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New trailers: Fahrenheit 451, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more

New trailers: Fahrenheit 451, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more

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Normally I might take this time to tell you what I thought of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, which I saw last weekend, but people apparently have very strong feelings about this film and feelings about what your reaction to it says about you. I don’t want you to know! Phantom Thread reactions are the new astrological signs.

Luckily for astrological signs and everyone who has one, movies will continue to be released.

Check out six trailers from the week below.

Wreck-It Ralph 2

In the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz escape their arcade game yet again, and “go to the internet.” If you’re into family-friendly internet references in film form, this is the sequel for you.

It’s in theaters on Thanksgiving.

Fahrenheit 451

HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel stars Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, a firefighter who becomes disillusioned with his government-sanctioned book-burning job.

The movie premieres this spring on HBO.

The Week Of

About a year ago, Netflix inked a deal with Adam Sandler to produce four more of his movies, in addition to 2015’s The Ridiculous 6 and 2016’s The Do Over. The Week Of, about two families meeting before their kids get married, is Sandler’s latest feature for the streaming service. It stars Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, and Rachel Dratch alongside Sandler.

It arrives April 27th on Netflix.


Thoroughbreds looks like a decently campy evil rich teens movie. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke as Lily and Amanda, who plot to kill Lily’s father (Paul Sparks).

It’s in theaters March 9th.


Yellowstone is a series starring Kevin Costner about a family that owns the largest ranch in the US. If that doesn’t tell you enough about it, this quote from the trailer should: “All men are bad, but some of us try real hard to be good.”

It premieres on June 20th on the Paramount Network.

Cobra Kai

YouTube Red’s upcoming series is a sequel to 1984’s Karate Kid. In it, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka revive their old characters more than three decades later. This trailer only teases Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, who now runs his own karate studio.

It’ll be out sometime this year.

Today’s Storystream

Feed refreshed 22 minutes ago The tablet didn’t call that play by itself

Emma Roth22 minutes ago
Missing classic Mario?

One fan, who goes by the name Metroid Mike 64 on Twitter, just built a full-on 2D Mario game inside Super Mario Maker 2 complete with 40 levels and eight worlds.

Looking at the gameplay shared on Twitter is enough to make me want to break out my SNES, or at least buy Super Mario Maker 2 so I can play this epic retro revamp.

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Russell Brandom25 minutes ago
The US might still force TikTok into a data security deal with Oracle.

The New York Times says the White House is still working on TikTok’s Trump-era data security deal, which has been in a weird limbo for nearly two years now. The terms are basically the same: Oracle plays babysitter but the app doesn’t get banned. Maybe it will happen now, though?

Asian America learns how to hit back

The desperate, confused, righteous campaign to stop Asian hate

Esther Wang12:00 PM UTC
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Russell Brandom4:29 PM UTC
Edward Snowden has been granted Russian citizenship.

The NSA whistleblower has been living in Russia for the 9 years — first as a refugee, then on a series of temporary residency permits. He applied for Russian citizenship in November 2020, but has said he won’t renounce his status as a U.S. citizen.

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Emma Roth4:13 PM UTC
Netflix’s gaming bet gets even bigger.

Even though fewer than one percent of Netflix subscribers have tried its mobile games, Netflix just opened up another studio in Finland after acquiring the Helsinki-based Next Games earlier this year.

The former vice president of Zynga Games, Marko Lastikka, will serve as the studio director. His track record includes working on SimCity BuildIt for EA and FarmVille 3.

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Andrew J. Hawkins3:37 PM UTC
Vietnam’s EV aspirant is giving big Potemkin village vibes

Idle equipment, absent workers, deserted villages, an empty swimming pool. VinFast is Vietnam’s answer to Tesla, with the goal of making 1 million EVs in the next 5-6 years to sell to customers US, Canada and Europe. With these lofty goals, the company invited a bunch of social media influencers, as well as some auto journalists, on a “a four-day, multicity extravaganza” that seemed more weird than convincing, according to Bloomberg.

James Vincent3:17 PM UTC
Today, 39 years ago, the world didn’t end.

And it’s thanks to one man: Stanislav Petrov, a USSR military officer who, on September 26th, 1983, took the decision not to launch a retaliatory nuclear attack against the US. Petrov correctly guessed that satellite readings showing inbound nukes were faulty, and so likely saved the world from nuclear war. As journalist Tom Chivers put it on Twitter, “Happy Stanislav Petrov Day to those who celebrate!” Read more about Petrov’s life here.

Soviet Colonel who prevented 1983 nuclear response
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James Vincent3:03 PM UTC
Deepfakes were made for Disney.

You might have seen the news this weekend that the voice of James Earl Jones is being cloned using AI so his performance as Darth Vader in Star Wars can live on forever.

Reading the story, it struck me how perfect deepfakes are for Disney — a company that profits from original characters, fans' nostalgia, and an uncanny ability to twist copyright law to its liking. And now, with deepfakes, Disney’s most iconic performances will live on forever, ensuring the magic never dies.

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Elizabeth Lopatto2:41 PM UTC
Hurricane Fiona ratcheted up tensions about crypto bros in Puerto Rico.

“An official emergency has been declared, which means in the tax program, your physical presence time is suspended,” a crypto investor posted on TikTok. “So I am headed out of the island.” Perhaps predictably, locals are furious.

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Richard Lawler2:09 PM UTC
Teen hacking suspect linked to GTA 6 leak and Uber security breach charged in London.

City of London police tweeted Saturday that the teenager arrested on suspicion of hacking has been charged with “two counts of breach of bail conditions and two counts of computer misuse.”

They haven’t confirmed any connection with the GTA 6 leak or Uber hack, but the details line up with those incidents, as well as a suspect arrested this spring for the Lapsus$ breaches.

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Richard Lawler1:00 PM UTC
Green light.

Good morning to everyone, except for the intern or whoever prevented us from seeing how Microsoft’s Surface held up to yet another violent NFL incident.

Today’s big event is the crash of a NASA spaceship this evening — on purpose. Mary Beth Griggs can explain.

David Pierce12:54 PM UTC
Thousands and thousands of reasons people love Android.

“Android fans, what are the primary reasons why you will never ever switch to an iPhone?” That question led to almost 30,000 comments so far, and was for a while the most popular thing on Reddit. It’s a totally fascinating peek into the platform wars, and I’ve spent way too much time reading through it. I also laughed hard at “I can turn my text bubbles to any color I like.”