Monday, August 31, 2015

3 of the Most Vulnerable Security Aspects of Your Smartphone

Mobile Security
Hackers and other cyber criminal miscreants have migrated their projects to the newest venue for their fraud – smartphones. Smartphone users are often confronted with significantly more risk simply by using smartphones intended applications. According to the February 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, smartphone users are 35 percent more likely to experience fraud than the average consumer. While the greatest tech developers on the planet are constantly at work to create more secure apps and operating systems, there are still some big threats looming for smartphone users.

Mobile Wallets

With the aid of near field communications, the time is coming soon when you will be able to simply wave your smartphone at a register to pay for goods and services. Mobile wallets, in which your credit cards, bank information, coupons, loyalty cards and even boarding passes are held digitally, may very soon become standard in many places. While it may seem futuristic, it is already becoming common. Identity theft protection company Lifelock points out that services like Google Wallet and Apple Passbook already allow users to tap their phone against a near field communicator terminal to pay for something, and mobile commerce seems sure to follow. The risk for users currently lies within the security of NFC technology, but there are steps you can take to prevent your information being compromised. Creating a password for your phone, closing open apps rather than letting them run in the background, choosing to download apps from trusted sources and never posting your phone number online are all steps that you can take to insure that your data isn't being put at unnecessary risk.


Perhaps one of the biggest smartphone vulnerabilities right now is the Certifi-gate vulnerability. This vulnerability is widespread – according to CSO Online, more than 70 percent of LG Android phones have a plugin installed that creates this vulnerability, as well as 18 percent of Samsung devices and nine percent of HTC devices. Many phones come installed with pre-loaded technical support apps that allow a support technician to take control of the phone remotely, and this is where Certifi-gate creates risk. While running the software remotely takes very high privileges, the app features an authentication problem that allows unauthorized access. Once a hacker has that unauthorized access to your phone, they can perform a frightening number of malicious acts – screen scraping, key logging, and extracting your personal information are just a few.

Currently, the only solution is for manufacturers to push updates out to their users that fix this authentication issue, but manufacturers have been slow to do so. Mobile carriers are equally guilty of not pushing for a solution to be distributed, and there is little users can do other than only choose apps from trusted companies and reach out to their phone manufacturer and carrier and demand the vulnerability be addressed.

Text Attack

The scariest vulnerability is one that you cannot prevent by being responsible – such is the case with the Android text attack vulnerability. The text attack doesn't require you to accidentally download malware or click on a corrupt link, instead only requiring ta hacker to know your phone number. The way that it works is that a hacker creates a short video, places the malware code within it, and texts it to you. Since Android messaging app Hangouts pre-loads videos when they arrive instead of asking for permission, the malware is invited in by your operating system without approval from you. Currently, the risk this vulnerability creates is listed as “high” according to the Android dev teams security risk hierarchy. While an update is coming, it is dependent on your carrier and manufacturer to get it to you. In the meantime, don't share your phone number online or in social media and you will reduce your risk of being targeted dramatically.

Make Your 'Wildest Dreams' Come True In New Taylor Swift Music Video, Featuring Scott Eastwood

Three months ago Taylor Swift released maybe one of her most controversial and action-filled movie-themed music video... Controversial in a way since the song is inspired by her experience with a fellow singer, whom she had worked with before and then later on had a fall out with... The tirade has been all over the net and so the not-so-obvious eventually became that kind of obvious: everyone doesn't need to guess the who's who of it.

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

To ease things up and a way to divert attention, a new music video has been released as an accompaniment for the release of Taylor Swift's next single. And as the song title suggests, you may be able to turn to reality your wildest dreams... albeit only by putting or imagining your self in the shoes of the artist. And oh, the Safari theme and all of the animals hooked me to the very end... Taylor Swift as Elizabeth Taylor is a believable "make believe", you know what I mean? #PETA: No animals we're harmed in the making of this video. Proceeds are donated to African Parks Foundation of America.

Watch the music video of Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift.

