Some Netflix Users Are Reporting Ads Playing During Streaming

Netflix has long been a safe-haven from advertising, but it's possible those days could be at an end. This news comes on the heels of a Reddit user from the U.K. telling the following story about a recent Netflix watch session that was interrupted by an unskippable ad for Better Call Saul:

So I'm just sitting winding down after work watching some Rick and Morty and the episode finished. Rather than give me the option to skip to the next episode it came up with a full screen 'up next' for Rick and Morty and 'but first..." and proceeded to play a full screen trailer for it and I couldn't goto the next episode of R&M. It had what youtube ads have, a timed skip button meaning I'm forced to watch ads.

Another user on the thread reported a similar thing happening when he was watching Bob's Burgers, although the ad was for the Netflix series I Am A Killer. Netflix has yet to comment on what's happening, and we certainly would like to know. Would you stick with Netflix if they started to show you unskippable trailers for shows you might be interested in? 

A Television Adaptation Of THE TIME MACHINE Is In Development

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H.G. Wells classic novel The Time Machine is getting yet another adaptation as Deadline reports Sky is taking a shot at making a version in a BBC-backed production. Apparently, things are in the "very early stages," of development, but the ultimate goal is for this television project to air on the international network Sky Atlantic. 

The Time Machine, which was published in 1895, and the story follows an "English scientist living in Victorian England who recounts that time is simply a fourth dimension and demonstrates to his dinner guests how to travel through it."

The project is being developed by Nick Payne (Wanderlust) and director Kibwe Tavares (Noughts & Crosses).

No word on an American channel that could pick up the adaptation, but I'm sure if the project starts to pull some Hollywood talent, that decision will be made sooner than later. Are you excited to see yet another rendition of The Time Machine, or do you think this is one property that needs to be left behind?

The Avengers Had A Better Shot At Beating Thanos Than Winning The Lottery

Destroying Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War was apparently really hard to do, as Doctor Strange rattled off a number that ran through just how many scenarios they failed before they managed to beat him. Hilariously enough, CinemaSins recently pointed out that number is still drastically lower than what it would take to win the Powerball Jackpot:

You might just want to toss that lottery ticket in the trash. Either that, or Marvel should've had Benedict Cumberbatch rattle off a much higher number to make Thanos sound more impressive? Either way, I'm not sure I ever want to play the lottery again. 

CHILD’S PLAY 2 Star Says New Chucky Movie Reboot Is “A Dick Move”

Horror fans have been excited for Don Mancini's upcoming Child's Play series, but not so much about the separate film reboot that is being developed. One of the stars of Child's Play 2 is far from happy about that reboot. Christine Elise (who was also in Cult of Chucky) had some choice words regarding the reboot plans and did not mince words when talking about it (via Horror Geek Life ). She was asked:

As someone who is part of the inner circle of a franchise that is alive and well 30 years after it began, what are your thoughts about reports of a potential reboot of Child’s Play?

And this was her answer:

"I think it’s an unbelievably huge dick move. I think it’s a douche move absolutely. I don’t know why they would fuck with a healthy franchise. To make a competing franchise with an existing, and like you said healthy, robust franchise is super douchey. And nobody from the original franchise is involved; they’re not gonna have [actor] Brad Dourif, they’re not gonna have Don, and they’re not gonna have any of us.
"I think the doll is going to be an artificial intelligence doll that goes haywire, so it’s not going to have the whole element of the serial killer possessing it, et cetera, so it’s not going to be, really, a Chucky film. So I don’t know why they’re just taking the title and stealing it and mucking up the waters. It’s especially douchey when you know that Don is developing a TV series and going back to using the title Child’s Play; not Bride of, Seed of, Curse of, Cult of Chucky, it’s going back to the Child’s Play name and it’s deep into development. So this MGM project could have, it hasn’t but it could have, really, easily derailed the TV show project, which would be devastating, because fingers crossed it happens and fingers crossed I’m involved in it, as much as I would like to be. It’s an opportunity here where Don can further a story he’s been telling for 30 years, but rather than tell it in 90-minute segments every three years or more, he can tell 10 hours of story in 10 weeks, he can get that much more story ahead. And if you’ve seen Cult and you see how Cult ends, you know how rich in story it is, there’s so many doors open now, and to so insensitively threaten the Don Mancini empire I think, is fucked up."

What do you all think about the Child's Play reboot that is in development?

GOTHAM May Introduce Bane’s Father

Gotham is entering its final season, but if you thought that meant it was scaling back the number of villains it would introduce, you thought wrong! That Hashtag Show reported in a now-deleted article that the show is looking to cast an actor in their mid-30s to early 40s to play Eduardo Dorrance, aka "King Snake." 

