Jared Leto brings Morbius to life in the first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster

Remember when actor Tyrese Gibson took to social media to announce that the first “Morbius” trailer would see the light of day on this dreary Monday?

Could it have been just yesterday that the actor set the Twitter-sphere aflame with the revelation?

Well, yeah, it was. And now it looks like Sony may have another Tom Holland on their hands though we doubt Gibson would care.

On Monday (Jan. 13), the studio that “brought you Spider-Man and Venom” (as it boasts in the trailer) and “in association with Marvel” unleashed the first official trailer for the upcoming flick.

The two-and-a-half-minute clip introduces the viewer to Dr. Michael Morbius, who was born with a rare blood disease that should have killed him, but somehow, he’s managed to persevere. Instead of letting the condition consume him, he decides to take matters into his own hands to help people with the little time he has left.

And thus begins his tale of becoming a living vampire.

Check out the full trailer above, which features several Spider-Man easter eggs and a special cameo at the end.

Is it possible that we may finally get that long-promised Sinister Six film? Only Sony, “in association with Marvel,” knows.

“Morbius” hits theaters July 31.

Unlocking the Truth Confirm Wanting Out of Record Contract

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It’s been over a year since pre-teen rockers, Unlocking the Truth signed a million dollar contract with Sony, and the now-teens have revealed that they are trying to get out of their contract with the media giant.

Over the weekend, the trio were at South By Southwest for the premiere of their documentary Breaking a Monster which told the story of how the band rose from playing the sidewalks of Time Square to performing at Coachella and Vans Warped Tour.

According to Billboard, when they were questioned about the record deal, singer Malcolm Brickhouse had revealed they were currently in the process of having their attorney get them out of said contract.

“Our attorneys are working on our exit from Sony now,” said Brickhouse.

Unlocking the Truth’s attorney, Alan Sacks, then confirmed the news of their desire to get out of the contract, but that they had no other details to give, at least at present time.

Since the group’s initial discovery by Eric Clapton’s drummer, Steve Jordan and contract deal, the teenage boys have yet to release any new music.

Last month, they got a once in a lifetime opportunity when Marilyn Manson invited them on stage to jam out with him during “The Beautiful People” at his Philadelphia “Hell Not Hallelujah” stop.

They will also be playing at Columbus’ annual Rock on the Range music festival during the weekend of May 15-17.

Sony Introduces Newest Addition to the Walkman Family

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Do you ever wish we could go back to a time when the coolest electronic you needed was a Walkman?

Well, during yesterday’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony announced they would be releasing a new Walkman, but don’t expect it to be anything like the one from your youth.

Though Sony discontinued the classic Walkman several years back, the company have been releasing new versions of the music player including the recently introduced ZX2.

Sony has dubbed this new creation as “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.”
In other words, if you’re one of those people who is all about getting a high-end audio experience from your music, then this might be directed towards you.

The gadget will support audio formats such as FLAC, WAV, DSD, AIFF, and many others while giving the listener the best possible hearing quality for the tracks on it. But like all things that promise such an experience, it’s going to cost you.

The Walkman will reportedly cost over $1,120 though some are reporting it’s currently listed at $1,200.

For that price, the customer will get: 128GB of storage space, a microSD slot for more storage (up to 256GB), the classic gold headphone jack, a touchscreen, side-mounted playback controls, Bluetooth and Google Cast capabilities, and Android OS.

Don’t get too excited thinking that the OS will be Lollipop or whatever dessert-named system Android has this week; it’s will be 4.2 Jellybean which was released back in 2012. This will allow the consumers to play games, watch videos, and connect to the internet.

Check out The Verge’s short video of them playing with the new device.

‘Interview’ Scalper Gets Hit By Karma

Dear Scalpers, not all of you get off Scot-free and that’s what one scalper is learning; the hard way.

A man in Ohio tried to cash in on the craziness surrounding The Interview, the James Franco-Seth Rogen starring film which went from a “probably won’t even break even” film to one of the most talked about films of 2014 all thanks to the assassination of Kim Jong-un plot.

A man named Jason Best learned that a local movie theater in Clifton, OH would be one of the 300 places screening the controversial flick around the time when Sony was still trying to figure out how to release the film, and decided to purchase 50 passes (at $13 each) to the showing.

Sensing that this would be a way to make a little extra cash, Best decided that he would turn around and sell them online at a higher price; you know, what scalpers do.

“I saw all the hype about ‘The Interview’ on the 23rd and thought, ‘hey, folks are selling these tickets in other cities and it seems like that’s the thing to do right now so why not give it a shot so see how it goes,”’ he said.

And how it went was not what he imagined. His plan backfired.

Soon after the tickets had been purchased, Sony announced they would be streaming the film on sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix for half the price of a movie theater ticket. No need to actually go to a theater.

Now, Best is demanding a refund for the tickets he purchased at the Esquire Theater.

“I thought I’d get my money back because the theater’s website *very clearly* said the tickets were refundable,” he said.

Again, things did not turn out in Best’s favor. He tried to get in touch with the theater and was told they did not have a website and that The Interview was considered a special event.

Turns out, Best had bought the tickets from MovieTickets.com which informs customers that “theater owners reserve the right to withhold refunds for special events.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the manager of the theater called Best out by telling him that trying to re-sell those tickets, scalping, was illegal.

Karma.

Heavy Metal Eighth Graders Sign to Sony

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Remember in your middle school days when you and your friends formed a crappy garage band just for the fun and imagining getting signed to a record label?

Well, it looks like some middle school garage band is living the dream, Over the weekend, news broke about Sony Records signing a heavy metal band made of 8th graders. The best part? The fact that they will reportedly make $1.7 million off of this signing.

The group which is named Unlocking the Truth is made up of three Brooklyn kids, who haven’t even begun puberty yet. Bassist Alec Atkins and guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse are 13 years old while drummer Jarad Dawkins is 12 years old. When we were 12 years old, we were trying to stop sniffing glue.

The trio got their start performing around Time Square which led to their big break with Sony signing them for a guaranteed two albums with the option to go forward with four more. The deal secures $60,000 up-front for the hardcore teens/tween first LP with a possible $350,000 advance for their second record.

If they chose to go forward with the six albums, Sony is willing to shell out the reported $1.7 million. Since the boys are completely underaged, the Manhattan Supreme Court had to approve the deal, which they did (of course).

According to the NY Daily News, the group was discovered in 2012 by Steve Jordan, Eric Clapton’s drummer while they were performing in Washington Square Park. This, reportedly, led to them opening for Guns ‘N’ Roses, a gig with Queens of the Stone Age next weekend, an opening slot on Coachella’s main stage and even a spot on the Vans Warped Tour.

Dawkins’ mother revealed that the trio also have a book deal from Penguin and will be filming a documentary about their rise.