Wildest Dreams is Taylor Swift fifth single lifted from her latest album, 1989. It is the ninth track in the said album, if you should remember. It was especially written by Taylor Swift alongside her producers Max Martin and Shellback.

The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed Blank Space and Bad Blood music videos. Taylor Swift is more likely satisfied with his work as he is being tapped for directorial chair again and again. Swift appeared alongside Scott Eastwood, who has been abuzz lately with the release of his country-themed movie, The Longest Ride, based on the romantic novel written by Nicholas Sparks.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Justin Bieber Drops Newest Single, What Do You Mean?, And New Album Coming Late This Year

After weeks of teasing fans with countdown fan signs on his social media highways, Justin Bieber has finally let loose his latest single, What Do You Mean? The song is produced by Cali The Producer and Skrillex, with whom he had a recent collaboration in Where Are Ü Now. Updated: Recent updates from Rolling Stone said that the song was not produced by the two above but by Bieber and MDL Productions.

What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber

This new (lead) single is a smooth, savvy and easy-to-listen-to tune that will surely stick in your mind. Just now the lyrics video has been released for you to enjoy and anticipate the coming of his upcoming fourth studio album.

Sing along with the new What Do You Mean? lyric video.

This lyric video was directed by Laban, featuring skateboarders Ryan Sheckler and Chelsea Castro. The official music video, on the other hand, will premiere on August 30, 2015. It was said to be directed by Brad Furman.

You can watch a preview of the music video here:

you got the song and the lyric video. Now the #whatdoyoumean music video come out on Vevo 11 pm est on sunday after #VMAs. Here is a teaser :) love you guys
Posted by Justin Bieber on Friday, August 28, 2015

The wait is over. Here is the official music video of What Do You Mean by Justin Bieber.

The yet to be titled album will be released on November 13, 2015. The official track listing is still in the wraps, but if this song proves to be a mould for the entire album, then I am sold. This feel-good beat is enough to convince me of what's next to come from Justin Bieber.

#BOOM: Simple Plan Returns With A Bang In New Single And Music Video

It's been a while, indeed, since the last time Simple Plan made me excited. For state-side citizens, they may claim they are graced by the band's performances from time to time, but for the folks at the other site of the world you'll be lucky if you get some scrap of news. Now, it seems we have a feast... with the bands latest single as our main course!

Boom by Simple Plan

Simple Plan has released their latest single titled Boom, and it is accompanied by the usually good music video. The single is lifted from their upcoming fifth studio album, which is yet to be named and line-up or tracks revealed. One thing is for sure though, the new album will be out early next year. For now enjoy the single that will satiate your hunger for all-things Simple Plan. #SPalbum5

Watch the new official music video of Boom by Simple Plan.

The music video features some of the band members' friends, like members of All Time Low, PVRIS, Pierce The Veil, Black Veil Brides, Silverstein, New Found Glory and many more. It was directed by Chady Awad and was filmed on Warped Tour, at the Alt Press APMAs, and in Montreal, QC at New City Gas.

This video just pulled off their old tricks aka old roots, which is a good thing! Who doesn't want some high energy performances and don't forget to mention some clips from their live gigs. I just wish I was part of the crowd joining the band at the end of the video...

Now let me enjoy my moment: Boom! Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Michael Fassbender As Brand New Character In "Assassin's Creed" Movie First Look

The most anticipated movie adaptation of the mega-blockbuster video-game series of the same name is surely underway. After many years of so long a wait we already have a tangible progress on Assassin's Creed. Aside from confirmed casting we get a first new look on Michael Fassbender, complete with costume, as Callum Lynch, a new character especially tailored for the movie.

The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel. Michael Fassbender is joined by Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Production is all underway and principal photography starts Monday.

Check out Michael Fassbender, sporting a complete Callum Lynch look in new Assassin's Creed photo.

