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Universal’s Beijing Resort to Partner With Alibaba on Digitization

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Amid fierce controversy about the leverage China has over U.S. entertainment firms with significant mainland operations, Universal Beijing Resort and Alibaba announced a strategic partnership Thursday to digitize the forthcoming theme park in China’s capital.

Facial recognition and the use of big data will be the norm at the new resort, which will use an Alibaba operating system for park management and operations, the companies said. For visitors, this means they will be able to use Alibaba’s facial-recognition technology to enter the park, access lockers and express lanes, and pay for merchandise and meals. They can also skip lines and order food via an Alibaba app. Tmall, Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, will work with the park to co-market products.

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts made the trip to Beijing for Thursday’s announcement, marking the project’s importance for the company.

Roberts said that operating a
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It’s Weird That We Don’t Know What ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Is About

If Disney hadn’t been saying over and over that “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is the end of the number Skywalker Saga, would you ever think that was the case? I know I wouldn’t, because there’s been nothing about this new trilogy that feels like it’s bringing us to some kind of grand climax for this decades-long story.

How could it? You’d be hard pressed to find anything in the first two entries in this new trilogy that moves things toward some big finale. And frankly, it’s impossible to watch the previous eight numbered “Star Wars” movies and think, “Yes, the next one could be the end of the story” without being told it is. You’d simply never come to that conclusion on your own.

Here’s what we know about “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.” The
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Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight exits Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy over creative differences

Netflix’s adaptation of the Mark Millar and Franke Quitely superhero comic book Jupiter’s Legacy is looking for a new showrunner, with Deadline revealing that Steven S. DeKnight (Pacific Rim: Uprising) has stepped down from the position due to creative differences.

According to the site, Jupiter’s Legacy is around halfway through filming on its first eight-episode season, but there are no plans to put the production on hiatus, with Netflix planning a continuous production and smooth transition to a new showrunner. Once this is complete, the incoming creative team will review the existing footage any decide on any potential reshoots.

As well as showrunning, DeKnight wrote and directed the first episode of Jupiter’s Legacy, which revolves around the world’s first generation of superheroes, and their superpowered children who find themselves struggling to live up the reputations of their legendary parents.

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Tom Hanks to Star in Mattel’s Major Matt Mason Movie

Joseph Baxter Sep 9, 2019

Mattel’s 1960s astronaut toy line, Major Matt Mason, is getting a live-action movie, with Tom Hanks set to star.

Tom Hanks has chartered another onscreen adventure in space, having signed on for Major Matt Mason, a movie based on Mattel’s 1960s line of astronaut action figures.

Hanks is set to star in the live-action film adaptation of Major Matt Mason, reports Variety. The film will see Hanks joined by a familiar face in writer Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind screenwriter, who wrote two entries of his Dan Brown movie adaptations, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, amongst a CV that includes recent work on DC Universe’s Titans, CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery, as well as The Dark Tower movie, Transformers: The Last Knight and Rings. Goldsman is adapting the script off a short story from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
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Action Thriller Black 5 Is Next for Director Michael Bay

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Surprise, surprise, Micael Bay isn't leaving the action genre behind anytime soon. The explosion-aficionado is set to direct an action flick titled Black 5 for Sony. There have been no plot details revealed yet, but it is reportedly being developed as a video game as well, as many of Bay's movies are.

The story derives from an original idea from Michael Bay, and the mysterious screenplay comes from Ehren Kruger (The Ghost in the Shell). Bay and Kruger previously worked on the scripts for the Transformers sequels together. While the men behind the Benghazi film 13 Hours, Bay and Erwin Stoff, will also serve as producers on Sony's new high action film.

Michael Bay is most known for his high-action, explosion laden movies. Viewers can count on strong patriotism, 360 tracking shots, stuntmen flying through the air and a big budget when Bay's behind the camera. His prodigal property, Transformers, is one of the biggest franchises worldwide.
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‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Review: Can You Say ‘Fun Family Film’?

Fun fact, when I was in college, I took a Spanish language class, and every Friday, our T.A. would bring in episodes of Dora the Explorer for us to watch. The simple lessons and vocabulary stuck with me, and most of the Spanish I still use to this day I learned from those episodes. Dora the Explorer is a cultural icon. The young adventurer has been teaching children of all ages languages and jungle facts for almost two decades, but she's never crossed over from animation to live action -- until now -- as Dora and the Lost City of Gold brings the character to life, and for the most part, they succeed.

