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The 20 best movies to watch on Amazon Freevee



Amazon Freevee is the video streaming service that’s not quite Amazon Prime Video. Unlike that service, where you have to pay a subscription fee to access its lineup of movies and TV shows, Freevee offers thousands of TV series and movies completely for free, with some ads that are dropped in before and during the films. The free streaming service has a pretty solid library of titles, but what are the best movies on Freevee, at least currently?

We have 20 movies that we think are worth your time, and they are all currently available on Freevee. You can access the service now at the link below:

Best movies on Freevee

Editor’s Note: We will update this list of the best movies on Freevee as new films are added and others leave the service.


Jumanji (1995)

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
  • Director: Joe Johnston
  • Main cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst
  • Genre: Action Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.0 – IMDB / 52% – Rotten Tomatoes

Two teenagers discover a mysterious board game while exploring an abandoned mansion. They start to play the game, and a man that’s been trapped in the game’s jungle world since he was a child comes out of it. He can permanently stay in the real world if the kids keep playing and win the game, and if they survive the many wild animals that also come out.

This is a great film for the whole family, with lots of action and adventure. Robin Williams is also terrific as the man who comes out of the Jumanji game, and has to face a world that has moved on without him.

The Purge (2013)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Director: James DeMonaco
  • Main cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane
  • Genre: Horror
  • Ratings: 5.7 – IMDB / 40% – Rotten Tomatoes

In the near future, a political party is voted into power in the US and has established one 12-hour period in the year where all crime, including murder, is allowed. The movie centers on a family who stays at home during “The Purge.”  They soon learn that a group of people want to break in and kill them.

The home invasion sub-genre gets a makeover in this movie, and it’s pretty terrifying as a result. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey’s performances help ground this story and make it believable. While there have been several sequels and even a short-lived TV series based on this movie, the original is still the best.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Director: Chris Miller, Phil Lord
  • Main cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan
  • Genre: Animated comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 86% – Rotten Tomatoes

A scientist has come up with a machine that creates food directly from water vapor in the sky. It seems like a miracle, until major storms start to generate huge portions of food with destructive results.

Animated comedies don’t come much better than this. The premise is perfect for a kid’s movie, but the script and voice acting will keep adults interested as well. You can also watch this movie’s sequel, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, on Freevee.

The Hunt (2020)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Director: Craig Zobel
  • Main cast: Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts
  • Genre: Action
  • Ratings: 6.5 – IMDB / 57% – Rotten Tomatoes

A group of rich people decides to kidnap and then kill a group of ordinary people for sport at a secure location. Unfortunately for them, one woman has the skills, and the motivation, to survive and stalk the people who took her.

The classic short story The World’s Most Dangerous Game gets a modern update in this movie with some satirical comments on politics and the class system thrown in for good measure. Betty Gilpin is excellent in one of the best action film roles in recent times.

Tombstone (1993)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
  • Director: George P. Cosmatos
  • Main cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn
  • Genre: Western
  • Ratings: 6.5 – IMDB / 72% – Rotten Tomatoes

The Earp family of gunfighter brothers, including Wyatt Earp, think they have put down their pistols and will live a life of peace in 19th-century Tombstone, Arizona. Unfortunately, the Cowboy gang has other plans for them. The stage is set for a historic showdown between the Earps, and their friend Doc Holliday, against the Cowboy gang.

Kurt Russell leads an all-star cast in one of the best Western action movies ever made. Val Kilmer is also great as Doc Holliday, and while the movie is not historically accurate, it is fun to watch.


Zombieland (2009)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Director Ruben Fleischer
  • Main cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
  • Genre: Horror comedy
  • Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 89% – Rotten Tomatoes

A zombie pandemic has reduced the world to just a handful of humans against the undead. Four survivors who have teamed up have decided to make a cross-country trek to California, which may have zombie-free zones.

There are lots of great zombie movies to watch, but this film manages to offer equal helpings of comedy along with the horror. The cast is uniformly great, and there’s an unexpected cameo that will make most people laugh out loud.

Freaky (2020)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Director: Christopher Landon
  • Main cast: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran
  • Genre: Horror comedy
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 83% – Rotten Tomatoes

A teenage girl is attacked by a serial killer with a magical knife. Instead of killing her, the knife switches the minds of the girl and the killer into each other’s bodies. The girl has 24 hours to switch back into her body before the change becomes permanent. Unfortunately, the killer has plans to use his brand-new body.

