In order to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster imported to Mumbai, one must obsessively recheck BookMyShow, the Indian equivalent of Fandango. Missing the posted showtimes can mean missing the movie entirely — many titles come and go in just a week, with theatrical windows outside of the U.S. getting narrower and narrower as cinema competes with streaming. The world of television and the new mechanics through which it’s delivered — Netflix, Amazon and countless other services — provide an on-demand, at-your-convenience viewing model that movies can’t seem to keep up with. That’s where companies like Vkaao and 1018mb enter the picture. They’ve spent the last year and a half changing the film distribution game in India, allowing audiences to decide what they want to watch on the big screen, when they want to watch it, and where. It’s a model that could prove pervasive as the war for attention wages on. Here’s an example: In one … [Read more...] about India’s new movie-theater-on-demand model feels like the future
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Bringing comic book characters to life in a fitting and accurate way has always been a rocky road for video game developers. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe™ seems to be perpetually knocking it out of the park, comic to game transitions oftentimes aren’t quite as on point. With Insomniac Games’ incarnation of Peter Parker’s alter ego is looking to be an absolute jaw-dropping experience in Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 it’s worth mentioning that it has been a long and tangled web getting the hero to this point. In theory, we could go all the way back to vintage Spidey titles like Spider-Man on the Atari 2600 in 1982 or even some of his 16-bit outings like Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage on Super Nintendo and Sega Genius in ’94, or even 1991’s arcade brawler Spider-Man: The Video Game. But to really get a feel for where old Webhead is now we should probably begin when he made the jump from a 2D plane to fighting crime in the third … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Evolves From Every Good (and Bad) Spider-Man Game Before It
Legendary jockey Victor Espinoza is in the hospital after an incident Sunday in which the horse he was riding died while running, leaving a haunting scene on the track.Espinoza’s horse, named Bobby Abu Dhabi, went into sudden cardiac arrest on the track, according to the horse’s owner Brian Trump. The incident took place at the Del Mar racetrack.It is with great sadness that I can confirm this morning we lost our boy, BOBBY ABU DHABI to a sudden cardiac arrest on the track. While we are deeply saddened and heartbroken by this loss our thoughts are currently with HOF jockey @VictorEspinoza. Please keep him in your prayers pic.twitter.com/sp30wUqYH7— Brian Trump (@realBrianTrump) July 22, 2018Espinoza was thrown off the horse and stayed motionless on the ground, video of which was obtained by TMZ (warning: disturbing content). The 46-year-old Espinoza is expected to make a full recovery, but is currently in the hospital with fractured vertebra in his neck as well … [Read more...] about Jockey Victor Espinoza breaks bone in neck after horse he’s riding collapses, dies
TAMPA, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area. When: 7:10 p.m.Where: Tropicana Field at Cost: Click here for ticket information Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Baltimore Orioles for a 3-game weekend series at Tropicana Field! First pitch is Friday night at 7:10 p.m. When: 8 p.m.Where: Carol Morsani Hall at 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, TampaCost: $17.75Info: In honor of Memorial Day, the orchestra salutes the American spirit, with music from America’s greatest popular composers, from John Philip Sousa to John Williams. When: 8 p.m.Where: Tampa Improv at 1600 East 8th Ave C-112, TampaCost: $20Info: Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas including Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City, The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey and many more! He also tours the country playing theatres and areas as part … [Read more...] about What’s happening in Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend?
The new play that Forward Theater will present Friday in Madison will be performed that very same day in Milwaukee.And also in Waukesha.And in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Orlando, Seattle, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Baton Rouge and beyond.The play is “Natural Shocks,” written by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson.Its nationwide premieres – with free admission for all – are meant to be held on April 20, exactly 19 years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado that left 15 people dead.And 65 days after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17.Audiences for “Natural Shocks” will be encouraged to donate to a violence prevention effort. In Madison, Forward Theater will accept contributions on behalf of WAVE, the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort education fund.Playwright Gunderson was in high school when the Columbine massacre horrified the nation. It drove her to action. She wrote … [Read more...] about Forward Theater joins groups around US for 1-day play about gun violence