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Disney delays ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Captain America’ films as strike ends
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Disney delays ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Captain America’ films as strike ends

Walt Disney Co. overhauled its schedule of film releases for the second time in two weeks, announcing delays of several pictures following the settlement of an industrywide contract dispute with striking actors. The third Deadpool film, originally slated for theaters in May 2024, will be released instead in July, while the fourth Captain America picture was pushed from July of that year to February 2025, Disney said Thursday in an email. The Screen Actors Guild reached a tentative deal with Hollywood studios this week, ending a months-long walkout and enabling stars to again promote new titles. Along with a strike by writers that was settled earlier, the dispute had largely halted production of movies and TV shows since May. Thunderbolts and Blade, two movies in the Marvel su...
Spider-Man 2 Sets New Record as Fastest-Selling PlayStation Game
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Spider-Man 2 Sets New Record as Fastest-Selling PlayStation Game

In a remarkable achievement, Sony has unveiled that its latest Spider-Man installment, Spider-Man 2, has become the fastest-selling video game ever produced by PlayStation. Within the first 24 hours of its release, the game, developed by PlayStation-owned Insomniac Games, garnered an impressive 2.5 million copies, encompassing both physical and digital sales. Since its launch on Friday exclusively for the PS5, Spider-Man 2 has garnered widespread acclaim, receiving rave reviews from gaming enthusiasts. However, the game has not been without its share of critiques, notably regarding its duration. The main storyline takes approximately 15 hours to complete, with side-content extending gameplay to roughly 40 hours. This falls in line with the typical length of video games, though some...
Nintendo and Sony Partner for Live-Action Legend of Zelda Film
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Nintendo and Sony Partner for Live-Action Legend of Zelda Film

Nintendo and Sony Pictures have joined forces to create a live-action adaptation of the beloved video game series, The Legend of Zelda. Renowned video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad, known for the Spider-Man trilogy, will serve as co-producers, while Wes Ball, director of The Maze Runner, will helm the project. While details about the cast and plot remain under wraps, Mr. Miyamoto revealed in a post on Nintendo's Japanese account that he and Arad have been collaborating on the film for some time. He assured fans that production has commenced, with Nintendo playing a significant role in the creative process. "Although it will take time to complete, I hope you look forward to seeing it," he expressed. Since its debut in 1986, The Legend of Zelda franchise has be...
Missy Elliott, George Michael, Kate Bush to enter Rock Hall of Fame
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Missy Elliott, George Michael, Kate Bush to enter Rock Hall of Fame

Credit: AFP Music’s glitterati will fete a new class of legends entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday, among them Missy Elliott and the late George Michael. Rock experimentalist Kate Bush, agitators Rage Against the Machine, country icon Willie Nelson, heartland rocker Sheryl Crow and R&B group The Spinners will round out the 2023 class of inductees. Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin will receive the Hall’s musical excellence awards. DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray meanwhile will be inducted as “influences” and the late creator of “Soul Train,” Don Cornelius, will receive a non-performer honor. The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame — which surveyed more than 1,000 musicians, historians and industry members to choose the entrants — will honor the acts in a star-studded...
World’s oldest dog ever dies in Portugal, aged 31
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World’s oldest dog ever dies in Portugal, aged 31

A 31-year-old dog in Portugal that had been ranked as the world’s oldest dog ever has died, his owner said Monday. The guard dog, called Bobi, died over the weekend in a veterinary hospital, Leonel Costa told The Associated Press. Bobi lived on a farm in the village of Conqueiros in Portugal with Costa and four cats. He was born on May 11, 1992, when his owner was just 8 years old. In an interview earlier this year, Costa told the Associated Press that Bobi’s secret to a long life was good food, fresh air and lots of love. “Bobi eats what we eat,” said Costa. What’s more, Bobi had never been put on a leash. Bobi claimed the Guinness World Record from Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, who died in 1939 aged 29 and had held the record for almost a century. Officials at t...
Malaysians Playfully Label KL Eco City as Malaysia’s “Bermuda Triangle”
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Malaysians Playfully Label KL Eco City as Malaysia’s “Bermuda Triangle”

Credit: @aurizn (Instagram) In a humorous turn of events, KL Eco City has earned the playful nickname "Malaysia's Bermuda Triangle" due to the reported confusion created by navigation applications like Google Maps and Waze. On October 24, an Instagram user shared a video of themselves driving around KL Eco City, humorously likening the experience to entering the enigmatic Bermuda Triangle. The video has since gained nearly 24,000 likes in just a few days. Many Instagram users commented on the post, highlighting the often confusing directions provided by navigation apps in the area. Some even mentioned that these directions sometimes led them to places different from their intended destinations, adding to the mystique surrounding KL Eco City. Additionally, some users reporte...
Matthew Perry, Best Known for His Role as Chandler Bing on “Friends,” Passes Away at 54
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Matthew Perry, Best Known for His Role as Chandler Bing on “Friends,” Passes Away at 54

Matthew Perry, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing on the beloved TV series "Friends," has tragically passed away at the age of 54. The actor's death is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry's untimely demise appears to be the result of a drowning incident at his Los Angeles residence on a fateful Saturday. Law enforcement sources have relayed that no signs of foul play have been discovered in connection with the incident. Warner Bros. Television Group expressed their profound sorrow at the loss, describing Matthew Perry as an exceptionally gifted actor and an integral part of their television family. Perry's comedic talent, exemplified in his portrayal of Chandler Bing, resonated with viewers...
Netflix has just revealed another price increase
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Netflix has just revealed another price increase

Netflix is once again raising its monthly subscription prices, affecting customers in the US, UK, and France. The cost of Netflix's lowest tier ad-free plan, exclusive to existing members, will increase from $9.99 per month to $11.99, while the premium plan, currently priced at $19.99, will jump to $22.99. Meanwhile, the $6.99 subscription, including ads, and the $15.49 ad-free standard plan will remain unchanged. Netflix's decision to increase prices comes on the heels of its most significant quarter of subscriber growth since 2020, partly attributed to its efforts to curb password-sharing. The company exceeded analysts' earnings forecasts, resulting in a 12 percent surge in shares after Wednesday's market close. This move to boost prices, even as the subscriber base continues ...