Mark Hamill reading Trump’s Tweets as a Supervillain – Hilarious

As we saw last week, the quickest way into the mind of the President-elect is remembering that he sees himself as a supervillain. When Mark Hamill—voice of the Joker in Batman animated shows and video games—recorded Trump’s bizarre New Year’s wishes in character, it suddenly made perfect sense. But withTrumps tweets becoming more and more absurd as the year progressed, peaking so far with his unbelievably poor anti-Meryl Streep tweets. You remember those, don´t you? :

 

Well, just another episode in the life of the future leader of the free world. The fact that Trump was doing a literal supervillain monologue wasn’t lost on Hamill, who announced that he’d made a new recording on this on Twitter:

 

And now listen to Hamill read Trump’s tweets below:

Ain´t it great ?

And the Exclusive Invites to the Movie Premiere of “The Bye Bye Man” in Dubai are going to…

Gulf Film and The Acme Blog had given 10 lucky readers the chance to win double invites to the exclusive Premiere screening of the upcoming Horror Thriller “The Bye Bye Man” directed by Stacy Title and starring Douglas Smith (Ouija, HBO’s Big Love), Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) and Cressida Bonas in her motion picture debut, along with Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica), and in the title role, horror/fantasy icon Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth).  You can see this cool Movie days before the official release!

The Premiere screening will take place on Monday January 16, 2017 at the Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall at 8:30pm.  The Screening is PG13 only (not 100% sure yet) , so people below this age will strictly have no access to this screening.

The right answer on the asked question which Horror / Fantasy Icon is seen in this Movie was of course Doug Jones.

And The Winners are:

  • Joylin Pinto
  • kumud shah
  • Gokul Ganesan
  • EMILY M. SAYSON
  • Cruz Khianne
  • Jackson Alex
  • Binay Sharma
  • Paro Mankani
  • Jay Kathpal
  • Stanley Fernandes

You all should have an email now in your inbox from us with the details how it works!

Congratulations again , and enjoy the Movie!

Here again the Plot in short: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

“The Bye Bye Man” will be releasing in UAE Cinemas on January 19, 2017.

Check out the Trailer below:

 

Nokia announced its first Android smartphone for China

In a low-key affair, HMD Global — the Finnish company that snagged exclusive rights to Nokia’s branding — has launched its first Android smartphone. Dubbed the Nokia 6, the phone will be exclusively offered on China’s JD.com for ¥1,699 ($245).

The phone itself is crafted out of aluminium, with HMD Global describing the process as follows:

It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.

In terms of hardware, the Nokia 6 offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, dual-SIM connectivity, 16MP camera at the back with PDAF, Dolby Atmos sound with stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, 3000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor. The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

With 552 million smartphone users, China is a “strategically important market” for HMD Global, which is why it is launching its first handset in the country. The brand is set to launch six phones under the Nokia name this year, so we should hear more about its plans at Mobile World Congress. It looks for exiting times ahead with Nokia re-entering the market after Microsoft has taken it over.

TCL introduces the QWERTY Android-powered BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ ahead of CES 2017

Only little is known yet about the specs. we’re looking at here is a solid metal device that features a full-on BlackBerry-style hardware keyboard similar to the one on the BlackBerry Priv but with one extra trick – a fingerprint sensor in the spacebar. On the back is where you’ll find a nice, dimpled soft-touch backing as well as a rounded housing for the camera module. The Mercury is also equipped with USB-C. There is still no info as well on availability and pricing, but these infos should drop within the CES 2017 time frame.

Press Release:

TCL COMMUNICATION (TCT) UNVEILS THE FUTURE OF THE NEW BLACKBERRY MOBILE AS PART THE COMPANY’S PRODUCT PORTFOLIO EVOLUTION UNVEILED AT CES 2017

Expanded TCL Communication portfolio takes an industry-first approach to addressing the new mobility market

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2017 – At CES 2017, TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT), the fourth-largest handset manufacturer in North America, is today sharing plans for an industry-first brand portfolio business model, which now enables the company to offer an entire suite of mobility products, including new BlackBerry smartphones. This brand pillar approach focuses on multiple facets of the company’s product portfolio: the entry-consumer, best-in-class enterprise, connected (IoT) and emerging segments – all leveraging the success of the TCL Communication manufacturing, R&D and operations along with the legacy of some of the industry’s most iconic brands, including Alcatel and BlackBerry.

“Our industry is in the midst of an evolution, where consumers are now demanding greater functionality and value from their mobile devices than ever before,” said Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America. “To meet these growing demands, both carriers and retailers need a more diverse product offering, requiring portfolio efficiencies that were previously unavailable from a single manufacturer – until now. We’re boldly evolving our business, offering end-to-end efficiencies from sales, through R&D, manufacturing and logistics. This business evolution will provide greater value to our customers in the premium post- paid and affordable no-contract tiers.”

