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“Choose Your Own Adventure” Owner Files Lawsuit Against Netflix Over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch got a lot of people talking when the interactive movie debuted on the streaming platform two weeks ago, but it also drew the attention of Chooseco, LLC, the children’s book publisher who owns the “Choose Your Own Adventure” trademark. Chooseco filed a lawsuit in federal court today, saying that Netflix infringed on their trademark and is “causing confusion, tarnishing, denigrating, and diluting the distinct quality of the Choose Your Own Adventure mark.” Rea...
Tags: Movies, Legal, Fox, Netflix, Choose Your Own Adventure, Black Mirror, Chooseco LLC, Chooseco, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix Over Black Mirror, Stefan Butler Fionn Whitehead


Netflix faces $25 million lawsuit over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

If you watched Netflix’s latest ‘Black Mirror’ production, there’s no doubt it reminded you of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Now, the publisher that owns the trademark to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” Chooseco, LLC, is suing Netflix. The publisher is alleging trademark infringement, The Hollywood Reporter first reported. In the complaint, Chooseco says Netflix “used the mark willfully and intentionally to capitalize on viewers’ nostalgia for the original book series from the 1980s and...
Tags: TC, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Black Mirror, Hollywood Reporter, Chooseco LLC, Chooseco, Bandersnatch, Bandersnatch Chooseco


Small-Screen Stream: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and Other Streaming Series to Catch Up on in the New Year

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) It’s a brand new year and the slates are wiped clean – which means it’s time to start playing catch-up with TV-watching once again! The endless viewing cycle never ends, but streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu make it easy to sit back, light up the screen, and get lost in a new series. I, for one, spent my holidays watching nothing but junk-food TV, s...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Nbc, Massachusetts, New York City, Tim Burton, Atlanta, Georgia, Amazon Prime, Bbc, Features, Netflix, Ireland, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Seth Rogen


‘Weird City’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s YouTube Sci-Fi Show Brings the Funny to a Futuristic Dystopia

Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Youtube, Sci-fi, America, Cbs, Black Mirror, Mark Hamill, Laverne Cox, Gillian Jacobs, Peele, Lorena, Jordan Peele, LeVar Burton


There’s Yet Another ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Secret Ending

Another week, another Black Mirror: Bandersnatch “secret ending” revealed. The Black Mirror choose-your-own-adventure movie has so many endings that viewers need a flowchart to navigate it, but now, we may need a bigger flowchart. While last week we learned that there was a Black Mirror secret ending that follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) as he pulls out his finished “Bandersnatch” game and experiences some unpleasant noises, a new ending has been unveiled by one of Netflix’s social media accoun...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Easter Eggs, Nme, Ellis, Stefan, UK Ireland, Warren Ellis, Minter, David Slade, Jeff Minter, The Black Mirror, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Bandersnatch: a tipping point for games in 2019?

The interactive fiction of the latest Black Mirror episode is a thrilling indication of the direction games could takeA new episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror debuted on Netflix just before the new year. Unlike most previous examples, Bandersnatch is not a cautionary tale of how current technologies might evolve to further ruin our hearts, minds and communities. It is, rather, a period piece set in early-1980s Britain, when young video-game programmers were becoming millionaires selling t...
Tags: Games, Netflix, Culture, Britain, Black Mirror, Role playing games, Charlie Brooker, Adventure Games, Bandersnatch, WH Smith Unlike


How ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Fails to Acknowledge the Rich History of Interactive Fiction (Or: Video Games Did It Better)

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: “Bandersnatch” is the worst episode of Black Mirror and does nothing video games haven’t been doing better for years.) Netflix’s latest bit of interactive entertainment has certainly lit the internet on fire. The first piece of such content for grown-ups (following Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale for kids and Minecraft: Story Mode for families), it’s a ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Lewis Carroll, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Poulter, Brooker, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Soapbox, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Colin Ritman Will Poulter


‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Featurette: How the Ambitious Netflix Experiment Was Made

Imagine: a universe where Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker said no when Netflix approached him with the idea of doing an interactive Black Mirror project. It’s a whole parallel universe that butterflies out into millions of other possibilities and choices until your brain hurts — essentially what Black Mirror: Bandersnatch achieves as Netflix’s first choose-your-own-adventure feature film. But that almost happened, Brooker reveals in this new Black Mirror: Bandersnatch featurette, which div...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Video Clips, Charlie, Yellin, Brooker, Behind the Scenes Footage, David Slade, Todd Yellin, Netflix Black Mirror, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Original Content podcast: ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ is a frustrating interactive experiment

