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  1. BitTorrent has built solid reputation with the masses as being an instrument for 'free' but could it perform better and prove more popular with prices attached to downloads? That question could soon be answered following the debut of a new torrent client that allows leechers to pay seeders using Bitcoin. To millions of users around the world, BitTorrent is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enable the worldwide sharing of any kind of media, but the manner in which it does so is a stroke of pure genius. Utilizing the bandwidth of all participants in its ‘swarms’, BitTorrent pools the resources of many to provide a streamlined downloading experience for all. It’s both complex and simplicity itself, a rare quality indeed. BitTorrent’s success as a protocol is tied to its low barrier to entry, since anyone with a computer and Internet connection can participate. Above and beyond that no actual money is needed to obtain content. However, the nature of the system means that it’s not entirely free, since users ‘donate’ their bandwidth to others in order to keep a swarm going. Millions of users are extremely happy with this setup but a proposal from developer Bedeho Mender could see money being brought into the equation. Bedeho is the founder of JoyStream, a forthcoming BitTorrent client that tries to improve BitTorrent by allowing peer-to-peer Bitcoin payments in exchange for bandwidth – or content, whichever way one prefers to look at it. To the torrenting masses, that probably sounds a bit like a tax on air. BitTorrent’s growth has stemmed from the fact that millions of people are happy to share for free. Is it possible that by introducing money things are going to improve? Bedeho thinks so. “BitTorrent has many strengths, but I would say people are often not sharing for free, e.g. in private communities which have far higher quality service. In that context one is required to adhere to strict and cumbersome rules about contributing to maintain ratios, and this makes the system work much better,†Bedeho tells TorrentFreak. “JoyStream is just an open version of that very same insight, except that you now are not forced to seed to maintain your ratio, something which is not practical for everyone. The key is therefore not money, the key is incentives to supply enough bandwidth. Money is just one of many means to try to achieve this, just like we do with other goods.†The idea behind JoyStream is simple. If you have some spare bandwidth and content that people want, you can sell access to that content through the JoyStream client. The more common that content the less likely it is that you’ll be able to charge a premium price for it. Rare material, on the other hand, might be worth someone blowing a few fractions of a bitcoin on. In very basic terms, if the user tells it to, JoyStream will wind back its upload speed to zero and only open up it up again when someone pays. One of the claims Bedeho makes about JoyStream is that higher download speeds will be available in this kind of system. The idea is that if seeds are getting paid, they will stick around longer and offer up more bandwidth, a bit like a user on a private torrent site trying to improve his ratio. “All paid bandwidth comes from other peers which are paid to supply it. If you do not wish to pay to download, then you would just be using the regular BitTorrent tit-for-tat exchange procedure as is today, and JoyStream also supports that,†Behedo explains. “With JoyStream it may turn out that people will opt to leave their computer on to earn back whatever they have spent when buying before, so it just becomes a closed loop system. That way you wouldn’t even be spending any Bitcoins in total, over time. In such a scenario, you should still expect the quality of the open BitTorrent system to be as good, if not better, than in private communities.†While earning money for seeding will be attractive to some, will the idea of being in a pay-to-download-faster swarm be off-putting to others? What if JoyStream took off overnight and became a significant player in most swarms? “Just like in regular BitTorrent, if no one has a full copy of the file and is willing to seed, then the swarm would get stuck for a while. However, since there is compensation, that is much less likely to happen with JoyStream type peers, precisely because those with a full download will not always leave right away, as is common today,†Behedo adds. While the overall idea certainly provides food for thought, there will undoubtedly be file-sharing traditionalists shuddering not only at the mere thought of file-selling, but also at the prospect of being denied bandwidth at the hands of someone with more bitcoins to spare. Finally (and just to throw fuel on the fire) when JoyStream is out of alpha it should work on private trackers too…. “I do not know how the torrent community will react in total, but since it is an open system, you are free to use or not use it, and I do expect there will be private communities which will ban it, and that is totally fine with me. That is what an open system like BitTorrent/Bitcoin is all about,†Behedo concludes. https://youtu.be/uj8di5KkoMw
  2. In the wake of a UN report urging the protection of encryption and anonymity, a website run by a human rights organization that monitors web-censorship and pirate site blockades in Russia has been ordered to be blocked. The portal, which offers advice on how to use tools such as VPNs, TOR and Pirate Browser, has been declared illegal by a court. While there is still much resistance to the practice in the United States, having websites blocked at the ISP level is becoming easier in many other countries around the world. One country where the process is becoming ever more streamlined is Russia. The country blocks hundreds of websites on many grounds, from copyright infringement to the publication of extremist propaganda, suicide discussion and the promotion of drugs. Keeping a close eye on Russia’s constantly expanding website blocklist is RosComSvoboda. The project advocates human rights and freedoms on the Internet, monitors and publishes data on blockades, and provides assistance to Internet users and website operators who are wrongfully subjected to restrictions. Now, however, RosKomSvoboda will have to fight for its own freedoms after a local court ordered ISPs to block an advice portal operated by the group. The site, RUBlacklist, is an information resource aimed at users who wish to learn about tools that can be used to circumvent censorship. It doesn’t host any tools itself but offers advice on VPNs, proxies, TOR and The Pirate Bay’s Pirate Browser. Also detailed are various anonymizer services (which are presented via a linked Google search), Opera browser’s ‘turbo mode’ (which is often used in the UK to unblock torrent sites) and open source anonymous network I2P (soon to feature in a Popcorn Time fork). Unfortunately, Russian authorities view this education as problematic. During an investigation carried out by the Anapa district’s prosecutor’s office it was determined that RosKomSvoboda’s advice undermines government blocks. “Due to anonymizer sites, in particular http://rublacklist.net/bypass, users can have full access to all the banned sites anonymously and via spoofing. That is, with the help of this site, citizens can get unlimited anonymous access to banned content, including extremist material,†a ruling from the Anapa Court reads. Describing the portal as an anonymization service, the Court ordered RosKomSvoboda’s advice center to be blocked at the ISP level. Needless to say the operators of RosKomSvoboda are outraged that their anti-censorship efforts will now be censored. Group chief Artyom Kozlyuk slammed the decision, describing both the prosecutor’s lawsuit and the Court ruling as “absurdâ€. “Law enforcement has demonstrated its complete incompetence in the basic knowledge of all the common technical aspects of the Internet, though even youngsters can understand it,†Kozlyuk says. “Anonymizers, proxies and browsers are multitask instruments, helping to search for information on the Internet. If we follow the reasoning of the prosecutor and the court, then the following stuff should be prohibited as well: knives, as they can become a tool for murder; hammers, as they can be used as a tool of torture; planes, because if they fall they can lead to many deaths. “To conclude, I would love to ask the prosecutor of Anapa to consider the possibility of prohibiting paper and ink, because with these tools one can draw a very melancholic picture of this ruling’s complete ignorance.†RosKomSvoboda’s legal team say they intend to appeal the ruling which was the result of a legal procedure that took place without their knowledge. “We can only guess why the project is considered to be an anonymizer. It’s likely that no one in Anapa city court understands what they are dealing with,†says RosKomSvoboda lawyer Sarkis Darbinian. “We see that these kinds of rulings are being stamped on a legal conveyor belt. Moreover, we see the obvious violation of the fundamental principles of civil procedure – an adversarial system.†The court ruling against RUBlacklist arrives at the same time as a report from the United Nations which urges member states to do everything they can to encourage encryption and anonymity online. https://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-vpn-tor-proxy-advice-site-to-be-blocked-150530/
