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‘The Sandman’ teaser shows the capture of Morpheus

You no longer have to wonder just what Netflix’s adaptation of Sandman will look like. Netflix has shared a teaser for The Sandman that reveals the pivotal moment when an occult ritual captures Morpheus (aka Dream, played by Tom Sturridge) and sets the story in motion. As author Neil Gaiman put it, scenes like this will be more than a little reminiscent of the comic book series — good news if you were hoping for a faithful adaptation.

The series has a slew of well-known actors, including Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, and Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven. You’ll also likely recognize actors like Narcos‘ Boyd Holbrook (playing The Corinthian) and The Good Place‘s Kirby Howell-Baptiste (as Death).

Netflix still won’t commit to a release date for The Sandman beyond “coming soon.” Still, it’s evident the company is giving the show a lavish treatment. It’s expecting a hit on par with Gaiman’s other adaptations (such as Amazon’s American Gods and Good Omens), and it’s delivering the production values to match.

Cobra Kai Season 4 Teaser Reveals Release Date and New Threats

It’s how The Karate Kid ended. It’s how The Karate Kid Part III ended. It’s even how Cobra Kai season one ended. The All Valley Karate Championship is back in Cobra Kai season four and all the action hits the mat December 31.Read more…

Netflix’s Sandman Reveals New Footage, and Death Would Like a Word

Though we’ve seen a few glimpses of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and heard all about the show’s interesting casting, the streaming service has been careful not to reveal its takes on the Endless, the family of anthropomorp…

Amazon says James Bond movies will still be released in theaters

You might not have to stay at home to watch James Bond movies if and when Amazon closes its purchase of MGM. As Deadlinereports, producer Barbara Broccoli revealed to Sky News that Amazon had committed to releasing Bond movies in theaters “in the future.” Broccoli wasn’t more specific than that, but it’s safe to say you won’t need a Prime Video subscription to watch 007’s post-Daniel Craig exploits.

MGM has gone out of its way to make sure the latest Bond flick, No Time to Die, premieres in theaters. The movie was slated to debut in April 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic prompted delays to November 2020, April 2021 and finally September 30th, 2021 for the UK. It reaches the US on October 8th. In all cases, MGM has steadfastly refused to make it available on streaming services like rival studios’ blockbuster releases — Amazon might face stiff resistance if it tries digital premieres.

The news follows a familiar pattern: Hollywood studios are determined to stick to theater-first launches for as long as possible. While there was clearly some success for WarnerMedia and other studios that released movies simultaneously or exclusively on streaming services at the height of the pandemic, they clearly want to return to the pre-COVID status quo.

Here’s How Long You’ll Have To Wait For Each iPhone 13 Model to Ship

iPhone 13 preorders kicked off for more than a week ago, and if you didn’t get your order in early, good luck. Overwhelming demand for the latest iPhones has caused Apple’s estimated shipping times to creep up as the days have gone by. While ship dates…

‘Stranger Things’ season 4 teaser offers a peek at a haunted house

Netflix is finally offering more than a very brief glimpse of Stranger Things season 4. The streaming service used its TUDUM event to share a teaser that focuses on Creel House, a seemingly haunted abode. Decades after an ill-fated family moves into the house, the familiar Stranger Things teenage cast enters to investigate — and it won’t surprise you to hear that something is amiss.

The new season still doesn’t have a more specific release date than “2022.” Still, it’s clear Netflix is eager to drum up early hype. Not that this is really a shock. Stranger Things is a well-received series coming back over two years after its last entry, and Netflix undoubtedly wants to be sure it was worth the lengthy wait.

Stranger Things Season 4 Has a New Trailer, and It’s Ultra Creepy

It’s been over three years since we last checked in with the kids (who are now fully teens in high school at this point) of Hawkins, Indiana—and Stranger Things’ fourth season won’t arrive on Netflix until 2022. But we now have a new trailer for the no…

Apple says third-party apps must update to fully use iPhone 13 Pro’s 120Hz display

You might not have to worry about apps that can’t use the 120Hz refresh rate of the iPhone 13 Pro family. As iMorenotes, Apple has posted a developer article revealing that iPhone apps will need to ‘unlock’ 120Hz support by adding a key to a .plist file. There’s also a bug limiting the speed for some Core Animation-based apps, although Apple said a fix was coming in a future iOS 15 update.

The iPad Pro doesn’t require code updates to make full use of its 120Hz display, although that may be due to the tablet’s much larger battery. Smartphones are much more likely to take a serious battery life hit from high-refresh screens.

The details suggest a repeat of what happened when Apple introduced the iPhone 6, iPhone X and other phones with significant leaps in display tech — it took a while for Apple and developers to make full use of the new screens. Your iPhone 13 Pro’s 120Hz panel should reach its full potential, but there may be a few weeks or months where it goes underused.

ICYMI: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 13

It’s that time of year again: the latest Apple devices have arrived. We spent time with all of the company’s new products and reported back on their successes and missteps. First, Cherlynn Low tested out all four of the new iPhone 13 models to see whic…

Hitting the Books: How Bitcoin is somehow worth more than the paper it’s printed on

Bitcoin and similar blockchain-based cryptos exhibit the same radical divergence from traditional scarcity economics that we first saw when MP3s and Napster cratered physical album sales at the turn of the century. Unlike gold, which derives its value …