Offering carriers and retailers exceptional quality and value, backed by TCL’s world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities, the TCL Communication portfolio will be anchored by the Alcatel and BlackBerry handset brands while continuing to evolve in 2017. This will include additional mobility offerings to be announced in the first half of the year that will allow the company to further address consumer demands. Among the first products in this portfolio is the latest BlackBerry smartphone, focused on three core features: security, productivity and reliability. Previewed at CES, the smartphone draws on unparalleled mobile security and software expertise to offer the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android.

“We look forward to unveiling details around this distinctly different and impressively designed BlackBerry smartphone around the Mobile World Congress timeframe next month,” continued Cistulli.

For more information about TCL Communication (TCT), please visit www.TCTUSA.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) with its North America headquarters based in Irvine, California, is a wholly owned company of TCL Corporation, a global consumer electronics brand with products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. With a mobile handset product portfolio that includes devices from Alcatel and BlackBerry, TCT is currently the fourth largest handset manufacturer in North America. The company also operates nine R&D centers worldwide and employs over 13,500 people globally. For more information, please visit www.TCTUSA.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCL Communication.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Source: CrackBerry

Reviewed: The Xbox One S

More than three years Microsoft has taken to release a revision of the game console Xbox One. Since the beginning of August the successor One S is in the shops and is preparing to become a permanent quest as well in the home cinema area. Reason for this is that the developers donated the gamers hub an ultra-HD Blu-ray drive, which deserves an “innovation” award.

Equipped with the UHD functionality, the One S is really very ready to take on even the UHD Players. Also important features such as HDMI 2.0a including HDCP 2.2 and HDR-10 are on board, but the sound still requires some catch up. You can get version of 2 terabytes of hard drive space for around 400-Euro. The technically identical models with 1TB (349 euros) and 500 gigabytes (299 euros) are in the market available as well.


On the outside, a lot has happened compared to the original: the housing of the One S is white instead of black (not ideal for use in the dark home cinema), it has shrunk 40 percent and the power supply has been integrated finally, I really disliked the big extra box for that on the previous model. Before you can get started, you first have to load a 1 gigabyte, so-called “Day-One-Update” to the console. For the playback of 4K Blu-Rays you also need Microsoft’s free Blu-Ray player software, which takes up about 32 megabytes of memory.

In addition to a vertical stand as well as power and HDMI cables, a gamepad is also included, which controls the console wirelessly with batteries or via USB cable. We could not find any detailed instruction manual in the packaging nor online, but would you really require that? For the separately available media remote control (picture below) you are asked to pay an extra 20 euros.

Usability

The system menu with colorful and differently sized tiles resembles Windows. The usability via Gamepad however os for non-gamers something to get used to, but after some exercise it works at least decently. You do not have any buttons for audio and subtitling. Unfortunately, the separately available media remote control can not compete with the Panasonic and Samsung UHD encoders on this.

The One S itself does not offer either a display or a lot of buttons: the front of the slot is just a slot for the slot-in drive and a USB jack, just the push buttons for power, joy pad and disc ejection. On the back is a HDMI output, which is based on 4K / 60p, HDCP 2.2 and HDR. The HDMI input can loop through image signals, such as the TV program of a set-top box. There is also a Toslink output, a LAN socket and two additional USB inputs. Analog interfaces have disappeared completely, which is nor a big deal in my opinion.

They are probably hardly needed in modern home cinemas, especially if one is devoted to the App offer in the Microsoft Store: Apart from the lush but paid offer of games and films, there are also free apps, including the usual suspects like YouTube , Netflix, Amazon Video, Maxdome and Watch-ever, whose contents can be streamed in 4K resolution. Webradio can be heard for free via the TuneIn app. In addition to Blu-ray playback, you also have to download an app for playing CDs, via Microsoft’s free media player you can also upload photos, music and video files from USB sticks or a DLNA server. The One S supports MP3, WAV, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, WMA as well as Hi-Res audio streams; DSD but not. On the video side, the multimedia center swallows the most common formats, but from our 4K test clips, the console played only those with HEVC encoding (H.265). JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP and GIF formats are supported for photos, but 4K images appear only with reduced resolution on the screen. The UHD Blu-ray drive also plays 3D Blu-Ray, but refuses to play self made silverlings; With DVD-Rs and CD-Rs it had no problems.
The console requires a 50-second delay from the standby mode until it is ready for operation. It took about 30 seconds to read the UHD disc from “Mad Max: Fury Road”, the complex Java menu of the Blu-ray to “The Amazing Spiderman” needed to load 47 seconds. The power consumption could be almost halved with 31 watts in idle and 36 watts in Blu-ray operation compared to the old Xbox.

