Quick News: Events, Oscars, Pet, PS4, Coreys

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Netflix has revealed the first photos from the second season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the TV series adaptation of the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), the ten episode new season premieres worldwide on the streamer in the Spring. [Source: EW]

Documentary Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the 15 films that are eligible for voting in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards – the list will be whittled down to five final nominees when all the other nominations are announced January 23rd.

They are: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” “Chasing Coral,” “City of Ghosts,” “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” “Faces Places,” “Human Flow,” “Icarus,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” “Jane,” “LA 92,” “Last Men in Aleppo,” “Long Strange Trip,” “One of Us,” “Unrest”. [Source: AMPAS]

Release Dates
Paramount Pictures has shifted around its release schedule and set dates for two upcoming films. First up, the remake of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” has scored an April 19th 2019 release. In addition, the Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne-led “Instant Family” will open February 15th 2019.

Sony has announced that it has sold 70 million PS4 consoles, and in the past year of its release has sold 2 million PlayStation VR headsets. The milestone makes the company easily the market leader in VR, but the figure comes at a time in which VR headset adoption has stalled with 7% of U.S. adults now owning a VR headset with cost remaining the major constraint to consumer adoption. [Source: Variety

A Tale of Two Coreys
Lifetime has announced a January 6th 2018 premiere date for “A Tale of Two Coreys,” the upcoming dark telemovie about the rise and fall of 1980s teen heart throbs Corey Feldman and Corey Haim and their careers. Executive produced by Feldman, the project comes eight years after Haim died of pneumonia and is said to have taken painstaking detail to be accurate to the events without over dramatizing events.