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Geek News on the Radio January 14th, 2019

 

 

Aquaman hits $1 billion at global box office, tops The Dark Knight

Aquaman just officially crossed a massive box office milestone. The James Wan film is joining the elite $1 billion club at the global box office — and is still going. As of Monday, the December release has officially made $1.02 worldwide.

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Netflix sued by Choose Your Own Adventure publishers over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure book series is suing Netflix over its interactive Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch. Chooseco filed its lawsuit against Netflix today in a Vermont court, accusing Netflix of willfully infringing on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” trademark and claiming that the episode is so dark it will tarnish the books’ reputation. The complaint, as published by Polygon, claims that Netflix started trying to license the Choose Your Own Adventure name starting in 2016. While the companies engaged in “extensive negotiations,” Netflix allegedly didn’t get the license. Chooseco says it’s already sent cease-and-desist notices about its trademark “on at least one occasion” regarding a different TV show — potentially one of Netflix’s earlier, child-focused interactive programs

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics by quoting Alan Moore. Many nerds rejoiced in response.

On Friday morning, Politico reported that “exasperated” Democratic leaders on the Hill were aiming to “rein in” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Within hours, the New York Democrat and social media star had tweeted a response to her 2 million-plus followers — by quoting a legendary anarchist of a cartoonist. With a link to the article, Ocasio-Cortez quoted the masked vigilante Rorschach from the sci-fi comic book series “Watchmen,” by Britain’s Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, cheekily tweeting: “To quote Alan Moore: ‘None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.’

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