Hey, what'd you watch on Netflix this month? Any of those new titles they dropped? Did you see Cold Mountain? Maybe Mortal Kombat? Now there's a Venn diagram that's just two circles. Here are the new TV shows, movies, and stand-up specials coming to Netflix in May.
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The last time Westworld aired, America had a different president. The show finally returns for Season 2 this Sunday, and so the Westworld podcast industrial complex shudders back into motion. During season 1, HuffPost counted 28 goddamn Westworld podcasts, and many more have started since then. We'll be screwed when these shows gain sentience. Here are the best.
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games might not be as big an event in global terms as the Olympics but they represent a watershed moment in Australian sports broadcasting. Clive Dickens is the COO of Seven West Media and leads the team that is bringing an unprecedented amount of broadcast and streamed sports content across the world. Seven West Media doesn't just have the local broadcast rights - they are also the host broadcaster which means they provide the images used by all the other international broadcasters covering the games. I spoke with Dickens at this week's AWS Summit about how they bring thousands of hours of sport to global audiences watching on everything from a 3.5 inch smartphone to massive screens in homes, pubs and clubs across the world.
If you're a Netflix junkie, you know the drill by now: you come home from work, kick off your shoes, decant that red you've been saving all week, and fire up Netflix. You then spend the next 45 minutes scanning through every single movie or TV show on the service to make sure you haven't missed anything that's a better candidate than that which you have already scrolled past.
April is the cruelest month, if you're a fan of Cool Runnings. The inspiring story of redemption and warm-weather bobsledding leaves Netflix on April 1. But Beethoven's Christmas Adventure arrives on Netflix the same day, just in time! But seriously, it's a good month for Netflix, especially for original series and documentaries.
Despite its quirky humour and overly lit sets, The Good Place manages to tackle some of the biggest moral quandaries life has to offer each episode by teaching lessons with some very real philosophy. Watching through it, I can't help but feel like the show makes for an excellent, if basic, intro to moral philosophy class. Here are a few examples of important concepts you'll learn from the show.
If you've gone to YouTube to watch an unofficial upload of a TV episode, or even a single scene from your favourite anime, you've probably seen the weird things uploaders do to stop YouTube from taking down their videos. Your show might be sped up a bit, the voices pitched down, the video flipped horizontally or covered in digital snowfall. Maybe you suffered through it, recognising that this degraded quality is a necessary sacrifice to avoid YouTube's copyright bots. The bad news is, it was probably completely unnecessary.
When it comes to televisions, bigger isn't always better. Yes, if you have a huge living room then a giant TV is great. However, if your living room is on the smaller side, then you can end up in a situation where you're sitting way too close to that massive screen, even when you're technically sitting on the other side of the room.
It's that time of the year where we hand out statues to film and television stars for their outstanding work in the previous year. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hand out their picks when the Golden Globes are announced. With all the recent spotlight on sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, this show may be a little different to usual.
Here's how you can watch the Golden Globes live in Australia.
Ever walked into one of those 'home cinema' showrooms? It's mad fun.
You wander in, sit on those custom leather chairs. Look up at that world class projector and the crisp audio. You imagine yourself kicking back after a long day at work. Ah, this is the life. You sip on a nice cold drink.
Then you look at the price tag and have coronary.
"So how can I do something kinda like this that doesn't cost $AU400,000?"
Uh, good question.
In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that's not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel's FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable form.
After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty is complicated enough that you might need to consult this character timeline chart. It tracks every significant or named character from the series so far, marking their appearances and deaths.
The Sony KD55X9000E 55" 4K HDR Android Smart LED LCD TV that originally retailed for $2999. For a limited time, you can snap one up from JB Hi-Fi for $1951; that's $845 off the current sticker price. Here are the specification you need to know about it.
For decades, photo and video equipment was designed and tested with only white subjects in mind. Lighting darker skin tones takes a different approach than lighting pale ones. Ava Berkofsky, director of photography on HBO's Insecure, tells Mic how her team beautifully lights the show's black actors, and Mic reporter Xavier Harding demonstrates some of the techniques below.