For those that don't know, Dorrance is Bane's father, so we'd have to speculate he'd make an appearance via a character closer to Bruce's age before the season is up. I also need to note that this article may have been deleted because the info was completely bogus, or because whoever gave that information to That Hashtag Show requested it be removed. We're not sure which is the truth in this case, but we'd like to know what your thoughts are on this potential casting news, and whether or not you'd like to see King Snake and Bane in Gotham?

Hasbro Releases Vague Statement Regarding POWER RANGERS Sequel Rumors

Rumors have been abound for the past week that a sequel to the Power Rangers film is going to happen, and that Hasbro currently has Allspark Pictures developing a sequel to the film. Now, the toy company has broken its silence regarding the rumors, and shared the following cryptic message for all to read:

We see tremendous potential for the Power Rangers franchise around our entire brand blueprint, including feature films. We have nothing specific to announce at this time, but please stay tuned for future news and updates around the Power Rangers brand.

I would take that as, "Yeah we might be working on something, but we have no idea of whether or not it's going to pan out." Clearly the end of the first film teased the Green Ranger reveal, so we already know Hasbro is interested. At this point I think it's more or less the company deciding on an idea to move forward on, and then they'll make a more concrete announcement. 

Personally, I was not a huge fan of the new Power Rangers film, but I'm not necessarily mad a sequel is in development. What are your thoughts on the new franchise?

Michael Caine May Have Revealed The True Answer Behind INCEPTION’s Ending

If you're still wondering whether or not the scene at the end of Inception was reality or a dream, Michael Caine might have an answer for you. The actor revealed even he was confused when he first received the script for the film, and didn't know which parts of the film took place in reality and which ones took place in a dream. Caine recently revealed at a London screening for the film (via Syfy Wire) that Christopher Nolan helped him understand things more easily, and told him the scenes he was in were real:

"When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to him, 'I don't understand where the dream is. I said, 'When is it the dream and when is it reality?' He said, 'Well, when you're in the scene it's reality.' So, get that -- if I'm in it, it's reality. If I'm not in it, it's a dream."

Well, there's the answer, Inception has a happy ending. That said, Nolan has gone on record to say the ending of the film is meant to be intentionally ambiguous, so if you're someone who really doesn't want this film to have a happy ending, be sure to point that out when someone mentions this quote. 

That said, I've always been curious: were you a fan of Inception's ambiguous ending, or did you feel like you needed an answer for what happened?

Tajiri P. Henson Can Read Men’s Minds in Trailer For WHAT MEN WANT

The first trailer for Tajiri P. Henson's What Men Want has arrived, and all I can say is I hope this gender-bent reboot is better than the original which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

What Men Want also stars Tracy MorganRichard RoundtreeWendi McLendon-CoveyJosh Brener, Tamala JonesPhoebe RobinsonMax Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

Adam Shankman (HairsprayRock of Ages) directed the film and it opens in theaters on January 11, 2019.

Check out the trailer, and give your thoughts in the comments below:

New YouTube Ad For THE NUN Has Some People Upset

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A new ad for The Nun has some folks pissed off, and others laughing as it utilizes a classic jump scare technique to fool those on the platform. As you can see from the thumbnail below, the ad starts with a black screen, and the volume indicator on the computer going wild. Keep in mind, this isn't your actual volume being manipulated, but by the time you figure that out you'll be startled by an incredibly loud noise and The Nun's face!

It was jarring for me and I even knew it was coming, although I'm not sure we can fault a horror film for scaring people with its marketing. That said, I know some people who want no part of this film, and would be furious to see an advertisement for it so unexpectedly. Take a look at the video below (via Slashfilm) and let us know if you think it's funny or a bit shady that The Nun marketing team is doing this:

MoviePass Is Reportedly Resubscribing People’s Canceled Subscriptions and Preventing Them From Canceling Again

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The struggles of MoviePass to stay alive has been crazy to watch, although it would appear the company is just getting started with the crazy. Uproxx is reporting some members have cancelled their accounts, only to receive word from MoviePass that the company decided to resubscribe them in light of recent changes! That's right, people are getting pissed online because MoviePass is re-signing them up for the service and sending the following message:

Please note: if you had previously requested cancellation prior to opting-in, your opt-in to the new plan will take priority and your account will not be canceled.

So basically, MoviePass is telling those that cancelled and then accepted a new opt-in promotion towards the end of their billing cycle that they've been signed up yet again and their cancellation has been cancelled. Truly, this is some shady shit:

This isn't an isolated incident either:

What's even crazier is that folks who tried to cancel again were reporting errors on their side that wouldn't let them cancel:

I finally cancelled MoviePass around a month or so ago, although I did get an email from them a couple days ago that prompted me to unsubscribe from their mailing list. Here's hoping that wasn't a notification that they signed me up yet again. If so, I'll be sure to add my name to the list of people getting screwed by the service!