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      Amazon studio plans lighthearted show of Ring surveillance footage

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 11 August, 2022 - 22:13

    Amazon's combining its endless reach with its constant surveillance—but for laughs.

    Enlarge / Amazon's combining its endless reach with its constant surveillance—but for laughs. (credit: Getty Images)

    For some people, the term "Ring Nation" might evoke a warrantless surveillance dystopia overseen by an omnipotent megacorp. To Amazon-owned MGM , Ring Nation is a clip show hosted by comedian Wanda Sykes, featuring dancing delivery people and adorable pets.

    Deadline reports that the show, due to debut on September 26, is "the latest example of corporate synergy at Amazon." Amazon owns household video security brand Ring, Hollywood studio MGM, and Big Fish, the producer of Ring Nation

    Viral videos captured by doorbell cameras have been hot for a while now. You can catch them on late-night talk shows, the r/CaughtOnRing subreddit, and on millions of TikTok users' For You page. Amazon's media properties, perhaps sensing an opportunity to capitalize and soften Ring's image, are sallying forth with an officially branded offering.

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      MGM releases last trailer for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final 007 film

      Jennifer Ouellette · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 31 August, 2021 - 19:38 · 1 minute

    One of the first major films to be postponed due to the pandemic was No Time to Die , Daniel Craig's final outing as 007. Originally slated for an April 2020 release, the film was first postponed until November 2020 and then delayed again until April 2021. While some theaters remain closed around the world, MGM is sticking with its latest release dates: a world premiere at Royal Albert Hall in London on September 28, 2021, followed by a general release on September 30 in the UK and October 8 in the US. And the studio has released one last trailer to remind audiences that yes, this premiere is finally happening.

    (Spoilers for the 2015 film Spectre below.)

    As we've reported previously, this 25th installment in the franchise is co-produced by MGM and Eon Productions, with United Artists and Universal serving as distributors in North America and internationally, respectively. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga ( True Detective , Beast of No Nation ), the film takes place about five years after the capture of Spectre 's archvillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), a criminal mastermind and head of the organization SPECTRE. (Ian Fleming's original character inspired Dr. Evil and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, in the Austin Powers film series.)

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