Hello Everyone it’s Soheil here with your Nerd News for this week! We are going to start the Nerd News this week something you can make some kick ass smore on. Elon Musks boring company Flamethrower.

  1. Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeeYW0NA1HU/?utm_source=ig_embed

The entrepreneur, who is also the CEO of car manufacturing firm Tesla and aerospace firm SpaceX, said Monday that The Boring Company had sold 7,000 flamethrowers. That means The Boring Company has sold at least $3.5 million worth of its new product.

So what is the Boring Company? It’s not us! The Boring Company  is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by Elon Musk in late 2016. Musk has cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current 2-D transportation network as inspiration for the tunneling company project. So you’re probably asking why the flamethrower? Musk’s idea to start selling flamethrowers began as a joke in December, when he said that if his company sold 50,000 hats, it would start selling flamethrowers.

Musk also joked that the flamethrower was “sentient,” its safe word is “cryptocurrency,” and it “comes with a free blockchain.”

  1. Source: https://twitter.com/seamusblackley/status/956000619721928705

 

Looks like “The Duke” Controller is coming back.. Thee standard Xbox controller (nicknamed the “Duke”) was originally the controller bundled with Xbox systems for all territories except Japan. The “Controller S” was the standard controller in Japan, and was later released in other territories by popular demand and by 2002 replaced the standard controller in the Xbox’s retail package, with the larger original controller remaining available as an accessory.

Original Duke Left: 

Controller S on the right

3.Source: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/netflix-bright-success-film-critics-disconnected-dont-matter-1201921622/

Netflix executives say the success of ‘Bright’ is proof that bad reviews don’t matter when trying to tap into the global market. When David Ayer and Will Smith’s Netflix tentpole “Bright” became available to stream on December 22, it was met with some of the most hostile reviews of 2017. IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich gave the film an F rating, calling the fantasy-realism film “miserable” and “the worst film of the year,” and the film currently has a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. But the abysmal reviews couldn’t stop “Bright” from becoming a humongous hit on Netflix and earning a sequel. According to both Netlfix bosses, “Bright’s” success is proof that film critics don’t matter as much when they’re trying to tap into a global audience.

“Critics are an important part of the artistic process, but [they are] pretty disconnected from the commercial prospects of a film,” chief content officer Sarandos said. “[Film critics] speak to specific audiences who care about quality, or how objectively good or bad a movie is—not the masses who are critical for determining whether a film makes money.”

“The critics are pretty disconnected from the mass appeal,” added CEO Hastings.

Sarandos and Hastings’ opinions are certainly debatable, especially since bad reviews translated into bad box office for many tentpoles this summer, but one could also point to films like “Blade Runner 2049” to prove their point.

  1. Source: https://youtu.be/6OntVY2igLw

Additional Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant-Man_and_the_Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed with a screenplay by the writing team of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, and the writing team of Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. The film stars Rudd as Lang and Evangeline Lilly as van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Lang teams up with van Dyne to embark on a new mission from Hank Pym.

Talks for a sequel to Ant-Man began shortly after the film was released, with Ant-Man and the Wasp officially announced in October 2015, with Rudd and Lilly returning to reprise their roles. Reed officially joined the film a month later to direct, also returning from Ant-Man. Filming began in August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, with additional filming in Metro Atlanta, San Francisco, Savannah, Georgia and Hawaii; filming concluded in November 2017.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 6, 2018, in IMAX and 3D.

  1. Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-panther-first-reactions-premiere-1079894

We have some news of the first reactions of the black panther. ‘Black Panther’: First Reactions From the Premiere — Early reaction to the first stand-alone film for Marvel’s King of Wakanda was overwhelmingly positive.  Across the board, the reaction to Black Panther was overwhelmingly positive, with those lucky enough to see the film early praising the performances, the story, the costumes, the direction and the cinematic realization of the African kingdom of Wakanda. I believe it’s great to see this hero come out since it brings diversity to the line.

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