  3. A new report from the United Nations has underlined the importance of encryption and anonymity in the digital age. Penned by a UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, the document underlines the importance of private communications and calls on member states to protect their use under law. For the past several years and particularly in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience. More than ever before the ability to send and receive information both privately and anonymously is viewed as crucial in the digital age, enabling all corners of society – especially those most persecuted – to exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression. On the other hand, however, there are those who abuse those freedoms and the rights of others. And then, rightly or wrongly, there are those who communicate privately in order to undermine their governments. This leads some nations to restrict or even ban encryption, while others seek to introduce laws which allow law enforcement to tap into citzens’ communications. A new report from David Kaye, a UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, seeks to shine light on these complex issues by asking two questions: – Do the rights to privacy and freedom of opinion and expression protect secure online communication, specifically by encryption or anonymity? – Assuming an affirmative answer, to what extent may Governments, in accordance with human rights law, impose restrictions on encryption and anonymity? Acknowledging that some states impose draconian measures to restrict citizens’ abilities to send and impart knowledge without fear, Kaye says that journalists and activists often need specialist tools to make their voices heard. “A VPN connection, or use of Tor or a proxy server, combined with encryption, may be the only way in which an individual is able to access or share information in such environments,†Kaye says. Noting that individuals should be able to send and receive information beyond their borders, the rapporteur states that some member states act to deny those freedoms by restricting communications using aggressive filtering. “Encryption enables an individual to avoid such filtering, allowing information to flow across borders. Moreover, individuals do not control — and are usually unaware of — how or if their communications cross borders. Encryption and anonymity may protect information of all individuals as it transits through servers located in third countries that filter content,†Kaye writes. Of course, in the online environment encryption and anonymity are often spoken of in the same breath, and just as encryption can often beat the censors, in some cases staying anonymous is vital to continued freedom of expression. “Anonymity has been recognized for the important role it plays in safeguarding and advancing privacy, free expression, political accountability, public participation and debate,†Kaye writes. “Some States exert significant pressure against anonymity, offline and online. Yet because anonymity facilitates opinion and expression in significant ways online, States should protect it and generally not restrict the technologies that provide it.†Kaye notes that several states have attempted to combat anonymity tools such as TOR, VPNs and proxies, with Russia even offering significant cash bounties for techniques which would enable it to unmask TOR users. However, due to their human rights value, use of such tools should actually be encouraged. “Because such tools may be the only mechanisms for individuals to exercise freedom of opinion and expression securely, access to them should be protected and promoted,†Kaye advises. “States should revise or establish, as appropriate, national laws and regulations to promote and protect the rights to privacy and freedom of opinion and expression.†In respect of encryption and anonymity, Kaye says that member states should adopt policies of “non-restriction or comprehensive protectionâ€, and only introduce restrictions on a proportional, court-order supported, case-by-case basis. Adding that states and companies alike should actively promote strong encryption and anonymity, Kaye says that measures that weaken individual’s online security, such as backdoors, weak encryption standards and key escrows, should be avoided. Finally, Kaye advises member states to not only encourage the use of encryption, but also make it the norm. “The Special Rapporteur, recognizing that the value of encryption and anonymity tools depends on their widespread adoption, encourages States, civil society organizations and corporations to engage in a campaign to bring encryption by design and default to users around the world and, where necessary, to ensure that users at risk be provided the tools to exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression securely,†the report concludes. https://torrentfreak.com/un-encryption-and-anonymity-must-be-protected-150529/
  4. H33T.to, one of the most popular public torrent sites on the Internet, disappeared in recent days with only an ominous Cloudflare warning left behind. Prompted by lots of email requests about the site's status, TF decided to hunt the missing site down. It took a while, but for the patient the site can be found. People being unable to access a particular torrent site is perhaps the most common complaint in the file-sharing world today, and that should come as little surprise considering the elements at play. While citizens of the U.S. largely enjoy unfettered access to any site, file-sharers in Europe have to deal with website blocking on a grand scale. Add domain seizures, pressure on webhosts and sundry raids that effect everyone into the mix, it’s perhaps surprising just how well sites are coping. One site with a checkered recent uptime history is H33T. At times one of the world’s Top 10 torrent sites, H33T has fought through some very public spats with copyright holders and has been blocked in the UK since 2013 after music industry group BPI obtained a High Court order against the country’s six ISPs. Recently H33T disappeared again but with no comment from anyone running the site (if anyone is, day to day), millions of the site’s users were left wondering what the following message from Cloudflare means for the future. “You’ve requested a page on a website (h33t.to) that is on the CloudFlare network. CloudFlare is currently not routing the requested domain (h33t.to). There are two potential causes of this,†Cloudflare explains. From the above it’s clear that Cloudflare isn’t currently a helpful service for those trying to access the site. The big question, however, is whether H33T is functioning somewhere and Cloudflare is the issue, or whether it’s gone altogether. Time to bypass Cloudflare to find out. A few minutes of detective work turn up two potential direct IP addresses for H33T, one registered to a Canadian datacenter and the other located in the tiny 115-island country of Seychelles. At first, both appear useless, with the Canadian IP doing nothing and the Seychelles IP directing straight back to Google. However, by adding the latter IP to the Windows hosts file and then accessing H33T.to in the usual way…… ….H33T magically springs to life. Perhaps surprisingly the site seems entirely operational, with torrents uploaded as recently as today. Exactly what the problem is remains unclear, but serious issues with Cloudflare that have persisted for many days seem to be the culprit. Why these haven’t been fixed is a question likely to go unanswered. The site’s once-popular Facebook page hasn’t been updated since October 2014 and still lists the long-defunct URL H33T.com as the site’s main domain. In the meantime and not withstanding hosts edits, proxies such as this one are keeping the site alive. Only time will tell if Cloudflare will re-enable the site – the company does not discuss individual cases. https://torrentfreak.com/h33t-to-mysteriously-disappears-but-can-be-found-150526/
  5. In a decision handed down minutes ago the Stockholm District Court has ordered two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay to be seized. While the ruling means that the site will lose its famous ThePirateBay.se domain, don't expect the site to simply disappear. TPB informs TorrentFreak that they have plenty more domains left in store. In keeping with a global strategy to disrupt the operations of unauthorized file-sharing sites by attacking their infrastructure, Swedish authorities have been eying two domains operated by the notorious Pirate Bay. In 2013, Prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad, the man behind the operation that took the site down in December, filed a motion targeting ThePirateBay.se (the site’s main domain) and PirateBay.se (a lesser used alternative). Filed against Punkt SE, the organization responsible for Sweden’s top level .SE domain, the case reasoned that since The Pirate Bay is an illegal operation, its domains are tools used by the site to infringe copyright. Noting that Punkt SE supplies and controls the domains and is therefore liable for their (mis)use, the domains should be dealt with in the same way that other criminal tools would be, Ingblad argued. Punkt SE, on the other hand, took the position that holding a registry responsible for infringement has no basis in law. Furthermore, disabling domains is an ineffective way to deal with infringement. After two years preparation the case was heard at the end of April 2015 and just a few minutes ago the decision was handed down. After a week-long delay the Stockholm District Court ruled that The Pirate Bay will forfeit its Sweden-based domains – ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se – after finding that they belong to Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij. “The District Court’s conclusion is that the domain names are property that can be forfeited,†the ruling reads. “Fredrik Neij has participated in the [copyright infringement] crimes that have been identified and he is the actual holder of the domain names. It is therefore no obstacle to confiscate domain names from him. The prosecutor’s primary claim with respect to Fredrik Neij should be upheld and domain names should be confiscated from him in accordance with the Copyright Act.