It’s the Pretty Much Weekly! The series where we give you the latest in movies, games and tech. I actually have something in tech this week! This week, Chernobyl is a pretty good show, Apple leaves their hardcore fans speechless, and maybe Robert Downey Jr. actually IS Tony Stark?!
Chernobyl is pretty popular for a reason
HBO’s Chernobyl is officially the highest rated show on IMDb. It made it to the number one spot just a couple of days after its fifth and final episode aired. Chernobyl has the incredibly great score of 9.7 out of 10 from the rating of 140,000 people.
The series dramatises the infamous explosion at a nuclear power plant in the Ukraine in 1986 and is a pretty horrific and sad time. But a gripping one too. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out on Neon or TVNZ On Demand.
Apple announces their next computer screen to the sound of … not what they want to hear
As someone who’s #TeamAndroid, this brings me a lot of joy. While announcing their Mac Pro Display XDR screen, Apple’s hardcore fans were a little stunned to hear how much money they were asking for.
Yesterday, Apple announced that (just) the stand for their new Pro screen will cost $1,000.
And you were able to hear the crowd's judgment. pic.twitter.com/cLPrVSeC9p
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) June 4, 2019
Aside from the base screen being $4999USD, if you actually wanted to prop the screen up, you’d have to pay an extra $999USD for the stand, and another $199 to actually attach the screen to the stand. That’s a lot of money. For a screen.
Robert Downey Jr. wants to save the planet with robots and AI
RDJ was sitting in a room filled with nerds and smarties who were chatting about how robots and technology could help us clean up the planet within a decade. He thought this was a great idea and said “Let’s do it!”
“That did not inspire the reaction I expected. It was dead silence,” he recalled at Amazon’s re:MARS conference. Everyone thought there would be too much red-tape to get through to even make a difference, but Downey said he wanted to try anyway. “Even in abject failure, it’s still the best idea I’ve ever had.” So he’s set up a website and an initiative that he plans to stick with for at least “the next 11 years.
If you want to follow his crazy venture, you can sign up for the Footprint Coalition’s newsletter at his yet-to-be-set-up website.
Live-action Uncharted Movie has release date!
Uncharted 2 was the game that made me realise that games can be more than gameplay. That games were a serious piece of art. So you can be assured that I am both absolutely pumped and somewhat hesitant to see my favourite game series hitting the big screens.
Tom Holland has been cast as protagonist Nathan Drake. And it has been announced that the film, directed by Dan Trachtenberg will be hitting the cinemas worldwide on the 18th of December 2020! I am definitely buying a ticket for this hype train.