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Men in Black: International Is a Galaxy of Fun for a New Generation

Men in Black: International will not be the best movie you see this year. There are plot issues, character arcs go unfinished, and the ending felt rushed. But it’s still a campy, cool sci-fi spy thriller – one that coasts on the natural charisma of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, who may be one of this generation’s best comedic duos. In a sense, it kind of feels like the perfect sequel to the original Men in Black. It’s an entertaining movie made better by the people in it. Read More >>

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The Original Men in Black Marked a Transition of the Hollywood Blockbuster

When most of us think of the original Men in Black, it’s not that significant. It’s a blip on the blockbuster scale. A film that used Will Smith at his prime, had a hit pop song in its credits, and spawned a few sequels. Watching it now though—over 20 years since its 1997 release, on the eve of a franchise reboot—and you come to appreciate the film in ways you never thought possible. Read More >>

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There’s “No Reason” for a PSVR 2 to Launch Alongside the PS5, Says Sony

Sony has confirmed that we won't be seeing a second iteration of the PSVR when it launches the PS5 because there's just "no reason”. The PS5 needs time to bask in the limelight on its own. Read More >>

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Sony is Reportedly Launching a Foldable Phone Next Year and We’re as Excited as You’d Expect

Sony really isn't letting go of its smartphone business. It's like a dog with a tiny bone that's picked clean and is on the verge of shattering into a million pieces. The company is reportedly working on a foldable phone, because that seems like a worthwhile resource investment when you've made an operating loss of £698.1m in the smartphone market. Chinese website CMNO seems to think that the Sony Xperia F - for foldable - is coming to customers in the remaining four territories that the company will be catering to going forwards with its phone business in 2020. Read More >>

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Brightburn Is an Entertaining Superhero Horror Story Told in a Very Clunky Way

The biggest compliment I can give Brightburn is that, when it ended, I would have sat through a sequel immediately. It’s a film that blends two popular genres to create a scenario and world that are fascinating and terrifying, and you instantly want to learn more about them. Unfortunately, all of that is sprinkled around the edges of a poorly told story. Read More >>

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Sony Says It Will Continue to Make Its Smartphones and People Continue to Not Care

Yes, Sony is still making smartphones, and no, it's not going to stop churning them out despite the face that no one is interested in buying one. CEO Kenichiro Yoshida says the company will keep flogging its Xperia handset because it doesn't want to miss out on a juicy piece of the pie. Considering it's been living off crumbs for a while now, we'll see how that decision pans out. Read More >>

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Whoa, Sony Made Cheaper Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sony, the company that unseated Bose as the king of noise-cancelling headphones, just announced a new set of noise-cancelling headphones that are £100 cheaper than its flagship set. They’re called the Sony XB900N. (XB stands for Extra Bass, by the way.) “Uh oh,” is probably what Bose is saying right now. “Whoa,” might be a more appropriate response from the average audio enthusiast. Read More >>

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Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Stealth Suit Was Almost Too Cool for Peter Parker

Peter Parker lives a pretty cool life – one that gets a bit cooler in Spider-Man: Far From Home (even if he doesn’t want it to) when superspy Nick Fury shows up and gives him a mission. The endeavour gives Peter a new costume to play with... one that, at first, the team behind the movie made look almost too cool for someone who’s also a bit of a dork. Read More >>

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VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take to Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

After the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was like a million voices cried out in laughter, then were suddenly placated. The negative response to Sonic’s look prompted director Jeff Fowler to announce that the filmmakers were going back to the drawing board. But what does that mean, how long will it take, and is this all a marketing scam? We asked a couple of actual VFX artists to fill us in. Read More >>

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Excitement Over His Mysterio Costume Lent More Reality to Far From Home

By now, you’ve had a good look at Spider-Man: Far From Home’s intriguing take on the marvellous Mysterio, one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes, turned into his new best friend in the movie. The character gets a fabulous spin on his comics gear in the film—and part of the reason it looks so good is down to Jake Gyllenhaal himself. Read More >>

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Master & Dynamic’s Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Beat Sony in Two Important Ways

Sony has been the king of noise-cancelling headphones for the past couple of years, but a new royal has arrived: the new Master & Dynamic MW65. This finely crafted set of cans represent the company’s first attempt at noise-cancelling over-ear headphones, which might seem like a disadvantage. However, Master & Dynamic’s greatest strengths shine through in the headset’s luxurious design and exquisite sound quality. (Before you get too excited: The MW65 headphones are £450. Pretty isn’t cheap.) Sony still has a lot to offer in this battle, but it should guard the throne carefully. Read More >>

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I Miss MiniDiscs

In the long history of recorded media, Sony’s MiniDisc format barely registers as a blip on the timeline. In hindsight, it was doomed from the start—forced to compete with immensely popular CDs and an emerging threat called MP3s. But despite now having instant access to millions of songs on my phone, there’s a part of me that deeply misses MiniDisc: a dead format that somehow still feels futuristic. Read More >>

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How Spider-Man: Far From Home Brings Peter Parker Back Down to Earth

On the UK set of Spider-Man: Far From Home last summer, one question was on the minds of press: how does Peter Parker’s next solo adventure deal with the cataclysmic events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame? We didn’t get to find out, obviously. But we did learn how a different scale for Jon Watts’ Homecoming followup will bring Peter back down to street level – even as he goes on the road trip of a lifetime. Read More >>

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Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details

The PlayStation 5 is in the works, a report from Wired revealed this morning, and it looks like it might be a mother of a console. Featuring a solid state drive and – yes! – backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 5 won’t arrive this year (but maybe in 2020, as Kotaku previously reported). Read More >>

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Sony Thinks it Can Sell More Phones With Special 21:9 Cinema Adverts at Vue

Most people can agree that Sony's mobile phones are pretty good devices. The only problem is that nobody is buying them, possibly because there are plenty of non-nerdy people out there that have no idea Sony still makes them. But the Japanese company is trying something new, in the form of special 21:9 adverts that will be playing in Vue cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Read More >>