Sound and Picture Quality

First, the positive: the console plays UHD Blu-Rays and Blu-Rays  in top quality. The output of high-dynamic range content in the HDR-10 format works perfectly, but the competition format DolbyVision is not supported. The UHD playback on TVs without HDR is not a problem for the Xbox One S, but a manually adjustable HDR / SDR conversion, as offered by the Panasonic DMP-UB900, is missing. It is possible to select 8, 10 and 12 bits per color channel in the video setup, but this only affects games and streaming content. Unfortunately, the Xbox One S is missing a video equalizer.
With the 4K scaling of DVDs and Blu-Rays, the console does not have any weaknesses, but not quite the quality of high-quality Blu-ray players such as the Pioneer BDP-LX 88, which becomes visible, for example, on the line flicker of our DVD test classic “Six Days, Seven Nights”. Output of the native disc resolution is not possible, all content (including streaming) is scaled to 720p, 1080p or 4K. Contrary to the Xbox One, which did not give 50 Hertz to the market start, the One S plays accordingly encoded discs error-free. Less beautiful: As with older DVD players, the layer change still makes itself felt with a short break.
The most annoying thing for us was the end: identical to the Xbox One, the new One S does not output the HD audio formats in bitstream form . Fortunately, Microsoft announced an update for 2017 that makes the console compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS X. We will see.

Conclusion

The Xbox One S is more compact, less power-hungry and technically much better equipped for the 4K future. The purchase is only useful if you do not have an Xbox One yet, or if you own a 4K TV with HDR support and still need an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Else you can stick with you Xbox One.

Xbox One S

299
Xbox One S
8.6

Hardware

9/10

    Software

    9/10

      Technology

      9/10

        Controller

        8/10

          Equippment

          8/10

            Pros

            • Vastly reduced physical footprint
            • HDR gaming
            • 4K & HDR streaming

            Cons

            • Kinect adapter required
            • 4K gaming limited to upscaling

            Movie Review: Passengers

            The journey to the Homestead II outer colony will last 120 years, but the mechanic Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and the author Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) awaken from Kryo sleep too early, even though the journey to Homestead II is still 90 years to go . Instead of meeting other fellow travelers and thus making preparations for the colonization, the two are the only awake passengers on board. The loneliness connects Aurora and Jim, who fall in love with each other, knowing that they have to spend the rest of their lives here. But when the ship is in danger, their relationship is put to a hard trial and both become the last hope of the other 4.998 people in the cryo sleep …

            A film dealing with isolation in space, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, two of the most famous current stars, and Morten Tyldum behind the camera this has to work out great right? Yes and No. Because the perception of Passengers depends very much on what you as a spectator of this film expect from it, mainly because the terrible marketing campaign – fired by the trailer – has unfortunately made sure that some viewers will experience a bad awakening. The trailers praise a film, which does not exist, but is the film responsible for this?
            Passengers is primarily a space adventure, which puts two people in a hopeless position. Pratt, who has a lot to do on his own, manages perfectly to present the time of loneliness,where his only company is an android, who serves as a bartender. It was only later that Aurora, played by Lawrence, appeared on stage and that so interpersonal dynamics were added, and the chemistry between Lawrence and Pratt was convincing. Many films fail because there is no chemistry between two supporting figures, as was the case with Allied recently. The views of space are beautiful, the atmosphere pleasing and the action scenes are appealing and all of this makes Passengers a good, if not grandiose film.
            If, on the other hand, you want to watch a movie that is corresponding to the trailers with a deep message, a great twist and a claim, will rather be disappointed. This version does not exist. Rather, it is a mix of Moon, Sunshine and Silent in space, but it is deprived of any depth. No, all the great subjects that could be used to treat the Passengers are at most superficially interpreted. This is not supposed to be a film that shakes, but rather a world-musician with a kitschy happy end, which is pleasing and not exciting. This may be regrettable now that all the potential that this basic idea offers is not used in any way, but it does not change the fact.

            And so it is up to each viewer to decide what scale he is using. One can appreciate Passengers as good entertainment or one can call it dissapointing. I decided on the first, because I was well entertained, and for the higher demands there are luckily the above mentioned films.

            Acme Blog Movie Rating3.0 Stars

            Check out the Trailer below:

            And the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB is going to….

            Another competition has come to end. This time around we had given away a Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB !  We had plenty of participants who wanted this cool piece of a console for themselves. Heck, this had been with more than 50.000 Entries the biggest we ever had. But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

            And the Winner is:

            • Mark Taylor from Florida/US

            Mark you have an email now and got 24 hours to answer on it. Should no answer have been received by then another winner will be drawn.

            For all others that could not win this time:  Check out our Competition on the Huawei Nova Plus.

             

            Here again a few details about the console:

            PlayStation 4 Pro – The super-charged PS4
            PlayStation 4 Pro allows games to deliver far more detail and unprecedented visual precision.

            SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS 4K TV owners can experience higher quality visuals, such as 4K quality resolution, as well as faster and more stable frame rates. HD TV users will also enjoy enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4™ titles in 1080p, along with higher and more stable frame rates.

            ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE Double the power with an incredible combination of visual quality and performance in a console.

            ENHANCED GAMEPLAY Supporting faster frame rates for super-sharp and smoother on-screen action.

            HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) TECHNOLOGY Visuals are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to what the human eye sees in the real world.

            ULTIMATE SHARE PLAY AND REMOTE PLAY Share or stream your games in stunning detail with visuals of up to 1080p and 60fps.

            MORE CONNECTIONS Features 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi mode options and HDMI 2.0 output.