Michael Fassbender in Assassins Creed


Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

Assassin's Creed will hit cinemas on December 21, 2016.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Arwen Elys Dayton's Sequel To Seeker, Titled 'Traveler', Gets Official Cover And Synopsis

Almost a year after the release of Seeker, an exciting new novel by Arwen Elys Dayton, comes its much anticipated sequel titled Traveler. The official cover of the said sequel has been revealed over EW, with a juicy excerpt to boot.

Readers and critics alike have been raving about the first book in the series. If it is any indication of what to expect, then the sequel will drive you bonkers until it's release. Why does it always take a little time to read a book while writing time takes up a lot of time (not complaining here)? Maybe it's time to slowly gobble each book I read to cover the long wait for the next book, if it's a series.

Check out the official cover of Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton.

Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton


For readers of A Game of Thrones and Legend: Traveler, the sequel to Seeker.

Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever.

Quin pledged her life to deception. Her legacy as a Seeker is not noble but savage. Her father, a killer. Her uncle, a liar. Her mother, a casualty. And the boy she once loved is out for vengeance, with her family in his sights.

Yet Quin is not alone. Shinobu, her oldest companion, might now be the only person she can trust. The only one who wants answers as desperately as she does.

But the deeper they dig into the past, the darker things become. There are long-vanished Seeker families, shadowy alliances, and something else: a sinister plan begun generations ago, with the power to destroy them all.

The past is close. And it will destroy them all.

Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton will be released on January 12, 2016.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

HarperTeen Releases Official Book Trailer For 'The Fate Of Ten' By Pittacus Lore

The penultimate book in the Lorien Legacies or I Am Number Four series, The Fate of Ten, is almost upon us unworthy mortals. Only less than a fortnight remains before it's release. If there is a song called Wake Me Up When September Ends, there should be another one for August's end as that will be the time of the books coming. Earthlings prepare your self.

The Fate of Ten (cover) by Pittacus Lore

To add up to the hype on one of the most anticipated books of the year, a new book trailer for The Fate of Ten has surfaced online. Legacies are manifesting left and right and for the wrong species. What used to be inherent for Loriens only, we Earthlings have been gifted as well. Lorien Chose You!

Watch the exciting book trailer of The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore.


The sixth and penultimate book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. John is on the front lines of the fight in New York City. And just as the odds seem stacked against him, his best friend, Sam, a human, inexplicably develops a Legacy—and Sam isn't the only one.

While the pair try to track down Five and Nine amid the chaos, they encounter another teen who can wield abilities that were once only meant for the Garde. Whether she is a friend or a foe, however, remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Six, Marina, and Adam are trapped in Mexico. They fought their way into the Sanctuary and were able to awaken the power hidden within, but their preceding battle has left them without any way to reach the others. The Mogs are returning in full force, and it will take a miracle to escape.

The Garde are stretched thin, fighting this war on many fronts. The only chance they have is to take out the Mogadorian leader once and for all—but his fate is now irrevocably tied with Ella's. They can't destroy one without the other. But if the Garde can't find another way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Loric: annihilation.

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore will be released on September 1, 2015.

#‎BringHimHome‬: Second Theatrical 'The Martian' Trailer Offers More Thrilling Footages, Starring Matt Damon

The second theatrical trailer to one of my most anticipated movie adaptation, The Martian, has made an online appearance! Master director Ridley Scott is certainly pulling out all of his tricks for the movie and I am not one to complain.

The Martian #BringHimHome

Matt Damon will be joined by Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor to give live to characters every fans of the book love and love to hate. #‎BringHimHome‬

Checkout the new trailer of The Martian, starring Matt Damon.


During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Can't wait for the movie's release! The Martian will hit cinemas on October 2, 2015.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

'Mississippi Grind' Could Be A Hidden Gem

Look at a list of films still to come in 2015, and a number of titles with blockbuster potential jump out at you: Spectre, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, and the seventh Star Wars installation, to name a few. And that's without even getting into some of the award contenders that will trickle out during the fall season. The clutter is familiar, as the final third of the year is usually the busiest for good cinema, and more often than not a few hidden gems tend to get lost in the shuffle. This year, one such gem might just be the road trip gambling flick Mississippi Grind, which is due for a limited release in late September.

