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Netflix Focused On Bringing Global Content To All Audiences
Reports earlier this year suggested Netflix was working on a way to close borders between VPN users trying to slip onto the US service, but in a new interview with CEO Reed Hastings it seems like the exact opposite. Speaking on the subject of licensed content, Hastings claimed the... Read more
You Can Now Buy A Back To The Future Hoverboard
The¬†Back to the Future movies are some of my favourite films of all time, and I especially love the second installment of the trilogy. It served to introduce us to some amazing technology from the future, including Marty McFly’s Nike Power Laces and of course it gave us the... Read more
See The First Picture Of Lex Luthor From Batman V. Superman
I am all kinds of excited for the upcoming Batman v. Superman movie. I know almost next to nothing about it, thanks to the cast and crew doing everything they can to keep mum about it, but I do know a few things as director Zack Snyder has released some... Read more
First Image of Aquaman From Batman V. Superman Released
I’m not too proud to admit the fact that I am in my 30s and still love superhero movies. Some of my personal favorites include The¬†Dark Knight trilogy, the¬†Iron Man films, and a couple of the original¬†Superman movies with Christopher Reeve wearing the iconic “S” on his chest. (Yes,... Read more
Star Trek 3 To Release On Classic Show’s 50th Anniversary
I don’t know how you felt about them, but I was pretty impressed with J.J. Abrams take on the newest¬†Star Trek¬†films. I’ll be the first person to admit that I was a little hesitant to watch the first one after I saw the original trailer (where I saw laser-swords... Read more
As Digital Piracy Increases, Box Office Hits 19-Year Low
I love going to see movies while they’re playing in the theater. There’s just something a whole lot more exciting about seeing a movie I’m excited about on the big screen vs. watching the same thing on my TV screen at home. And while I love going to the... Read more
Colbert Interviews Smaug

Colbert Interviews Smaug

News December 16, 2014

I know technically we have to wait another month until we can see the dragon Smaug back on the big screen in the final installment of Peter Jackson’s¬†Hobbit trilogy, but that didn’t stop Stephen Colbert from snagging an interview with the mythical beast even though he hails all the... Read more
EE 2 for 1 Cinema Ticket Offer Ends in Feb 15
For over the last ten years many a trip to the cinema was undertaken using the two-for-one cinema tickets from Orange/EE Wednesday’s. The deal is super good for those of us on a small budget or those of us who want a cheap date. Or even if you just... Read more
Prop Maker Turns His Sick Baby Into Iron Man for Halloween
I love heartwarming stories, especially around this time of the year. Don’t you? New dad Eric Hart has a job many of us would probably envy; he’s a professional prop maker. Ever since July, though, he’s been spending his time in the hospital with his son who was born... Read more
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Edward Snowden
Christian Bale isn’t the only actor getting ready to play a noteworthy “tech” person in an upcoming movie. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Returns,¬†Looper,¬†Inception, etc.)¬†is preparing to take on the role of NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a forthcoming Oliver Stone flick. This movie will undoubtedly be controversial, and... Read more
Man Asks Woman to Turn off Phone in Movie & Gets Maced
I love going to see movies at the theatre. I’d go a whole lot more if it wasn’t so expensive, but that’s another story for another day. Besides the price of the movie (and don’t get me started on the prices on the concessions), my big pet peeve at... Read more
Star Wars VII Finally Gets A Title!
After months and months of speculating, the new Star Wars movie finally has a title! And, honestly, it’s nothing like what I expected, and looking at various websites, it’s nothing like what anyone expected. Are you ready for it? Here it is: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I didn’t... Read more
Ghostbusters is Getting A Reboot!
It’s no stretch for me to say that I was a huge¬†Ghostbusters fan when I was a kid. I had all the figures, I had my own Proton Pack, I even had the Firehouse playlet. I can even remember playing one of the Ghostbusters games on the Super Nintendo.... Read more
Redbox Instant is Going Offline
Beginning on October 7th, Redbox will shut down their “Instant” video streaming service through Verizon. What started back in 2012 as a Netflix alternative never really took off or was able to make a dent in the market so handedly held by other streaming services such as Netflix and... Read more
FAA Grants Hollywood Freedom To Film With Drones
The FAA has given permission to six movie and television companies, allowing them to use drones to shoot scenes for their productions. This groundbreaking decision reverses former rigid restrictions on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, within US airspace. The FAA is currently... Read more
Drones For Moviemaking Approved By FAA
In a huge step forward for the commercial use of drones, the FAA has approved their use by six of Hollywood’s movie and television production companies. While there are some strict limitations as to their use, drones will be able to legally be used to film shots for movies... Read more
Let Your Dog Film His Day With This GoPro Harness
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably at least wondered what it would be like to be a dog. Oh, dogs have it so good – they get fed, watered, pet, scratched, special treats, and many even have beds which rival those of their owners. It’s safe to say... Read more
British Man Goes to Jail for Recording Film with iPhone
Pirating movies is nothing new, of course, but one man in particular seems to be getting a lot of attention in the news right now. His name is Philip Danks, he hails from the UK, and he’s about to spend several months in jail for illegally recording and distributing... Read more