Disney’s Freaky Friday movies are a major influence on this horror comedy. There’s lots of blood but also lots of great humor, and Vince Vaughn in particular, is clearly having fun when his character’s body is inhabited by the wallflower teenage girl.

The Invisible Man (2020)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 4 minutes
  • Director: Leigh Whannell
  • Main cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
  • Genre: Horror
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 92% – Rotten Tomatoes

A woman escapes from her abusive ex-boyfriend’s home, but later the man seems to have committed suicide. In fact, this tech giant has faked his own death and is now stalking his ex-girlfriend with a suit that makes him invisible.

H.G. Wells’ classic novel gets perhaps its best movie adaptation with this film. Elisabeth Moss is great as the abused girlfriend who has to deal with the ultimate stalker as she tries to convince others that this invisible man is indeed real.

Lincoln (2012)

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  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2 hours 29 minutes
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Main cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 89% – Rotten Tomatoes

In early 1965, in the middle of the US Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln is fighting with Congress to pass the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution that will permanently ban slavery. He also has to deal with the Confederates, who may want peace but want to keep slavery in their states.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Lincoln. However, there are a number of solid performances in this film, including Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The cast also includes Adam Driver, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, and Hal Holbrooke.

Rollerball (1975)

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Main cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
  • Genre: Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 6.6 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

Massive corporations have replaced countries in the near future. These huge businesses keep the populace under control via a violent professional sport called Rollerball. However, the sport’s most popular athlete may be getting too popular as far as the corporation’s leaders are concerned.

There’s lots of social commentary in this sci-fi classic, from the power of business on society to how professional sports can become a distraction for the masses. James Caan is great as Jonathan E, the Rollerball athlete who is not very bright at first, but slowly begins to realize this society is very flawed.


Idiocracy (2006)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Director: Mike Judge
  • Main cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard
  • Genre: Sci-fi comedy
  • Ratings: 6.1 – IMDB / 71% – Rotten Tomatoes

An ordinary American is put into cryostasis as part of a US military experiment. He wakes up hundreds of years in the future, where everyone is a moron, and the planet is an ecological disaster. Can he help these people out of their predicament, or are they too far gone to save?

Mike Judge directed and co-wrote this movie, which answers the question, “What if Beavis and Butthead were everyone on the planet?” The movie is a funny satire that takes on issues like the environment, science and education, and even politics. It’s also a bit closer to reality than we would like.

This Is The End (2013)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
  • Main cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.6 – IMDB / 38% – Rotten Tomatoes

A ton of well-known actors and other celebrities are at a party at James Franco’s house in Los Angeles. Then, the Biblical Apocalypse starts to happen, and some of the surviving actors try to hold up in the house, hoping they will ultimately be “saved.”

Lots of actors play fictional, and mostly selfish, versions of themselves in this funny R-rated comedy. They make fun of themselves and of the rich actor lifestyle in truly spectacular fashion.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Freevee.


Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Director: Stephen Herek
  • Main cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
  • Genre: Sci-fi comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 82% – Rotten Tomatoes

Teenagers Bill S. Preston, Esq., and “Ted” Theodore Logan are wanna-be hard rock musicians. However, they are in danger of failing history class at their school, and that could cause a problem in the future, where Bill and Ted are the inspiration for a utopian society. The society’s leaders send a man and a time-traveling phone booth to the present, so Bill and Ted can use it to help create a most excellent history presentation.

What else really needs to be said about this film? It’s still as funny as it was over 30 years ago as we see the charming Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter play the lovable Bill and Ted. You can also watch this film’s two sequels, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey and the more recent Bill and Ted Face the Music, on Freevee.

Highlander (1986)

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  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
  • Director: Russell Mulcahy
  • Main cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart
  • Genre: Sci-fi action
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 70% – Rotten Tomatoes

A race of immortal humans has lived secretly among the rest of humanity, fighting each other and taking off their heads in an effort to be “the one” that’s left standing. In present-day New York City, a Scottish Highlander who is several hundred years old has to face a powerful and evil immortal and defeat him, or the world might be plugged into eternal darkness.

The original film in the expansive Highlander movie and TV franchise still has a great premise. It gets some help from original songs by Queen, some great sword-fighting sequences, and Sean Connery’s brief appearance as an immortal in flashbacks, where he helps Christopher Lambert’s character with his new powers.

UHF (1989)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Director: Jay Levey
  • Main cast: Weird Al Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 61% – Rotten Tomatoes

A man decides to give his failing UHF TV station to his nephew. Station 62’s low ratings may cause it to shut down, but the nephew comes up with some new and wild shows that cause a ratings jump. However, a rival station will stop at nothing to put an end to this upstart.

