Cordkillers 270 - Leaking Their Lips Off
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CordKillers: 270 - Leaking Their Lips Off
Recorded: June 10 2019
Trailer for Hulu's Harlots. Season 3
After ‘Dark Phoenix’ Bombs, Where Does ‘X-Men’ Go From Here?
-Dark Phoenix opened to $33 million, the worst opening of an X-Men title by far.
- Estimates are it will lose $100 million
- This was the end of this version of the X-Men anyway
- Variety suggests Disney should give it a break because of franchise fatigue
- Filming of Dark Phoenix ended two years ago and Fox moved the date several times.
- What should they do with the X-Men?
How to Watch
Quibi cofounders reveal pricing and launch date for the short-form streaming service
Steven Spielberg Writing Horror Series for Quibi But Only For Night
-Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announced their new streaming service called Quibi will launch April 6, 2020 for $4.99 with short ads, and $7.99 without them.
- The service will be "mobile-only" (5G is supposed to mean more people watching on phones and tablets)
- Plan to have around 7,000 videos on the platform in the first year.
- Episodes and series will be structured differently. Quibi’s videos could for instance play out a 2-hour series in 7-10 minute chapters.
- Katzenberg: "Dan Brown has spoken about having these 464-page novels with very short chapters, so that if his readers didn’t have 30-40 minutes to sit down and read a big section, they could still have a good reading experience with however amount of time they had.”
- Billions of dollars raised.
- Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi each doing horror shows.
- A show about the founding of Snapchat
- #Freerayshawn, a drama series starring Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne from Antoine Fuqua
- A court show starring Chrissy Teigen,
- remakes of MTV’s Punk’d and Singled Out.
- Steven Spielberg writing a horror series you can only watch at night (10-12 chapter story)
- 8 movies at launch with 26 signature projects rolling out every other Monday for the first year. Also alternative non-scripted and daily essentials.
What to Watch
Apple debuts For All Mankind trailer, coming to Apple TV Plus
-Apple showed its first full-length trailer for an upcoming show. For All Mankind is from Ron Moore and tells a story of the Soviet Union landing a person on the moon first, causing the space race to keep going.
It’s Always Sunny meets Warcraft in Mythic Quest Apple TV+ trailer
- "Rob Mcelhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz teamed up with Ubisoft to create a TV show for Apple TV Plus called Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. It's a mockumentary style show about a game developer of a successful Warcraft-like MMO. AND Netflix also bought the distribution rights for Ubisoft's “Tom Clancy’s The Division” adaptation starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. David Leitch, whose directed “Deadpool 2” and “Hobbs & Shaw,” is directing the project.
Netflix Buys ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal
‘The Good Place’ to End After Fourth Season
-The Good Place will end its story after season 4 next year. NBC says that when you count multiple platforms and streaming it is the network's most watched shows. Creator Mike Schur, said they mapped out the trajectory of the show after it got picked up for season 2 and came up with 4 seasons. "At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant."
CBS Launches Los Angeles Hub for Streaming-Video Outlet CBSN
- CBSN has launched its second local version of the free streaming news service. CBSN New York launched in December and CBSN LA is the new one. It features the regular weekeday local newscasts from KCBS and KCAL as well as 7 AM and 1 PM streaming-only newscasts. Boston and San Francisco are set to get local versions later this year.
‘Punky Brewster’ Sequel Series in the Works With Soleil Moon Frye
- Universal Content Productions is developing a Punky Brewster followup starring Soleil Moon Frye as a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets--- a young girl who reminds her of herself. Punky Brewster ran for four season on NBC from 1984-1988
Hulu will stream the first three 'Veronica Mars' seasons on July 1st ahead of the new 8-episode series coming July 26.
Geena Davis will have a recurring role in five episodes of season 3 of GLOW which comes to Netflix August 9
Love, Death & Robots will return for a second season on Netflix.
Netflix ordered an animated series called “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” set in the timeline of the 2015 movie coming to Netflix in 2020.
‘Dune’ Series Ordered at WarnerMedia Streaming Service, Denis Villeneuve to Direct
- WarnerMedia’s streaming service also ordered “Dune: The Sisterhood” with Denis Villeneuve directing the pilot and Jon Spaihts set to write. Spaihts and Villeneuve also co-wrote the screenplay for the film reboot . Dune's film reboot will come November 20, 2020.
Warner Media's forthcoming streaming service ordered a 10-episode drama called Tokyo Vice starring Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort.
