Last month ended with an explosion that was Avengers: Infinity War. What was supposed to be the biggest Marvel movie became the biggest film in history. It had the highest opening for any film in both domestic (US) and worldwide markets. Avengers: Infinity War also became the film to have the biggest opening this year in India. May has many Hollywood releases that might end up giving it tough competition. Here are five Hollywood movies that you should watch in May.
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation film Isle of Dogs has already earned a lot of praise from critics. The film has been praised for its humour, animation and story. Isle of Dogs has a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus being, “The beautifully stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs finds Wes Anderson at his detail-oriented best while telling one of the director’s most winsomely charming stories.” It will release on May 4.
Charlize Theron returns in comedy film Tully directed by Jason Reitman. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis and Mark Duplass. Tully premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year and has received positive reviews with a 93% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The synopsis reads, “A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).” Tully will also release on May 4.
Margot Robbie has quickly established herself as one of the best young actors of Hollywood. She has to her credit some challenging roles like Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. In Terminal, she is playing the role of a mysterious woman. The film is a thriller and has a fine cast with names like Simon Pegg and Max Irons (son of Jeremy Irons). Directed by Vaughn Stein, Terminal will release on May 11.
Everyone’s favourite foul-mouthed anti-hero will be back sooner than you think. True to the spirit of the original, both Deadpool 2 trailers have mocked everyone from Superman’s moustache in Justice League to Thanos. And the film as well. All the original characters return, and there are a hell lot of new additions, including a new villain in Josh Brolin’s Cable. There is also a certain X-Force with members like Domino, Teenage Warhead, and others. Deadpool 2 will release on May 18.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story will tell us about Han Solo before he met Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa in the original Star Wars. While Alden Ehrenreich essays the main role, Donald Glover plays the role of Lando Calrissian. The movie also stars Emilia Clarke and Woody. Joonas Suotamo is playing the role of Chewbacca. Solo: A Star Wars Story will release on May 25.
Oppo A1K, Oppo A5s Tipped to Launch in India Soon
Oppo is reportedly gearing up to launch two new smartphones in India – the Oppo A1K and Oppo A5s. The Oppo A1K will reportedly be a budget smartphone powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone is also tipped to feature a 4,000mAh battery and will reportedly run ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie. On the other hand, the Oppo A5s has reportedly received BIS certification, which means the upcoming smartphone’s launch in India is imminent.
Starting with the Oppo A1K, it will reportedly be priced in the budget segment and might soon be launched in India. The Oppo offering is rumoured to feature a 6-inch or a slightly larger display with a waterdrop notch, although details like resolution and aspect ratio are not known. The Oppo A1K will reportedly be powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Oppo A1K will is tipped to be the first smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker to come equipped with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.
The alleged specifications of the Oppo A1K, which come courtesy of MySmartPrice, also mention that the device will feature a single rear camera, but there is no word on the megapixel count. Additionally, the Oppo A1K will reportedly be available in a single storage configuration and will hit the shelves in Red and Black colour options. Oppo’s next offering is tipped to pack a 4,000mAh battery and will run ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie. The dimensions of the Oppo A1K will reportedly be 154.4×77.4×8.4 mm and it will tip the scales at 165 grams.
As for the Oppo A5s, key specifications and a render of the smartphone were leaked earlier this month. Now, the smartphone has reportedly received BIS certification in India, which is an indication that the Oppo A5s is inching closer to its official launch. The offering’s BIS certification was spotted by MySmartPrice, which also reported about the Oppo A5s’ NBTC certification in Thailand.
The Oppo A5s will reportedly be a refreshed version of the Oppo A5s that was launched in India last month. The Oppo A5s’ rumoured specifications also bear some similarity with the Oppo A7’s hardware, such as an identical rear camera setup and display. The Oppo A1K will reportedly feature a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch and will be powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. The smartphone will be launched in multiple configurations with 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB of RAM paired with 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB).
