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Disney pondering new movie release strategy in the wake of COVID-19

In its fiscal second-quarter results, Disney pegged the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on its business at around $1 billion. However, the conglomerate noted its Disney...

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ to arrive on Disney+ May 4 for Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you. No, it isn’t a lisp. It’s the fact that the most famous quote from Star Wars sounds eerily...

COVID-19 prompts major movie release delays, early VOD release

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted America’s largest ride-hailing and e-commerce companies. Now, the United States’ biggest movie studios are making significant changes in response...

NBC’s Peacock streaming service to get ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘John Wick’

NBC is vying to become the next big player in the streaming landscape. After the network was dealt a blow by services like Netflix...

VR startup Bigscreen partners with Paramount to show feature films

Watching movies in virtual reality (VR) is about to get a whole lot better. Bigscreen, a VR movie watching startup, just announced that it...

Sotheby’s teases ‘Star Wars’ auction with incredibly rare items ahead of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

“Star Wars” fans are buzzing with anticipation ahead of the December release of “The Rise of Skywalker.” Now, British auction house Sotheby’s is ready...

Mark Ruffalo pitches massive Hulk versus Wolverine MCU crossover

Marvel fans might not have seen the last of Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk just yet. After the green giant played a key role in...

Why practical effects work better than CGI in movies

In the last few decades, computer-generated imagery (CGI) has largely supplanted practical effects in Hollywood moviemaking. Indeed, contemporary filmmakers now use CGI to craft...

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Ford and Stellantis warn auto chip shortage could last until 2022

Ford and Stellantis recently warned that the global chip shortage could persist into 2022. The automakers also revealed how the...

SK Hynix improves Q1 operating profit by 66 percent due to consumer products demand

SK Hynix grew its first-quarter operating profit by 66 percent year-over-year thanks to strong demand for new PCs and...

Apple expects semiconductor shortage to cut Q2 revenue by up to $4 billion

Apple reported that its revenue expanded by 54 percent year-over-year during the fiscal second quarter recently. That income spike,...

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