The Rebooted “Lost in Space” Hurtles in Many Directions at Once

The Rebooted “Lost in Space” Hurtles in Many Directions at Once | The New Yorker

The Rebooted “Lost in Space” Hurtles in Many Directions at Once | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-television/the-rebooted-lost-in-space-hurtles-in-many-directions-at-once?mbid=nl_041418_Daily&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13315425&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1381232165&spReportId=MTM4MTIzMjE2NQS2“Danger, Will Robinson!” Netflix’s remake offers action melodrama on the subject of child-rearing while also pitching an all-ages adventure tale.

Beyoncé will star in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King

Beyoncé will star in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King - The Verge

Beyoncé will star in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King – The Vergehttps://www.theverge.com/2017/11/1/16596124/disney-the-lion-king-beyonce-cast-announcementJon Favreau’s upcoming remake of The Lion King has been lining up an impressive cast, and today Disney announced that Beyoncé herself will be playing Nala, the love interest for the film’s main character, Simba (Donald Glover). The film will also feature Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi. Actors like John Oliver, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and Eric André round out the cast.

How our projects shape our personalities — and how we can use them to remake who we are

What you do affects who you are. That’s because personal projects are all about the future — they point us forward, guiding us along routes that might be short and jerky, or long and smooth. By tracing their route, we can map the most intimate of terrains: ourselves.

What Have They Done to ‘Jumanji’?

The First Trailer for the ‘Jumanji’ Reboot Is an Attack on Your Childhood

The First Trailer for the ‘Jumanji’ Reboot Is an Attack on Your Childhoodhttps://theringer.com/jumanji-reboot-first-trailer-the-rock-kevin-hart-jack-black-karen-gillan-238a228deee7The first trailer for the Rock’s latest remake previews a Frankenmovie that looks more like a buddy comedy than it does a reboot. If you don’t want to remake ‘Jumanji,’ don’t call your movie ‘Jumanji’

AI that knows you’re sick before you do: IBM’s five-year plan to remake healthcare

by J/o Best @ zdnet.com

A chip that can diagnose a potentially fatal condition faster than the best lab in the country, a camera that can see so deeply into a pill it can tell if its molecular structure has more in common with a real or counterfeit tablet, and a system that can help identify if a patient has a mental illness just from the words they use: IBM is betting that a mix of AI and new hardware can make all three possible within the coming years.

IBM’s research labs are already working on turning these concepts into fully-fledged healthcare tools, combining the company’s existing machine learning and artificial intelligence systems with newer kit including revamped silicon and millimetre wave phased array sensors.

Rise of the apes: how Rogue One’s strange birth lays bare Hollywood’s imagination drought

The revelation that the Star Wars spin-off was mapped out using clips from existing movies is a reminder of the multiplex’s resistance to breaking new ground. We must cherish the films that do

by Ben Child @ theguardian.com

It’s become a familiar experience to the 21st-century cinemagoer: that nagging feeling of deja vu in the multiplex, the sense that one is seeing the same movie over and over again, ad infinitum. This is hardly surprising given seven of last year’s 10 highest-grossing films were either remakes, sequels or set in a pre-existing “cinematic universe”. Hollywood has become – perhaps always has been – a cultural Möbius strip, doomed to eternally travel the same path, only ever shifting its trajectory slightly; an old scratched, warped record that never plays quite the same way twice.