Cordkillers 285 - Quantum Attenborough (w/ Robb Dunewood)
Sony and Marvel kiss and make up. How to transition a mother-in-law into cordcutting. Plus, Stranger Things is confirmed for a season 4. All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Robb Dunewood.
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CordKillers: 285 - Quantum Attenborough
Recorded: September 30 2019
Guest: Robb Dunewood
Two-part finale season of Bojack Horseman
Sony & Disney Make Peace On Third ‘Spider-Man’ Movie: How Deal Came Together
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Will Develop A ‘Star Wars’ Movie
-On September 25, The Hollywood Reporter reported Kevin Feige will develop a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm.
- At that point you could be forgiven for thinking "Ah this is what they were talking about when they said he was too busy to handle a Spider-man movie."
- Two days later on September 27 we found at Disney and Sony have - SHOCKER - reached an agreement on a third Spider-man movie in the MCU.
- If you care about these things, Disney got an increase to 25% of the equity stake, and Disney will co-finance 25% of the cost. Spider-man also will appear in one more MCU movie.
- What more of you care about is the next Spider-man movie will arrive July 16, 2021 with Amy Pascal and Feige producing.
- There's also some talk that the Spiderverse will acknowledge details fo the MCU and vice versa.
How to Watch
Why Robb has so far decided it make sense to keep cable himself but is really trying to get his Mother-in-law to cut the cord.
What to Watch
‘Stranger Things’ Renewed For Season 4 By Netflix As Creators The Duffer Brothers Ink Mega Overall Deal
- Netflix has officially renewed Stranger Things for a fourth season, no surprise there, but the company also signed the Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series deal. A renewal video teaser for season 4 used the words "We're not in Hawkins anymore" with the Westminster chimes from London's Big Ben playing.
Will Smith will star in a Netflix crime drama called "The Council." Smith will play crime boss Nicky Barnes in a story set in Harlem in the 1970s. Barnes story was previously told in the movie American Gangster.
Original Jurassic Park cast is returning for Jurassic World 3
- Colin Trevorrow says Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will all have sizable roles in the third Jurassic World movie. Goldblum had a small role in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Neill was last in Jurassic Park III which featured a cameo by Dern. Jurassic World 3 is due to be released on June 11th, 2021.
Obi-Wan: Lucasfilm Taps Jedi Universe Veteran To Direct Disney+ Series
- Debora Chow has been named as executive producer and director of a Disney+ Series starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-wan. Chow has worked on Jessica Jones, Mr. Robot, American Gods, Better Call Saul, and Lost in Space, as well as on The Mandalorian.
NBCU launches LX, a local news network aimed at younger cord cutters
- NBC launched an OTA and streaming news network targeted at Gen Z and Millenials called LX, short for Local X. Content will be created by NBC's 42 local TV stations, with visually rich longer-form content. It will deliver local stories and background on complex issues. You can get it on youtube.com/NBCLX or at LX.com. In April 2020, local newscasts will be added along with Over the air broadcasts.
Netflix & BBC Team Up For Natural History First With David Attenborough Series ‘Life In Colour’
- Netflix and the BBC are co-producing a three part natural history documentary called Life In Colour narrated by Sir David Attenborough. It will focus on how color plays a role in animal interactions, premiering in 2021.
Ellen DeGeneres Sets Four Series at HBO Max
- Ellen DeGeneres is producing four new shows fro HBO Max, three of which have been ordered straight to series. “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” dating show “First Dates Hotel,” and 2D animated children’s series “Little Ellen” are the ordered one. A documentary series called "Finding Einstein" is in development.
Hulu Not Moving Forward With Marvel Series ‘Ghost Rider’
- Variety says Hulu will not be moving forward on Marvel's Ghost Rider starring Gabriel Luna. Hulu still has Helstrom on the way as well as shows based on Howard the the Duck, M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. And Runaways returns for a third season December 13.
The BBC dropped a trailer for a new three-part miniseries production of War of the Worlds coming this autumn.