†While copyright holders will be pleased that two of Pirate Bay’s domains will be put out of action (they will be seized by the Swedish state), the District Court dismissed the prosecution’s case against Punkt.se and awarded the registry close to $40,000 (SEK 332,000) in costs. “We have received the verdict and are of course glad that the court chose to decide according to our view,†.SE public relations manager Elisabeth Nilsson informs TorrentFreak. “We think it is good that this issue has been examined. Now we need some time to read through the verdict and do a thorough analysis before we can make any further comments.†At least for now The Pirate Bay will continue business as usual. An insider informs TF that the site has plenty of other domains in reserve and will make a switch when required. We have also requested comment from prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad and this article will be updated as soon as further details become available. Should the parties wish to appeal they must do so no later than June 9, 2015. Update: Sara Lindbäck of anti-piracy group Rights Alliance informs TF that the decision was expected and will make it harder for pirate sites to operate from Swedish domains. “Pirate Bay has on a commercial scale committed massive infringements against rights holders. The forfeiture is a clear and positive sign that society does not accept these types of activities,†Lindbäck says. “[in future] it will become more difficult for illegal players to run their activities under the SE-domain.†https://torrentfreak.com/key-pirate-bay-domains-must-be-seized-court-rules-150519/
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  7. The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill was today cleared for introduction into the Australian parliament. In a whirlwind of activity it's expected to be passed this week and will herald the ISP-level blocking of "overseas pirate sites". The body representing the country's ISPs has expressed disappointment at the complete lack of consultation. For many years Australia has struggled with a reputation for being a country of file-sharing pirates. Following a period of heated debate, during the summer of 2014 two key piracy-tackling strategies boiled to the surface. First, in some way, shape or form, copyright holders would get access, indirectly if necessary, to communicate with errant Internet users found to be downloading and sharing copyrighted material without permission. Pressure built, with the government warning ISPs that they must come up with a voluntary solution to the problem or have one forced upon them. Last month in collaboration with rightsholders, proposals were placed on the table. It now seems almost certain that Aussie file-sharers will be subjected to a three-strikes style regime. The second element involved the ‘pirate’ sites themselves. Australian law allows local authorities to easily close down sites in their own territory should the need arise. While that’s not unheard of – a 400,000 member torrent tracker was shut down in 2008 – Australia isn’t best known for hosting popular torrent sites. The problem, according to the government, comes from overseas. Early December 2014, Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked the Cabinet to approve the development of a new legal mechanism which would allow rightsholders to obtain site blocking injunctions against ISPs. And now, just three months later, it is all systems go. This week the government will deliver new legislation to tackle the problem. Led by Brandis, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill was today cleared for introduction into parliament. And things are moving extremely quickly. According to ITNews, the legislation is planned to be introduced into parliament Wednesday or Thursday with a view to having it passed by the end of the week. Despite many countries now making extensive use of the process, site blocking itself is highly controversial. In the UK, for example, rightsholders initially have to go court but are then free to add news sites to existing injunctions, even ones that don’t directly infringe any copyrights. So what mechanism does the Aussie model envision? Somewhat disappointingly those details are being kept a secret. The text of the bill hasn’t yet been made public and even the country’s ISPs are being kept in the dark. John Stanton, CEO of the Communications Alliance, the body that proposed the recent “three strikes†system on behalf of ISPs, said he is “disappointed†that his group hadn’t been consulted. Some consultation would have of course been preferable, since it is the ISPs who will be expected to put the site blocks into place. Whether copyright holders have a greater insight isn’t clear, but the head of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association confirmed that he hadn’t seen a copy of the draft legislation either. In any event, introducing site blocking to Australian Internet users should be an interesting thing to behold, especially when compared to other site-block regions with different consumption pattern backgrounds. After years of being treated as second-class content consumers who have to wait longer and pay more for their content, Aussies have become extremely adept at using VPN and proxy services to access legal services such as Netflix. Those same tools can be used to easily evade site bans and recent concerns over the introduction of a strikes mechanism has only boosted interest in them. Torrentfreak
  8. All records that are part of the now-closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA will be unsealed in the interests of the public. In a decision that will be a disappointment to the industry group, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Williams declined a request from the MPAA who wanted to keep sensitive court filings sealed indefinitely claiming they may benefit pirates. More than a year has passed since the MPAA defeated Hotfile, but the case has still been stirring in the background. Hoping to find out more about Hollywood’s anti-piracy policies the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) previously asked the court to make several sealed documents available to the public. These documents are part of the counterclaim Hotfile filed, where it accused Warner of repeatedly abusing the DMCA takedown process. In particular, the EFF wants the public to know how Hollywood’s anti-piracy policies and tools work. District Court Judge Kathleen Williams sided with the EFF and ruled that it’s in the public interest to unseal the information. The MPAA, however, argued that this may hurt some of its members. Information regarding Columbia Pictures’ anti-piracy policies, in particular, would still be beneficial to pirates for decades to come, the Hollywood group argued. “Defendants have cited two specific pieces of information regarding Columbia’s enforcement policies that, if revealed to the public, could compromise Columbia’s ability to protect its copyrighted works,†the MPAA’s lawyers wrote. In addition, anti-piracy vendor Vobile feared that having its pricing information revealed could severely hurt the company. Judge Williams has now reviewed these and other arguments but ruled that sealing records indefinitely is not an option. In this case, the public interest in the records outweighs the concerns of the MPAA. “In reaching this conclusion, the Court has weighed the parties’ interests in maintaining the confidentiality of the sealed entries, including Plaintiffs’ assertions that disclosure of the sealed information would undermine the effectiveness of their antipiracy systems and copyright enforcement abilities, as well as third-party Voible’s argument that disclosure of the sealed data would unfairly put it at economic risk, against the presumption in favor of public access to court records,†Williams writes (pdf). As a result of this decision all sealed documents will be made public ten years after the case was filed, which is on February 8, 2021. Previously, Warner Bros. already released some of the confidential documents. Among other things the unsealed records showed that Warner Bros. uses “sophisticated robots†to track down infringing content. How damaging the other documents are to Hollywood’s anti-piracy efforts will become clear in five years. However, it’s unlikely to top the Sony-leak of last December, through which many sensitive anti-piracy strategies were already unveiled. http://torrentfreak.com/hollywoods-anti-piracy-secrets-must-be-revealed-court-rules-150309/
  9. Utorrent 3.4.2 won't be banned. We recommend check your services and if you see EpicScale.exe, then uninstall that program. We recommend using utorrent 2.0.4 or 2.2.1