“Bandersnatch” offers an unusual television experience — but not a very satisfying one. The new “Black Mirror” special follows Stefan Butler as he attempts to turn a science fiction novel (also called “Bandersnatch”) into a Choose Your Own Adventure-style video game. As the story progresses, Stefan gets pulled deeper into the mystery of what happened to “Bandersnatch” author Jerome F. Davies, a mystery that eventually involves parallel universes, government conspiracies and Stefan’s own family t...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Sandra Bullock, Black Mirror, Stefan, Bird Box, Original Content Podcast, Kirsten Korosec, Bandersnatch, Netflix Bird Box, Stefan Butler, Jerome F Davies


‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Spoiler Review: A Course-Correcting Adventure Gives the Illusion of Choice

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch isn’t the first movie to test the concept of a Choose Your Own Adventure-style narrative with diverging pathways on-screen. In late 2017 and early 2018, Steven Soderbergh did it with his murder mystery app and HBO movie, Mosaic. With its availability on the worldwide streaming service of Netflix, however, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has taken the concept to a new level, giving a global viewing platform to a new kind of interactive cinematic storytelling. In the mo...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Wikipedia, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Steven Soderbergh, Black Mirror, Phaedra, Colin, Haynes, Stefan, Thompson Twins, Featured Stories Sidebar


‘Black Mirror’ Producers Explain ‘Bandersnatch’ Alternate Endings, and Why Season 5 Was Delayed

Unlike traditional movies, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch makes the viewer an active participant in the story, forced to decide the fate of the main character. As a result, there are a slew of alternate conclusions, depending on which decision you make. In a new interview, Black Mirror producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones break down some of the Bandersnatch alternate endings, and confirm that the movie was so complicated that it delayed the release of Black Mirrror season 5. Spoilers follow....
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Jones, Pearl, Stefan, Brooker, Annabel Jones, David Slade, Charlie -LSB- Brooker, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, CYOA, Colin Ritman


‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Review: Netfix’s Choose-Your-Own Adventure Experiment is Entertaining Enough – At Least the First Time Through

Black Mirror: Bandernatch is probably (hopefully) the closest we’ll come to living through a Black Mirror episode — and that’s not as bad as it sounds. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a choose-your-own adventure story that makes the viewer culpable for the doomed destiny of its protagonist: a young programmer named Stefan Butler (Dunkirk‘s Fionn Whitehead) who attempts to adapt a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game in 1984. But as he dives deeper into developing his game, itself a choose-yo...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Brad Pitt, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Will Poulter, Fight Club, Colin, Stefan, Brooker, Alice Lowe, Fionn Whitehead, Featured Stories Sidebar


Black Mirror Bandersnatch’s Nohzdyve An Actual Playable Game

One of the games created by fictional video game developer Tuckersoft called Nohzdyve in Black Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” is actually playable on a ZX Spectrum emulator. The standalone episode of gloomy and depressing sci-fi series Black Mirror premiered on Netflix with “Bandersnatch”, an interactive movie set up like a “choose your own adventure” game. To promote the […]
Tags: Games, TV, Netflix, Anime, Retro, Black Mirror, Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Tuckersoft


You Can Play One of the Games From ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Now

Black Mirror is taking its interactive feature-length special to a whole other level. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is making headlines for its unique choose-your-own-adventure format, forcing its viewers to make choices that will send them hurtling down a different rabbit hole every time. It’s an experience not unlike a video game, which is fitting since the premise of Bandersnatch centers around a programmer attempting to adapt a fantasy novel into a game. With Black Mirror: Bandersnatch set in ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, Netflix, Britain, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Will Poulter, Tuckersoft, Black Mirror: Bandersatch, Nohzdyve, Tuckersoft Netflix, Colin Ritman


