Threatsposted by the peoplebehind the unprecedented hacking of Sony Picturesappear tohave had the desired effect.The Wall Street JournalandThe Hollywood Reporterboth state, based on anonymous sources, that the largest movie chains will not debut the movie next week.
While we enjoy the holiday reruns, this week some will be unwrapping an early present, as the acclaimed anime seriesCowboy Bebopis released on Blu-ray. Also worth checking out is Syfy's three-episode mini-seriesAscension, as well as the season finale ofHomeland.
Hulu has announced a new "landmark" deal with FX Productions that will bring additional television content from FXX and FX to the subscription video streaming service. This is the third content announcement the company has made in nearly as many days, and is perhaps the most substantial of the bunch.
DVDs are so ... 1990s. Wouldn't you love to be able to move all of those movies you purchased over to your Mac or iOS device? Digiarty and TUAW are giving away 500 free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro each day from today until December 24, 2014.
The app normally retails for US$59.95, and is currently on a holiday discount for $39.95.
You'll have to wait until the DVD/Blu-ray release to see Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scenes were filmed, we've found out this week, but in the end, they had to be cut. According to director Joss Whedon, "we did shoot something, but it didn't play." Sometimes you just have too many characters in a movie, apparently. Too many plots and too many pieces of action.
Ruth's "Businesstown" updates this classic with jobs that have come about in the digital age.Artist Tony Ruth has reimagined Richard Scarry's "Busytown" children's book for the 21st century in an ongoing art project called " Businesstown. " Scarry's classic story, published in 1994, illustrates a town full of workers and teaches children names for different professions.
When UbisoftsurveyedAssassin's Creedfansin 2011, two possible video game locations piqued our curiosity: Feudal Japan and Victorian England. With each annual release, we've clamored to see if either had been chosen as the developer's next virtual playground. Well, for one historical backdrop that time has finally arrived.
The XBR-75X940C 75-inch 4K smart TV from Sony has been revealed. This unit works with a new Sony 4K processor (the X1), works with High-Resolution Audio, and rolls with what Sony calls One-Flick Entertainment. This unit has an extremely slim-line bezel around its top, bottom, and sides, and sits on a chrome stand through its center.
If you're looking to snag a DVD or Blu-ray fromRedboxwhile out gathering holiday supplies, you'll soon be paying a bit morefor the rental. On December 2nd, the red kiosks will increase rates from $1.20 to $1.50 for DVDs and from $1.50 to $2 for Blu-ray selections.
Just in time for the holiday season, Redbox will be raising the daily rates of its DVD rentals, and following this will be a somewhat substantial price increase for video game rentals in early January. Redbox promises this change will come alongside some improvements to the user experience -- most notably in the form of personalized recommendations -- as well as deals.
We've been hearing about a follow-up to Independence Day for quite some time, and finally ( finally ) there's good news: 20th Century Fox has given the green light to proceed with the film, which will enter production in May 2015.
Remember when movies and TV shows used to come in physical formats? No? Well, before everything was available to stream, we had these discs called Blu-rays , and before that they were DVDs. Sure, they're a step backwards compared to the convenience of streaming we have now, but as 4K becomes the standard of high-definition, your internet bandwidth may not have the chops to keep up.
Sony's first TV show for the PlayStation Network is finally here. The supernatural cop showPowerswill be free for PlayStation Plus members, but everyone can check out thefirst episodeand it's embedded after the break. This weekThe Breakfast Clubis back on Blu-ray for its 30th Anniversary Edition, and HBO wraps up its excellent series looking into the life of creepy killer billionaire Robert Durst.
Now that we're over the holiday's pro football games, it's time for college football's championship round. A slew of conference games are scheduled for this weekend, but we'll also be watching Blu-rays, with the finale season ofStar Trek: The Next Generationplus releases for FX'sThe StrainandJustified.
The next Pee-Wee Herman movie approaches. It's said to be rolling with Judd Apatow as producer, and it's said that Netflix will be the initial sole distributor of the film in the near future. Clues are already in place - just have a peek at your Netflix queue right this minute if you're a major Pee-Wee's Playhouse fan.
Tonight President Barack Obama'sState of the Union addressgives us a great chance tocompare the quality in feedsof different networks (oh, and the political stuff), but we're really waiting for the premiere episode of the final season ofJustified.
President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Julie Bauer stepped on stage at the Panasonic keynote at CES 2015 to speak about the future in HDTVs - as well as their wide variety of products from their various hardware groups. She showed off how they'd been pushing products in locations in which they'd be used. They're sponsoring the New York City Triathlon, for example.