  10. Following a European trend, the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court has ordered local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The legal action, brought by copyright holders, resulted in an injunction which orders the ISPs to block access to the popular torrent site and dozens of its proxies. As the archrival of many copyright groups, The Pirate Bay has become one of the most censored websites on the Internet in recent years. Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site and the list continues to expand. Last month French ISPs started blocking The Pirate Bay and last week the Intellectual Property Court in Portugal ordered a similar measure against local Internet providers. The case was brought by the Association for Copyright Management, Producers and Publishers (GEDIPE), who argued that their members are financially hurt by TPB’s services. In its verdict the court ruled that Vodafone, MEO and NOS have to prevent users from visiting the torrent site within 30 days. If they fail to do so the ISPs face a fine of 2,500 euros per day. The injunction marks the first time that Internet providers in Portugal are required to block a website on copyright grounds. Previously there were cases against unknown website owners, but not ISPs. “In the case of Pirate Bay, the judge decided to blame the Internet provider, which now face a financial penalty,†GEDIPE boss Paulo Santos comments. Pirate Bay is currently among the 100 most visited sites in Portugal. Whether the blockade will stop people from pirating has yet to be seen. Several other TPB proxies remain available, and so are dozens of other torrent sites. GEDIPE is urging the Internet providers to discuss voluntary actions to target other pirate sites. If they refuse to do so, the group will go back to court to demand more injunctions. “Internet providers are not our enemies. If they combat pirate sites they will also be defending their own content distribution businesses. It is time to sit down and negotiate blocking measures that don’t require the courts to get involved,†Santos says. “If Internet providers don’t want to go down down this road we have to move forward with injunctions targeting dozens of sites that promote sharing of pirated content,†he adds. The ISPs have previously spoken out against blocking measures, arguing that they will block legitimate content as well. They still have the option to appeal the injunction but thus far it’s unclear if they will. The full listed of blocked domains is listed below. — thepiratebay.org; www.thepiratebay.org ; thepiratebay.com; thepiratebay.net; thepiratebay.se, piratebay.org; piratebay.net; www.thepiratebay.com ; www.thepiratebay.net ; www.thepiratebay.se; ikwilthepiratebay.org; www.piratebay.org ; www.piratebay.net ; tpb.partipirate.org; pirateproxy.net; tpb.me; kuiken.co; dieroschtibay.org; bayproxy.org; tpb.cryptocloud.ca; proxie.co.uk; come.in; proxybay.net; tpb.ninja.so; proxy.rickmartensen.nl; malaysiabay.org; lanunbay.org: tpb.dbpotato.net; pirateproxy.se; pirateshore.org. Torrentfreak
  11. Clean and simple, Popcorn Time has made illegal downloads easier than ever For more than a decade, pirating a movie or TV show using BitTorrent, the Internet’s notorious file-sharing protocol, required a modicum of work and technical ability. You had to use a clunky program specially designed to seek out and decode pirated files, then learn to refine its search tools to find the videos you wanted. Annoying banner ads within the search program were part of the deal, as was occasional malware. Pirating wasn’t just a pain for the Hollywood studios whose products were being passed freely around the Web; it was a pain for unscrupulous seekers of free video, too. In the past year, a program called Popcorn Time has become the kinder, gentler face of piracy online, taming BitTorrent to make it far more user-friendly and less obviously sketchy. Free incarnations for PCs, phones, and tablets look pretty much like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Instant Video, except with vastly deeper catalogs that include theatrical releases such as Oscar winner Birdman and with little to no advertising. Those benefits have raised fresh concern in Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Although it’s difficult to estimate total viewership of a pirate service, in Netflix’s latest annual report to shareholders Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings and Chief Financial Officer David Wells named Popcorn Time a major worry. The sharp rise of Google searches for Popcorn Time, Hastings and Wells wrote, is “sobering.†Netflix’s Jan. 20 report included a chart showing that about as many people in the Netherlands search Google for Popcorn Time, which made its debut in March 2014, as for Netflix or HBO. As of Feb. 25, Google data show similar results for Italy, Portugal, and Spain. In the U.S., Popcorn Time grew by 336 percent from July to January and now accounts for one-ninth of the country’s torrent traffic, estimates Ceg Tek International, a company that movie studios contract to find and stop copyright infringement. Netflix declined to comment for this story. Popcorn Time’s crisp grids of TV shows and movies, including the most recent episodes and blockbusters, use art straight from marketing posters. The service looks so professional that many viewers think it’s legal, says Kyle Reed, chief operating officer of Ceg Tek. “Some people don’t even seem to know that it’s BitTorrent,†he says. “We send out copyright infringement notices, and they question why they received them. It just looks like Netflix to some people.†“Some people don’t even seem to know that it’s BitTorrent. We send out copyright infringement notices, and they question why they received them.†—Kyle Reed Creating a less cumbersome wrapper for BitTorrent was the primary objective of Popcorn Time’s anonymous developers, a group of friends in Argentina, says a Dutch blogger who goes by Ernesto van der Sar and runs TorrentFreak, a news site that covers file sharing. The creators abandoned Popcorn Time just a few weeks after its launch, writing on their website that they needed to “move on with our lives.†In an e-mail later revealed by the hack of Sony’s computer systems, the Motion Picture Association of America bragged at the time to Sony and other movie studios that it had “scored a major victory in shutting down the key developers of Popcorn Time†by coordinating with law enforcement on three continents. The MPAA declined to comment. Nonetheless, Popcorn Time survived. Its code is open-source, so several other groups of coders quickly released versions after the site shut down. (Would-be viewers need to choose carefully; some of the knockoffs contain malware.) “We were users of the original and were sad to watch it go,†wrote a developer of one of the spinoff versions, who answered an e-mail sent through his group’s website and insisted on communicating through anonymous Internet chat software to protect his identity. “The amount of attention this project has been receiving is HUGE, ground breaking and way above anything we expected when we first picked it up.†The developers don’t call themselves pirates. Asked about the consequences of making illicit file sharing easier, the anonymous developer claims Popcorn Time doesn’t break any laws because it’s just an index of other BitTorrent sites and doesn’t host any pirated material. “The torrent world was here with millions of users way before us and will be here with BILLIONS of users way after us,†he wrote. Robert Red English, a developer of a separate Popcorn Time spinoff who communicated over Skype Instant Messenger from Ontario, also said the responsibility for obeying copyright laws should fall to users. “I’m not going to justify it,†he wrote. “If it’s stealing or not varies by country and each user is given the choice to use the program, and warned we use torrents. It’s up to them to choose if they wish to continue.†That’s a common defense among people who collect links to pirated videos, but judicial precedent doesn’t back it up. The founders of Pirate Bay, a popular BitTorrent hub, made similar arguments in a Swedish court and received prison sentences. Older file-sharing networks such as Napster and Grokster shut down, because U.S. courts ruled that they were emboldening users to break laws. “If you are seen as encouraging people to infringe, then you have a copyright problem,†says Corynne McSherry, the acting legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for consumer rights online. Users are also vulnerable to suits, she says, though most studios and other major rights holders no longer target individual viewers for redress. Instead, the MPAA has for the past few months demanded that organizations such as EURid, the nonprofit that distributes .eu domain names, withdraw URLs from popular versions of Popcorn Time and that hosting company LeaseWeb withdraw the servers running them. The lobbying group has also sent takedown requests to sites such as GitHub, where programmers store the open-source code they’re working on. GitHub declined to comment. The anonymous Popcorn Time developer says the added pressure is motivating him and his colleagues to finish a version of the software that operates entirely by connecting viewers’ computers and doesn’t rely at all on central servers. “When we release this, there will be nothing to be taken down again,†he says. Even if Popcorn Time’s coders succeed in that effort, studios and legitimate streaming services will have at least one other way to answer its growing popularity: making sure legal alternatives are widely available, affordable, and desirable. In the U.S. and U.K., where Netflix and other legal streaming services are well established, Popcorn Time’s Google search numbers are still way behind. The bottom line: In a year, Popcorn Time has become the Internet’s pirate service of choice, despite the MPAA’s best efforts.