Mississippi Grind

Written and directed by the filmmaking couple Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, best known for their collaboration on the critically acclaimed 2006 drama Half Nelson, the movie stars Ryan Gosling and Ben Mendelsohn in what looks to be a fairly traditional addiction story. Looking a little deeper, however, there are a few reasons to believe Mississippi Grind could be refreshing in its own way, and perhaps even a surprise hit. Here are some points in its favor.

This Is Ben Mendelsohn's Time

Despite some popularity in Australia and a lengthy career full of appearances in noteworthy projects, Ben Mendelsohn has never really emerged as a big time actor in the U.S. That may be about to change, which makes the timing of a lead role in what could become a popular film pretty interesting. Mendelsohn broke through in a big way earlier this year by stealing the show in the Netflix original drama Bloodline, which also starred more established actors including the likes of Kyle Chandler and Sam Shepard.

As reported by Daily Mail earlier this summer, Mendelsohn scored his first Emmy nomination for his work in Bloodline, and as it turned out that was only the beginning of a busy summer for the actor. Just recently, Hollywood Reporter posted the first photo of the main cast for Star Wars: Rogue One, one of several Star Wars spinoffs being engineered by Disney, and Mendelsohn looks to be a key character alongside Felicity Jones and others. It doesn't get much bigger than that for an emerging actor, and at this point it's only natural to expect Mississippi Grind to be a continuation of his hot streak.

... And Maybe Ryan Reynolds' Too

Ryan Reynolds has had an exceptionally rare and unique career, in that he's gotten more chances than just about any actor out there. For every immensely charming appearance such as his turn in Definitely, Maybe, there's a piece of comedic nonsense like The Change-Up; for every glimpse of true talent like he displayed in Buried, there's a widely panned flop like the recent Self/less; and for every bit of raw, infectious fun like Safe House, there's something like R.I.P.D. that makes you wonder why he hasn't fired his agent yet.

At the end of the day, Reynolds appears to be too much fun for us to quite write off, and it almost makes sense to expect a breakout one day. Moviefone even speculated a year ago as to whether or not the actor could pull off a "Matthew McConaughey-esque Reboot" in the next phase of his career. Really, Reynolds works pretty consistently so it's hard to chop things up into phases, but it feels as if he may be ready for bigger and better things. The trailer for his upcoming Deadpool film (which we posted here) got a lot of people talking, and frankly Reynolds seems perfect for the role. On top of that, the minor but positive early buzz on Mississippi Grind is that Reynolds is terrific. So make that two actors ready for a breakthrough, starring together.

The Gambling Is Old School

Gambling films have always been intriguing to certain audiences, but in recent years the makers of such movies have faced the difficult challenge of catering to younger moviegoers who don't really know poker and casino games the way previous generations did. Where once the words "gambling" and "casino" called to mind velvety tables, bright lights, and smoke-filled rooms, they're now associated just as popularly with major online sites that cater to players all over the world. Even in the U.S., where online gambling is largely illegal, American moviegoers are familiar with online platforms. Betfair's poker site has already journeyed overseas from the U.K. to get a stake in New Jersey (where online gambling is legal). And thus, the appeal of gambling, for many, has already been translated to a sleek, easy, and all-inclusive live online site.

Modern gambling movies have tried to deal with this gradually shifting perception in a few different ways. 21, the blackjack movie about card counting students from M.I.T., seemed to try to make Vegas so grand, beautiful, and sexy that it was irresistible to any generation. Runner Runner, meanwhile, embraced the idea of online poker at the core of its subject matter, but instead of portraying it in a normal fashion, it turned the whole industry into a shady criminal front. From the look of the trailer, Mississippi Grind won't be employing these tricks; instead, it's back to the basics. Mendelsohn and Reynolds appear to be traveling down the Mississippi River region looking for small casinos and back room games, and the ultimate effect is more of a Rounders-ish approach than a modern gimmick. That's probably a good sign, given that Rounders is still one of the most popular gambling films ever made.

