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Embattled MoviePass Parent Company Denies It Misled Its Investors Amid Investigation Embattled MoviePass Parent Company Denies It Misled Its Investors Amid Investigation

Amid ongoing drama over MoviePass’ consistent flailing and cutbacks on its once unlimited monthly movie-going subscription under financial pressure, it appears things just got even more complicated for the beleaguered e-ticketing startup. MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. is now under…

On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study

After what feels like an age of waiting, we’re finally entering a new era of female-driven genre storytelling, on screens big and small. But according to a new study launched by BBC America, it’s just a start—and it’s also a push more vital than ever, with on-screen representation becoming hugely important to young…

Bioweapons, Viagra, Wind Farms, and the Apocalypse: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Bioweapons, Viagra, Wind Farms, and the Apocalypse: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Halloween may still be most of a month away, but the scares have already begun. Urine-craved vampires. Genetically engineered insects that do their masters’ bidding. Algal monstrosities. Dark magicks. iPhone XS bugs.

MoviePass Refuses to Die MoviePass Refuses to Die

We’ve been seeing the buzzards circling MoviePass for months. First, there were reports that the subscription movie ticket service has been hemorrhaging money, then the company stopped paying for major films, and then it nuked its unlimited plan. But the service continues to fumble along, employing bullshit businesses…

Study on The Last Jedi's Twitter Haters Finds That Yup, Many Were Bots or Bad-Faith Political Trolls Study on The Last Jedi's Twitter Haters Finds That Yup, Many Were Bots or Bad-Faith Political Trolls

For months before and after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—a widely critically acclaimed movie and box office titan—what appeared to have been a small number of fans made it known they were rabid haters of the movie’s twist on the franchise’s formula. They were mad about everything, from plot holes and…

Amazon Is Reportedly Partnering With IMDb to Create a Free, Ad-Supported Fire TV Channel Amazon Is Reportedly Partnering With IMDb to Create a Free, Ad-Supported Fire TV Channel

Amazon and its subsidiary company IMDb are preparing to launch a free, ad-supported service for its Fire TV digital media player “similar to The Roku Channel or some parts of Hulu,” CNBC reported on Monday, citing sources knowledgeable about the project.

Memory Week, Amazon, and Seafloor Sludge: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Memory Week, Amazon, and Seafloor Sludge: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s September 30th, 2018, and the theme of the last week was memory. Not just at Gizmodo, where we wrapped up Memory Week, our series on nostalgia, neuroscience, and all that data tightly locked up in our brains. No, you should additionally be trying to remember everything you’ve put into the sprawling Facebook…

MoviePass Is Now Re-Enrolling Former Customers in an 'Unlimited' Plan Unless They 'Opt Out' MoviePass Is Now Re-Enrolling Former Customers in an 'Unlimited' Plan Unless They 'Opt Out'

If e-ticketing startup MoviePass isn’t quite dead yet, there’s been no mistaking the telltale signs of a dead man walking for months now. After months of reports that the service was about to hit a financial brick wall, it suddenly ceased paying for major new releases, nuked its unlimited plan, and offered customers…

Did My First Memory Make Me Who I Am Today? Did My First Memory Make Me Who I Am Today?

My first memory begins with popcorn. I’m sitting in the back seat of a station wagon and there, lodged between the passenger’s seat and the middle armrest, is a kernel of popcorn. We’re at the drive-in watching a movie and I’m four-years-old. I know this not because I remembered my age, but because the drive-in was…

Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech and science world has had a very interesting week: Researchers have discovered what happens when you give our favorite tentacled, ocean-dwelling friends MDMA, landed rovers on asteroids, confirmed the oldest known animal fossil on the planet, and found something very weird going on with a distant neutron star…

Imax Says It Has Talked With Every Major Streaming Service About Theatrical Releases Imax Says It Has Talked With Every Major Streaming Service About Theatrical Releases

Every major streaming video service has approached the Imax theater chain about the possibility of theatrical releases, Imax CEO Richard Gelfond told investors at a conference this weekend.

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

A New Book Explores How Han Solo Became Our Favorite Smuggler A New Book Explores How Han Solo Became Our Favorite Smuggler

We all know about Han Solo as a character: smuggler, scoundrel, father of an evil son. But what about as a concept? Why did this character, more than almost every other character not just in Star Wars, but in pop culture as a whole, resonate so much with so many? A new book will try to figure it out.

Every Ursula K. Le Guin TV and Movie Adaptation in the Works, So Far Every Ursula K. Le Guin TV and Movie Adaptation in the Works, So Far

Stephen King isn’t the only author who’s becoming more and more prevalent on the big and small screens. It was just announced that Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novelette Nine Lives is getting a movie adaptation, adding to the growing pile of Le Guin works that are reportedly in the works.

Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

First, the bad news: Sunday is the anniversary of the disastrous white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a neo-Nazi car attack that killed local woman Heather Heyer and wounded scores of others, as well as resulted in the deaths of two police officers. The organizer of…

The First Trailer for Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez Promises a Bloody Proper Fight The First Trailer for Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez Promises a Bloody Proper Fight

If you wanna be the teacher’s pet, baby you just better forget it...because you’re probably about to be devoured by demons. The debut trailer is here for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest horror-comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez—mixing School of Rock with Stranger Things for a classy yet totally violent showdown.

5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations  5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations 

The Time Bandits show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how the sheer amount of streaming services (in this case, Apple) has created a seemingly endless need for content to fill them up with to entice subscribers. To that end,…

Report: Increasingly Desperate MoviePass May Not Be Paying for Major Films Anymore Report: Increasingly Desperate MoviePass May Not Be Paying for Major Films Anymore

Last week, movie-ticketing service MoviePass’ ongoing business problems hit crisis mode when its app stopped working in the middle of Thursday night, with the company having to secure a $6.2 million emergency payday loan just to keep the lights on. But over the weekend, the app blocked subscribers in many markets…

All of Saturday's Spectacular New Trailers and News From San Diego Comic-Con 2018 All of Saturday's Spectacular New Trailers and News From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Saturday is always a huge day at Comic-Con, and this year was no exception, as Warner Bros. came to rule the roost with an earth-shattering Hall H panel, including trailers for Aquaman, Godzlla, Shazam, and more. But that wasn’t all—as ever, there was so much news, and io9 is here to help you catch up on anything you…

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