This week, The DeLorean rides again, Twitter finds itself short a few characters, Streaming shakes up Sundance, How Google paid big money to be on your iPhone, the intelligence behind Artificial Intelligence has passed … all this and more on The Drill Down podcast!
No, it’s not the A&E show I faithfully followed all season. But it is the mother show it was based upon. Sundance announced Wednesday that The Returned, or Les Revenants, will return for Season 2 this Fall, three years after its first season.
Check out the official Season 2 teaser, plus the Season 1 trailer (which is quite similar to the American show) below.
The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Fruitvale Station, the award-winning, highly acclaimed indie film from Ryan Coogler, a USC graduate making his feature film debut. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, Friday Night Lights), Fruitvale Station tells the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on New Year’s Eve.
Based on the real story of the shooting of Oscar Grant in San Francisco, Fruitvale Station also stars Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand and Octavia Spencer.
You can watch the first official trailer for Coogler’s film below.
For a limited time, the filmmakers of short movie Black Metal have made it available for viewing online for free – until January 27. So, while you have the chance, grease up your face with death paint, throw up the horns, and check it out for yourself here at the bottom of this post.
While the metal community will undoubtedly be drawn to the short film, the emotional content of the snapshot into the life of a Black Metal vocalist (Jonny Mars) following an event causing turmoil is sure to resonate with viewers who are not really fans of metal. The content that the filmmakers zone in on revolves around controversies that critics of metal obsess over, and that is the influence of the genre on young people.
No one appears to know nerds quite like producer Scott Rudin.
Having backed the beloved The Social Network, the super producer has just made one of the bigger deals at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (still in the very early days, for what it is worth), picking up the remake rights to the documentary Indie Game: The Movie.