Waymo has launched its commercial self-driving service in Phoenix — and it’s called ‘Waymo One’ (GOOGL)

Waymo has officially launched in commercial self-driving service in Phoenix. The service is called “Waymo One.” It will be opening initially just to early riders who have been testing the service. Waymo drivers will continue to supervise the Chrysler Pacifica minivans as Waymo One is rolled out. Waymo is finally hitting the road for real. […]

Disney+ ‘Rogue One’ Series Hires ‘The Americans’ Showrunner Stephen Schiff

Earlier this month, we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm had another live-action Star Wars series in the works. It’s a Rogue One prequel series that will focus on Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor, and it just got the best showrunner that a series focusing on a Rebel spy could ask for: The […]

China's ‘One Belt, One Road’ global investment plan mapped out

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Chinese authorities in the autumn of 2013. The ambitious project is aimed at creating infrastructure networks linking Europe, Asia and Africa. So far, the challenging project has attracted around 100 countries across three continents. The new infrastructure project links Asia, Europe, […]

Zombies in the Streets! How I Survived ‘One Cut of the Dead’ in Tokyo on Halloween Night

Shinichiro Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead is the little zombie movie that could. Made on a shoestring budget of about $ 27,000, the Japanese film turned worldwide festival favorite has since earned back a whopping 1,000 times its budget. Its box office numbers would be a victory by any measure, but they’re especially vindicating […]

Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance is an ’embarrassing’ ‘crisis’ for Trump and ‘one of the roughest foreign-policy challenges’ he’s faced yet, experts say

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Foreign-policy experts say the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is “embarrassing” and a “crisis” for President Donald Trump. Experts seem to disagree, however, on how big of a challenge this poses to Trump’s overall agenda. They say the situation creates tension between Trump and the GOP foreign-policy establishment in Congress. Experts […]

Fantastic Fest Day 2: ‘Border’ is a Beautifully Executed Bad Idea, ‘Apostle’ Delivers Vicious Thrills, and ‘One Cut of the Dead’ is the Best Zombie Comedy in Years

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest, day two. In this diary entry: a deranged stop-motion allegory, an unpredictable thriller from the writer of Let the Right One In, a new horror movie from The […]

‘The Meg’ Overperforms at the Box Office, Opens Larger Than ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘Rampage’

As the blockbuster summer of 2018 comes to an end, it appears audiences were hungry for Jason Statham and a giant prehistoric shark to give them some last minute thrills. The Meg surprised box office experts by having a much larger opening weekend than projected. As of Wednesday last week, analysts were predicting The Meg […]

The Morning Watch: How Realistic Are Shark Attacks in Movies, More ‘Ready Player One’ Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how realistic the shark attacks we’ve […]

‘Radiant One’ Explores Lucid Dreaming And Its Pitfalls

The ability to control your dreams and manipulate them is quite the feat. You could fly with the birds, overturn a bad situation, or live your wildest dreams. In story-driven adventure Radiant One, players will have to navigate both dreams and nightmares as well, solving puzzles and escaping dangerous situations throughout the surreal worlds in […]