Critics Love It

I mentioned some early buzz, and looking at Rotten Tomatoes, it's clear the critics are going to like this movie. Interestingly, most of them refer to it as a road trip movie (as opposed to a poker or gambling one). But they praise the performances and the structure of the film in elevating the familiar premise. The early reviews are a great start for a movie that's starting to look like a hidden gem.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First 'Victor Frankenstein' Trailer Shows Daniel Radcliffe And James McAvoy Creating Bizarre Monster

Mary Shelley's classic story of macabre invention and tragedy has sprouted numerous adaptations way way back when wide screens are not yet in full color. The original movie series features a hunched back assistant that will now be the central focus of a new adaptation in Victor Frankenstein.

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan based on the screenplay written by Max Landis. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Freddie Fox. This thrilling horror presentation's produced by John Davis along side Mairi Bett, and executive producers Derek Dauchy and Brittany Morrissey.

Checkout the trailer of Victor Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.


James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

Victor Frankenstein will hit cinemas on November 25, 2015.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Naomi Novik's US Edition For 'League Of Dragons' Gets A Fantastic Cover Art

I've been in love with the Temeraire series, so in love that I wished it has a complete and uniform hardcover editions. Through the years the publisher, the cover, typeset and everything else varied once the fourth or fifth book in the series came out. Now with the inevitable release of the ninth and final book in the series, the cover of League of Dragons has once again evolved -- for the better.

Naomi Novik just revealed the new cover on her social media gateway and it is nothing short of stunning. Recently the author fortified her writing palette with the release of her fairy tale, Uprooted. If this is any indication of how she has improved through the years (she just keeps getting better and better) then I'd still complete the aforementioned series despite the OCD triggering variations in the hardcovers!

Check out the US edition cover of League of Dragons by Naomi Novik.

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

There is no official synopsis and release date yet. Although I have to drop this piece of info: Amazon has listed a May 19, 2016 release for it. Crossing my fingers for that. Stay tuned for more information.

Alice In Wonderland 2: Alice Through The Looking Glass, Starring Johnny Depp & Mia Wasikowska, Gets 2 New Movie Posters

The twisted and mad sequel for Alice in Wonderland has been revealed as the D23 Expo 2015 commences. The sequel, which is similarly titled compared to Lewis Carroll's second Alice book, is expectedly called Alice Through The Looking Glass. So far, two time-bending posters have been released, featuring Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska's Alice.

Tim Burton will not return to direct the movie, but he will be the film's producer. James Bobin will take his vacated seat. The movie is based on the screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway will return to reprise their roles and they will be joined by Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Check out the new posters of Alice Through The Looking Glass.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice Through The Looking Glass

The plot line or synopsis is still in the wraps, but we can assume that it will loosely follow that of the book.

Alice Through The Looking Glass will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

'See Me' By Nicholas Sparks Gets Official Cover Through Fan Vote, Read On For The Synopsis

The anticipated latest book from one of the most successful romantic-drama novel writer is almost upon us. Yes, Nicholas Sparks is releasing a new book this year and it's called See Me. And with the help of fans, he did a poll to decide which of the two available covers is to be used in the new book.

And in a smashing almost unanimous decision, it has been finally chosen. It is no surprise that the fans chose a light-palette cover versus a darker theme, despite knowing that almost all Sparks novel have a pinch of tragedy in it.

Check out the cover of the new Nicholas Sparks book, See Me.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

And here is the other version of the cover up for the voting, if you are interested.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks (alternative cover)


Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might look like, however, menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tentative bonds they have forged, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks will hit bookstores on October 13, 2015.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Weinstein Company Releases Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' First Official Teaser Trailer

From Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds to Django Unchained... you still can't get enough widescreen fun from one of the most visionary and satirical director of the age. I, for one, is clamouring for this director's next masterpiece, The Hateful Eight (the pun never ends as this is the director's eighth movie). And yes, the movies first trailer has just surfaced online, courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

The Hateful Eight

The film is directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, and Bruce Dern among many others.

