Black Panther had a worldwide release this past Friday and the film, which has been getting incredible reviews from everywhere, has now gone into the history books with the 5th highest opening weekend at the box office.

Also notice how 8 out of the Top 10 films listed on the page as from the same studio. Guess which one?

Three Video Essays about David Fincher’s Work

I’ve recently started watching and appreciating David Fincher’s work in TV Shows and Films. Of course, I’ve watched and liked Fincher’s work in the past, but lately, I’ve started noticing the little touches, the attention to detail, the use of VFX at atypical places and have started to greatly appreciate his work and his craft. The Social Network is one of my favorite films, not because of the subject matter, but because of the way Fincher has presented the subject matter on screen.

Here are three video essays that will help you appreciate Fincher’s work in greater detail:

How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes

David Fincher: Invisible Details

David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong

List of Comic-Con Trailers Released Today

In the last 24 hours, several Comic-Con Trailers have come out. Here’s a big list of every good Comic-Con Trailer released so far. This list is updated every few hours.

Over the last 24 hours, Hollywood studios have been dropping a host of insane new movie trailers. Just like every year, San Diego is hosting the Comic-Con International 2016 and as has been tradition, studios like Marvel, DC, Warner Brothers and others have released (some officially this time) trailers of their upcoming films.

As a huge film and movie enthusiast, I’ve watched every single one of these big trailers to have come out in the last 24 hours and each one looks absolutely spectacular. Here’s a long list of Comic-Con Trailers released today, and every single one of them is really, really good. I’m so pumped!

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Hotstar Introduces Premium Subscription; HBO Original Shows Available for Streaming

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Hotstar — Star India’s video streaming service that debuted in early 2015 has now introduced paid subscriptions on the service for watching “Premium” content. Called Hotstar Premium and available for ₹199 per month, it gets you access to a host of new “premium” movies and TV shows, including a bunch of HBO Originals such as Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep & True Detective as well as movies such as X-Men: Days of the Future Past and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The subscription gives you access to not just the premium content available today, but also the new content that Hotstar will add in the future. You can access this either via the website or via the Android and iOS app. Non-Premium content on Hotstar will continue to be available for Free. The Premium service is only available in India right now and you can only sign up using your Credit Card. There’s a 30-Day trial to get your started, and the company puts a ₹5 authorization charge to verify your card details, which it says will be refunded to you. Hotstar does not currently offer support for Chromecast or AirPlay, so you can’t actually watch any content on your big screen TV. Video quality is decent and you can manually select up to 720p.

Let’s face it, the only real reason you’d consider signing up for Hotstar Premium is because you get access to Game of Thrones and other HBO shows. Not only can you start watching the episode as soon as it airs in the US, but you also get to watch is completely uncensored. That’s right, you get to watch Game of Thrones exactly how David Benioff & D. B. Weiss want you to watch it. Most other content is either already available on other streaming services or is old enough that you’ve seen it already.

I just finished watching the latest episodes of the Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley on the service and am fairly content with the experience. Am I going to continue my subscription beyond the trial? I’m not sure yet.