The X-Files is coming back because you believed. The rumors are over. Fox has confirmed that it’s bringing The X-Files back to TV. The show is getting the “24” treatment. Fox had brought back 24 for a six-episode event series. They are doing the same thing this summer with X-Files. I know you wanted a full-on relaunch but this is better than nothing. I mean the last movie was not that good so maybe this is the best outcome. Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back in their respective roles.
The paranormal investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will back chasing things that go bump in the night. It took 13-years to bring the show back so lets hope that it is as good as the original run. It would suck if the show comes back only to not live up to the hype. I’m looking at you Jericho.
“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers. The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning.” ~Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman
Facebook is starting to put everything into focus. Look out Google and Twitter things are not looking for you. Google’s YouTube is the king of content on the internet but that may soon change. That is because Facebook has finally letting people use embeddable video. This is a very big deal that could, should and will cut into YouTube’s market share. That was one of major announcements Facebook made. There will more news to come but here is what we have for now.
- Third-party developers can make FB Messenger apps. Facebook is not in the business of making apps. However they have no problem letting companies use the platform to bring people in. Everyone wants to be where the most profit can be made. With the lineup of social apps that Facebook has everyone wants a piece of it. With good reason. There are 600 million people who use Messenger every month.
- On This Day is a feature that will give you a page every day that will bring up photos that were taken on the same day in years past. To access this page go to facebook.com/onthisday
- Embeddable video is here after lots of pleading.
- Comments are now real time and sync between the story page as well as the shared story item on our Facebook Page.
- Facebook now supports 3D, spherical video in the newsfeed. To move around the video use your mouse.
- FB launched Parse for Internet Of Things which is a set of SDKs that act as the backend brains for IoT projects.
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Hey Drake fans, if you’re reading this it’s not too late. Superstar Drake is giving you an opportunity to buy his album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. That is if you were not one of the 774,000 people who already brought it on iTunes. The new 17 track record will have two bonus tracks to entice you to buy it. The two songs will be “How About Now and “My Side.”
The new physical album will be released in stores on April 21. Drake surprised us all with a surprise release on iTunes February 13th. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late sold 495,000 units its first week. The album has already gone gold and is the largest debut this year.
You have waited eight seasons and five years after the last episode for this day. It is almost at hand my friend. The loved HBO show The Entourage is headed for the big screen. Not too sure the movie is going to do too well considering it is coming out on June 5th. There are a lot of great action movies headed to theaters this summer but we are excited to see the gang back together again.
The Entourage show always had great cameos but the movie is taking it to the next level. The movie will have the usual suspects Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Plus a lot of A-List actors and local Hollywood types like Jessica Alba, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Liam Neeson, Pharrell, George Takei, Andrew Dice Clay, Warren Buffett, Armie Hammer, Kelsey Grammer, David Spade, Ed O’Neil, Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg.
Xbox One has been on a roll lately with its media content announcements. Continuing on that line. The movie service Epix is now on Xbox One. Epix specializes in movies, music concerts and comedy specials. The channel is backed by Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and Viacom. The app was already on the other systems so its not a new thing. The app is on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Roku, Android and iOS devices. The Epix app was first on Xbox 360 back in 2011. Epix promised the app would be on the Xbox One last year. It ended up everywhere else but the Xbox One. Xbox One owners will be able to live stream the four channels EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive In. They will also have access to its on demand service.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with Microsoft’s Xbox to deliver great programming how, when and where viewers want to see it. The launch of the EPIX app on Xbox 360 drew tremendous subscriber engagement and we are looking forward to extending our successful collaboration with the launch on Xbox One.” ~Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO