DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.Sure, there s the possibly disastrous Warcraft film, the critically panned Angry Birds film which opens this weekend , and you may have even seen some pretty intriguing trailers for Michael Fassbender s new Assassin s Creed movie.While Angry Birds was a big stretch, it seems nearly impossible to make an actual film about falling blocks, but don t tell that to Chinese media exec Bruno Wu and producer Larry Kasanoff of True Lies fame , who are said to be pitching an $80 million joint venture about the hit game of old.The icing on the cake is director/writer Shane Black, who has created some of the best action films and buddy flicks in the genre, from the Lethal Weapon franchise to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.In other words, there will be no movie magic to bring Schwarzenegger s iconic original character back to the franchise in his youth via CGI.Other topics this week vary from Harley Quinn s own DC Comics spinoff film, to a Star Wars film hoax, to Daniel Craig s stepping down as Bond for a possible ascent to the throne by Mr. Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki himself.
Thanks to a new interview with ET Online, we now have a lot more information.It s an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor, Mark Ruffalo told ET s Lauren Zima of the upcoming superhero flick.With Natalie Portman Jane stepping out — new leading lady Tessa Thompson Valkyrie will step in — Banner can be the scientist at Thor s side, not to mention a big, scary presence whenever they have cause to be mad.They ll also be joined by other familiar faces, including Tom Hiddleston Loki , Idris Elba Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins Odin .She is set to play Hela, who is known in the comics as The Death Queen.Thor: Ragnarok is set to open in theaters on November 3, 2017.
The phrase follow the money has become idiomatic in the field of journalism, and when it points a certain way, it s as reliable a source as even the most connected insider.Our suspicions were confirmed when, earlier today, Birth.Movies.Death reported that the actor, best known as the villainous Loki in the Marvel superhero movies, was officially in talks to step into the character s trademark tux.For instance, given that Eon Productions the company handling the search just offered Craig the equivalent of $100 million, we d imagine that they would pivot quickly if the actor had a sudden change of heart.On top of that, Jamie Bell Fantastic Four has reportedly discussed the role with producers and is the latest actor/actress to emerge from the wildly whirring rumor mill.As others have pointed out, the actor has a nearly identical educational pedigree to Bond, having attended both Eton College and Cambridge University.We re sad to see Craig go — and we can t help but think about what might have been with Idris Elba — but Hiddleston is pretty close to what you picture when you read Fleming s novels and would be a hard choice to argue with.
Since the reason for her silence isn t explained or even alluded to on the show, it is a bit of a plot hole, although I don t think it s quite as egregious as you may believe.I completely agree that fridging as a trope is used too often and too easily as a narrative device, but many stories that I enjoy and consider quite good, such as Injustice and Berserk, use it to some extent, and i m uncomfortable dismissing them based on that alone.No, because 50 years of comics history and common sense dictates that they re solely part of the Fantastic Four.Waynes on the BrainCJFox:Dear Mr Postman, why is it that people seem so outraged by movies redoing Batman and Spiderman s origin stories but they never even mention the fact that Superman s origin has been done just as much.I actually agree with you that the shift from the show s steady pace during the first five seasons to the breakneck madness of the sixth season has been… jarring.Let s say that like DC s Suicide Squad, these have to be villains that aren t powerful enough to instantly escape Amanda Waller s program, so no Loki or Doctor Doom or bad guys of that level.
We have checked through all the movies and television series set in the Marvel superhero universe and ranked them in our Ultimate Marvel Guide. The two best Captain America: Civil War A stunningly well-written action film that is able to do all of the many characters motivated. The road to the satisfactory conclusion is packed with fun events, sharp dialogue and good-looking fight scenes. All have important scenes and room to grow. The threat is epic enough to require that all heroes help out, and the arrogant Loki is one of cinema's better villains. Deadpool Although a little slow my party will end up Deadpool high on the scale, because it manages to be so different and completely his own.
DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.You can also add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links above to take BtS on the road!The Emmy noms are in, the weekend is rich with movies, Netflix is absolutely killing it courtesy of Stephen Spielberg s brilliant 80s sensibilities, and Disney just dumped a new Rogue One sizzle reel deep with practical effects.It s another awesome week in entertainment, folks, so let s get into it.This week we highlight some of our favorite Emmy nominees, including none other than House himself, Mr. Hugh Laurie.If you haven t yet seen The Night Manager, get ready to be intrigued as Hugh and fellow nominee Tom Hiddleston aka Loki battle it out Bond style for the fate of $300 million worth of illegal arms.