How to Watch ‘Bandersnatch’, the Choose Your Own Adventure ‘Black Mirror’ Movie

Black Mirror is back with Bandersnatch, a feature-length film with a massive twist: the story invites you to Choose Your Own Adventure. Rather than unfolding in typical linear fashion, Bandersnatch has the viewer select options to further the narrative. Make the wrong choice, and it will cost you. The question is: can this even be classified as a movie? Or is this more like the most elaborate video game ever? And just how does this all work? Below, we offer some tips on how to watch Bandersnatc...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Dunkirk, Stefan, Fionn Whitehead, Featured Stories Sidebar, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Bandersnatch Bandersnatch, CYOA


Netflix releases a trailer for ‘Bandersnatch,’ the mysterious new episode of ‘Black Mirror’

What the heck is “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”? It’s probably not just a regular episode of the critically acclaimed science fiction anthology series. Netflix has been pretty cryptic about it, only announcing its existence last week, ahead of a December 28 release. Given the reported 5 hour, 12 minute runtime, “Bandersnatch” may be the choose-your-own-adventure episode that we know was in the works — in that case, it wouldn’t actually take that hours and hours to watch, but instead would in...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Black Mirror, Fionn Whitehead


Netflix Release Trailer For Feature Length BLACK MIRROR Episode 'BANDERSNATCH'

A surprise Black Mirror episode is about to hit Netflix. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
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The Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Trailer is Here!

The Black Mirror: Bandersnatch trailer is here! Netflix has released the official trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an all-new Black Mirror movie that is debuting on the streaming service this Friday, December 28! Check out the Bandersnatch trailer below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var stand...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, Black Mirror, Slade, Movie News, David Slade, Fionn Whitehead, Netflix news, Netflix Orginal Series, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Trailer: The ‘Black Mirror’ Movie Hits Netflix Tomorrow

The trailer for the feature-length Black Mirror special is here, released by Netflix just one day before it’s set to debut on the streaming platform. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is the highly anticipated Black Mirror movie that fans have been slowly unveiling more and more clues about — and its trailer is just as confounding. Watch the Black Mirror Bandersnatch trailer below. Black Mirror Bandersnatch Trailer The trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch finally puts to bed the swirl of the...
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‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Will Be a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Movie With 5 Hours of Footage

Netflix is preparing a belated Christmas present with the slow unveiling of the highly anticipated Black Mirror movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. We’re steadily learning more about this mystery Black Mirror project, which has already been reported to be a choose-your-own-adventure movie. Now, new reports suggest that this movie could contain about five hours worth of footage, which we could see as soon as this week. The official Bandersnatch landing page is now live on Netflix, suggesting t...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Netflix, Lewis Carroll, Black Mirror, Hannibal, Will Poulter, Esquire, Slade, David-Slade, Fionn Whitehead, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Korean Media Rating Board, Asim Chaudhr


Daily Podcast: The End of Physical Media, The Best Visual Cinema Experience, Star Wars, Aquaman, Rocky III & Great Gatsby

On the November 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars, Aquaman, Rocky III and Great Gatsby. And in the Mail Bag we’ll talk about your television show recommendations and answer questions about physical media and movie theater presentation. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify a...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Youtube, Amc, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Missouri, Luxembourg, Nashville, Michigan, Hulu, Detroit, Black Mirror, George Lucas, Mark Hamill


A ‘Black Mirror’ Board Game is Here Based on the Social Media-Skewering Episode ‘Nosedive’

The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come in contact with over the course of each day. It’s the show’s most obvious condemnation of contemporary society’s obsession with social media, and now a Black...
Tags: Movies, Drama, China, Sci-fi, Netflix, Bryce-Dallas-Howard, Board Games, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Lacie, Peeple, Mike Schur, Asmodee, Social Credit System, Social Media Skewering Episode ` Nosedive, Good Place Brooklyn Nine Nine


Artist Laurent Durieux Breaks Down Every Poster in His New Mondo Show

Laurent Durieux belongs on the short list of the best pop culture artists working today. His classical style, his subtle wit, and his attention to detail lead to posters that are often astonishing to behold. Austin’s Mondo Gallery is playing host to Durieux’s latest gallery show, titled “The Art of Laurent Durieux  Part Two”, which opens today and runs through November 17. We got in touch with Durieux and he supplied us with the inspirations behind and origins of every print on display and f...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Movies, Features, Austin, Netflix, Conan, Miles Davis, Kubrick, Francis, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi, Jeff Bridges, Leeds, Black Mirror, Mondo


