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New trailers: ‘Into the Storm,’ ‘Hercules,’ and ‘Phantasm V: Ravager’

New trailers: ‘Into the Storm,’ ‘Hercules,’ and ‘Phantasm V: Ravager’

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It's been a big week for movie trailers. We've seen new clips for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Jupiter Ascending — and there’s still more to watch. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trailers to make the rounds.

'Into the Storm'

We’ve seen the found footage format used for horror movies and sci-fi movies, and now it’s time for disaster movies. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) and an ensemble cast face off against some of the nastiest weather conditions this side of Twister. Do yourself a favor: do not watch this trailer before getting on an airplane.

'Hercules'

If you’ve been waiting for the director of Rush Hour 3 to team up with The Rock for a reboot of Hercules… well, this is your lucky day. In this teaser trailer Dwayne Johnson has a really weird beard, wears a lion head for a hat, and swings his club at giant animals. Then to top it all off, he screams his name really loud.

'Phantasm V: Ravager'

Don Coscarelli kicked off his cult horror franchise 35 years ago, and while there hasn’t been an entry since 1998 that’s about to change. Animation veteran David Hartman takes over directing duties this time around, having previously worked with Coscarelli on Bubba Ho-Tep. Plot details are thin, but longtime fans can rest easy: Angus Scrimm will be back as the horrific Tall Man.

'Romancing the Stone'

This trailer to Robert Zemeckis’ 1984 action comedy may not technically be new, but we haven't seen it in quite some time. The clip harkens back to a simpler time, when actors like Danny DeVito would shoot special sequences full of exposition just for a movie trailer — and then break the fourth wall for no reason whatsoever. Who’s this Ira person he’s shouting at? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

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Emma RothSep 24
California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes the state’s “BitLicense” law.

The bill, called the Digital Financial Assets Law, would establish a regulatory framework for companies that transact with cryptocurrency in the state, similar to New York’s BitLicense system. In a statement, Newsom says it’s “premature to lock a licensing structure” and that implementing such a program is a “costly undertaking:”

A more flexible approach is needed to ensure regulatory oversight can keep up with rapidly evolving technology and use cases, and is tailored with the proper tools to address trends and mitigate consumer harm.


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Andrew WebsterSep 24
Look at this Thing.

At its Tudum event today, Netflix showed off a new clip from the Tim Burton series Wednesday, which focused on a very important character: the sentient hand known as Thing. The full series starts streaming on November 23rd.


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Get ready for some Netflix news.

At 1PM ET today Netflix is streaming its second annual Tudum event, where you can expect to hear news about and see trailers from its biggest franchises, including The Witcher and Bridgerton. I’ll be covering the event live alongside my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore, and you can also watch along at the link below. There will be lots of expected names during the stream, but I have my fingers crossed for a new season of Hemlock Grove.


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Looking for something to do this weekend?

Why not hang out on the couch playing video games and watching TV. It’s a good time for it, with intriguing recent releases like Return to Monkey Island, Session: Skate Sim, and the Star Wars spinoff Andor. Or you could check out some of the new anime on Netflix, including Thermae Romae Novae (pictured below), which is my personal favorite time-traveling story about bathing.


A screenshot from the Netflix anime Thermae Romae Novae.
Thermae Romae Novae.
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Jay PetersSep 23
Twitch’s creators SVP is leaving the company.

Constance Knight, Twitch’s senior vice president of global creators, is leaving for a new opportunity, according to Bloomberg’s Cecilia D’Anastasio. Knight shared her departure with staff on the same day Twitch announced impending cuts to how much its biggest streamers will earn from subscriptions.


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Tom WarrenSep 23
Has the Windows 11 2022 Update made your gaming PC stutter?

Nvidia GPU owners have been complaining of stuttering and poor frame rates with the latest Windows 11 update, but thankfully there’s a fix. Nvidia has identified an issue with its GeForce Experience overlay and the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2). A fix is available in beta from Nvidia’s website.


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If you’re using crash detection on the iPhone 14, invest in a really good phone mount.

Motorcycle owner Douglas Sonders has a cautionary tale in Jalopnik today about the iPhone 14’s new crash detection feature. He was riding his LiveWire One motorcycle down the West Side Highway at about 60 mph when he hit a bump, causing his iPhone 14 Pro Max to fly off its handlebar mount. Soon after, his girlfriend and parents received text messages that he had been in a horrible accident, causing several hours of panic. The phone even called the police, all because it fell off the handlebars. All thanks to crash detection.

Riding a motorcycle is very dangerous, and the last thing anyone needs is to think their loved one was in a horrible crash when they weren’t. This is obviously an edge case, but it makes me wonder what other sort of false positives we see as more phones adopt this technology.


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Ford is running out of its own Blue Oval badges.

Running out of semiconductors is one thing, but running out of your own iconic nameplates is just downright brutal. The Wall Street Journal reports badge and nameplate shortages are impacting the automaker's popular F-series pickup lineup, delaying deliveries and causing general chaos.

Some executives are even proposing a 3D printing workaround, but they didn’t feel like the substitutes would clear the bar. All in all, it's been a dreadful summer of supply chain setbacks for Ford, leading the company to reorganize its org chart to bring some sort of relief.