Lord of The Rings changes. PLUS: New VR goggles. AND: the hot new Avatar car.

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Actor Robert Aramayo played the young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. He was also in an episode of Mindhunter. His next role will mean we’ll be calling him Lord of The Rings actor Robert Aramayo. He’s going to star in the new Amazon TV series, replacing previously announced actor Will Poulter.

Aramayo To Lead Lord Of The Rings Series

Rest assured that over the next two years Always Be Watching will give the due respect deserved to Avatar 2 coverage. Not only did the Avatar Instagram account yesterday release new concept art…

In the Avatar sequels, you won’t just return to Pandora — you’ll explore new parts of the world.

Check out these brand new concept art pieces for a sneak peek at what’s to come.

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January 7, 2020

…but yesterday Mercedes-Benz also announced a new concept car inspired by Avatar. It’s called the Vision AVTR.

Read more: The Verge


Tom McCarthy directed the Academy Award winning film Spotlight. He hasn’t made a movie since then (although he did direct a few episodes of 13 Reasons Why and was the showrunner of the TV show The Loudest Voice). His new movie is going straight to Disney+. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made debuts Feb 7.


Feb 7 is the release date for new Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. It stars It’s Always Sunning in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney as the head of a video game company.


For many people, what’s holding them back from embracing VR is that their headwear doesn’t look enough like welding goggles. Good news: That’s about to change thanks to Panasonic who are stepping up the VR visual experience with ultra high definition images. This removes the ‘screen door’ visual effect that exists in VR now.

You can read more details, or about the lack of detail: UploadVR


And finally…

US toilet paper company Charmin is promoting a toilet that is made to be used while using VR goggles. It’s the VIPee.