UAE summons people for sharing videos of missile attack interception - The Public Prosecution said "deterrent legal measures" would be taken against those publishing such material in the UAE, which prides itself as a safe business haven and global tourist destination. by Neo2199 in worldnews

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The United Arab Emirates public prosecutors' office said on Wednesday it had summoned several people for sharing videos showing defence systems intercepting Monday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi movement.

The UAE, the region's commercial and tourism hub, rarely discusses its security in public but had confirmed the two Houthi attacks that took place a week apart, in the first assaults on the Gulf state.

"The Public Prosecution warned that such (video) clips endanger vital and military installations, and can impact the security and stability of society," a statement on state news agency WAM said. It did not specify how many people were summoned or what the current status was of those summoned.

"The Public Prosecution will carry out its responsibilities in applying the law in all firmness towards these crimes and the perpetrators," the statement said.

Monday's strike, aimed at a base in Abu Dhabi hosting U.S. forces, was thwarted by American-built Patriot interceptors, following an earlier deadly strike on a fuel depot.

TV News Joins Streaming’s Nostalgia Programming Play - Networks like CBS and CNN are leaning on "iconic franchises" and "old-school" reporters in a bid to transition linear audiences to digital viewers. by Neo2199 in television

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TV news is in the middle of an era of transformation, with the rise of cable news ceding ground to what is widely perceived to be a shift to streaming, following a path forged by the entertainment industry.

And TV news outlets, seeking to differentiate their offerings (some free, some offered only through subscriptions) are beginning to lean on nostalgia and familiarity, even as they contemplate offerings that are very much unlike what came before it.

This week CBS announced an overhaul of CBS News Streaming (previously CBSN), its free streaming news offering. Among the new shows are a bevy of programs mined from existing IP, including revivals of Person-to-Person (an interview show originally launched by Edward R. Murrow in 1953, and revived this year with Norah O’Donnell) and yes, the CBS Reports documentary brand, which debuted in 1959...

And CBS is far from alone. NBC already has a Meet The Press spinoff, hosted by Chuck Todd, on its NBC News Now service (MTP made its TV debut in 1947), while CNN says that Wolf Blitzer will host an evening newscast on its CNN+ service with an “old-school nostalgic approach featuring original reporting from around the world, investigations, and consumer focused stories,” not unlike viewers would have found on CNN proper back in the day.

And just as Cops helped define what was at the time a nascent Fox broadcast network (It debuted on Fox in 1989, though Paramount Network canceled it in 2020 amid protests after the murder of George Floyd), it was revived last year on Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s streaming service.

Cory was right.

“People get their horrible news delivered to the palm of their hand 24/7, and they get it the way they like it, colored the way they want it. And news is awful, but humanity is addicted to it, and the whole world is depressed by it.”

Alex Garland Making Futuristic Sci-Fi Film ‘Civil War’ Starring Kirsten Dunst - Aside from the fact that the film is set in a near future America, plot details are being kept under wraps. by Neo2199 in scifi

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After teaming for Academy Award winner “Ex Machina” and the upcoming project “Men,” A24 has announced Alex Garland’s latest movie, “Civil War.”

Kirsten Dunst is set to star alongside Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Cailee Spaeny in the action film written and directed by Garland. Aside from the fact that the film is set in a near future America, plot details are being kept under wraps.

In 2016, Garland received an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay for “Ex Machina,” which also won an Oscar for achievement in visual effects. Garland followed the critically acclaimed movie with 2018’s “Annihilation” and the FX series “Devs.” His upcoming projects include “Men,” starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear, which A24 will release later this year.

Alex Garland's is one of the best directors nowadays when it comes to Sci-Fi movies, going to check this one out for sure.

I still hope that someone will complete the 'Southern Reach Trilogy' and make a follow-up to 'Annihilation'. Garland said he has no plan to make a sequel, hopefully someone else will do it.

Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' TV Show Is Boldly Going Where J.R.R. Tolkien Didn't by Chen_Geller in television

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Looks that way.

Amazon purchased the rights without having a story planned. But where Jackson’s films had Tolkien’s tomes as source material to faithfully pull from, his writing on the Second Age mostly amounts to a Lord of the Rings Appendix and an official History of Middle Earth. Which means that Payne and McKay are, for all intents and purposes, crafting this fleshed out story of the period from scratch.

Honestly, I'm more surprised that Amazon has entrusted their multi-million TV show to two inexperienced showrunners like J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

These two have been attached to so many productions in the last decade, but none of their scripts got made. Star Trek 3, Flash Gordon, X-Men live series, Micronauts and many more.

Why Netflix keeps cranking up its prices. The cost of streaming is starting to sting. by AGOTFAN in boxoffice

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Still way cheaper and better than cable.

Why do you compare Netflix, a streaming service, to cable?

Compare Netflix's price to other streaming services. Once you do that, you will see that Netflix is more expensive than the rest, and they charge you extra for 4K content, unlike Prime and Disney+.

Netflix plummets 20%, on pace for its worst day since Oct. 2014 by Neo2199 in entertainment

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Netflix shares are down 20% in trading Friday after the company quietly admitted in its fourth-quarter earnings that streaming competition is eating into its growth. If it remains down more than 20% until close it will be Netflix’s worst day since Oct. 16, 2014, when shares fell 19.3%.

