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Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music, movies and more

Moana, Game of Thrones, Drake, Super Mario Run

Apple unveiled its charts ranking the most popular movies, TV shows, music, apps, books and podcasts in the U.S. for 2017 — with both new and familiar faces in the world of media and entertainment.

The No. 1 movie of the year on Apple’s iTunes was Disney’s “Moana,” followed by Disney/Lucafilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman.”

In TV, perennial favorites HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” were the top three programs. New series charting in 2017 included HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” PBS’s “Victoria” and FX’s “The Americans.”

On Apple Music, Drake had the No. 1 album of the year with “More Life,” while Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” scored the most-downloaded song. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” has already rocketed to No. 3 on the 2017 top album ranking since its Nov. 10 release.

Among free iPhone apps, Snap’s Bitmoji and Snapchat were the two top downloads for 2017, followed by YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify and Uber. Nintendo’s “Super Mario Run” was the No. 1 free game for iPhone, followed by “8 Ball Pool” and “Snake VS Block.”

Top paid iPhone apps were Facetune and Tabs & Chords, while most-downloaded paid iPhone games were Ellen DeGeneres’ “Heads Up!”, Microsoft’s “Minecraft” and Ninja Kiwi’s “Bloons TD 5.”

Apple also announced the App Store editors’ picks of their favorite apps of 2017. Calm, which provides guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, was named iPhone app of the year and Splitter Critters won iPhone game honors. For iPad, Affinity Photo was named app of the year and The Witness was dubbed best game.

In podcasts, NPR’s “Fresh Air” remained the No. 1 most-downloaded show of the year, while daily news has become a popular category with new podcasts this year like the New York Times’ “The Daily and NPR’s “Up First” charting. True crime continued to drive listenership with top podcasts like ABC News’ “A Murder on Orchard Street,” the L.A. Times’ “Dirty John” and Serial Productions’ “S-Town.”

The top-downloaded iBooks in fiction were John Grisham’s “Camino Island” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” originally published in 1985 — newly popular thanks in part to Hulu’s Emmy-winning TV series adaptation. J.D. Vance’s working-class American family memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” was No. 1 on Apple’s nonfiction books chart, followed by Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

Top iTunes Movies for 2017 (U.S.)
1. “Moana”
2. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
3. “Wonder Woman”
4. “Sing”
5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
6. “Trolls”
7. “Doctor Strange”
8. “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)
9. “Arrival”
10. “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
11. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
12. “Logan”
13. “The Boss Baby”
14. “The Lego Batman Movie”
15. “Hacksaw Ridge”
16. “The Accountant”
17. “John Wick: Chapter 2”
18. “Hidden Figures”
19. “Baby Driver”
20. “Passengers”

Top iTunes TV Shows (U.S.)
1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “The Walking Dead”
3. “The Big Bang Theory”
4. “Rick and Morty”
5. “The Americans”
6. “Suits”
7. “PAW Patrol”
8. “This Is Us”
9. “Modern Family”
10. “Grey’s Anatomy”
11. “Better Call Saul”
12. “Sherlock”
13. “Scandal”
14. “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
15. “Big Little Lies”
16. “Doctor Who”
17. “Planet Earth II”
18. “Homeland”
19. “The Flash”
20. “The Blacklist”

Top Albums (U.S.)
1. Drake, “More Life”
2. Kendrick Lamar, “Damn”
3. Taylor Swift, “Reputation”
4. Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
5. The Weeknd, “Starboy”
6. J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. Migos, “Culture”
9. Future, “Future”
10. Various Artists, “Moana”
11. Post Malone, “Stoney”
12. Original Broadway Cast of “Hamilton,” “Hamilton”
13. Various Artists, “Trolls”
14. Drake, “Views”
15. Big Sean, “I Decided”
16. Travis Scott, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”
17. Jay-Z, “4:44”
18. Future, “Hndrxx”
19. Khalid, “American Teen”
20. Chris Stapleton, “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Songs (U.S.)
1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito” (feat. Justin Bieber)
3. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
4. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
5. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
6. Migos, “Bad and Boujee” (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
7. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
8. DJ Khaled, “I’m the One” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
9. Post Malone, “Congratulations” (feat. Quavo)
10. Rae Sremmurd, “Black Beatles” (feat. Gucci Mane)
11. Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
12. The Weeknd, “Starboy” (feat. Daft Punk)
13. Drake, “Fake Love”
14. James Arthur, “Say You Won’t Let Go”
15. Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
16. Future, “Mask Off”
17. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
18. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”
19. Kyle, “iSpy” (feat. Lil Yachty)
20. The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (feat. Halsey)

Source from http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/apple-2017-charts-top-movies-tv-shows-music-apps-1202632655/

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The 5 Best Football Movies

UEFA Euro 2016 is playing, and now  the UEFA Euro 2016  semi-final lineup is complete!

During the time waiting for the semi-final, here recommend you some movies about football (soccer)

 

1. The Two Escobars (2010)

'The Two Escobars.'

Football, is a national obsession for most South American countries.

And there have long been rumors about politics and money changing hands to help one country or team beat another during important matches. Needless to say, when it comes to South American soccer, the stakes are high. That’s especially true when it comes to the story behind The Two Escobars, a thrilling documentary about Colombian soccer.

The film shows how notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar loved and influenced soccer in his home country, even as the truth about his crimes became a national nightmare. And it shows how talented defender Andres Escobar, who was not related to Pablo, helped invigorate support for the Colombian national team leading up to the 1994 World Cup. In The Two Escobars, these prominent men’s lives are inextricably entwined with ultimately tragic and fatal consequences. The documentary is enthralling as it shows how both the country’s soccer matches and its political turmoil gripped Colombia.

2. White, Blue and White (2014)

White, Blue and White

White, Blue and White tells the true story of two Argentinian soccer players — Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa — who became English league superstars. However, their unprecedented success is suddenly thrown into doubt when Argentina and Great Britain become embroiled in the Falklands War.

3. Believe (2013)

'Believe'

For many, soccer isn’t just a sport – it’s something that runs through your blood. And passion for the sport doesn’t leave those who live it even after they retire, as evidenced by the 2013 drama, Believe. The film follows retired Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby (Brian Cox) as he takes on the challenge of coaching a working class youth soccer club. Based on a true story, Believe is one of those feel-good sports films that reminds you why you love soccer in the first place. Busby’s dedication to rearing a new generation of players is genuine. And watching the young team he puts together as they fall in love with the sport makes all of his efforts worthwhile, both for Busby and for us as we watch him try to help them find victory.

4. The Class of ‘92 (2013)

The Class of '92

Like United, this documentary focuses on one of the Premier League’s most storied clubs — Manchester United. It’s a must-see for fans of the team, as it gives us often never before seen glimpses of some of the team’s most celebrated players. The Class of ‘92 focuses on six players who began their careers with Manchester United in 1992 — including the now world-famous David Beckham. It chronicles each of the players’ careers at ManU with careful detail, showing how they struggled and succeeded as they worked to find their place on the roster. It also shows how the players formed a bond that remained long after they went on to play for different teams. The Class of ‘92 reminds us how exciting soccer can be when the right players come together at the right time.

Watch it on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/tv-season/the-class-of-92/id891483585

5. Soccer City (2010)

Soccer City

While soccer may just be a game for some players, for others it can be a life-changing experience. On the cusp of the first World Cup hosted in South Africa, five local soccer players share their inspiring stories of growing up in a poor township.

Watch it on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/soccer-city/id1084918229

 

Source from : http://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/netflix-the-5-best-soccer-movies-you-can-watch-right-now.html/?a=viewall.

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