This is Geomon, a short-lived mobile game from 2011-2013 about collecting creatures using geolocation inspired by Pokémon, that at its peak, had 1 million users, before the app's developer was acquired by YahooBack in 2013, long before Pokémon Go, there was a mobile game app in existence that enabled users to collect 100 cute creatures from different types of habitats and relied on smartphone geolocation to decide whether the user was close to water, grass or snow.But then the app was killed off.With Yahoo being bought by US telecoms giant Verizon, stories are coming out of the woodwork about all the ways in which Marissa Meyer failed to turn Yahoo round; how Meyer managed to mess with Tumblr; and how a much-loved yet little-understood brand is now considered a relic in the fast-paced internet age of today.But one of the saddest stories to come out about Yahoo concerns Loki Studios, an app developer acquired by Yahoo in 2013.Similar to Pokemon Go's Professor Willow, Geomon had a similar grey-haired professor that sought people to help collect samples of the magical creatures for further study
Hugo Weaving was a great Nazi in Captain America: The First Avenger, playing Cap s nemesis, Red Skull.And given that it was a comic book movie, meaning time and space are fluid—and given that any non-Loki villain has failed to really capture people s attention—it s natural to want Weaving back.So he s opened the door a crack to coming back to Marvel, a studio he didn t love working with.had Weaving comment on every movie of his career:I thought it would be a lot of fun to play a classic über-Nazi, someone who thought Hitler was a pussy!Laughs It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it.
In an industry that sometimes seems to come up with solutions to problems nobody had, it s always interesting to hear when a tech gadget is dreamed up to deal with a specific issue its inventor is having.For James Hammer, CEO of Loki Products, the occasion is his family s weekly get-together.That whoever s turn it is to do the cooking usually finds themselves spending more time tending to the meal than catching up with the rest of the group.The Loki Sphere, a so-called smart meat thermometer, which lets chefs use a temperature probe for their cooking, and then receive data via a mobile app, advising them on how the meal is cooking and when it s likely to be ready.Most meat thermometers are very basic, Hammer told Digital Trends.They give you information about what s going on right at that moment, but there s nothing more than that.
The forests of beech, oak, and ash trees that dot the Danish countryside erupt in shades of orange and gold each fall.As beautiful as it is to see from the forest floor, it s even more impressive from above.When you look down, the colors are more dense, says Danish photographer Michael B. Rasmussen.You see much more of them at once.Rasmussen discovered this in November, 2015, after his wife bought him a DJI Phantom III drone for his birthday.He took it for a spin in the woods near his home in Naestved, and snapped a few photos.
Taika Waititi discusses the alien scope of Thor: Ragnarok.Bryan Singer talks about the new X-Men TV show s connection to the wider mutant universe.Speaking to The Playlist, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are surprisingly and refreshingly optimistic about Ryan Reynold s aims to get Hugh Jackman to star in a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover film.I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out.Director Taika Waititi compares the scale of the movie to something like Civil War:Sometimes I would stop and think, I m doing a movie that s got Thor and Doctor Strange and The Incredible Hulk and Loki and every character is so strange and different.
So, in addition to International Women’s Day, Marvel has also decided it’s Thor: Ragnarok Wednesday.Earlier, Entertainment Weekly posted our first look at the film and now they’ve revealed even more photos, including the much, much anticipated first look at Jeff Goldblum’s cosmic lover of competition, the Grandmaster.There are also better images of Hela, played by Cate Blanchett; Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson; and even a new look of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.But the obvious thing in all of this is just director Taika Waititi’s aesthetic.Bright colours, crazy space outfits, weird background character.It looks more like Flash Gordon than a Marvel movie, which works perfectly for the more sci-fi vibe of the film.
So, in addition to International Women’s Day, Marvel has also decided it’s Thor: Ragnarok Wednesday.Earlier, Entertainment Weekly posted our first look at the film and now they’ve revealed even more photos, including the much, much anticipated first look at Jeff Goldblum’s cosmic lover of competition, the Grandmaster.There are also better images of Hela, played by Cate Blanchett; Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson; and even a new look of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.But the obvious thing in all of this is just director Taika Waititi’s aesthetic.Bright colours, crazy space outfits, weird background character.It looks more like Flash Gordon than a Marvel movie, which works perfectly for the more sci-fi vibe of the film.
