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Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem

Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” So said the director Bong Joon-ho, as he accepted his best picture Oscar for Parasite in 2020, in a not-so-subtle dig at the dominance of English language content. The success of Netflix’s Korean serie...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Europe, Science, Television, Media, Film, France, Russia, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Language, US television, TV streaming

William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk

William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk

William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas

People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction

The writer-director’s comedies – from Office Space to Silicon Valley – always sum up the spirit of their times. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins?Few writer-directors have been as consistent and ruthless at capturing the moment as Mike Judge, although he never actually intends to do so. “It’s always a shock when something comes out and it feels so relevant,” he says, in his laconic surfer-dude tone, talking to me by phone from his home in Los Angele...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Technology, Television, Film, Documentary, Los Angeles, Society, Culture, Television & radio, Bill Clinton, US television, Silicon Valley, Social trends, Funkadelic, Mike

'Screaming nightmare': William Shatner boldly goes into VR

Star Trek’s Captain Kirk voices concerns about virtual reality after simulating a walk on MarsAs Captain Kirk in Star Trek, William Shatner took us to places “where no man has gone before”, with stories that foreshadowed the invention of the mobile phone and tablet computers. Now, in real life, the actor is exploring virtual reality – but he wants the entertainment industry to be aware of its potential detrimental impact on vulnerable minds.Shatner told the Guardian: “The use of technology to af...
Tags: Books, Technology, Television, Film, US news, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Virtual Reality, Autobiography and memoir, William Shatner, Kirk, Shatner, Science fiction and fantasy films, Science fiction TV

Game of Thrones is in jeopardy as HBO is target of major hack

The US cable network has confirmed a ‘disturbing’ cyber-incident that reportedly led to the leak of future episodes and scripts onlineHBO is the focus of a “cyber-incident” reportedly involving hackers leaking forthcoming episodes and scripts of Game of Thrones. Related: At last! Game of Thrones gives us all the moments we've most been waiting for Continue reading...
Tags: Hbo, Technology, Television, Media, US, Culture, Hacking, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, Game Of Thrones, US television industry

Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience

US-based streaming service marks milestone with more than half of its 104m customers signed up outside AmericaThe remarkable change in the way the world watches TV has been underlined by new data from Netflix showing that more than 100 million people worldwide now subscribe to the streaming service.The company - which is now valued at $78bn (£60bn), making it worth almost nine times as much as the UK’s ITV and1.5 times bigger then Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox - added 5.2 milllion subscriber...
Tags: UK, Technology, Television, Media, Internet, US, UK News, US news, Fox, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, TV streaming, Video On Demand

Planet of the Apps review – celebrity panel can't save Apple's dull first TV show

The tech giant’s inaugural TV offering, which sees a panel of celebrities judge the merits of new cellphone apps, manages to be both boring and self-indulgentPlanet of the Apps, the first original series by Apple and a curious choice to lead the rollout of the company’s evergreen content, won’t be a fun watch for anyone – except maybe venture capitalists and those subscribed to Goop.The unscripted competition show, which follows enterprising hopefuls as they pitch new, often remarkably boring id...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Technology, Television, Media, Apple TV, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Voice, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shark Tank,

Kal Penn raises $800,000 for Syrian refugees after receiving racist tweet

Star of Harold and Kumar films – and son of Indian immigrants to the US – was spurred to fundraise for a humanitarian charity by racial abuseKal Penn, the actor best known for his roles in the medical TV show House and the Harold and Kumar film series, has so far raised over $800,000 (£635,000) for Syrian refugees in response to a racist tweet he received.Penn set up a fundraising page on Crowdrise to raise money for International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian and relief charity that, ...
Tags: Comedy, Technology, Television, Media, Drama, Crowdfunding, Film, US, America, Social Media, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, Charities

Viral video: Star Trek Beyond and Game of Thrones meets Family Guy

Laughing Star Wars Chewbacca mask lady drives James Corden to work, Simpsons actor has a treat for graduates and a very happy wolfGame of Thrones fans who enjoy the cutting jibes and razor-sharp wit of Tyrion Lannister will love our Family Guy parody featuring Stewie Griffin as the Peter Dinklage character. And if you are into Family Guy, you probably also appreciate The Simpsons. When Simpsons “voice”, the actor Hank Azaria, was invited to give the graduation speech at Tufts University in Medfo...
Tags: Star Wars, Technology, Media, Internet, Film, Star Trek, Jj Abrams, Simpsons, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, US television, Wayne Rooney, Game Of Thrones, Idris Elba, X-men

When it comes to interracial romances, the movies need to catch up

Almost 50 years after Kirk and Uhura’s kiss on Star Trek, there are plenty of parts for black women - provided they want to play blue- or green-skinned aliens …“Interspecies love is in the air!” enthuses one movie fansite at the prospect of the forthcoming Warcraft movie.There’s a lot to get up to speed with in Warcraft. The original video games were so wildly popular that their community of players exceeds the population of Norway, and the World of Warcraft wiki has over 100,000 pages. For novi...
Tags: Star Wars, Business, Games, Technology, Television, Film, Society, World news, Film Industry, US news, Star Trek, Culture, Race issues, Television & radio, Equality, US television

