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A D&D movie, Netflix’s The Man Named Otto, and every new movie worth watching



this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, the latest (and presumably the last) MCU movie from director-turned-DC Studios head James Gunn is finally hitting theaters. If the adventures of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his hilarious gang of vigilante mercenaries aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of new installments to watch and rent from the comfort of your home.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, starring Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez, leads the way in VOD offerings. But papal exorcist, How to blow up a pipelineAnd renfield, starring Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Hoult, houses are also available for rent. Want to save money this weekend on what to see? We got you: a psychological thriller Inside (not to be confused with the Beau Burnham comedy special) starring Willem Dafoe is being broadcast based on the comedy-drama The Peacock. A man named Otto Starring Tom Hanks Coming to Netflix, Cannibal Road Movie bones and all starring Timothée “Muad’dib” Chalamet is finally available to stream on MGM Plus.

There’s a smorgasbord of movies to choose from, so let’s dive in and see what’s next on the menu.

New on Netflix

A man named Otto

Where to see: Available to stream on Netflix

Image: Nico Tavernis/Columbia Pictures

Genre: dramedy
Lead time: 2h 6m
Directed by: Mark Forster
Throw: Tom Hanks, Mariana Trevino, Rachel Keller

Tom Hanks goes against type in this dark comedy based on the 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman. A man named Uwe, playing a grumpy, lonely widower who—despite his antisocial nature—inadvertently befriends his new neighbor and their child. Content Warning: This movie contains quite a few suicide jokes.

New on Peacock


Where to see: Available for streaming peacock

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Genre: Psychological thrillers
Lead time: 1h 45m
Directed by: Vasilis Katsupis
Throw: Willem Dafoe, Jean Burvoets and Eliza Steak

Willem Dafoe (English)spiderman, Lighthouse) stars in this psychological thriller as a high-profile art thief who gets trapped in a New York penthouse during a heist. He’s running out of food and unable to communicate with the outside world, so he’ll have to figure out a way to escape to safety or he risks being killed by his own madness.

New on MGM Plus

Bones and all

Where to see: Available for streaming MGM Plus

A young woman (Taylor Russell) presses her forehead against a young man (Timothée Chalamet) with streaks of pink hair dye in his hair.

Photo: Yiannis Drakoulidis/MGM

Genre: horror/romance
Lead time: 2h 10m
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Throw: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

call me by your name Director Luca Guadagnino and star Timothée Chalamet have teamed up again to create a romantic horror film about love and cannibalism. Chalamet co-stars as Lee, a spirited young drifter with a hunger for human flesh, but the focus is on fellow “Eater” Maren (Taylor Russell) who seeks belonging and reassurance in a harsh and uncertain world.

From our review:

In addition to preparing for a huge amount of blood and short brutal violence, Bones and all this is a film that is better perceived at the moment than in the descriptions. Each new revelation about Maren’s past and present is painstakingly revealed, in part because she doesn’t really understand her own nature and must learn about it with the audience. Screenwriter David Kaiganich (writer, producer and developer of the popular horror series Terror) never feels like he’s in a hurry to get to any particular part of the story. He and Guadagnino give Maren a lot of room to learn through conversations, first with new acquaintance Sally (spy bridgeMark Rylance, disappearing again in an incredible performance), then with a newer acquaintance, Lee (Chalame), a wise boy about her age.

New on video on demand

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Where to see: Available to rent for $19.99 at Amazon, AppleAnd voodoo

(LR) The half-elf sorcerer Simon (Justice Smith), the human bard Ejin (Chris Pine), the tiefling druid Doric (Sophia Lillis), and the barbarian warrior Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) stand in a valley surrounded by the solemn gaze of a statue in Dungeons & Dragons : Honor among thieves.

Image: Aidan Monaghan/Paramount Pictures

Genre: fantasy adventure
Lead time: 2h 14m
Directed by: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daly
Throw: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Dir-Jean Page

Chris Pine (English)Star Trek) plays Ejin Darvis, a former bard-turned-thief who forms an unlikely band of adventurers on a quest to find a powerful lost artifact. When the group faces a dangerous figure bent on world domination, Ejin and his allies will have to fight, run and roll the initiative to save the day.

From our review,

The film is playful and serious throughout, emphasizing that these are serious situations for the characters. Barbarian Rodriguez is still reeling from a broken relationship, and when her storyline pays off, it’s hilarious, but viewers are still encouraged to feel and empathize with her pain. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves does not recreate game mechanics or a sense of improvisation, but, say, The Legend of the Voice Machine, but this is the best Dungeons & Dragons movie we could hope for. Not only is it a fun fantasy movie, but it’s also a great adaptation of the gaming session. And this is an invitation to a new and more visual version of the world, dedicated to the already beloved players – and, it seems, beloved filmmakers.

papal exorcist

Where to see: Available to rent for $19.99 at Amazon, AppleAnd voodoo

Russell Crowe holding a cross with a flame behind his back in The Exorcist.