The Oppo A5s is tipped to feature a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The front snapper will reportedly be an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The upcoming Oppo smartphone will run ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo, while its dimensions and weight will be 155.9×75.4×8.2mm and 170 grams respectively. The Oppo A5s might be available in Red, Black, Gold, and Green colour options. There is no word on the pricing or a definite launch timeline of the Oppo A1K or the Oppo A5s in India.
Apple Watch spots heart issues, with limits: Study
Researchers from Stanford University’s School of Medicine presented results from a giant study sponsored by Apple Inc that showed the Apple Watch can sometimes spot patients with undiagnosed heart-rhythm problems, without producing large numbers of false alarms.
The Apple-sponsored trial enrolled 419,297 people and was one of the largest heart-screening studies ever. The study, details of which are being presented today at the American College of Cardiology conference in New Orleans, used the watch’s sensors to detect possible atrial fibrillation.
“The findings are exciting and encouraging, but clearly there is a lot more to be done,” said Lloyd Minor, dean of Stanford’s medical school. The study could help pave the way for more research into how modern digital tools can help improve health.
People who have atrial fibrillation are at risk of blood clots and strokes. In the U.S., it causes 750,000 hospitalizations a year and contributes to 130,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because it doesn’t always produce outward symptoms, it can go undiagnosed.
According to results presented Saturday, about 0.5 per cent of patients in the study — or almost 2,100 people — received notices from their watch indicating that they might have a heart-rhythm problem. That relatively low number showed that the technology wasn’t inundating people with worrisome alerts.
Of the minority of patients who got notifications and agreed to wear a portable electrocardiogram for up to a week, about 34 per cent were found to have atrial fibrillation. That may be because atrial fibrillation can come and go, and doesn’t necessarily mean that the other 66 per cent didn’t have the condition, Mintu Turakhia, a Stanford professor of cardiovascular medicine and one of the leaders of the study, said in a statement.
Apple looks forward “to learning more about the impact of Apple Watch alongside the medical community,” said Jeff Williams, the company’s chief operating officer.
One unusual feature of the study is that it allowed people to participate without ever visiting a doctor in person. When the watch detected repeated periods of irregular heartbeats, patients got alerts to call in for a virtual consultation.
The study isn’t likely to immediately shift medical practice.
“We have got more work to do to understand specifically how the data form this technology can be integrated into routine clinical assessment and patient management decisions,” said Kenneth Mahaffey, a cardiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, who chaired the study.
Huawei P30 Pro to launch in India soon after the global announcement: Report
It looks like India will not have to long for the Huawei P30 Pro after its global launch event on March 26 in Paris, France. According to a report , Huawei plans to unveil the Huawei P30 Pro in India days or weeks after the Paris launch event of the device.
The news agency quoted a source saying, “The company is dedicated to the India market and it aims to narrow the gap in the timing of global launches of flagship devices with this phone.”
Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro have been subjected to a number of leaks. From image renders to hands-on images and camera specifications to processor, we have a general idea of what these two phones will bring to the table.
While we have seen hands-on images of Huawei P30 Pro shared by Slashleaks which revealed quad camera setup with a periscope-style lens, recently, WinFuture revealed the full specifications of the device as well as image renders of the upcoming device.
Earlier Huawei VP of Global Product Marketing Clement Wong confirmed new Super Zoom feature of the phone. While Huawei shared teasers for the lossless zoom, we also got to see leaked camera samples of Huawei P30 Pro as well.
Huawei P30 Pro: Expected specifications and features
Huawei P30 Pro will likely feature a 6.47-inch FHD+ OLED curved display with 2340×1080 resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, a tear-drop notch on top and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device will be powered by Huawei’s latest octa-core Kirin 980 processor coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage options.
At the back, Huawei P30 Pro will have two camera strips to host four cameras. One strip will carry a flash and probably a ToF (time of flight) sensor, while the other strip will have three camera lens– one of which is a square shaped periscope style ‘Super Zoom’ camera lens.
The latest leak reveals the camera specs as– 40MP primary camera with f/1.6 aperture + 20MP secondary wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture + a third 8MP camera with f/3.4 aperture + a fourth Time of Flight camera. The front camera of the device is tipped to be a 32MP sensor.