Punxsutawney Phil (and Bill Murray) is back.

ALSO: Will HBO Max launch in Australia? AND: Quibi release its first promos.

Oh wow… Owen Wilson has joined the cast of Loki.

Source: Variety


Easily the best Super Bowl commercial to air today is this Jeep ad starring Bill Murray. The commercial aired on Feb 2, which is in fact Groundhog Day.


The best Super Bowl ad so far is this one starring Bill Murray promoting Jeep.


New streaming service Quibi, which I remind you all means ‘Quick bite’ (because it is all short-form “snackable” content intended to be watched on your phone), has started showing off its new series. Attendees at the Sundance Film Festival got the first look over the weekend, but Quibi has also aired some promos at the Super Bowl.

Flipped
Flipped stars Kaitlin Olson and Will Forte as a couple who quit their unfulfilling jobs in favor of becoming the “next dynamic duo” within the home renovation world. When they discover a wall stuffed with an absurd amount of cash in one of their home projects, though, things start to unravel for the worst. (Crime lords are involved, obviously.) Andy Garcia, Arturo Castro, and Eva Longoria also star.

The Fugitive
A man at the wrong place at the wrong time (Boyd Holbrook) is blamed for a terrorist attack, and is pursued by just about every member of the police (lead by Kiefer Sutherland) this side of the Mississippi. 

Elba Vs Block
Insane stunts, cars, and superstars. Idris Elba and Ken Block go head to head to see who’s the best behind the driver’s seat.

Punk’d with Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper is now Chance The Pranker. No one is safe.

And if you’re curious to see how they are positioning the product in regular advertising, this is a generic product/brand ad:


When HBO Max launches, the plan is to keep the launch confined to the US and just a few territories beyond that. The rest of the world will see HBO content delivered the way it is now: through local territory deals. In Australia, we get HBO through local pay television service Foxtel.

But… could that be about to change? HBO has now formally registered a trademark in Australia. And the HBO deal is up with Foxtel in approx two years.

HBO's trademark was approved on January 28, records from the Australian register show. Its hit shows are also available on an a la carte basis through services such as Apple TV. Sources close to HBO said both Foxtel and Stan have both made offers to secure HBO content after the existing contract with Foxtel expires. Foxtel and Stan declined to comment on the matter.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald


George Cheeks from NBCUniversal will take over as CEO of CBS replacing Joe Ianniello.

Source: NYT

And in other exec news, the CEO of Hulu Randy Freer is moving on.

Source: Deadline


And finally…

Just an hour or so by train away from Tokyo lies Yokohama - home to a pretty good instant noodle museum and a ramen museum. The region is about to become known for a third really good thing: a walking 18-meter-tall Gundam robot.

Rest assured, connected to this tourist attraction will also be a themed cafe and souvenir shop.

If you don’t know Gundam, the series first aired in 1979 and is today considered the 14th highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

Source: New Atlas

An 18-meter (60-ft) walking Gundam robot will be unveiled in Yokohama this October