Checkout the new trailer for The Hateful Eight.


In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight will hit theaters on January 8, 2016.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ryan Reynolds Gets Hilariously Kick-Ass In New Marvel's 'Deadpool' Movie Trailer

Here comes the most hilarious take on a Marvel's superhero! Ryan Reynolds's imbued with natural swag and bad-assery that makes the new trailer of Deadpool more than what you expected it to be. Don't just stare there, watch the new trailer of the said movie now!


Directed by Tim Miller, the movie is based on the screenplay by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Ryan Reynolds puts on the red leather suit of the titular character. He will be joined by Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand.

Watch the new trailer of Deadpool.

Also, a redband trailer for Deadpool movie has arisen.

(Note: This video has been unpublished by 20th Century Fox, I will update if we get word why they did so. Are they wanting more heat from the fans to republish it again? Or is this just for dramatic effect! Put it back on!) Look it here:

And as usual the #Deadpool trolls have posted it and retracted just to give it a more dramatic debut on the boob tube. Watch the new trailer over Conan, only in TBS.

So for now, just enjoy this hilarious teaser trailer of a trailer.


Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Marvel's Deadpool will hit theaters on February 12, 2016.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Music Visualization: An Impressive 40-Year History

Music Visualization
In 1976, Atari unveiled the world's first commercial music visualizer designed by Pong creator Bob Brown. The quirky device played what can best be described as psychedelic pixelation. Plug in the box to any TV or audio source, and people could watch the visualizer morph across the screen. Modern visualizers employ specially designed software that captures the data from an audio file. From there it transforms into a graphic with a pre-determined hue and spatial point. The process works in real time to make the music and visual sync up together. Although Atari’s Visualizer never really received a wild welcome, Atari did open the door for modern day visualizers at music festivals, concerts and with today’s music services.

Pyro Board Rubens Tube

Atari may have been the first to introduce commercial music visualization, but German physicist Heinrich Rubens got a jump on the dancing audio phenomenon in 1905. The Pyro Board Rubens Tube uses fire to transform standing sound waves. The flames stay the same height without sound. When sound enters the tube, it affects the amount of gas and the waveform changes and dances. It gives the idea of a fire dance a whole new meaning.


After some attempts at music visualization and software launches in the 80s, interest picked up in the 90s. Cthugha was just one of the programs developed and is still used today. Free for PCs and Macs, Cthugha transforms sound input from a CD, stereo or mix into graphics synced to sound. With the help of like-minded software, music visualization has grown in popularity at festivals and raves for a hypnotizing visual complemented with funky B-roll footage from a stock imagery site like Shutterstock.

Pixelmusic 3000

Released in 2008, Pixelmusic 3000 was created by Uncommon Projects for a Make Magazine project. The makers detailed how to create and modify the visualizer for personal use and embrace the world of forgotten technology. Pixelmusic offers tools for anyone to create a music visualizer and see their music dance to the beat.


Part game, part visualizer, Audiosurf lets you use your own music to create a graphic experience. The game takes you on a ride where the song you choose dictates how fast you go as well as the shape and mood. Points are earned by grouping together color blocks on the highway and users can compete with each other over the Internet.


The iTunes Visualizer launches pulsating graphics that bend and twist along with your music. When the Visualizer is playing, hit the question mark key to see hidden settings to change up the pattern or color scheme. The iTunes Visualizer even works without a song playing if you just enjoy the effects but don’t want to listen to music.


Today anyone can enjoy their own music visualizer through the power of a smartphone. Download an app like the appropriately named Music Visualizer to render beautiful effects while listening to your music. Whether you're listening to techno, rap or pop, the visualizer responds and dances to the beat.
Audio Glow is a customizable music visualizer app that plays pulsating graphics from music or any app on your smartphone. Change up the color, shape and height of the visuals at the touch of your finger.