  12. With the upcoming X-Men: Age of Apocalypse film set to introduce younger versions of some of the original X-Men characters, speculation on the casting of Storm has been up in the air. The latest rumor is that X-Men’s Storm will be played by The Vampire Diaries star, Kat Graham. If this rumor (via MoviePilot) turns out to be true, I couldn’t be more excited. Kat Graham has the capacity to play an incredible Storm. Not only is she gorgeous and can easily pull off looking like a younger version of Halle Berry, but also, her role as Bonnie Bennett on the CW series The Vampire Diaries is the perfect preparation for playing a badass super-powered female. And Storm is just that, a badass, powerful woman—and actually my personal favorite comic book hero. Storm, or real name Orora Munroe, has the power to control the weather. With this power she can do more than just make it rain, she has the ability to control energy that the weather creates. She can manipulate that energy and contain it towards certain objects or people. She also has the ability to fly by gliding on wind currents, or using wind to throw off other people in a fight. Storm becomes a very powerful, yet level-headed member of the X-Men because of her training at such an early age. But aside from her super-powers, Storm serves as one of the most important members of the team because of her ability to defuse tension, and keep the other members practical and grounded. She acts as a leader much of the time, but still has a lonely sense of independence that probably originates from her life as an orphan before being found by Charles Xavier. All of these qualities, and more have been demonstrated in Kat Graham’s portrayal of Bonnie Bennett. Bonnie, a teenage witch in the midst of a whole lot of Vampire drama, serves as a voice of reason in much of the show. She is always trying to use her powers for good, and for the sake of others, never worrying about the consequence on herself. She is truly a heroine, with so much compassion, empathy, and selfless acts throughout the series, even to the point of self-sacrifice. Bonnie has many similar personality traits as Storm does in the X-Men universe, being a caring yet powerful entity to her friends. The character of Bonnie is also an orphan like Storm, so Graham has already explored that type of lonely despair in a character. Graham also has a career in the music industry as a singer and dancer. At 15 she performed as a background dancer at the BET Awards, and has been in many music videos and commercials since. That level of fitness is something that will make her job much easier when learning Storm’s fight sequences. And with athleticism like that, it is sure to look pretty realistic on screen as well. Overall, Graham looks to be a perfect fit for the role of a younger Storm in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. We’ll keep an eye out for any future updates, but fingers crossed that this casting rumor sticks. X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is set to release in theaters May 27, 2016.
  13. Far Cry 4's villain Pagan Min.Ubisoft Ubisoft shooter Far Cry 4 has an alternative ending just 30 minutes into its story. The big-budget action romp which will be released tomorrow (18 November) is the sequel to 2012's Far Cry 3 and is expected to be one of the biggest selling games of the year. In Far Cry 4 you play as Ajay Ghale, a native of the game's Himalayan location Kyrat. He returns to the region to disperse his deceased mother's ashes but finds his homeland ravaged by a civil war splitting Kyrat between a rebellious organisation and the tyrannical war lord Pagan Min. MINOR SPOILERS: Below I will outline how to reach the alternate ending... Having met Pagan Min in the opening segment of the game, the player sits with him for a while. When Min leaves for a few minutes he invites you to stay and enjoy the meal, but players can then leave to begin the campaign. However if you choose to stay for 15 minutes, Min returns, resulting in the premature ending. MAJOR SPOILERS: Here's a description of the ending, which may contain spoilers for game's full campaign... Wait for Min to return and in a neat twist you'll see another side to the game's antagonist. What follows is a short scene in which Min allows you to place your mother's ashes where she requested, next to those of her daughter, who as it turns out is the child of Pagan Min. It's certainly an interesting ending and creative choice of developers Ubisoft Montreal, showing you a different side of a character who is certainly a loon, but not one who intends to be your enemy from the start. It also gives you and the character a way to avoid the blood and carnage that follows if you escape Min's meal. Being so early on there's also no reason anyone would feel short changed if they decided to start over and continue the game as intended. You can view a video of the ending below.
  14. Phil Spencer says improving install times is high on his personal priority list. Improving Xbox One install times ranks highly on Xbox boss Phil Spencer's platform priority list, though it remains to be seen when gamers might start to see zippier install periods. "It's high on my priority list," Spencer told IGN. Part of the reason that Xbox One install times are slower than PlayStation 4 times in some cases, Spencer said, is a result of Microsoft dropping the always-online requirement for Xbox One. He said Xbox One launch titles like Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome were developed with the assumption that all Xbox Ones would always be connected to the Internet, but this changed. "The change to having to deal with an offline-only state meant that all the install code-flows weren't as perfect as they could be," Spencer admitted. "It's really our developer pipeline and our ingestion system where we have to do the most work" -- Spencer said about improving Xbox One install times In response to this, Spencer asked him team to install third-party games on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to measure the differences in install times. He said in some cases, Xbox One install times are in fact faster, but in others, Microsoft's console does "significantly worse." "Are there systemtic reasons for that? Our drive's obviously the same speed, moving stuff into memory takes the same amount of time; hard drive speed's basically the same, so what's going on?" he said. "I'm capturing the data. I want to be state-of-the-art in install times so people can start playing games as soon as possible. It's high on my priority list." So what, then, is the issue? Spencer wouldn't say outright, acknowledging only that, "There isn't one thing to say why are we two seconds slower on this game or frankly why are we two seconds faster on a different game. The issues are a little bit in the weeds. It's really our developer pipeline and our ingestion system where we have to do the most work." "I'm not defending it at all, because I do think install times should be faster," he added. Asked to specify where on the roadmap improving Xbox One install times is, Spencer reiterated that it's high on his priority list, though he didn't have a specific timeline to share. "It's kind of a constant," he said. "It's one of the things that's on top of my list in terms of the parity experience between us and Sony, and making sure that the install times aren't deficient on Xbox in any way." In January, Spencer first admitted that Xbox One install times need to improve. What are your thoughts on Xbox One install times? Let us know in the comments below. Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  15. Subscription fees now mandatory for music streaming service. The free version of Xbox Music, Microsoft's Spotify-like streaming service, will be axed within weeks. Following the removal of the ad-supported free version, on December 1, the only way to access Xbox Music will be to sign up to a paid subscription. Users will have unlimited access to Microsoft's library of millions of tracks, providing they pay $10 (or £9) per month. "We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," the corporation said on its FAQ page. There was no further explanation as to why the company is abandoning its ad-supported service. The move comes despite one of the leading music streaming services, Spotify, continuing to offer limited music access for free. For the monthly fee, Xbox Music offers unlimited access to its music servers, as well as offline listening on PC, tablet, and smartphones. For Xbox One and Xbox 360 users specifically, the service allows users to stream from a library of about 90,000 music videos. A free 30-day trial is still available. Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  16. Respawn Entertainment announces livestream reveal scheduled for 10am Pacific (6pm UK). Respawn Entertainment, the creators of the Xbox and PC exclusive FPS Titanfall, have announced that the game will soon be revamped with its "biggest update" yet. On Wednesday at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern / 6pm UK), the studio will reveal its newest update via a Twitch livestream. No further details were available, aside from Respawn's Twitter account claiming that the update will be the game's most comprehensive yet. Our biggest update is on the way! Tune in 10/22 10AM PDT for the reveal:http://t.co/j4FRREMchB pic.twitter.com/cqhRYlbuD4 — Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) October 21, 2014 Since Titanfall's release in March, the game has been updated with several premium DLC map packs, as well as various other patches and small additions. In August, a representative for Respawn claimed that, while the studio is still eager to support Titanfall, at some point the focus will need to shift to new projects. GameSpot's Titanfall review was highly positive, writing: "Titanfall reinvents what it feels like to play a competitive shooter. The high-flying action intertwines beautifully with the brutish, tactical titan battles, creating battlefields that crackle with possibility. Titanfall is a leap forward for shooters, a game that combines the vibrant and new with the tried and true to create something special." Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  17. Respawn Entertainment announces livestream reveal scheduled for 10am Pacific (6pm UK). Respawn Entertainment, the creators of the Xbox and PC exclusive FPS Titanfall, have announced that the game will soon be revamped with its "biggest update" yet. On Wednesday at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern / 6pm UK), the studio will reveal its newest update via a Twitch livestream. No further details were available, aside from Respawn's Twitter account claiming that the update will be the game's most comprehensive yet. Since Titanfall's release in March, the game has been updated with several premium DLC map packs, as well as various other patches and small additions. In August, a representative for Respawn claimed that, while the studio is still eager to support Titanfall, at some point the focus will need to shift to new projects. GameSpot's Titanfall review was highly positive, writing: "Titanfall reinvents what it feels like to play a competitive shooter. The high-flying action intertwines beautifully with the brutish, tactical titan battles, creating battlefields that crackle with possibility. Titanfall is a leap forward for shooters, a game that combines the vibrant and new with the tried and true to create something special." Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  18. Most actors signing onto Marvel Studios with long-term deals can’t say much about what’s coming next for their characters or potential movies. Much of the time they don’t even know because of how guarded and secretive the studio is and how dynamic the script-writing process can be - even drastically altering scenes during production. Robert Downey Jr. however, is the exception. He’s not only the highest paid actor in Hollywood and the poster boy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he also has final say on any project he does for them. He’s a master at playing with the press, teasing fans and generating buzz, and he’s not afraid to let little things slip that perhaps Disney and Marvel don’t always want out there. After all, he’s the one who told everyone during The Avengers world premiere that the cast were getting back together that night to shoot one more special scene – the shawarma button scene that plays after the credits. That’s also how a week ago we found out Robert Downey Jr. was in “negotiations” with Marvel Studios to extend his future as Tony Stark aka Iron Man. He jokingly teasing Iron Man 4 and what friends he’d like to work with on such a project, but he was serious about major plans in the works at Marvel and incoming announcements. We didn’t however, expect what came next. Robert Downey Jr. will not only be returning for The Avengers: Age of Ultronand The Avengers 3 (or some equally large event movie), but he is going to star alongside Chris Evans in Captain America 3 which hits theaters just a year after Age of Ultron. What started out as a supporting role in the next project by directors Anthony and Joe Russo has increased in size and now RDJ is reportedly going to co-lead Captain America 3 in a story described as an adaptation (or the beginning of one) of Civil War – a momentous crossover event in Marvel Comics which pit Captain America against Iron Man and split the superhero community in two. That idea in and of itself – combined with reports of other Avengers joining the Captain America 3 cast and it practically being another Avengers movie – position the film as a major event for Marvel (one that will have big impact on MCU). And it arguably needs to be since it kicks off summer 2016 just a few short months after Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. So it’s no surprise to hear Robert Downey Jr. tease as much when chatting with Yahooabout his current project The Judge. “It sounds very exciting,” he said smiling. Explaining that he can’t comment on it without “regret[ing] it,” the actor continued, “It’s gonna be huge. Whatever it is.” After Age of Ultron potentially puts a lot of heroes in a lot of different places (and potentially, mindsets) next summer, fans will meet a new character in the Ant-Man origin movie that same summer. After that Captain America 3 seems to pick up the following year from the events of The Avengers sequel and changes the direction of the franchise. That could be why outside of Doctor Strange we still don’t know what Marvel has planned for their half-dozen other unannounced titles with release dates. What do you want to see after Captain America 3? _____________________________________________ NEXT: What’s Next For The Hulk After ‘Avengers 2′? _____________________________________________ The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1, 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28, 2017, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017, November 3 2017, July 6 2018, November 2 2018 and May 3 2019. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob_keyes for your Marvel movie and TV news!
  19. The U.S. Government is trying to get their hands on the assets of Kim Dotcom and his fellow defendants through a civil lawsuit, claiming that they are the proceeds of crime. Megaupload's legal team is striking back against these allegations and informs the court that the Government's case is built on nonexistent crimes. Acting on a lead from the entertainment industry, the U.S. Government shut down Megaupload early 2012. Since then the case hasn’t progressed much. Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing has been delayed until 2015 and most of the recent court proceedings dealt with how the seized assets should be handled. Two months ago the Department of Justice launched a separate civil action in which it asked the court for a forfeiture of the bank accounts, cars and other seized possessions of the Megaupload defendants, claiming they were obtained through copyright and money laundering crimes. Megaupload has now responded to these allegations at the federal court in Virginia, with a motion to dismiss (pdf) the complaint. According to Megaupload’s lawyers the Department of Justice is making up crimes that don’t exist. One of the main arguments is that the Government accuses the Megaupload defendants of secondary criminal copyright infringement, a crime that doesn’t exist under common law. “The crimes for which the Government seeks to punish the Megaupload defendants do not exist. Although there is no such crime as secondary criminal copyright infringement, that is the crime on which the Government’s Superseding Indictment and instant Complaint are predicated,†Megaupload’s lawyers write. “That is the nonexistent crime for which Megaupload was destroyed and all of its innocent users were denied their rightful property. And that is the nonexistent crime for which the Government would now strip the criminal defendants, and their families, of all their assets,†they add. In addition, Megaupload mentions another argument why the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the case. It’s a requirement that the infringements took place in the United States, but the DOJ’s compliant fails to back that up. “Tellingly, the Complaint and the Superseding Indictment together fail to identify a single instance in which an act of infringement — particularly an unauthorized upload or download — occurred entirely within the United States,†the motion reads. This is true for the alleged infringements committed by Megaupload users and also for the 50 Cent track Kim Dotcom allegedly distributed himself. There is no mention or proof that this infringement took place in the United States. “Although the Complaint alleges that Kim Dotcom personally distributed a link to a copy of a copyrighted work on, and has received at least one infringing copy of a copyrighted work from, the Mega Sites, the Complaint never alleges where that occurred,†the lawyers argue. Based on these and several other arguments Megaupload’s legal team has asked the Court to dismiss the DOJ’s complaint. At the very least, they want the case to be put on hold until the criminal case is completed. TorrentFreak spoke with Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken who explains that this is the first time that the Government has been called out for prosecuting “nonexistent†crimes. “For the first time in the case, with this motion to dismiss, we are attacking the merits of the DOJ’s core copyright claims. We are optimistic that the Court will find that there is no such thing as criminal secondary copyright infringement,†Rothken tells TorrentFreak. The Government’s efforts are no surprise to Megaupload’s legal team. The civil attempt to obtain possession of the assets fits a pattern of meritless claims according to Rothken. “The DOJ is trying to win the Megaupload case on procedure rather than the merits,†Rothken told us. “We are hopeful the US Court will finally decide the threshold copyright issues in Kim Dotcom’s and Megaupload’s favor and bring this global legal matter to a rapid end.†Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  20. The U.S. Government is trying to get their hands on the assets of Kim Dotcom and his fellow defendants through a civil lawsuit, claiming that they are the proceeds of crime. Megaupload's legal team is striking back against these allegations and informs the court that the Government's case is built on nonexistent crimes. Acting on a lead from the entertainment industry, the U.S. Government shut down Megaupload early 2012. Since then the case hasn’t progressed much. Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing has been delayed until 2015 and most of the recent court proceedings dealt with how the seized assets should be handled. Two months ago the Department of Justice launched a separate civil action in which it asked the court for a forfeiture of the bank accounts, cars and other seized possessions of the Megaupload defendants, claiming they were obtained through copyright and money laundering crimes. Megaupload has now responded to these allegations at the federal court in Virginia, with a motion to dismiss (pdf) the complaint. According to Megaupload’s lawyers the Department of Justice is making up crimes that don’t exist. One of the main arguments is that the Government accuses the Megaupload defendants of secondary criminal copyright infringement, a crime that doesn’t exist under common law. “The crimes for which the Government seeks to punish the Megaupload defendants do not exist. Although there is no such crime as secondary criminal copyright infringement, that is the crime on which the Government’s Superseding Indictment and instant Complaint are predicated,†Megaupload’s lawyers write. “That is the nonexistent crime for which Megaupload was destroyed and all of its innocent users were denied their rightful property. And that is the nonexistent crime for which the Government would now strip the criminal defendants, and their families, of all their assets,†they add. In addition, Megaupload mentions another argument why the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the case. It’s a requirement that the infringements took place in the United States, but the DOJ’s compliant fails to back that up. “Tellingly, the Complaint and the Superseding Indictment together fail to identify a single instance in which an act of infringement — particularly an unauthorized upload or download — occurred entirely within the United States,†the motion reads. This is true for the alleged infringements committed by Megaupload users and also for the 50 Cent track Kim Dotcom allegedly distributed himself. There is no mention or proof that this infringement took place in the United States. “Although the Complaint alleges that Kim Dotcom personally distributed a link to a copy of a copyrighted work on, and has received at least one infringing copy of a copyrighted work from, the Mega Sites, the Complaint never alleges where that occurred,†the lawyers argue. Based on these and several other arguments Megaupload’s legal team has asked the Court to dismiss the DOJ’s complaint. At the very least, they want the case to be put on hold until the criminal case is completed. TorrentFreak spoke with Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken who explains that this is the first time that the Government has been called out for prosecuting “nonexistent†crimes. “For the first time in the case, with this motion to dismiss, we are attacking the merits of the DOJ’s core copyright claims. We are optimistic that the Court will find that there is no such thing as criminal secondary copyright infringement,†Rothken tells TorrentFreak. The Government’s efforts are no surprise to Megaupload’s legal team. The civil attempt to obtain possession of the assets fits a pattern of meritless claims according to Rothken. “The DOJ is trying to win the Megaupload case on procedure rather than the merits,†Rothken told us. “We are hopeful the US Court will finally decide the threshold copyright issues in Kim Dotcom’s and Megaupload’s favor and bring this global legal matter to a rapid end.†Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  21. Paul Feig has been discussing his plans for his forthcomingGhostbusters film, which he has confirmed as being a total franchise reboot. “I thought, well, what if we just make it new?†says Feig of how he approached the task. “It’s not coming into the world that existed before. It’s always hard if the world has gone through this big ghost attack, how do you do it again?†“I wanted to come into our world where there’s talk of ghosts but they’re not really credible, and so what would happen in our world if this happened today… Everything is up for grabs right now.†“I look at this the same way a superhero movie launches where it’s always fun to see, like, what are they going to do with the costumes this time? What are they going to do with the hardware this time? It’s not going to be, here is the exact same stuff. It’s also not going to go, screw you if you like that stuff, it’s all completely different.†And regarding recasting the original Ghostbusters as female characters, Feig is confounded by the notion that it should be such a talking point. “I really cannot believe we’re still having this conversation,†says the director. “Some people accused it of kind of being a gimmick and it’s like, it would be a gimmick if I wasn’t somebody whose brain doesn’t automatically go to like, ‘I want to just do more stuff with women.’†“I just find funny women so great. For me it’s just more of a no-brainer. I just go, ‘what would make me excited to do it?’ I go, ‘four female Ghostbusters to me is really fun.’ I want to see that dynamic.†What do you make of Feig's comments? Tell us, below! Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  22. It’s hard to think of a time before the rumors of Aquaman playing a role in Batman V Superman became common knowledge, but the reports continue to spread that Zack Snyder really is planning on introducing the King of Atlantis in his Justice League prelude. The most recent rumors reveal that the hero’s influence was already seen in Man of Steel, and that the physical appearance of Arthur Curry will break from tradition – and even more evidence that Jason Momoa has the role. The rumors surrounding Aquaman’s role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – and Jason Momoa already cast for the part – have ranged from suspicious to compelling. The most recent evidence came from Zack Snyder himself, who took it upon himself to call a Detroit radio station and promise that Aquaman would be a badass (hypothetically speaking, of course). But in the most recent episode of SchmoesKnow’s Meet The Movie Press podcast, TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider revealed some information that he had gathered directly. Specifically, a conversation overheard during a luncheon during the Toronto International Film Festival: “I was sitting behind a table of older gentlemen, one of whom was talking about working with Zack Snyder on Batman V Superman… They were talking about Aquaman, how he’s going to be this buff Hawaiian guy covered in tribal tattoos and stuff.†For obvious reasons, that claim alone makes it sound even more likely that Warner Bros. and Snyder have found their Aquaman in Jason Momoa since, strictly speaking, he is a ‘buff Hawaiian guy with tribal tattoos.’ There’s obviously a chance that this may be a ‘chicken and egg’ scenario – where the assumption that Momoa has the part begins to color the type of Aquaman being depicted – but for now, the information seems plausible. That description alone will be a serious topic of discussion among comic book fans, since there has been surprisingly little outrage over the idea of a character like Aquaman being ‘updated’ or ‘re-imagined’ for a modern adaptation. Since Aquaman remains something of a punchline among DC’s greatest heroes, it would seem even fans are open to some changes; but is a commitment to a South Pacific, tattooed Aquaman going to ruffle some feathers among older fans? It’s worth mentioning that Ben Affleck hit the nail on the head when describingBatman and Superman as “American Myths,†but Aquaman struggles to represent the same “Midwest†or “Metropolitan†ideas. In the comics, Arthur Curry’s love of the sea has been tied to New England culture, but could re-casting the figure as a touchstone for not just Hawaiian, but tribal culture in general set him apart? In addition to Aquaman’s physical description, Sneider also heard word of how Aquaman (and presumably, the standalone film already being written) will be tied into the existing movie universe. Specifically, one scene in Man of Steel: “They said that what we didn’t know in Man of Steel – although I think it’s been widely speculated – is that Aquaman saved Superman’s life when he fell into the ocean… I heard that those whales that we apparently see in Man of Steel… saved him. And that they saved him at the behest of Aquaman, who can communicate with the animals of the sea. So it’s not as if Aquaman physically lifted him up or whatever.