In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the intrepid adventurer is now a teenager, played by the incomparable Isabela Moner, and while she is older, she has never lost that explorer's spirit and child-like wonderment.
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Hasbro reveals new Transformers movie universe Studio Series figures

Hasbro has unveiled a new wave of Transformers Studio Series figures which includes Hot Rod from Transformers: The Last Knight, Soundwave from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bumblebee from Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie, and an Arcee, Chromia, and Elita-1 3-pack from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, all of which will go on sale January 2020; check them out here…

Transformers Studio Series – 50 Deluxe Class Transformers: The Last Knight WWII Autobot Hot Rod

(Hasbro/Ages 8 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: 01/01/2020)

The 50 Deluxe Class WWII Autobot Hot Rod is a 4.5-inch collectible action figure inspired by the Transformers: The Last Knight WWII Flashback scene where Hot Rod teams up with Bumblebee to provide serious firepower during an assault on an enemy stronghold.

This Studio Series 50 Deluxe Class Transformers: The Last Knight WWII Hot Autobot Hot Rod figure is highly articulated, features vivid, movie-inspired deco and convert from robot to tank mode in 24 steps.
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Film Review: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham Go Way Over the Top, With Fast Furiousness

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Film Review: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham Go Way Over the Top, With Fast Furiousness
You’ve got to appreciate a movie that doesn’t take itself seriously. And, man, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is definitely about as ridiculous as a movie can be, for better or worse.

There is no confusing exactly what this film thinks of itself within the first few moments, like when Idris Elba’s Brixon introduces himself as, “I’m the bad guy.” He doesn’t really need a name because, as with most villains in your average action movie, he’s just the guy you’re supposed to hate right away. So why waste time with formalities — or character development, for that matter?

When we meet the brawny tough guy, he’s in the midst of cracking heads and tearing apart limbs because he desperately needs a virus to annihilate the planet by a certain deadline — classic action movie bad guy ambition. You’re probably asking, but
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‘The Longest Day in Chang’an’ Is the Latest Chinese Hit to Fly Under America’s Radar

The action-packed web series “The Longest Day in Chang’an” has taken the Chinese internet by storm, but American audiences shouldn’t feel guilty if this is the first they’re hearing of it. It turns out that even one of the summer’s most successful series overseas can’t find a stateside foothold among fans when Western media elects to almost completely ignore it.

“The Longest Day in Chang’an” is a period drama that takes place during the cultural height of the Tang Dynasty that follows the head of Chang’an’s anti-terror department and a detective-turned-prisoner, who must work together to stop a mysterious army that has infiltrated the empire’s capital. The series has been a smash hit in China and the Western viewers that have seen it — the series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video — are similarly hooked, if the effusive user scores on Prime
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Trailer #2 Goes Exploring for the Ultimate Treasure

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Trailer #2 Goes Exploring for the Ultimate Treasure
We have a brand new trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold. This serves as a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved and highly regarded children's series Dora the Explorer. So, be it adults who are now feeling a bit nostalgic regarding a major fixture of their childhood, or young kids now who are still enjoying what Dora has to offer in her animated form, this is bringing the heroine to life in a totally new way. This latest trailer offers our best look yet at what Isabella Moner is going to bring to the role.

It's clear that Dora is going to be ripped from her comfort zone. As we saw in the previous Dora the Explorer trailer, she is being pulled from exploring the jungle alongside her parents and is being forced to go to a real high school with other kids her age. Inevitably, Dora
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New ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Trailer and Poster Tease Danny Trejo as a Monkey

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action film based on Nickelodeon's long-running animated series, Dora the Explorer. James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) directs a script by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying), with Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner swinging into the title role. This movie is decidedly not for me, but I'm sure kids and those who grew up on Dora the Explorer will get a kick out of it. Most notably, it doesn't appear …
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Isabela Moner Explores in Next 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Trailer

"Oh look, Dora brought a knife on the field trip, everybody." Paramount has revealed the second trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action Dora the Explorer movie that's hitting theaters coming up later this summer. Young actress Isabela Moner takes on the iconic role of Dora, with the short hair and backpack. Her first big adventure is high school, but of course she quickly ends up in the jungle on a real adventure to save her parents - played by Eva Longoria & Michael Peña. The film also stars Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Q'orianka Kilcher, Adriana Barraza, plus Danny Trejo (as the voice of Boots - her little sidekick monkey), and Benicio Del Toro (as the voice of Swiper). This looks super duper goofy and extra cheesy, with more cheese on top. But I guess they know the audience they're playing to ...
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What Happened to Calvin on The Young & The Restless?