Image: Sony Pictures

Genre: supernatural horror
Lead time: 1h 43m
Directed by: Julius Avery
Throw: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto and Alex Esso

Russell Crowe has played many prominent roles in his career: the Roman general turned gladiator, the Royal Navy admiral who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, the father of Superman, the guy who built the really big boat, Robin Hood. and so on. In Julius Avery’s new supernatural horror film, Crow dons the black robe and white collar of an exorcist—the Pope’s exorcist, no less—as he battles underworld forces to save the life of a possessed child.

How to blow up a pipeline

Where to see: Can be rented for $6.99 Amazon, AppleAnd voodoo

Two people in gas masks are working with chemicals, and one is pointing at

Image: neon

Genre: Environmental thriller
Lead time: 1h 44m
Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber
Throw: Ariela Barer, Christine Froseth, Lucas Gage

Directed by Daniel Goldhabercamera) adapts Andreas Malm’s rousing 2021 non-fiction book about a group of climate activists who, frustrated by divestment movements and government failure, band together to stage a politically motivated act of protest against property damage as environmental protection. : oil pipeline explosion in West Texas.

From our review,

How to blow up a pipeline This is a rare film that effectively weaponizes a radical political message by pairing it with conventional genre storytelling. It’s like a game-changer: a film that will inspire both artists and budding activists for generations to come. It’s gripping, intense entertainment with an explosive, catchy final line of dialogue. 2023 has been a great year for movies so far, but this one will be hard to beat.


Where to see: Available to rent for $19.99 at Amazon, AppleAnd voodoo

A gleeful, grinning Dracula (Nicolas Cage) looms over a depressed Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in Renfield.

Photo: Michelle K. Short/Universal Pictures

Genre: horror comedy
Lead time: 1h 35m
Directed by: Chris McKay
Throw: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Aquafina

Nicolas Cage plays Dracula in this comedic take on the legendary vampire, in which his servant Robert Montague Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) struggles to come to terms with the toxic relationship he has with his immortal boss.

From our review:

Holt, like Renfield, is reasonably humble and unassuming – he’s probably the most sincere part of an otherwise cynical project – but he’s the only actor who seems to have been allowed to use anything resembling a comedic or dramatic soul. He’s also the only one not burdened with dialogue playing like an amateur improvisation. He can’t wait to see. It’s the absolute minimum for an on-screen actor, but it’s a must for almost every other aspect renfield can’t satisfy, from his mind-boggling action that refuses to enjoy thrills or raw fun, to his disjointed tale of a man who finds ways to chastise his asshole boss. In that sense, it has to be the most interesting comedy in the world. On the contrary, it’s just a series of disparate images, linked together by half-baked jokes that you could put into the mouth of almost any other character. The result will be the same defeat.

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ATSC 3.0 TV stations now cover 60% of the US – so why can’t I watch CBS in 4K?



The new digital television standard ATSC 3.0 (also known as NextGen TV) promises to dramatically improve the U.S. broadcast television viewing experience with features such as 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, Dolby Atmos audio, interactive apps and program guides. – all this was delivered free of charge through the usual broadcast channels.

But even though these capabilities are built into the ATSC 3.0 standard, 4K broadcasts have so far been limited to experimentation and technology demonstrations, and no ultra-high-definition program has reached a household equipped with an antenna and an ATSC 3.0-compatible TV.

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PS5 Pro Dev Kit Prototypes To Be Shipped To Third Party Developers Soon



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There were rumors in March of this year Sony Interactive Entertainment has been developing the PlayStation 5 Pro with an estimated release window of late 2024. Game InsidersTom Henderson.

Henderson now making report “with 100% certainty” PS5 Pro is in development. The first prototype development kits are expected to fall into the hands of early PlayStation developers in the next couple of months, with third-party developers receiving them by the end of the year.

Henderson is the one who previously reported on a redesigned PlayStation 5 with a removable drive that is rumored to be released later this year, phasing out the current PS5 model over the course of the year.

Rumor: PlayStation 5 Pro is in development, the release may take place in late 2024

The removable drive will be connected to the PlayStation via an additional USB-C port on the back of the console. Rumor has it that this updated PS5 doesn’t feature any major hardware changes from the original PS5.