Apple reportedly making Dr Dre biopic – starring and executive-produced by Dre

Apple Music division’s first TV project to be six-part series titled Vital Signs about rap mogul, whose headphones and streaming service were bought by tech giantApple’s new Apple Music streaming division did not have to look too far for the subject of its first TV project. According the Hollywood Reporter, it is none other than Dr Dre, the music and film producer who made hundreds of millions when the technology giant purchased Beats headphones and streaming service Dre, started with Jimmy Iovi...
Tags: Apple, Business, Music, Hollywood, US news, Culture, US television, Dr Dre, Vital signs, Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, Dre, Dre Continue

The golden years of romance and rebels: TV taps into turmoil of 1970s New York

It was the decade of CBGB and disco, bankruptcy and blackout. Now TV dramas are drawing on the Big Apple’s most creative and dangerous decadeWhen Vinyl, HBO’s much-hyped new drama about the music industry in 1970s New York, starts next Sunday, it will be the first of a host of shows celebrating that decade in the Big Apple. In the summer, Netflix will air Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, which looks at the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx during the same period, while David Simon, creator of The ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Hbo, New York, Television, Media, James Wolcott, World news, US news, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, US television, James Franco, Patti Smith, Sky Atlantic

Is it time for newsrooms to run on charitable donations?

PBS in America survives on its fundraisers. So should the BBC and Guardian accept donations from their most loyal audience members?Register the main issue fair and square. George Osborne was wholly wrong to bully the BBC into funding free licences for the over-75s. It’s a cheap trick that muddies responsibilities and threatens to degrade broadcasting quality. So, in turn, the corporation – via Auntie Helen Mirren and Uncle Terry Wogan – may fairly ask old stagers who can afford it not to claim t...
Tags: Technology, Media, Crowdfunding, America, George Osborne, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Bbc, Television industry, US television, The Guardian, Tony Hall, Terry Wogan, BBC licence fee, Pbs

Stephen Colbert's love of gaming culture scores points with his viewers

The late night host is an unashamed nerd with a fluent understanding of what is one of the pillars of popular culture – unlike rival and guest Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, will be a guest on tonight’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. While the two hosts have very similar jobs, they could not be farther apart in terms of their awareness of the diversifying American media landscape.This summer, Kimmel decided to pick an unnecessary, multi-episode fight with th...
Tags: Games, Technology, Television, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel, Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel, Markiplier

Rugby World Cup: USA fans miss out on Samoa game after livestream crash

Universal Sports spokeswoman says ‘Amazon outage’ caused crashGames streamed free on Universal website while pay-per-view site fixedAmerican rugby fans were left frustrated on Sunday morning when Universal Sports’ livestreaming website crashed during the US Eagles’ World Cup opener against Samoa. Related: Samoa punish USA for rookie errors to seal World Cup Pool B victory Continue reading...
Tags: Usa, Technology, Internet, Sport, Rugby Union, Television & radio, US television, Samoa rugby union team, Rugby World Cup, Rugby World Cup 2015, USA rugby union team, Samoa, US Eagles, Universal Sports

Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Steve Jobs films as 'opportunistic' – video

Tim Cook says he hasn’t seen the recent films about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Speaking on the Late Show to Stephen Colbert, Cook says he hates the part of global society that pursues this kind of venture. He adds that Jobs was ‘a joy to work with and I miss him every day’. The latest movie, entitled Steve Jobs and starring Michael Fassbender, is to be released in the US in October Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Television, Film, Steve Jobs, US, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Tim Cook, Computing, Michael Fassbender, Stephen Colbert Cook

Amazon Studios chief: data isn't everything as retailer looks at big picture

As Seattle-based company rapidly expands TV and movies division, the man in driver’s seat makes it clear that Netflix is not the only game in townWhen it comes to the rapidly expanding TV and movies division of Seattle-based retailer Amazon, you might expect the company that religiously studies customer order histories, when and how people buy, what they’re buying and a slew of other metrics, to bring that same zeal for data to its slate of original content.After all, Amazon’s much bigger stream...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Technology, Television, Media,, US news, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Seattle, Amazon Studios, Roy Price

Lena Dunham to launch Lenny email newsletter for 'like-minded' women

Girls creator will team up with show’s executive producer, Jenni Konner, to launch lifestyle mailout in which ‘there is no such thing as too much information’Lena Dunham is following in the footsteps of lifestyle gurus Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively to launch Lenny, an email newsletter for young women. The creator, director and star of HBO’s Girls has teamed up with the show’s executive producer, Jenni Konner, to launch the mailout, which promises those who sign up a mix of “feminism, style, h...
Tags: Technology, Television, Media, Internet, Women, Life and style, Culture, Digital Media, Lena Dunham, US television, Girls, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake, Lenny, Jenni Konner, HBO 's Girls

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