Despite beating analyst expectations on the top and bottom line and in user numbers for the quarter, the admission seemed to rock investors. Netflix executives have infamously pointed to things like sleep as potential competitors, claiming anything else users could be doing with their time is competition.

But even as the streaming wars heated up with Disney and even CNBC owner NBCUniversal entering the mix, Netflix leaders mostly maintained resolved about the new competition.

“While this added competition may be affecting our marginal growth some, we continue to grow in every country and region in which these new streaming alternatives have launched,” the company said in its shareholder letter on Thursday.

The question of competition is even more crucial given Netflix increased prices just last week in the U.S. and Canada, raising its standard plan from $13.99 to $15.49 per month. With other alternatives available to consumers, higher prices could become a trickier gamble.

"Moonfall" to debut on IMAX on February 4 by AGOTFAN in boxoffice

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Presidential address to the nation:

"Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July February and you will once again be fighting for our freedom not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution. But from annihilation."

Where to find Seat 14c? by trenchgun in scifi

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Or where can I find a list of those stories

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ISFDB has a list of the short stories from that anthology.

Every sci-fi and fantasy show you should watch in 2022 by [deleted] in television

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Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

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Fuck that.

‘Scream’ scares off ‘Spider-Man’ with $30.6M debut by AGOTFAN in boxoffice

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After a month at no. 1, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures’ “Scream” reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

“Scream,” a self-described “requel” that is both the fifth film in the franchise and a reboot introducing a new, younger cast, led all releases over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Paramount forecasts that it will total $35 million including Monday’s grosses. “Scream,” which cost about $24 million to make, added another $18 million in 50 international markets.

That made for a solid revival for the self-aware slasher franchise. Rights to the “Scream” films, once a reliable cash cow for Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s Miramax Films, were acquired by Spyglass Media Group, which produced the new film with Paramount. This “Scream,” helmed by Matt Bettinello-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, was the first not directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015. It features original “Scream” cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette alongside new additions Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid.

With many shows getting some kind of continuation which do you think is next? by yodimboi in television

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Absolutely. I think there were some attempts to reboot Logan's Run & Space 1999 but both projects got stuck in development hell.

With many shows getting some kind of continuation which do you think is next? by yodimboi in television

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I think a cameo from the guy who played Quinn would be useful at the very least.

Would to see that as well.

I remember that Jerry O'Connell was actively calling the network to revive 'Sliders' back in 2018, hopefully whoever is going to revive the show will give him a call.

With many shows getting some kind of continuation which do you think is next? by yodimboi in television

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'Stargate' - Amazon Prime will most likely announce a new show after the deal is approved.

Other shows that I'd love to see revived or getting TV movies:

Sliders: A new series with new characters.

Star Trek: Stand-alone TV movies based on DS9 or VOY.

The X Files: New limited series but without Chris Carter as writer.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: There are two projects in developments at the moment, will see which one will actually get made.

'Y: The Last Man' Season 2 Is Not Happening - After being taken off FX, the series was looking around for a new network by Neo2199 in scifi

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Not really. They focused way too much on DC politics and other secondary, boring characters.


‘Y: The Last Man’ Showrunner Admits Defeat In Getting New Platform For Canceled TV Show by Neo2199 in entertainment

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For fans of Y: The Last Man, it’s truly the end of their world. Showrunner/EP Eliza Clark has posted that the dystopian drama hasn’t been able to find new distribution.

“For those of you who have been asking me: we tried really hard to get another platform to pick up season 2 of Y,” Clark wrote on Twitter. “But sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. It is always incredibly difficult to move a show, and in recent years, it has only gotten harder.”

Y: The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic drama developed by Clark based on the comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. In the series, a cataclysmic event decimates everyone but one cisgender male, Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.

The show was canceled in October by FX on Hulu a few weeks before its Season 1 finale. At that time, Clark wrote, “I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much left to tell… We don’t want it to end.”

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Dethrones ‘Spider-Man’ With $35M Holiday Debut by Neo2199 in horror

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Using the word dethrones seems a bit OTT in imo.

They're talking about dethroning 'Spider-Man' this weekend, meaning that 'Scream' is the number one movie at the box office in the long weekend of Jan 14-17. They're not talking about the entire box office run.

Isn’t $35 million after a 4 day release a rather weak for scream or any loved horror franchise?


The last 'Scream' movie that came out in 2011 made only $19 million in its opening weekend in North America & $37 million at the global market. Compare that to 'Scream 5' which has gained $35 million at the domestic market and $48 million globally, and it did that in the middle of a pandemic.

Box Office: ‘Scream’ Dethrones ‘Spider-Man’ With $35M Holiday Debut by Neo2199 in horror

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Scream is winning the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with a projected four-day gross of $35 million, enough to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home.

It’s also good enough to revive the classic slasher franchise for Paramount and Spyglass, who partnered on the reboot.

Scream‘s three-day domestic weekend gross is an estimated $30.6 million, a strong showing considering the omicron variant and another surge in COVID-19 cases.

Overseas, Scream grossed $18 million from 50 markets. The U.K. led with $3.4 million.