Apple TV Plus which is now just a month away launching November 1, released trailers for three of its kids and family series, Ghost Writer, Helpsters (from Sesame Street) and Snoopy in Space.
A new trailer for the Breaking Bad movie Camino came out early last week. Camino comes to Netflix October 11.
Brian: Wargames, The Good Place, Preacher, The Righteous Gemstones, Extras, re-watched What We Do in the Shadows
Tom: Ad Astra
On the Lookout: The Good Place on Netflix, Mr. Robot on Amazon Prime
Locast Counter-Sues Broadcast Networks In Battle Over Local TV Streaming
- Locast, a non-profit that streams local television stations under a copyright law exemption for signal boosters, was sued in July by ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox who say it is misrepresenting itself as non-profit and benefits carriers like satellite TV services. friday, Locast filed a counter-claim in US District Court in New York alleging the broadcasters suit is "objectively baseless" and that they have colluded to limit public access to over the air signals, "that they are statutorily required to make available for free." The Locast filing claims Google wanted it that it faced "punishment" by the broadcast networks if it induced Locast as part of YouTube TV.
YouTube TV Now Available on Amazon Fire TV Devices
- YouTube TV has arrived on most Fire TV devices. Amazon and Google reached an agreement earlier this year that Prime Video on Chromecasts and YouTube back on Fire TV devices. The YouTube TV app works on all except the first generation of Fire TV devices.
Apple Plots Theatrical Release of Films Prior to Apple TV Plus Streaming
- The Wall Street Journal said that Apple is talking to theater chains about carrying some of its Apple TV+ films in theaters. This is a common practice for streaming services like Amazon and Netflix in order to get award consideration. For instance to get Oscar consideration, movies must run in qualifying theaters for at least 7 consecutive days with three showings daily. Apple has supposedly hired former Imax head of entertainment Greg Foster as a consultant on the theater release strategy.
Apple TV update arrives with multi-user support and a new home screen
- Apple released tvOS 13, which adds multi-user support, a refreshed home screen with full-screen video previews, a Control Center, and a new picture-in-picture option. tvOS also supports Apple Arcade which also includes support for Sony's DualShock 4 controllers and Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Bluetooth Controller.
Networks, TV Stations Eye New Ways to Measure All the Viewers of Their Content
- NBCUniversal and Hearst have announced the their stations will be selling ad time based on total viewer impressions, instead o traditional ratings. More stations are expected to follow. And national TV expects to start counting "out of home" audiences, like bars, offices and hotels. The push for the changes have to do with programmtic ads that wish to reach particular audiences more than just large numbers.
Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge Inks Big Overall Deal With Amazon Studios
- Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge who's Amazon original, Fleabag cleaned up at the Emmys has signed a three year deal with Amazon. Waller-Bridge will create and produce new shows to appear exclusively on Prime Video. She'll continue to Executive Produce Killing Eve and has a show called Run coming to HBO in 2020.
Dispatches from the Front
"SO FAR, I have not seen pre-roll ads on my DVR records on my Tivo.
BUT, after recently paying $400 for an ""all in, forever"" OTA Tivo DVR, so I don't have to watch commercials if I don't want to... and IF Tivo throws their OWN ads in front of the DVR recordings (while giving me an option to conveniently SKIP everyone else's ads)...
THAT is a load of HORSE HOCKEY!
Hey Tom, Brian, and guest, I wanted to weigh in on your previous discussion about YouTube's video recommendation engine and human interaction. I have the Google Opinion Rewards app on my phone that earns me $0.10-0.50 to answer quick little surveys infrequently. They started out as product surveys and commercials, but lately I've been getting a lot of YouTube surveys about videos I've recently watched and potential videos to show after. It asks, based on the freeze frame and title, if I think it would make a good recommendation and why not.
The algorithm is still picking videos, but they do have a way to have basic human corroboration without paying an intern $70k to watch YouTube.
Thanks for all the great work you all do, all of your content is a wonderful part of my work day.