized With Multiple Seizures, Cancels Las Vegas Show

Rapper hospitalized in Chicago following two minor seizures Lil Wayne canceled his Sunday night concert at a Las Vegas nightclub after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier in the day. Lil Wayne canceled his Sunday night concert at a Las Vegas nightclub after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier in the day. The rapper’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that Lil Wayne was again hospitalized following his continued struggle with epilepsy. “Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance,” Las Vegas’ Drai’s nightclub said in a statement Sunday. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.” Wayn...

21 Jokes That Will Make Introverts Laugh Harder Than They Should

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