UHF has gained a cult following since its release to theaters. Weird Al Yankovic is the perfect choice as the man who will try any kind of programming to raise ratings. It also offers some satire on things like talk shows, children’s series, and more.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Director: David Frankel
  • Main cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Adrian Grenier
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 75% – Rotten Tomatoes

A recent college graduate who wants a job in journalism gets a gig as the assistant to the demanding editor-in-chief of a prestigious fashion magazine. Can she stand to work for her new boss, who seems to ask her to do more and more outrageous tasks?

Meryl Streep’s performance as Runway editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly is the best thing about this film. However, she gets some great support from the rest of the cast, which also includes Stanley Tucci as the magazine’s art director and Emily Blunt in a star-making role as another of Miranda’s assistants.

The Croods (2013)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Director: Christopher Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
  • Main cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
  • Genre: Animated comedy
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 71% – Rotten Tomatoes

In prehistoric times, a family of humans lives in a cave. When the cave is destroyed, the family is forced out into the wilderness, where they encounter some incredible wildlife as they search for a new home.

The movie really makes you root for this family, as they try to survive in this prehistoric era. There are some great voice performances from Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, and more.


The Shallows (2016)

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  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
  • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Main cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen
  • Genre: Horror
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 78% – Rotten Tomatoes

A young woman heads to a remote beach to surf on her own. She soon encounters a giant great white shark and is forced to head to a rock in the middle of the sea. Can she swim to shore before the circling shark kills her?

Blake Lively is terrific as the smart but unlucky woman who is stuck on a rock 200 yards from the safety of the beach while a shark is waiting to turn her into its next meal. The suspense of how she will get out of this predicament turns this simple plot into a great movie.

Booksmart (2019)

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Director: Olivia Wilde
  • Main cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
  • Genre: Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.1 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

Two teenage girls were obsessed with getting into the right colleges, so they skipped doing anything outside their studies during high school. Now that they will be graduating, the teens decide to cram all the fun things they missed out on doing in one blowout night.

Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are perfect as best friends who chose to make their studies a priority. The movie is a funny look at how trying to have one major night of fun before graduation may not be the best idea.

Ghost In The Shell (1996)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Director: Mamoru Oshii
  • Main cast: Richard George, Mimi Woods, William Frederick
  • Genre: Animated sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

In a future version of Tokyo, there is the threat of a hacker who can literally enter the minds of other humans. A special team, led by cyborg soldier Major Motoko Kusanagi is assigned to take the hacker out. However, Kusanagi also has to deal with the possibility that the life she remembers living may be a lie.

This is still one of the best examples of Japanese anime film, with some spectacular visuals and art design, There are some great action sequences, and the plot of Kusanagi’s possibly false past is intriguing as well. This is the best adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell Japanese manga comic, although there are some good follow-up movies and TV shows. You can skip the recent live-action movie, though.

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Smartphone scams are dead – Android Authority




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Ten years ago, the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 was a technological marvel. Android phones had only been around for a few years at that point, and it seemed like the Galaxy S4 could do a lot despite its small size. As consumers, we were delighted. So much so, that to this day the Galaxy S4 remains the best-selling Android phone of all time, with over 80 million units sold.

However, that was ten years ago – an eternity in the tech world. Things have changed dramatically since then. The smartphone tricks we saw in the Galaxy S4 — like the Smart Scroll, which let you scroll the contents of your screen by moving your head up or down — would be completely ridiculous to see in a 2023 phone.

Today, smartphones are ubiquitous gadgets, not technical marvels. Consumers are using their phones more than ever before, yes, but that has faded the shine. Modern smartphone buyers don’t want gimmicks. They want a phone that fixes the basics and hides in the background.


In 2023, if a smartphone manufacturer thinks that some cool new trick will be the backbone that sells its phones, it will be in a world of disappointment. Not only will consumers care, but investing in research and development for this trick could do more harm than good.

What are the tricks of the smartphone?

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The term “gimmick” can be used broadly. In general, when it comes to smartphones, we think of gimmicks as features that are only applicable to very specific situations, appeal to a limited subset of users, or offer no real value (or some combination thereof).

One of history’s most egregious examples of smartphone scams was the Soli radar system in the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Soli was a set of front-facing radar sensors that could track your hand movements. They let you do things like pause the music simply by waving your hand near the screen. While Soli performed as advertised, consumers simply didn’t care, and the Pixel 4 series was the biggest failure in Pixel history.