Black Mirror Season 5 to Include Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Episode

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Black Mirror season 5 to include choose-your-own-adventure episode Netflix has revealed that Black Mirror season five will be premiering this December, and fans will get the chance to interact with the show like never before as Bloomberg (via Screen Crush) brings word that Netflix is planning a choose-your-own-adventure episode for the hit Emmy-winning anthology series. Netflix has played around with interactive storytelling in animated kids shows, such as the streamer’s P...
Tags: TV, Movies, Bloomberg, Bbc, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Black Mirror, Jodie Foster, Dan Trachtenberg, Tim Van Patten, Joe Wright, TV Premiere Dates, John Hillcoat, Eko, HAYLEY ATWELL Marvel


Netflix Will Let You Choose Endings for Certain Shows, Including ‘Black Mirror’

In an effort to create an interactive experience, Netflix is developing several Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style programs that let viewers pick the endings they want to see for certain shows. The plan will kick-off with an upcoming episode of Black Mirror, which will enable viewers to choose which storyline they want to see. Is this the future of interactive TV, or just an ill-advised gimmick? More on the Black Mirror choose your own adventure episode below. Netflix has been developing intera...
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‘Birds of Prey’ Cast Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell

The Birds of Prey cast is taking shape. It was previously reported that several actresses were reading for various parts, and now, two have been confirmed. Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play Huntress, while Jurnee Smollett-Bell is taking on the role of Black Canary. Both join Margot Robbie in the female-driven DC film. More on the Birds of Prey cast below. Variety is reporting that Winstead and Smollett-Bell are on board for Birds of Prey. Winstead, of Scott Pilgrim, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Time, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Fargo, Margot Robbie, Black Mirror, Warner Brothers, Janelle Monae, Catwoman, Winstead, Scott Pilgrim


The Morning Watch: Deconstructing ‘The LEGO Movie’, ‘Black Mirror’ VFX Breakdown & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Phil Lord & Chris Miller break down a “lost clip” from The LEGO Movie for a screenwriting lecture. Plus, a visual effects reel highlights the digital work that went into an episode of Black Mirror, and Twin ...
Tags: Movies, House, BAFTA, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, The Lego Movie, Kyle Maclachlan, Visual Effects, Black Mirror, Dale Cooper, Video Of The Day, Phil Lord Chris Miller, The Morning Watch, DNEG, Dune Jeffrey Beaumont, Trey MacDougal


‘Birds of Prey’ Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado and More Testing for Roles

Warner Bros. is on the lookout for their Birds of Prey cast, and they’re considering several exciting actresses for parts. A new report indicates Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado and more have all tested for parts. Janelle Monae has also been mentioned, although it remains unclear if she tested for a part or not. More on the potential Birds of Prey cast below. THR has the scoop on the prospective casting for the female-driven superhero film. Margot Robbie is returnin...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Time, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City, Batman, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Black Mirror, Warner Brothers, Janelle Monae, Harley, Winstead, Gugu Mbatha Raw


Birds of Prey Movie Circles Actresses For Black Canary & Huntress

Birds of Prey Movie Circles Actresses For Black Canary & Huntress The Birds of Prey are coming together for Margot Robbie’s new DC Extended Universe movie. Several high profile actresses have reportedly auditioned for key roles, which may be filled within the next two weeks. Via The Hollywood Reporter, the two biggest parts currently up for grabs are Black Canary and Huntress. Both heroines are teammates on the Birds of Prey. While the New 52 reboot introduced an African-American Huntress, Wa...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Dc Comics, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Dc, Margot Robbie, Black Mirror, Belle, Dick, Janelle Monae, Cain, Helena, Montoya


Watch: Engaging Sci-Fi Short Film 'Kept' Questions Recording Dreams

"It's the intensity; it's the purity of what you are seeing. No conscious interventions." Now this is the kind of sci-fi I'm hoping to discover. Kept is a sci-fi short made by Colombian filmmaker Jaime D. González. After first playing at a few film festivals last year, the short is now online in full for viewing for free. Set in the near future when scientists have discovered a way to record dreams, those with ulterior motives waste no time exploiting those with the most powerful dreams. Sta...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, Black Mirror, To Watch, Jaime D González, Jairo Camargo Manuel Sarmiento



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