As of Friday, Bill & Ted Face the Music (aka Bill & Ted 3) is available for purchase from the streaming video provider of your choice. Listeners to the Daily Observations Podcast have heard the signoff “Be excellent to each other” for ages, and it’s because of my deep abiding love for that first film. How deep? I still have my prizes from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Cereal and I keep them next to my first edition run of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book. You can watch the first trailer below, and get a taste for it yourself. If you’re interested, you can join the Twitter watch party at 6pm Pacific on Friday night which will include the cast. The website has other goodies like a browser game, desktop/Zoom backgrounds, and a 360 experience you can explore with your phone or your VR headset, if that’s a thing you have laying around.
One guy losing streaming movies from his iTunes purchases doesn’t mean Apple is taking away everyone’s movies.
Apple landed the rights to Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers, an animated movie that shows how a young girl’s life changes when she travels to Ireland with her father to kill the last pack of wolves.
MoviePass ran out of money over the weekend, is now blocking first-run movies, and we’re watching the company melt down in real time.
It’s Friday, so that can mean only one thing: Deadpool 2 opens in theaters today. To celebrate—and shamelessly promote—the premiere, Deadpool himself paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and took over the opening monologue. Turns out Deadpool can hold his own against a late night talk show host. Makes sense considering he’s a superhero.
It’s May the 4th, which means today is all about celebrating everything Star Wars. That’s good news if you’re excited about Solo: A Star Wars Story because tickets for the May 25th premiere went on sale today. The movie follows young Han Solo and how he met Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, plus we get to see how to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. You can get your Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets in the Fandango app on your iPhone, or at the Fandango website. And May the 4th be with you.
Avengers Infinity War is here, so go see it in theaters. There are also plenty of Marvel iOS games to get in the spirit.
Avengers: Infinity War is coming this Friday, April 27th. Not everyone will be lucky enough to see the movie on release day, so Marvel has a big request for everyone who does: no spoilers, please. They even made a public service announcement video with actors from the movie with their plea. It includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Tom Holland, and more. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out, and no spoilers!
Han Solo has always been a scoundrel, and the new Solo: A Star Wars Story is out to make sure we remember that. The new trailer has Han, Chewie, Lando, the Millennium Falcon, rocket trains, and more. Disney explores the life of young Han Solo in this movie, shows us how he meets Lando Calrissian, and most likely shows how to complete the Kessel Run in only 12 parsecs. Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters on May 25th.
Picture this: You’re stranded in the middle of no where in Australia, you were just bitten in a zombie apocalypse, and you have to get your baby to safety before you transform into a flesh eating monster. That’s the premise of the awesome short film, Cargo, and it’s now a full-length movie coming to Netflix on May 18th. Martin Freeman plays the dad on a deadline, and the two-minute trailer is frakking intense. May 18th can’t get here soon enough.
Avengers: Infinity War is coming a week early on April 27th and Marvel is ramping up the hype with another trailer. This time we get to see more of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther’s Wakanda working together to stop Thanos from getting all of the Infinity Stones and taking over the universe. If the movie holds up to the trailer, the ten-year build up to this point will have been worth the wait.
We’ve been anxiously waiting for the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer ever since the movie was announced, and now it’s out. Considering the massive production turmoil the movie has been through, including firing and replacing directors, this could’ve been a minute and a half of pain and disappointment. Instead, it looks like we’re getting a face-paced and fun heist movie set in the Star Wars universe with young Han Solo. Hopefully the movie will live up to the trailer’s expectations. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on Memorial Day.
Marvel’s first Ant-Man movie was an awesomely fun romp through the super hero world, and it looks like the sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, is going to be more of the same. A surprise trailer for the movie dropped on Tuesday morning showing Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Dr. Pym back in action saving the world while on the run. You’ll never look at Pez in the same way again.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting closer every day, and with a new trailer out December 15th can’t get here quick enough. We get some BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, Chewie and his pet Pikachu, plus Luke and Leia. We also get new AT-AT and TIE Fighters, plus epic space battles and light sabers. That’s all in two and a half minutes. Check out the trailer and get ready to be inappropriately excited for the movie.
The first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is out and the worst thing about it is that now we have to wait until November for the movie. It looks like a big screen version of Planet Hulk, and I’m totally fine with that. For those of you outside the comic book world, that means Thor and Hulk get to battle gladiator-style on an alien planet. Plus, we get more Loki and now Cate Blanchett as Hela. November can’t get here soon enough.
Along with iOS 10.3, Apple released tvOS 10.2 on Monday. The update for the fourth generation Apple TV added support for renting an iTunes movie on one device and watching it on another.
It’s March 24th, and that means you can finally buy Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Apple’s iTunes Store. Rogue One details the events leading up to the original Star Wars movie and follows the Rebels tasked with stealing the Death Star plans from the Empire. The movie is available in HD and SD, and includes plenty of extras. You can get your copy for US$19.99.
Apple is reportedly negotiating with studios to offer iTunes rentals for movies while they’re still in theaters. Movies would be available for rent within a couple weeks of opening in theaters for about US$30, and that sounds like a pretty good deal.
While Apple was painting iPhones red and rolling out new iPads on Tuesday, it also released an update for iTunes that lets you watch movie rentals on any of your devices. iTunes 12.6 for the Mac adds what Apple dubbed “rent once, watch anywhere” which is exactly what it sounds like: You can watch a movie on any of your devices, not just the one where you made the rental.