The more important lesson in my mind, however, is that studios can’t simply rely on the allure of an intellectual property alone to bring in audiences year after year. Marvel isn’t Marvel simply because they made a bunch of movies in the same universe. The MCU is one gigantic serialized narrative, with different characters and even genres serving as unique on-ramps for different potential audiences. Every single movie strategically sets up the next movie, even if it’s just a post-credits scene, with all story threads colliding in the big team-up films. That narrative infrastructure is part of what’s allowed the studio to remain so successful over the course of so many films. In contrast, Star Wars is trying to ramp up to the same kind of output, but without the strategy. The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are serialized episodes, yes, but both Rogue One and Solo are backstory movies. They don’t leave the audience wondering what’s going to happen … [Read more...] about Question Club: Where should Star Wars go after Solo’s box office disappointment?
Black widow avengers
The new bill would also directly target one of the federal programs that dole out millions of dollars to state and local law enforcement and corrections programs across the country, known as the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The Byrne grant program made $264 million available to state police departments last year, according to the program’s website. … [Read more...] about Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill
"Organizations cannot return to previous processes that are now rendered outdated due to the disruption of their primary revenue stream during the pandemic," commented Gartner VP John-David Lovelock. "From movie theatres to banks, COVID-19 is forcing all organizations to get creative and stay afloat without exclusively offering physical experiences. Specifically, CIOs with less immediate cash on hand should plan on becoming more digital than they had originally anticipated at the start of 2020." … [Read more...] about Worldwide IT spending in 2020 estimates boosted to $3.5 trillion, ‘swoop’ recovery expected
The Cube comes with its own Ethernet port, 16GB of storage and a built-in speaker as well as top of the range picture quality, as long as your TV can display it. Users are also able to control other compatible smart home devices, including additional speakers, soundbars, thermostats, and security cameras. Compared to Amazon Fire Stick prices, the TV Cube is an expensive piece of kit. You are getting complete control of your Amazon smart home in one neat little black box, however - making it the easiest way of combining all your connected tech. … [Read more...] about The best cheap Amazon Fire Stick prices and deals for July 2020
This technology, built into the game’s triggers, will allow players to feel in-game actions like pulling back the string of a bow or walking or driving through thick mod through the triggers. It sounds very impressive, and recently Mike Bithell, developer of Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex suggested the controller might let you feel individual drops of rain. … [Read more...] about PS5 DualSense controller vs Xbox Series X controller: which gamepad will be best?