Chelsea's husband didn't last very long! That was actor John Burke playing Calvin Boudreau on The Young & The Restless. Chelsea picked up a handsome husband during her time away from Genoa City, and once she was back in town, he followed her to bring even more drama with him! Unfortunately, while the actor made his debut in the July 1 episode, by July 5, he was dead! Everyone was surprised to learn that Chelsea had tied the knot, especially Adam and Nick, who were suspicious of her new man. Chelsea confessed that Calvin had actually dated her mother, Anita, for a while, but had ended up with her. She was also surprised when her husband told her he was willing to let Adam take custody of Connor so they could have their own child together. Of course, things got even more complicated when Chelsea called Nick in a panic to reveal that her husband was dead!
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A ‘Hello Kitty’ Movie is Being Penned By ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and ‘Chaos Walking’ Writer

With Aggretsuko tearing up the small screen, Sanrio is set to dominate the big screen too with a Hello Kitty movie adaptation. The ubiquitous Sanrio brand is being adapted into a feature film by New Line, which has just tapped the Hello Kitty movie writer. Lindsey Beer, whose credits include Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming Ya film Chaos Walking, […]

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‘Hello Kitty’ Movie Welcomes ‘Chaos Walking’ Screenwriter Lindsey Beer

Rising screenwriter Lindsey Beer has been welcomed aboard the Hello Kitty movie in the works at New Line, Collider has confirmed. Beer has two feature credits to her name -- the Netflix original Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and the upcoming Tom Holland-Daisy Ridley movie Chaos Walking -- yet she has had a hand in numerous tentpole films, including Transformers: The Last Knight. Beau Flynn is producing the Hello Kitty movie via his FlynnPicture Co along with Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the iconic pop culture brand, which has been around since 1974. The plan is for a four-quadrant movie …
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Lindsey Beer To Write ‘Hello Kitty’ Movie For New Line

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Lindsey Beer To Write ‘Hello Kitty’ Movie For New Line
Exclusive: New Line has set Lindsey Beer to write Hello Kitty, the movie based on the iconic Sanrio pop culture brand. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film will be designed for four quadrant global audience appeal.

The studio and Beau Flynn and his FlynnPictureCo banner made a deal last March to produce a film with Sanrio. It was the first time such a deal got made outside Japan in the brand’s 45-year history. Hello Kitty began in 1974, introduced on a coin purse and it quickly became a global phenomenon, sold in 130 countries on more than 50,000 different branded products each year.

The task of shaping the brand into a narrative falls to Beer, who co-founded the company Known Universe with fellow tent pole scribes Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The newly formed production company, which will come aboard as executive producer, specializes in major IP and universe building,
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New Line 'Hello Kitty' Movie Finds Writer in Lindsey Beer

New Line 'Hello Kitty' Movie Finds Writer in Lindsey Beer
Lindsey Beer, one of Hollywood's go-to tentpole writers whose credits include Sony’s Masters of the Universe, Lionsgate’s The Kingkiller Chronicles and Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight, has been tapped to pen New Line's Hello Kitty movie.

Known Universe, the banner that Beer has established with fellow writers Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), will also executive produce.

Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the iconic feline, has granted film rights to the Warner Bros. label, marking the only time it has granted film rights to Hello Kitty and its other popular characters —...
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‘Murder Mystery’ Tops Netflix UK Chart As ‘Black Mirror’ & ‘When They See Us’ Stay Solid

‘Murder Mystery’ Tops Netflix UK Chart As ‘Black Mirror’ & ‘When They See Us’ Stay Solid
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s Murder Mystery has topped Netflix’s latest UK top ten list – coming a day after the Svod service revealed that the feature comedy was watched by 30.87M viewers around the world.

The film, written by James Vanderbilt and directed by Kyle Newacheck, went straight to the top of the UK list after launching on June 14. The films follows a New York cop and his wife who while on a European vacation, get framed and are on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

Black Mirror moved down to second after topping last week’s list with mini-series When They See Us similarly moved down a spot to three.

New entries including Jessica Jones coming in seventh in the series list with Trinkets at eight, while Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now made the docs list alongside Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan doc Rolling Thunder Revue.
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‘White Lines’: Netflix Crime-Drama From ‘Money Heist’ Creator Álex Pina & ‘The Crown’ Outfit Left Bank Under Way In Spain

  • Deadline
Netflix is under way on ten-part UK-Spanish crime-drama series White Lines, which is written by Money Heist creator Álex Pina (who is serving as showrunner) and executive-produced by Andy Harries and Sharon Hughff for The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures.

Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight) leads cast in the English-language series in which the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened her investigation leads her through a world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups.

Also starring are Marta Milans (Shazam), Juan Diego Botto (Good Behavior), Nuno Lopes (Saint George), Daniel Mays (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Laurence Fox (Victoria) and Angela Griffin (Turn Up Charlie).

The series will film from June-October in the Balearic Islands including Majorca and Ibiza. Directors will be Nick Hamm,
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