Episode 89 - A Doctor Strange Strange World
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Welcome to episode 89 of Geek Bytes Podcast.
I’m Ramon Mejia……I’m Edgar Acosta
Every podcast we bring you the roundup of the week’s best Geek and Tech news, then we discuss that news and anything else we’re interested in that week.
In Geek News this week, we’ll talk about Project Tango, The Furby Movie, Workaholics Ends, Predator Casting, Doctor Strange, and much much more..
Now let’s Begin our show with Geek News
We begin with…
Project Tango now live
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Google launched its augmented reality system Tango for smartphones Tuesday with the arrival of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro for $499 in the US. Tango uses depth-sensing cameras and inside out position tracking. 35 apps are available at launch from games, to staging furniture in your home.
FilmStruck lands Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection, pulled its classic movies out of Hulu as of November 11, in order to team up with Turner Classic Movies on a service called FilmStruck. FilmStruck launched Tuesday in the US for $6.99 a month without the Criterion movies or $10.99 a month or $99 a year with the Criterion Collection. FilmStruck will pull its movies from indie studios like Janus and Zeitgeist along with major studios. 70 curated programming themes will be refreshed regularly along with bonus commentaries, outtakes, interviews and introductions. Its available on Web Apple TV, Fire TV, Android and iOS. http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/turner-launches-filmstruck-classic-indie-movies-1201906180/
The Furby Movie?!?
Remember those creepy eyes alien looking toys from your youth? Ferbys? Well, The Weinstein Company is developing a Furby movie!
Bob Weinstein made the announcement at the American Film Market in which he said, “I’m rolling the dice and playing for hits.” It was also revealed that it will be a live-action and CGI hybrid film.
Starship Troopers Remake in works
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The Hollywood Reporter says writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, who penned the upcoming Baywatch movie and the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, have been hired by producer Neal H. Moritz to write a new adaptation of the original Robert A. Heinlein novel. That means, while it’s easiest to describe the film as a remake of the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film, it really isn’t.
Both the novel and the movie were about a future where humans travel into space to fight alien bugs.
It’s retirement time for Workaholics. Or at least it will be after season 7 wraps up.
Variety reports that the Comedy Central series is ending its run after 2017’s stockpile of episodes runs dry.
Olivia Munn cast in Predator movie
According to THR, Munn will be playing a scientist opposite Holbrook’s special forces commando. They also offered a brief plot description for the film, saying that the story, which takes place 30 years after the events of the original film, "plunks the deadly alien hunter, who audiences have seen fight in jungles, concrete jungles, frozen wastelands and alien planets, in the harsh environment of … suburbia."
Johnny Depp to appear in Fantastic Beasts movie
The internet is a buzz with news that Johnny Depp will be playing a major role in the upcoming Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them franchise. Gellert Grindelwald, a dark wizard whom Dumbledore beat in a duel to win the Elder Wand, and though he only has a small role in the first film, he'll be a major force in the franchise. The first movie reportedly mentions Grindelwald's attacks in Europe via newspaper headlines, so it checks out that the sequel would head over there and continue telling that story.
And yes, according to Hypable, Johnny Depp will be playing Grindelwald. They say we'll only see the back of his head in the first Fantastic Beasts (a shot we've already seen at 3:23 in this featurette), but he'll presumably have a much bigger part to play in future films. No word yet on who's playing young Dumbledore, but that ought to be a particularly interesting bit of casting news for fans.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives in theaters on November 18, 2016.
New Wonder Woman Trailer
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Diana Prince goes to war in the new official trailer for Wonder Woman.
The film, which takes place during World War I, begins around the time of Batman v Superman, with Prince looking at an old photo of her and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). “I used to want to save the world. This beautiful place,” Prince, played by Gal Gadot, says in the trailer. “But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness within. I learned this the hard way, a long, long time ago.”
What follows is a trip back in time and a glimpse at the action-heavy DC Extended Universe film from Patty Jenkins. In the trailer, Wonder Woman fights to help Trevor and his comrades defeat a greater evil.
Doctor Strange out now
Our hopes and dreams for the movie.
That’s it for the show
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