If your star phone feature only appeals to a few people, it’s probably a gimmick.


A more recent example came with the OnePlus 10 Pro last year. This phone was equipped with an ultra-high resolution camera with a field of view of 150 degrees. This was essentially a fish-eye lens, creating highly distorted images that looked unreal. Although software trickery helped fix images in post-processing, critics and consumers alike saw no need for such a bizarre lens. OnePlus eliminated the lens on this year’s OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 11.

Here are some other smartphone tricks we’ve seen:

  • foreign matter: OnePlus recently announced the Jupiter Rock Edition of the OnePlus 11. It has a back that is basically made of rock. Who asked for this?
  • Macro lenses: While a great telephoto lens can be an interesting addition to a solid lens collection, most of the time that’s not the case. Often, OEMs will throw in cheap 2MP macro lenses to make a phone look more premium than it is. In other words, the thought process is that more lenses = better cameras, which consumers are no longer fooled by.
  • Super fast charging: While it’s crazy to see 240W charging speeds on a smartphone (that’s fast enough to charge from empty to full in about ten minutes), who really needs that? These speeds are also said to be detrimental to the health of the battery, thus shortening the life of your phone.
  • Cooling systems: Lenovo Legion Duel 2 – a gaming phone – had a cooling fan built into it. While this is practical for a phone designed for gamers, it also made the phone unwieldy, prevented an IP rating, and made wireless charging impossible. It solved one problem at the expense of basic smartphone features. Likewise, OnePlus’ latest concept phone has a liquid cooling system that didn’t even work.

These gimmicks don’t help sell phones because they don’t give us what we really want: a great overall experience.

But what about phones in specific niches, like rugged phones? Is the rugged phone a gimmick? I’d argue it isn’t, but they also don’t sell in the numbers we’d see with something like the Galaxy S series. These phones exist for specific purposes for a specific consumer, so they get a special pass.

The current smartphone successes are all the evidence you need

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We know why smartphone manufacturers invest in these kinds of tricks. They obviously think they’ll help sell the phones or, at the very least, help their products stand out from the crowd. This is an odd strategy because the most successful phones tend to be relatively gimmick-free.


Here in the US, the iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone. For the first time ever, Apple has more than 50% of the market in the US, leaving the other half to Android OEMs (mostly Samsung). The iPhone doesn’t have a lot of tricks. One could argue that Dynamic Island is a gimmick, but it’s one that consumers seem to enjoy, so it doesn’t really count.

Unsurprisingly, the most successful phones are also some of the most gimmick-free.

In second place, Samsung’s Galaxy S series also stands out as being gimmick-free. The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s S Pen may be a bit gimmicky for some. However, it’s also incredibly popular and a calling card for a premium Galaxy experience, so we’ll be happy to let this feature slip. Despite this, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are pretty boring with how functional and no-nonsense they are. And guess what? The Galaxy S23 line is selling better than the Galaxy S22 line.

Of course, we can’t forget about Google’s pixel font. The Google Pixel 7 Pro doesn’t have any weird tricks up its sleeve, and was voted the best Android phone of 2022 by both Android Authority And our readers. It’s interesting that when Google gave up the tricks, it ended up selling more phones than ever before.

Obviously, phones can reach consumers without gimmicks. However, Dynamic Island and the S Pen show that there is still room for fun and doing things differently.


However, phones can still be fun

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We’ve already discussed plenty of examples of stupid smartphone tricks that get in the way of a good experience. However, some tricks work.

Take Nothing Phone 1, for example. The lights on the back of the device — officially known as The Glyph — appear to be a ridiculous gimmick. Once you use the phone, you will realize that it is actually an Android smartphone with a strange light show added. In other words, The Glyph can be ignored, and you’ll still get a great Android experience with a very fair cost-to-value ratio.

I’m not against the trick. There is plenty of room for fun features.

This is a great example of how doing tricks properly can be beneficial. Nothing crammed into The Glyph comes at the expense of wireless charging, a premium feel, or a decent camera system. Use the trick as a light garnish on top of a satisfying meal. It’s a beautiful detail that highlights an already well-done dish.


Google’s Magic Eraser is another example of a gimmick that works. With the Pixel’s camera experience already being one of the best (if not the best) phone camera experiences available, the Magic Eraser feature exists as a useful tool for people looking to fix otherwise great photos. It was not Need Magic Eraser, but it’s practical and fun when you want it to be.