There are also rumors that Sony is developing a new PlayStation portable console. The controller is codenamed Q Lite, and instead of being a dedicated gaming device or cloud streaming device, it will instead use Remote Play with the PlayStation 5. The Q Lite laptop reportedly uses adaptive streaming up to 1080p and 60fps and requires a constant internet connection.

Early prototypes are said to be similar to the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, but with an 8-inch touchscreen in the middle. It includes adaptive triggers for haptic feedback, volume buttons, speakers, an audio jack, and more.

The Q Lite laptop is in the quality assurance phase and should be released after the rumored PS5 with a removable drive and before the PS5 Pro.

Lifetime and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced by VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was hired in 2010 as a junior analyst, promoted to lead analyst in 2012, and took over hardware valuation in 2017. He expanded his involvement in the gaming community by creating content on his own YouTube channel another Twitch channels. You can contact the author on twitter @TrunksWD.

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The bipartisan Senate group is re-introducing the revised Children’s Online Safety Act.



US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced today a bill that will make social media companies responsible for adding online protections for children. The Children’s Online Safety Act (KOSA) was first introduced in February last year (with support from the same couple), but was never introduced on the Senate floor due to backlash from advocacy groups. The updated legislation “provides specific tools to stop big tech companies from distributing toxic content to children and hold them accountable for putting profit over safety,” Blumenthal said. It follows a separate bill introduced last month with a similar goal.

Like the original KOSA, the updated bill would require annual independent audits by “experts and academic researchers” to force unregulated social media companies to address online dangers posed to children. However, the updated legislation attempts to address the issues that led to the collapse of its previous version, namely that its overbroad nature could do more harm than good by requiring young users to be monitored and censored. EFF described The February 2022 bill was called “an oppressive plan to force platforms to spy on youth” that “fails to properly distinguish between harmful and non-harmful content, leaving politically motivated state attorneys general to determine what harms children.” One of the main concerns is that states may use contrived definitions to ban content for political purposes.”

The rewritten bill adds new safeguards for services such as the National Suicide Hotline, LGBTQ+ youth centers and substance abuse organizations to avoid unnecessary harm. In addition, it will force social platforms to provide minors with the ability to protect their information, disable addictive features, and opt out of algorithmic recommendations. (Social platforms will need to enable the most restrictive settings by default.) It will also give parents “new controls to help support their children and identify harmful behavior” and children will be offered a “dedicated channel for reporting harm” on the platform. In addition, it will specifically ban advocacy for suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, and the use of “illicit products for minors” such as gambling, drugs, and alcohol. Finally, social media companies will be required to provide “academic and community organizations” with data to help them investigate the impact of social media on the safety and well-being of minors.

The American Psychological Association, Common Sense Media and other advocacy groups support the updated bill. It has 26 co-sponsors from both sides, including legislators ranging from Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Blackburn told CNBC today that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “one hundred percent supports this bill and efforts to protect children online.”

Despite senators’ renewed optimism about the passage of the bill, some organizations believe it is still too broad to avoid negative repercussions. “The changes made to the bill in no way solve our problems,” said Evan Greer, director of digital rights advocacy group Fight For the Future, in a statement emailed to Engadget. “If Senator Blumenthal’s office were ready to meet with us, we could explain why. I can see where the changes have been made try to solve problems, but they are unable to do so. Even with new changes, this bill will allow far-right Attorneys General to dictate which content platforms can recommend to younger users.”

The ACLU also opposes the revived bill. “KOSA’s core approach continues to threaten the privacy, safety and freedom of expression of both minors and adults as platforms of all stripes replace their users and censor their content under the guise of a ‘duty of care’,” ACLU senior policy adviser Cody Wencke. said CNBC. “To achieve this, the bill will legitimize platforms’ already widespread data collection to determine which users are underage when it should aim to curb these data abuses. In addition, parental guidance in the online life of minors is critical, but KOSA mandates the use of surveillance tools regardless of domestic situations or the safety of minors. KOSA will be a step backwards in making the Internet a safer place for children and minors.”

Blumenthal argues that the bill was “deliberately narrowed down” to prevent harm. “I think we have responded very directly and effectively to such a proposal,” he said at a press conference. “Obviously, our door remains open. We are ready to listen and discuss other types of proposals that are being made. And we’ve talked to a lot of the critically acclaimed groups, and some of them have actually dropped their opposition, as I think you’ll hear in response to today’s session. So I think our bill has been clarified and improved in a way that meets some of the criticism. We will not solve all the problems of the world with one bill. But we are making a measurable, very important start.”

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