Yes, I used Internet slang in the title. Sue me. I’m just super psyched for the final Harry Potter movie. This trailer is incredible — awesome special effects, dramatic moments, and more! I totally marked out when Harry addressed Lord Voldemort as “Tom”. That was cool.
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Not that you can currently use it on your PlayStation 3 at the moment (thanks to external intrusions), but I wanted to get your opinions on Sony’s Qriocity service. A unified approach to streaming music, movies, and television sounds great on paper, but there are separate services that do each of these things so well. I know that a lot of you are big on Netflix and some of you use Hulu. Some of you dig Pandora, while a few of you are Slacker or Last FM peeps. Do … more
…not nearly as scary as the first one…but it still worries me. Banshee looked really cool in the trailer. Aside from that I saw a lot of over-acting. Yes, I understand that mutant persecution is supposed to be a serious issue, but these guys make it seem like an episode of Days of Our Lives.
Anyway, check out the clip and let me know what you think (please). Is it better than the first one? Does it give you hope for the movie?… more
My Netflix pick for this week is an old wrestling documentary that’s fun to look at in a new light. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows recounts the tale of the “Montreal Screw Job” where Bret Hart lost the WWF Championship on a day he thought he was going to win. Various wrestlers and agents conspired to take the strap off of Bret out of fear that he would appear in WCW with a WWF belt. The documentary wasn’t produced by WWE, so it has a different feel — a bit … more
Since most of us stream movies from Netflix, I thought it would be cool to give each other weekly movie recommendations. Social discovery is all the rage and I think it would be awesome if we all shared one pick a week since we “know” each other. This week I’m suggesting Chocolate. It’s a Thai martial arts movie starring the outstanding Jeeja Yanin. She’s just a phenomenal talent with a potentially huge future. Although aspects of the movie are raw (it was made in a third-world country, after all), … more
Dish Network recently picked up the scraps of Blockbuster Video in a bankruptcy auction for $230-million. It’s hard to believe that the company once sold for billions of dollars. Blockbuster used to be one of the mightiest forces in the movie industry, the company is now a cautionary tale of what happens to old media that doesn’t adapt to the new.
Thanks to RPadholic tokz_21 for sending me the iTunes link to the awesome Green Lantern trailer shown at WonderCon 2011. The footage is now available on YouTube (embedded above) and I highly recommend checking it out. I completely marked out when I saw alien Green Lanterns like Sinestro, Kilowog, Tomar-Re, and Abin Sur. Hal’s costume still looks like a rotten piece of salmon nigiri to me and Hector Hammond looks stupid, but I still went nuts for the footage.
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The Hangover amused me greatly. It’s funny on its own, but reminded me of a crazy night I had in Vegas with a bunch of important gaming people. There was a lot we couldn’t remember, one of us ended up getting married to an exotic dancer, and…well, I think I’ve said too much already.
I’m really looking forward to The Hangover 2. As some of you know, I spent one of the best years of my life having an adventure in Thailand. Just like the first movie had some … more
In a move with potentially huge ramifications for the movie business, four major studios have agreed to launch a premium video-on-demand service with DirecTV. The service, called Home Premiere, will cost $30 for movies that were in theaters two months ago. Here are more details from Variety:
Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox are the first studios that have agreed to launch Home Premiere as the official brand under which the industry will offer up movies to rent for $30 two months after their theatrical bows for