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Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

July 6th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won’t be available at every Walmart […]

Spotify lands exclusive rights to new Kim Kardashian West podcast

June 30th, 2020 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

  Spotify has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Kim Kardashian West’s new podcast, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: The deal, unlike Spotify’s purchase of “The Ringer” in February and its exclusive arrangement to distribute “The Joe Rogan Experience” beginning this fall, includes female producers and hosts, which could lure a more […]

Garth Brooks is hitting the road for a drive-in concert

June 25th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Garth Brooks’ June 27 performance will air live at hundreds of drive-ins across the US. (CNN)Garth Brooks might be headed to a drive-in concert near you. The country singer announced on Thursday that he is going to perform at a drive-in theater on June 27. But here’s the best part for his fans: The concert […]

Travel after coronavirus (COVID-19): Six ways it will change forever

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Flying with masks, for cabin crew and passengers, will become common practice. Things might be better, or things might be worse, but if there’s one thing that is certain, travel will never be the same again. Everything will change. It has to. Even if a vaccine is discovered for the novel coronavirus, the way in […]

The future of movie theaters might look a lot like an apple store

May 20th, 2020 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

From the people who brought you the iPhone: a whole new theatrical experience. It’s no big secret that the movie theater industry is facing an existential crisis, with serious challenges coming from streaming platforms developed by technology giants like Apple, Netflix, and Amazon, and now a pandemic that’s forced cinemas to shutter around the globe. […]

Get ready for all-electric flying car races, they’re coming

April 29th, 2020 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

The Formula E electric-vehicle racing series was conceived in 2011. Nearly a decade later, EVs are well on the way to mass commercialization. Airspeeder, the first motorsports program for electric flying cars, this week announced raising a seven-figure sum to launch its series. Founders of the flying EV series believe it could accelerate progress toward […]

Bursting the bubble : Why sports aren’t coming back soon

April 28th, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The NBA, NFL and MLB are dreaming up ways to play amid a pandemic, with talk of isolating players in Arizona or Las Vegas or maybe on the moon. It all sounds great, until you talk to people who actually know science. The proposals multiply almost as fast as the coronavirus: The NHL can play […]

eSports surge as professional sports get canceled

April 24th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Major sports broadcasters are leaning into eSports to fill the programming gaps left from leagues canceling professional sports games because of coronavirus. The state of play: ESPN on Sunday aired 12 hours of esports including Rocket League, NBA 2K, and Madden. Fox Sports aired its first Madden esports tournament last week after agreeing on a […]

Roku predicts half of US homes will have cut the cord and dropped cable by 2024

February 21st, 2020 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Roku predicts that by 2024, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription. Roku sees this trend boosting its business, which it frames as being a “neutral partner at the center of the streaming ecosystem.” Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes […]

In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.

February 2nd, 2020 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallowed of American institutions: the public library Yes, according to a recent Gallup poll (the first such survey since […]

What is the most profitable movie ever?

January 22nd, 2020 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

‘Avatar’? ‘Blair Witch Project’? ‘Star Wars’? The Hollywood Reporter crunches the numbers to see which film has earned the most hard cash. What’s Hollywood’s most profitable movie ever? The answer depends on how you define “profitable.” If you think of profit purely as a ratio of production cost to box office gross, 1999’s The Blair […]

Dead celebrity earnings show gender inequality reaches beyond the grave

January 6th, 2020 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Dead famous: Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean in a still from Giant (1964). Warner Bros Death is no excuse for celebrities to stop working. James Dean, despite being dead since 1955, has recently been cast in a new Vietnam war movie, Finding Jack. His co-starring role will be computer generated from old footage and photographs […]

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