†The brief scene should be memorable to fans, immediately following the first dose of Superman’s heroism aboard a collapsing oil derrick. Some fans have rabidly maintained that the presence of the two whales – presumably a parent and child – was a clear Aquaman easter egg, while others assumed it simply mirrored the themes of childhood in Clark’s flashback. Whether Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer planned the connection all along, or simply spotted an opening (as some fans did) to unite the heroes, it seems there may be some truth to that cameo. Either way, the theory that General Zod’s ‘World Engine’ would give Aquaman a score to settle with Superman – adding to the rumored ‘Anti-Superman’ sentiment of Dawn of Justice – has to be questioned. Unless Aquaman regrets saving him in the first place. What do you think of these latest reports? Does the connection between Aquaman and Superman get your shared universe juices flowing? What about the possibility that Jason Momoa was cast because he resembled Snyder’s new version of Aquaman? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives on March 25th, 2016. http://screenrant.com/batman-vs-superman-aquaman-details/
  23. Two separate publications claim CV1 could ship by April next year with a limited public beta. The long-awaited consumer version of Oculus Rift could begin to ship by summer 2015, according to alleged sources speaking to two separate publications. Both TechRadar and VRFocus claim that a market-ready Oculus Rift will launch in a "strictly limited" public beta half way into 2015. Though specs and release date plans for the consumer version of Oculus Rift (known as CV1) are not public, a limited supply of the latest prototype (known as DK2) is available to developers and hobbyists. Oculus VR, the company formed by creator Palmer Luckey, has urged gamers to hold out for CV1 and resist the developer version. That long wait for the consumer version could end as soon as April 2015, with a strictly limited test supply, although both TechRadar and VRFocus suggest that "summer 2015" (which runs from late June to August) could be the more realistic target for general release. Oculus exec Nate Mitchell recently claimed that the consumer version of Oculus Rift will be priced somewhere between $200 and $400. Palmer Luckey has also previously stated the consumer version would be a significant improvement on the DK2's 1080p display, with a 90Hz refresh rate. Oculus VR has declined to comment. Add Rep and Leave a feedback Reputation is the green button in the down right corner on my post
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnqVoKJnYak There will be a handful of movie comedy sequels arriving in theaters during the last two months of 2014; that list includes Horrible Bosses 2, a followup to what was, back in 2011, a surprisingly popular laughfest in the shape of Horrible Bosses. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis have reunited onscreen for this secondBosses installment, while screenwriting duties were taken over by Sean Anders and John Morris (who also co-wrote this fall’s Dumb and Dumber To). Anders and Morris’ Horrible Bosses 2 script, judging by the film’s teaser and the film’s newly-released full-length trailer (watch it above), is not a re-invention of theHorrible Bosses wheel, but it’s not a Hangover Part II-style rehash either. There’s even a bit of meta-humor in the latest trailer, when Jamie Foxx’s Dean “MF†Jones tells off the Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis trio for pretending to be“happy-go-lucky guys†every time they perpetrate a crime (a different, but related joke to Ice Cube’s “Do the same thing!†bit from 22 Jump Street earlier this year). Indeed, as the new Horrible Bosses 2 trailer lays out, the plot this time involves a kidnapping scheme rather than attempted murder – as Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis decided to work together and start their own business, but wound up getting cheated out of their money by an unreliable investor (Christoph Waltz). This inspires the trio to capture their crooked investor’s son (Chris Pine) and hold him for a ransom – a plan that, in some respect, goes smoother than expected when the son decides he wants in on the deal with his kidnappers (as the new trailer reveals). CLICK FOR FULL-SIZE VERSION Certain elements featured in the Horrible Bosses 2 trailer marketing arguably work better than others. The chemistry between the film’s three leads remains intact, though it does feel as though some of the callbacks to the first movie (see: Jennifer Aniston’s character’s return) may come off as more forced than others. In fairness, though, that might not be so much of an issue in the actual movie. There’s also the question of direction; Anders called the shots on the Horrible Bosses sequel, but his previous efforts as helmsman (Sex Drive, That’s My Boy) aren’t so encouraging. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon didn’t exactly have a perfect record either (see: Identity Thief), but he brought good timing and solid visually-oriented punchlines to the first movie. We’ll just have to wait and see how Anders measures up on the sequel. Horrible Bosses 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 26th, 2014. http://screenrant.com/horrible-bosses-2-trailer-poster/
  25. James Gunn is having a pretty terrific 2014: the Troma wunderkind gets to claim bragging rights for directing the year’s highest grossing domestic release, Marvel’s big screen gamble Guardians of the Galaxy, while basking in the showered adulation of his peers, his fans, and critics alike. Having Joss Whedon, lord and master of the MCU, say good things about your movie before it opens in theaters probably doesn’t suck. Receiving similar, if possibly more effusive, compliments from Al Pacino isn’t half bad, either. If you’re directing a Marvel film, Whedon might be the uppermost source you’d expect high praise from. Pacino, on the other hand, exists so far outside the realm of the comic book movie that his bout of Guardians gushing would seem to come entirely from left field. But that’s exactly what happened at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, where the acting legend laid down rave after rave over Guardians‘ spectacle and ingenuity, even going so far as to put it on a Shakespearean level. Pacino made his remarks about Gunn’s film while discussing his own current projects screening at the festival, David Gordon Green’sManglehorn and Barry Levinson’s The Humbling. In point of fact, it almost seems that Guardians was the more important topic of conversation; maybe it’s becauseGuardians is the blockbuster of the year, maybe it’s because there’s novelty in the notion of Michael Corleone loving a movie featuring an anthropomorphic raccoon, but when Deadline sat down to chat with Pacino one on one, they just had to hear more of his thoughts on the lauded space opera. Inevitably, their talk led to the matter of whether or not Pacino could ever see himself being in a Marvel movie, with specific mention made of Guardians of the Galaxy 2; if his Guardians love fest came as a shock, then his reply might be more so. Here’s the full quote, direct from Pacino himself: “I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible. You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. I mean, what can I say?†As is always the case with “if†statements, don’t make his words into more than they are: the man is merely expressing his possible interest in showing up in a Marvel film. On top of that, his response is so nonchalantly roundabout that it’s difficult to gauge how seriously to take him. There isn’t a “yes†or a “no†here, just a vaguely worded answer to a loaded question. So don’t expect Pacino to show in the next Guardians jaunt, or in any future Marvel production, until further notice. At the same time, Pacino doesn’t exactly dismiss the suggestion, either, and so neither should Marvel. Pacino’s at a point in his career where he doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody; his filmography is long, varied, and largely successful, whether looking at his work in the Godfather trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico,Glengarry Glen Ross, or Angels in America (just to scratch the surface). If he foundGuardians of the Galaxy quite as delightful as the rest of us, it stands to reason he might like the idea of having some fun and dipping his toes in that world. But if we’re left to speculate over his flimsy potential involvement in the MCU at large, where would Pacino figure in and who would he play? Grandmaster, perhaps, or Mephisto (though that’s a tad obvious)? What do you think, Screen Ranters? If the stars align, would Pacino be a good fit for Marvel? Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in theaters. http://screenrant.com/al-pacino-marvel-movie/