Sandra Bullock, Akiva Goldsman & John Legend To Produce Music & Dance-Flavored 1980s Dramedy For Amazon Inspired By Bullock’s College Years
-Sandra Bullock, Akiva Goldsman & John Legend will produce a Music & Dance 1980s Dramedy For Amazon Inspired By Bullock’s College Years at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina 1983-1987. Created and written by K.C. Perry (CW's The Originals, TNT's Constance)
HBO cancels daily news show ‘Vice News Tonight’
- The Hollywood Reporter says HBO has canceled Vice News Tonight which was launched shortly before the 2016 US presidential election. Vice is shopping the show to other networks.
Brian: Good Omens (first 3 eps), The Office UK,
Tom: Black Mirror
On the Lookout: Black Mirror
AT&T’s WarnerMedia streaming service to cost “between $16 and $17 a month”
- We're still waiting on an official announcement and details on what would be included, but sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Warner Media's new streaming service will bundle HBO, Cinemax and a library of movies and TV shows for between $16 and $17 a month. HBO Now costs $14.99 a month. There's also supposed to be a less-expensive ad-supported service under consideration as well. A beta is expected later this year with a full launch next March.
Apple announces multiple profile support for tvOS
- A new version of TVOS for the Apple TV coming later this year will have a redesigned home screen with full screen video previews. Apple will also introduce profiles so users can have theor own customized "up next" lists. On the laptop and desktop front the next version of macOS will break iTunes into three apps, for TV, music and podcasts.
Epix is now available as a channel on Amazon Prime
- Prime Video subscribers can now add the Epix movie service for $5.99 a month. Epix offers movies along with its own originals like Pennyworth, a Batman prequel about Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred.
Ad Sales Stronger Than Expected for TV’s Next Primetime Slate
-Variety estimates that US broadcast networks will get 3 to 5 percent more ad dollars for the fall schedule than it did last year. Variety states a lack of transparency in digital ad effectiveness by Facebook, difficulty in managing influencers on Instagram and Twitter and content issues on YouTube contributing to the increased broadcast ad spend, despite declining viewership. Cable networks are not seeing the increase as much.
Netflix Taps Fox Vet Spencer Klein As Director Of Theatrical Distribution, Will Steer Rollout Of ‘The Irishman’ & Streamer’s Awards Season Slate
- Netflix has hired 20th Century Fox's Spencer Klein as Netflix's Director of Theatrical Distribution. Klein will over see the distribution of Netflix's award-season slate which includes Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat. Scorsese reportedly wants a wide rollout, which means Klein's job is too push theaters to reduce the 90-day window.
Renee Zellweger Thriller ‘What/If’ Pops To The Top Of Netflix’s UK Top Ten List
- Deadline has a story updating you on the Netflix top 10 most watched list in the UK. Showing that for whatever reason people are interested. Renee Zellweger’s thriller What/If moved to the top spot and the rom-com Always Be My Maybe and Ava Duvernay's miniseries When They See Us moved into the list as well.
Dispatches from the Front
Gentlemen and guest. I signed up for HBO on the Apple tv app on my iphone since I saw you could download shows to watch later. Imagine my disappointment when I found out you can’t send it to your tv using Apple’s lightening to hdmi adapter, it’s restricted. I can stream using said adapter to tv but not shows I have downloaded. This would come in handy when we RV since most campgrounds have lousy wifi unless you go to the clubhouse. This kind of stuff causes unrest😐. I feel better now, thanks
... I am getting sick and tired to have to go between over a half of dozen sites to find my movie. Instead to combat this I am going back to the past and owning a digital copy on my local computer
or more specifically a NAS.
The issue I have is that I want to get it to work on my multiple screens and the best way I see to do that is to make a PLEX server. Since the last time I did this was in the early 2000s I could use some
recommendations on which one to grab that will be able to deliver some content to my computers. Thank you in advance, love the show and take care.
I'm one of those who didn't watch Deadwood. I tried at one point several years ago, but just couldn't get into it at the time, for whatever reasons. I couldn't tell you anything about what I did watch.
I just finished the Deadwood Movie, and wanted to share my fresh thoughts. Here goes:
First, my main issue is it just felt small. If it didn't have "Movie" as a part of the title, maybe I'd feel different. But this did not feel like anything other than a TV movie on any other network. I feel like they just didn't aim for anything other than a couple of episodes to close the series. I come back to the whole idea of what I think of a 'movie' feels different from what I watched. Especially the way it just kind of ended.
Second, the only small nit picky thing for me that stood out was the flashbacks. That seemed like total fan service, and completely took me out of it. Again, made it feel like just part of the the show instead of a Movie. Every single one of the actors could've carried those with dialog and their acting chops.
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"Thank you lot for another fine show. It is a pleasure to invite you into my living room twice a week. A lot of youtube shows are interesting, but do not feel friendly, as yours does. "