The Daily Mail has posted several pictures of Russell Crowe in his Jor-El costume from the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel movie. The outfit is definitely interesting, but what’s really funny is that Crowe was caught smoking. Jor-El is a scientist! He knows that cigarettes are harmful to Kryptonians!
A lot of us have dreamed about cable companies moving to an a la carte model. We’ve dreamed of lowering our cable bills by only paying for the channels we actually watch. It looks like that dream just might come true. A perfect storm of a dreadful economy and improved digital offerings (Hulu, Netflix, etc.) just might push cable operators to break down and finally go a la carte. According to Reuters:
U.S. cable operators are privately working on a plan to force programmers to unbundle their networks and
First off, this post is totally an excuse to post pictures of Danica McKellar. I totally had a crush on her when she played Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. Where was I…oh yeah, Amazon has announced a partnership with Fox. The collaboration will bring several classic Fox shows to Amazon Prime subscribers. In a statement to customers, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote:
I have big news for Amazon Prime members — we’ve just signed a deal with Fox to add a broad selection of movies and TV
Jim Henson would have been 75-years old today. He was one of the most extraordinary people that ever lived. He touched the lives of millions of people. He helped people learn. He made people laugh. He made people cry. He created wonderful programming like The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Dinosaurs, and more. He was a huge reason why Sesame Street became so popular and successful. His behind-the-scenes work on The Empire Strikes Back helped make Yoda one of the most beloved characters in … continued
Earlier today, Dish Network announced its Blockbuster Movie Pass. This option lets subscribers stream video content to PCs and television sets. An optional mail-in program allows subscribers to rent physical discs, including movies, TV programming, and videogames. Here’s more information on what the service entails from the press release:
- Mail It! – More than 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games available by mail. No additional charge for high definition Blu-ray movies. One, two or three disc plans available. Queue management made conveniently from a link at www.dish.com.
Despite some questionable changes and one change that should have been made but wasn’t, I’m still keen to pick up the Star Wars Blu-ray compilation. I’m a nerd. Of course I love the original trilogy. I’m even enough of a homer that I enjoy bits and pieces of the new trilogy. I’m totally down to watch all six, spot the changes, whine about them, and enjoy the enhanced visual quality in all its glory.
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Before you cancel your Netflix subscription (or not in light of Qwikster game rentals), I highly recommend catching Bangkok Adrenaline. This action movie totally caught me by surprise. It’s a classic martial arts movie that was made in 2009. And when I say “classic martial arts movie”, I mean it has that awesome combination of incredible martial arts and brilliant choreography mixed with laughable acting and chintzy production values. Brilliant stuff.
I was initially drawn to this movie because I missed Thailand, but I was quickly captivated by … continued
Netflix has announced that it will be separating its streaming business from it’s disc-based business. A new spin-off company named Qwikster will handle disc-based rentals, including videogames. Similar to Blu-ray pricing, videogames will be an optional premium service on top of the monthly
Netflix Qwikster fee. In a letter to Netflix customers, CEO Reed Hastings wrote:
Qwikster will be the same website and DVD service that everyone is used to. It is just a new name, and DVD members will go to qwikster.com to access their DVD queues and choose
[Update: 4:39 PDT] The word on the street is that Nike will be unveiling the Air Mag, the awesome sneakers worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. A bunch of sneaker journalists (I love that there are sneaker journalists, btw) received late-night calls from Nike yesterday in order to make arrangements to attend an event today. All signs point to it being for the Nike Air Mag.
What do you think of the kicks? Are they a sweet reminder of when Michael J. Fox was … continued
If you could have dinner with three people from the history of the world, who would be at your table? They can be game developers, actors, musicians, etc. It’s your dream dinner for four and I’d love to hear your…