Man Killed Over Sending Text Messages During Movie Previews

"A Florida man was shot and killed during a screening of the new movie "Lone Survivor" over the weekend. The shooting happened near Tampa, Florida and the ruckus started because of text messages. Chad Oulson, 43, who was there to see the film with his wife, was texting during the previews before the film despite being asked several times to stop by Curtis Reeves, a retired police officer. Oulson at the time stated he was texting his 3-year-old daughter."

The Behind-the-Scenes Campaign To Bring SOPA To Canada

"SOPA may be dead (for now) in the U.S., but lobby groups are likely to intensify their efforts to export SOPA-like rules to other countries. With the Canadian DMCA back on the legislative agenda at the end of the month, Canada will be a prime target for SOPA style rules.

Movie industry buries report proving pirates are great consumers

"GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world and is often used by the movie industry to carry out research and studies into piracy. Talking to a source within GfK who wished to remain anonymous, Telepolis found that a recent study looking at pirates and their purchasing activities found them to be almost the complete opposite of the criminal parasites the entertainment industry want them to be.

The numbing ubiquity of computer graphics

"As Tron: Legacy vehicle designer Daniel Simon put it in a recent interview on this very site, "We're living in a very fast-moving world. Even for me - I'm 34 now, and it's shocking to me how... I mean, when I saw Avatar, I was so blown away, but I was also blown away by how fast people forgot about it. Like, a few weeks after it came out, if you were still talking about Avatar, you were so from yesterday!" | more

Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit in 3-D

"The Hobbit has finally got the green light and will be made in 3-D with Sir Peter Jackson in the director's chair. Shooting will begin in February. The announcement was made today jointly by New Line Cinema - which bankrolled The Lord of the Rings, its parent company Warner Bros and MGM." | more

$30 For New Release Movie At Home

"Three major movie studios are considering a deal with cable operators to offer recently released movies to viewers before they hit DVD. In Demand CEO Bob Benya is the one who revealed the plan, saying that Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and Walt Disney were trying to work out the details with his company, as well as Cox Communications, Comcast, and Time Warner. The movies wouldn't exactly be cheap, though—the current figure being bandied about is $30 per showing in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Can't Buy The Game Kids? Then Go Watch The Movie!

This is a well written article that points out the effectiveness of mature media content controlled with industry regulation vs law enforcement. Seems like kids have a much harder time buying M-Rated games than watching an R-Rated movie. Because retail games require an adult to be present for purchase, you only have yourselves to blame for being bad parents.

AMD goes into movie business

AMD Vision goes to Cannes Film Festival

In addition to its success on the graphics card market, AMD has apparently decided to go into the movie business as well, in order to promote its AMD Vision technology. We must say that we are pretty excited to see what AMD has made, as the trailer looks quite good and charismatic European film star Miki Manojlovic is definitely a pleasant surprise.

YouTube may receive streaming online film rentals

Recently, Google has been in talks with Hollywood studios in California to leverage YouTube’s massive web-based video platform into a world of allowing fresh movie and film releases to be streamed over the internet. According to several sources, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lions Group Entertainment are both considering the possibility of establishing a streaming online movie rental service through YouTube. While the discussions have been realized at a very preliminary level, the service would essentially counter the likes of Amazon’s Video On Demand rentals, Apple’s iTunes movie rental service, and even Sony’s PlayStation Network movie rentals. However, the streaming content nature that YouTube currently possesses would be held in place rather than full movie downloads on a time-trial basis.
Syndicate content