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Google brings Motion Stills to Android, where it’s all motion and no stills

A full year after launching on iOS, Google’s Motion Stills app has arrived on Android — but in pretty much a completely different form.

Motion Stills on iOS is meant to be a really easy way to turn the iPhone’s Live Photos into shareable GIFs — and it’s pretty great at that. But Android doesn’t have Live Photos, so the new Motion Stills is basically just a camera app that exports GIFs.

The app can take two different types of shots. The first, which Google calls a “motion still,” is just a three second video loop. It’s kind of puzzling, because it seems like this is meant to be an alternative to Live Photos — it even records the same length of footage. But there’s not actually a photo involved. Which is weird, because the feature is…

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For $2,185, you can travel Game of Thrones’ Seven Kingdoms

HBO’s hit Game of Thrones is mainly shot in Europe, around world heritage sites, major tourist attractions, and small towns. That sounds like a European PR travel company’s fever dream. Travel comparison site liligo.com has assembled an itinerary for fans of the show to fly to sites from all seven kingdoms of Westeros (Calgary, where showrunners shot some minor scenes with dire wolves; and Los Angeles, the site of the season 3 scene with Brienne and the bear, were excluded from the itinerary). The whole trip will take three days and nine hours in the air, excluding day-trip car rides to get to more obscure filming locations. Local lodging isn’t included, just travel costs, which come to about $2,185, assuming people nab tickets in…

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Watch the new trailer for Netflix’s $100 million fantasy epic Bright

The first trailer for Netflix’s most expensive original film to date has premiered at San Diego Comic-Con.

Bright, from Suicide Squad and End of Watch director David Ayer, is a fantasy epic starring Will Smith as a human cop and Joel Edgerton as some kind of Orc cop. The film takes place in an alternate version of the present day that also involves elves and fairies.

Regardless of your feelings about the man at the helm here, this is likely to be a huge movie for Netflix. Its original film strategy is slowly taking on a discernible shape, and the thrust of it seems to be “The bigger and weirder, the better.” If what we saw in Suicide Squad was Ayer toned down by the tightening vice of studio pressures, it’ll be interesting to see what…

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Netflix releases creepy Death Note clip showing Willem Dafoe’s Ryuk

We’re just under a month away from the debut of Netflix’s live action adaptation of Death Note, the popular manga/anime series from about a decade ago. And at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon, Netflix used its Hall H presentation to debut a new trailer and a short clip from the movie, the latter of which has just made its way online. The clip shows an early encounter between Light and the death god Ryuk; it gets surprisingly tense for a two-minute snippet and gives a pretty wonderful look at Ryuk’s entrancingly creepy grin.

The film comes from Blair Witch director Adam Wingard and stars Nat Wolff, of The Fault In Our Stars, and Willem Dafoe, of a ton of things but let’s just say The English Patient because I was thinking about it…

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Shazam will be the next DC Universe movie after Justice League and Aquaman

Shazam will begin production in early 2018 and may be released in theaters by 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report pegs David F. Sandberg as the film’s director. The production will begin ahead of Batgirl, Flash, and the sequels to both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman.

Shazam has been on DC’s film slate for a while, beginning with the 2014 announcement that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play Shazam’s archrival, Black Adam. The Hollywood Reporter wasn’t able to confirm if Johnson will appear in Shazam or just the Black Adam spinoff film.

Shazam, also known as Captain Marvel, is one of DC’s most popular superheroes, but this will be the first time he’s appeared in a feature-length, big-screen, live-action movie. Shazam is…

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