Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

 Amazon continues to churn out original series, with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premiering on Friday, January 12. The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of the ten episodes set in their own unique worlds based on the literature from author Philip K. Dick. Dick is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sci-fi authors of all time. Dick… Read More

They turned ‘Rampage’ into a movie (and here’s the first trailer)

Rampage Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be real though: no one wanted to play as the wolf.) Well, Warner Bros. is turning it into a movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brad Peyton. Read More

Original Content podcast: We have mixed feelings about ‘Stranger Things 2’

Stranger Things 2 Stranger Things 2 (as Netflix and the Duffer Brothers are calling the second season of their hit show) has been out for a full week, so some serious fans have already watched all nine episodes. That includes TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha, who have been bingeing the show all week. On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we discuss our feelings about the… Read More

Facebook finally adapts to 4K video

 If you’re sick of your beautiful videos looking crummy on Facebook, there’s good news for you. After some super HD videos starting popping up on the social network, Facebook now confirms to TechCrunch it’s testing 4K video uploads and viewing using the 2160p UHD-1 Ultra-High-Definition Television standard. Some Pages and profiles can now post 4K videos to Facebook as well… Read More

The second episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ focuses on an investor left in the dark

 Bubbleproof is a mockumentary web series following Michael Fertik and David Cowan (as played by their real-life founder/VC counterparts) as they try to navigate a new venture. In this second episode, Fertik (founder of “Femto Management,” a company that takes micro management to an extreme) surprises his colleagues by announcing an entirely new focus; meanwhile Cowan,… Read More

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

 If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might just make you pee your pants from laughing so hard. Last week’s episode “Andy vs. Uber” almost made me do just that. Warning: lots of spoilers in this post so stop reading if you… Read More

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming

 Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord-cutting platforms like Netflix and Amazon, the shows weren’t exactly, say, House of Cards or Transparent. But a number of moves over the past several months find the company positioning itself as a serious… Read More

Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues

 Amazon said earlier this week that it was reviewing its options around the shows it was producing with The Weinstein Company. Now it looks like the company has made a decision and is moving to sever ties with TWC. One show, an untitled project from director David O. Russell, has been canceled entirely. Russell, along with stars Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, released a statement saying… Read More

Amazon Studios suspends chief Roy Price following harassment allegations

 Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has been suspended after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled at him by Isa Hackett, one of the producers of the company’s first series, The Man in the High Castle. A potentially cozy relationship with disgraced Hollywood power broker Harvey Weinstein may also have contributed to his ouster. Read More