‘Lego Batman’ spinoff in the works for 2017

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The Lego Movie was such a success earlier this year that a sequel was immediately put into development, but now The Hollywood Reporter says that sequel is getting pushed back for something arguably far better: a Lego Batman spinoff. The Will Arnett-voiced Batman was one of the highlights of what was widely regarded as an all-around good movie, so the decision to focus a movie on him seems like a pretty great idea. Plus, everyone already loves Batman. The movie is reportedly targeting a 2017 release date, potentially even landing on May 26th, when the film’s sequel was originally set for.

Lego Batman will be directed by Chris McKay, who had originally planned to direct The Lego Movie sequel, according to the Reporter. McKay is a…

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‘Men, Women & Children’ review: a movie that gets the internet right

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A woman’s phone went off three times during my screening of Men, Women & Children. She even answered it once and held a hushed conversation. Then, halfway through the movie, she just got up and left.

Normally this would be pretty irritating, but it feels almost fitting during a movie so preoccupied with the ways technology is changing how we live. The film, written and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air), follows a group of high school students and their parents, just about all…

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Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

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stratos Another player has entered the game. Meet Stratos, another startup aiming to disrupt the staid credit card industry by building and producing an all-in-one and connected credit card. The Michigan-based company recently announced its $5.8 million in funding and is charging forward with manufacturing. Stratos was founded in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 2012, and the team recently shifted from R&D… Read More

The Year Of The Corporate Divorce

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broken heart It’s been a good time to be a corporate marriage counselor, and an even better time to be a corporate divorce attorney. Just in the last two weeks, we learned that eBay was spinning off PayPal into its own company, HP is going to split up its consumer hardware and corporate services into separate companies, and Symantec will cut itself in half as well.
Like two embittered high school… Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Amazon Fire 7, And Withings Home Monitoring

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gadgets141010 Tesla just announced new “D” versions of the Model S and Matt can’t shut up about it. Meanwhile, Amazon announced a new Fire HD 7 tablet that John reviewed and found to be quite the solid little reader. He argues, however, that it isn’t a tablet.
We also take a look at the newest stuff from Withings, including the Home monitoring system, as well as rumors around… Read More

Months After Its “Upgrade,” Simple’s Online Bank Is Still Broken

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simple-2_0-hero.CREAM-6186bdb11d27ed3a Simple is no longer “simple.” Nearly two months after an upgrade to its systems and infrastructure, online banking service Simple is still recovering from a series of glitches that have affected every aspect of money management from bill payments to being able to see a correct available balance to refund delays, credits appearing as debits, and much more.
The company, by way of… Read More

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