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Paul Reubens himself has been summoned from the depths of infamy to supervise the restoration of the original Pee-Wee’s Playhouse series frame by frame. The very first Blue-ray release of the series will be the result, this masterpiece of campy excellence set for release across the United States starting on October 21st, 2014.
Well, that didn't last long. A couple of weeks after Amazonstopped taking pre-ordersfor Warner Bros. Blu-ray and DVD movies to extract a better pricing arrangement, theWall Street Journalis reporting that the two sides havereached a truce. Swing by Amazon and you'll once again find pre-orders for disc-based versions ofThe Lego Movie,Transcendenceand other upcoming releases.
Could Fox News and CNN have the same owner? No, but close. 21 Century Fox hasconfirmedreports (first published by theNew York Times) that it made an $80 billion bid for fellow media conglomerate Time Warner -- and was turned down, for now. Curiously, this comes just asComcast is trying to swallow Time Warner Cable, but those two similarly-named companies are no longer directly connected.
Orphan Blackmay have been snubbed by the Emmys, but fans can grab season two for themselves this week as it arrives on Blu-ray. Another disc release we're looking forward to is season on of Adult Swim'sBlack Dynamiteanimated series that's arriving ahead of its return to television with season two, due in October.
If you've already reached your saturation point for the ubiqutous animated movie about ice queens and talking snowmen, then you just might have to brace yourself again, if you have Android devices that your kids love to use.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is the best resource on the web for all things movie or TV. Reviews, biographies, production details, trailers -- you name it, IMDB has it.
IMDB has launched an updated version of its app for iOS, and added some welcome new features.
There’s a Dead Rising movie coming soon. It’ll be a movie translation of the video game series, the one whose third installment just hit PC after being launched on Xbox One. Zombies will be in this movie, and it’ll take place in the same Dead Rising universe somewhere between Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3. You can bet there'll be plenty of bashing, plenty of blood, and one whole heck of a lot of Zombrex to keep you clean and out of the person-eating-person gutter. According to word with director Zach Lipovsky via Gamespot , this movie will have an adventure film feel, while "dark, scary beats" will take hold from time to time.
Multiple antitrust experts told Business Insider federal regulators will almost certainly have their eye on any deal for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to buy Time Warner . "I'm sure regulators will take a close look at this," said Scott Hemphill, a professor at Columbia specializing in antitrust and intellectual property.
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 meet again.Last yearGTA Vdebuted on on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and now a refreshed version is ready to ship on new-gen consoles (PC ships next year). The PS4 and Xbox One have 1080p, 30fps presentationswith a slew of upgrades, you can check out our stream of the X1 versionhere. Of course, that's not all that's new as Netflix prepares to stream season three ofLilyhammer.
The release of The Complete Pee-wee's Playhouse on Blu-ray is here, and what better place to let the whole world know than on Jimmy Fallon? Bouncing off a segment where Fallon himself does voice-overs of famous movie trailers with a Pee-wee voice, Paul Reubens was asked to do the same.
This week the World Cup moves on from Group play to the Round of 16, and the USMNT can book a trip there with a win or draw against Germany on Thursday (or a loss, if other things happen -- futbol is complicated).
Dolby'sAtmos technology, which bombards you with sound from all directions, was undoubtedly built with movie theaters in mind; few have the money or space for that many speakers. However, the company has at lastdevised a wayto bring Atmos to your living room.
Shuttle has introduced a couple new miniature PCs that offer a few more features than your average computer in the category. Users have different options to choose from, and among them is space for a DVD/Blu-ray drive, something not often found on modern small-form-factor offerings.
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