movies

Briefly: Mother's Day Bargains, New X-Men Trailer, Aussie Gaming Bugbears

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the final trailer to X-Men: Days Of Future Past, get your Mother’s Day shopping sorted with 300 discounted products from Catch of the Day, the worst things about playing video games in Australia.


How To Avoid Spoiling TV Shows And Movies For Everyone Else

The nature of spoilers has changed over the last few years. Between whole seasons being released at once, movies crossing over with TV shows, and books and shows racing each other to the same ending, it’s hard to know exactly where the spoilers line is and how to avoid being that jerk who ruins it for everyone. Fortunately, we have some tips.


Briefly: Game Of Thrones Primer, 15 Weight-Loss Tricks, Flight MH370's Black Box Discovered?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Game of Thrones characters and events recap, watch the Godzilla trailer, new evidence uncovered in Flight MH370 search; including a possible black box flight recorder.


Five Movie Franchise Reboots That Need To Be Killed With Fire

Does the world need another Police Academy movie? Unless you hate cinema and life in general, the answer is an emphatic “no”. Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped Hollywood from forging ahead with a reboot to this risible 1980s “comedy” series starring the equally risible Steve Guttenberg. Here are five reboots currently in pre-production that we really wish didn’t exist.


Briefly: Stan Lee Coming To Oz, 90% Off At Booktopia, Homestar Runner Returns

Brief news items of note for lifehacker readers including: Stan Lee to attend Sydney’s Supanova, get up to 90% off books at Booktopia, can a $20 glass improve the taste of Coke?


How To Stream Your Movie Collection Anywhere With Google Drive

Google recently announced some ridiculously low-priced Drive storage options : $US2/month for 100GB or $US10/month for a whopping terabyte. What could you do with all that storage space, though? Well, for starters, you could turn Google Drive into your own personal media server.


Briefly: Classical Art In 3D, DirectX 12 Explained, Free Kindle Ebooks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: classical art re-imagined in 3D, battiest Flight MH370 conspiracy theories, vegetarianism for beginners.


Briefly: Captain America 2 Preview, Hands-On With Project Morpheus, New Game Of Thrones Trailer

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Hands-on with Sony’s PS4 Virtual Reality headset, watch the first 11 minutes of Captain America 2, get 50% off Domino’s Pizzas.


Get Better Movie Download Results By Searching For The US Title And Spelling

Earlier in the week, I caught an advanced screening of Bad Neighbours which will be landing in Australian theatres on 8 May. If you like gross-out humour and can abide the slobbery comedy stylings of Seth Rogen, the movie isn’t too bad. Finding a downloadable copy from the country of origin could be a problem however.


Foxtel Presto: Everything You Need To Know

Foxtel’s Presto subscription streaming movie service officially launches on 13 March. Unlike regular Foxtel, you don’t have to sign up for a long-term subscription — but does that make it worth $19.99 a month? Here’s what you need to know about where it works, what it offers, and why there isn’t an Android version yet.