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#FastFoodArmsRace: Haagen-Dazs Japan Brings Us Flavors Based On…Fairy Tales?


Häagen-Dazs Japan is forever pleasing our tastebuds with limited-edition varieties like Kuromitsu Kinako and Roasted Green Tea, and even local specials like ice cream sandwich milkshakes and pop-up cafes. Now, though, they’ve stepped things up a notch by announcing the release of a brand new series called Story Time, which takes its flavour inspirations from the world of popular fairytales.

Sadly, no Goldilocks and The Three Bears-themed Porridge flavor.

The BOURNE Universe Comes To TV, As USA Network Picks Up TREADSTONE


The mysteries of the Bourne universe are coming to cable. USA Network has ordered the ‘Bourne’ spinoff drama Treadstone straight to series. Heroes creator Tim Kring will write and executive produce the series with 99 Homes and Fahrenheit 451 filmmaker Ramin Bahrani executive producing and directing the pilot.

Could be cool, but as The Bourne Legacy taught us, a Jason Bourne project without Jason Bourne is a fragile platform to build upon.

MoviePass Reveals Its Newest, Latest, Greatest Plan. For This Week. Today. For Now.

The Verge:

The embattled film-subscription service MoviePass launched its promised new subscriber plan today, the one it previously announced would replace its existing standard one-movie-ticket-per-day plan. As predicted, the new plan is meant to allow subscribers to see three movies per month for a $9.95 subscription fee. But it also adds unexpected new restrictions: according to an email gradually rolling out to subscribers, MoviePass will curate a daily shortlist of movies each day that will be available to subscribers. The first week’s menu of movies has been posted on MoviePass’ website.

Honestly, this one isn’t terrible – if the service were “Hey, take your pick of seeing these movies” from Day One, I’d be less bothered by all of the poorly executed changes to the program over the past year.

Alas, that genie is out of the bottle.