Tremendous production art makes up for the feeling that this is one big movie ad.
The Apple Pips
Let me tell you something about me this week. I Feel Pretty. I feel like watching that, in spite of what I’ve heard about it. That’s because I almost never listen to what reviewers have to say about movies. It’s also why I saw Batman v Superman in theaters. Longest three hours of my life. If you’re looking for something else, Super Troopers 2 and Traffik also open this week.
As for new movie trailers, well, go grab your popcorn. We’ve got quite a few clips for you this week, including the final trailers for Deadpool 2 and Jurassic World.
Let’s kick things into gear with Anon, a Netflix sci-fi flick about a word without with no privacy or anonymity, where crimes should not exist — yet it does. You’ll be able to stream the Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried thriller on May 4th.
Candy Jar is also a Netflix creation, hitting the streaming service on April 27th. It tells the story of two debate rivals who can’t seem to agree on anything. Until they decide to work together for a greater purpose.
Ready for more Netflix? I thought so — assuming you answered yes, otherwise I was totally wrong. Cargo, starring Martin Freeman, is a movie about a father trying to save his child in some sort of post-apocalyptic world. But I’ll be watching Deadpool 2 on May 2 when this thriller launches.
Crazy Rich Asians
Mkay, so it’s a comedy about three wealthy Chinese families preparing for a huge wedding. Mkay again.
We talked about this one already so I won’t elaborate beyond that. I just wanna watch it at this point.
Forgive Us Our Debts
This is an Italian-language movie hitting Netflix on May 4th. It’s about a man down on his luck who has to agree to work for a debt collector.
It’s time to check out a new trailer for the spooky Hereditary horror movie. We’ve got a creepy girl who’s starting to behave strangely the moment her grandmother dies.
Let’s pay special attention to this Hotel Artemis thing. It’s sort of the story of the hotel from John Wick. You know, the hotel where criminals go for safe harbor and assistance. The hotel is more like a hospital for criminals in this case. The film launches on June 8th.
Natalie Dormer plays a blind artist in In Darkness. And she happens to have witnessed a murder in her building. The movie hits cinemas on May 25th.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also dropped this week, showing us more about the dinosaur-dominated world Chris Pratt and Co. will have to deal with in this next installment of the franchise. The movie premiers on June 22nd, not long to go now.
Life of the Party
Melissa McCarthy is the Life of the Party. It’s a comedy about a mom who decides to complete her degree after her husband asks for a divorce. Who cares that she’s totally annoying her daughter in the process?
Mary Shelley tells the real love story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Percy Shelley. Mary Shelly then ended up writing a silly little book that goes by the name Frankenstein.
The Equalizer 2
Full disclosure here, I hardly remember what happened in the first Equalizer, so I feel like a sequel is out of place. But then again, Denzel Washington happens to play the Equalizer, so I’m not gonna pass it up. Part 2 arrives in theaters on July 20th.
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It’s not really news that politicians are bad at understanding net neutrality. Between calling it “Obamacare for the internet” or using a hilariously bad parable about a bridge, nothing any representative has said about net neutrality should inspire any sort of confidence.
But at the very least, the GOP has been careful to pay lip service to the concept of net neutrality. The party line is that the principle of net neutrality is good, it’s just that we should leave any kind of rule-making or enforcement up to the telecoms companies themselves.
Whether intentional or not, GOP Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has chipped away another piece of that facade, comparing internet paid prioritization to TSA Precheck, and suggesting that really, letting wealthy incumbent companies pay to prioritize their data wouldn’t be all bad. According to Ars Technica:
Many of you sitting in this room right now paid a line-sitter to get priority access to this hearing. In fact, it is commonplace for the government itself to offer priority access to services. If you have ever used Priority Mail, you know this to be the case. And what about TSA Precheck? It just might have saved you time as you traveled here today. If you define paid prioritization as simply the act of paying to get your own content in front of the consumer faster, prioritized ads or sponsored content are the basis of many business models online, as many of our members pointed out at the Facebook hearing last week.
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