That’s all to say that smartphones don’t need to be boring. There’s plenty of room for fun gimmicks, cool aesthetics, and thought-provoking twists. But gimmicks can’t be the phone’s selling point. They must be side players.

OEMs will need to shift focus — or dump

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Remember Lenovo Legion Duel 2, the phone with an integrated cooling system? Unfortunately, this trick didn’t work out very well for Lenovo. Recently, the company confirmed this Android Authority He shut down the Legion’s smartphone arm.

We’ve also mentioned OnePlus several times in this article. This company is not doing well either. There is a rumor that it could pull out along with sister brand OPPO from the European market either this year or in 2024. OnePlus has lost all carrier partnerships in the US, and its latest flagship — the OnePlus 11 — hasn’t gotten strong reviews. Again, tricks don’t seem to have helped here.


What do you think of smartphone scams?

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This all supports my central argument: scams don’t sell phones. We’ve settled on wanting phones that excel at the essentials: battery life, camera, screen, usability, performance, and so on. I could also argue that design is just as important here, though it’s more subjective than something like battery life. What doesn’t matter are the extra lenses, radar systems, cooling fans, rock-solid backboards, and all the other tricks we’ve seen.

Companies that are stuck in 2013 and think cool gimmicks will sell a lot of phones will need to wake up from that dream sooner rather than later. Apple and Samsung eat your lunch and do so without relying on gimmicks. Make your phones awesome at a competitive price and we’ll buy it. Simply.

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All of my favorite games this year are old




I also installed the original version Final Fantasy, the game that debuted when I was three years old, on Sony’s most advanced console yet, I came to a realization: everything I played this year was outdated. Between remakes, new releases, and vintage collections, there’s been a flood of nostalgia. I personally welcomed it.

These kinds of releases aren’t new, of course. What was different during the early months was the huge amount of classic releases. Two of the biggest movies so far this year – dead space And Resident Evil 4 – is a remake of titles from more than a decade ago. Both are slick, slick updates that don’t look out of place among recent big-budget releases, but part of what makes them so attractive is how straightforward they are. There are no open worlds filled with endless quests or live service items to keep you coming back. And most of these design decisions date back to their ages, as these games were made at a completely different time with very different expectations. In my review of Resident Evil 4 A remake, I called it “a video game like this,” and I meant that as a compliment.

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But they can also be a lot of work, frequently setting in to be all-consuming experiences that keep you hooked and never let go. Oh I love Fortnite Like everyone else, but that’s not all I want from my video games. Whether it is as complicated as RE4 Or simply put a scene from the opera Final Fantasy VI On my PS5, these games have returned a simplicity and focus I often find missing from their modern contemporaries. vampire And Final Fantasy They are very different experiences, but they give me the same feeling of a whole solo journey that I’m supposed to play through from start to finish. Same goes for the other old games I’ve been playing.


Playing—and in many cases, replaying—these games was an exercise in reminding myself of what could be so great about a medium. The largest modern versions tend to imitate each other to the point where they are almost indistinguishable from one another. That’s what makes a lot of indie releases so exciting, and likewise, what keeps me coming back for all these new releases of old games — so it’s good to me that this trend shows no sign of stopping.

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell leaves Comcast due to ‘improper conduct’




NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell will leave Comcast, effective immediately. The telecom giant made the surprising announcement in a brief press release Released on Sunday. After an investigation prompted by a complaint of improper conduct, Comcast says it has reached a “joint” decision with Shell that he should resign from his position.

“Today is my last day as CEO of NBCUniversal. I had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company, which I deeply regret,” Shell said in a joint statement. “I am really sorry that I left my colleagues at Comcast and NBCUniversal, they are the most talented people in this field and the opportunity to work with them over the past 19 years has been a privilege.”

Comcast has not named a successor to Shell. in a note obtained diverseComcast CEO Brian Roberts and President Mike Kavanagh told employees they were “disappointed” to share the news. “We built this company on a culture of integrity. Nothing is more important than how we treat each other. You must count on your leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace,” they wrote. “When our principles and policies are violated, we will always move quickly to take appropriate action, as we have done here.”


Shell joined Comcast in 2004. He became CEO of NBCUniversal in 2020. That same year, he oversaw the launch of Peacock. Shell leaves NBCUniversal without making the streaming service profitable. At the beginning of the year, Comcast told investors that it had done so Added five million paid subscribers During the last three months of 2022. However, over the same period, the company lost nearly $1 billion while operating the service.

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