Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Tale of Tales Review

Tale of Tales was reviewed at the Cannes Film Festival and will hit screens later in the year.

So many recent cinematic fantasy tales are defanged to protect their mass appeal, that when a genuinely adult fable appears, the effect is disconcerting. Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales, based on three stories from 17th century Italian poet Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone, doesn’t just harken back to the seductive, dark power of original fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault or Hans Christian Andersen; it also reconnects to the movies’ not-so-distant past, where the likes of Neil Jordan’s Company of Wolves, or more recently, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, proudly get their freak on. “Happily ever after” is not the endgame here. And no kids’ fast food tie-ins are going to be inspired by Salma Hayek tucking into the giant, bloody heart of a sea monster.

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App Store’s Games section switches from algorithmically generated to editorially curated lists

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In an effort to better surface not-to-be-missed games in the App Store and give their creators much stronger exposure than before, Apple’s adopted human curation for the App Store’s Games section. The old system resorted to algorithmically generated lists like “New”, “What’s Hot,” “All iPhone (Free & Paid)” and more, TechCrunch said Monday.

These old sections have now been replaced with editorially curated lists like “Best New Games” and other aptly named ones.

In some instances, Apple has maintained algorithmically generated sections, like in the case of the “More Games You Might Like” category based on your purchase history…. Read the rest of this post here


App Store’s Games section switches from algorithmically generated to editorially curated lists” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Apple preparing to sell Apple Watch in stores, no online reservation needed

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The Apple Watch has not been available for walk-in customers since its April 24 launch as high demand and poor yields forced Apple to adopt an online-only reservation system with optional try-on appointments.

Now 9to5Mac is reporting that you won’t need to pre-reserve your unit online as the firm will soon permit end-to-end sales in its brick-and-mortar stores.

As we reported, CEO Tim Cook told retail employees during his May 2015 trip to China that the wearable device would be available for walk-in purchases in June. In addition to buying the device in-store, customers will be allowed to reserve models not yet in stock…. Read the rest of this post here


Apple preparing to sell Apple Watch in stores, no online reservation needed” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Out This Week: June 1, 2015

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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New Robocop Figure Set Features Good Cop, Damaged Cop

A new figure set featuring hand-painted versions of officer Alex Murphy and a battle-worn Robocop from the 1987 film are now available for pre-order from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.

With a working holster and multiple detachable hands, the battle-damaged RoboCop also features a hand-painted face, three weapons, and 25 points of articulation.

The Alex Murphy figure is included with a detailed police uniform, interchangeable head wear, multiple hands, and several police accessories.

Both figures stand approximately 30 centimeters tall and are currently expected to ship in July 2015. Pre-orders for the set are available for $439.99 via the Sideshow Collectibles website.

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Daily Deals: Splatoon Wii U Bundle, Smallville Complete Series, Princess Mononoke

Splatoon Wii U Bundle

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The review is in and Splatoon is good! Nintendo’s new shooter is out, and the free DLC and new game modes just started unlocking today, so if you’ve held off on a Wii U until now, this Splatoon bundle could push you over the line. We see the Wii U with Super Mario 3D World going for $260 all the time, so you’re essentially paying an extra $40 to get brand new, $60 game with this deal.

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The Green Inferno Will Finally Come to Theaters

The previously delayed horror film The Green Inferno from director Eli Roth will get a theatrical release on September 25.

The film was “saved” by Blumhouse Productions, Roth explained via his Facebook page. He then thanked fans for their support, attributing the success to their enthusiasm for The Green Inferno.

Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, and Kirby Bliss Blanton, The Green Inferno is about a group of well-meaning student activists who find themselves captured by a cannibalistic tribe while traveling in the Amazon.

For more on horror, check out IGN’s preview of the 10 horror movies to see in 2015.

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WSJ: Apple’s $10 per month on-demand music streaming service launching at WWDC next week

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Contradicting a February 2015 report which asserted that Beats Music would get folded into a new on-demand streaming music subscription service, The Wall Street Journal said Monday that Beats Music will be maintained as a standalone service once Apple launches its new music $10 per month offering at WWDC next week.

Apple, the world’s leading music retailer, is apparently “prepared to cannibalize its download business in favor of streaming.” As part of an all-in bet, Apple may prompt people “who download a $10 album to instead subscribe to the streaming service for $10 a month.”

The new “set of music services” will cost $10 per month, like Spotify, and is said to include “augmented Internet radio” with DJs…. Read the rest of this post here


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