New photos provide our first look at many of the new and returning characters from Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel Studios' upcoming, much-anticipated sequel film.Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in November, so it makes sense that the studio is starting to offer the public its first look at the third installment of the series that casts Chris Hemsworth as the titular God of Thunder.However, it isn’t Hemsworth’s Thor that’s generating the lion’s share of buzz regarding the new Ragnarok photos — even though Thor appears to have a fancy new haircut.It’s Jeff Goldblum’s appearance as the cosmic gamekeeper known as The Grandmaster that has everyone talking.The photos debuted on Entertainment Weekly and feature the first look at Goldblum’s character, as well as two other franchise newcomers — Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson, who play the evil Hela and the heroic Valkyrie, respectively.Also appearing in the photos are Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as the trickster god Loki, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (the Hulk’s less-intimidating, less-green alter ego).
Smartphones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Asus and Lenovo have been spotted sporting malware they apparently carried when they were shipped.The malware discovered by Check Point Software Technologies included info-stealers, ransomware like Slocker; Loki, which shows “illegitimate advertisements” to generate revenue while stealing device information; and information stealers.Check Point says it found infections in 38 Android devices.Since the malware wasn't in the vendor's ROM, the company's researcher Oren Koriat reckons they were added in the supply chain between vendor and customer.Koriat's post doesn't identify the victims beyond saying two companies owned the devices: one large telecommunications company, and one international IT company.The malicious package names and devices they were spotted on are listed below.
There are a whopping three Marvel movies coming out this year, and with the release dates for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming drawing ever closer, Marvel's lifted the curtain to give us our first proper look at Thor Ragnarok.And all to the tune of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song to boot.Well, Thor, how did all this happen?That is an awful lot to take in, and yet, unlike the many trailers for Spider-Man, I have no idea the general plot of this film is going to be.It's got bits of Planet Hulk, Mjolnir disintegrating in a storm of electricity, Dr Strange fits in there for at least one scene, and they have to deal with the whole Loki-usurping-Odin thing from the end of the last film.
p Io is the closest thing we have to hell in our Solar System, a Jovian moon that features hundreds of active volcanoes and expansive lakes filled with lava.New observations suggests that the largest of these lakes, Loki Patera, produces enormous waves that repeatedly flow around the molten surface.Thanks to a rare orbital alignment between Europa and Io, an international team of researchers has identified and tracked a pair of lava waves as they coursed around Loki Patera, which is larger than Lake Ontario, and with a surface area of 8,300 square miles (21,500 square km).The most likely explanation for this apparently periodic wave action is an overturning circulation pattern, in which cool surface crust slowly thickens and sinks, pulling nearby crust along with it in a wave that spreads across the surface.Back in the 1970s, scientists began to suspect that Io—Jupiter’s fourth largest moon—featured a tumultuous and dynamic surface.One of the most curious things to come out of our observations of Io is the periodic brightening seen at Loki Patera every 400 to 600 days.
p The most detailed map yet of volcanic activity on Jupiter’s moon Io has been created, showing complex waves of lava covering its largest volcanic lake.Io, the closest of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, is the most geologically active body in our Solar System, and contains the least amount of water.To see these volcanoes in more detail, researchers observed Io during a rare event – when Europa passed in front of it and gradually blocked it from view.This meant researchers were able to isolate the light from certain parts of the moon.Because Europa's surface is coated in water ice, it reflects very little sunlight at infrared wavelengths.“In general, we want to understand how Io's eruptions work, how they differ from Earth's eruptions and why, and what the magma reservoirs and networks that feed the volcanoes look like,” Katherine de Kleer, the study's lead author, from the University of California Berkeley, told WIRED.
p A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have created an infrared map of Loki Patera, the largest lava lake on Io, Jupiter's fourth-largest moon.The map showed the presence of two enormous waves, which could have been caused by the hardened lava sinking to the bottom.Io is the most volcanically active place in the solar system, around the size of New Jersey, a million times the size of a lava lake on Earth.A rare event allowed the most detailed look at the crater yet -- Io was occulted, or obscured, by fellow moon Europa.Europa's surface consists of water ice, which reflects very little infrared sunlight.The team's findings were published this week in the journal Nature.
Venus' activity is driven by a simple version of plate tectonics.There are also hints of cryovolcanoes, which belch up ice rather than lava, on some of the bodies of the outer Solar System.Io is partially molten due to gravitational stress from its proximity to three large moons and a massive planet.The results are active volcanoes and vast pools of molten material on the moon's surface.By all appearances, that hot material isn't stable, since the entire surface seems to be reworked every few years, temporarily replaced by new hot material.Unfortunately, we haven't gotten a good view of the process, instead being limited to erratic snapshots from the Voyagers, the Galileo orbiter, and various telescopes.
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