(1953, Blu-ray released November 19, 2013 – MSRP $39.95) THE FILM: This is one of the most important Blu-ray releases of 2013. Ozu is one of the finest filmmakers of the last century and Tokyo Story is commonly accepted to be his best work so it pleases me to say that this disc does the master and his film proud.
21st Century Fox just acquired a controlling interest in YES Network, the Yankees cable channel. 21st Century Fox is part of the Rupert Murdoch empire. It's one of the two companies that came out of the 2013 News Corp split up. (21st Century Fox is the FOX previously owned 49% of YES. Now it owns 80%.
This week's highlight release is Call of Duty: Ghosts, bringing the fast-paced shooter back for another go-round just before it's released on next-gen consoles (check out Joystiq's impressions across the Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 here).
You can’t argue with a classic. And Disney’s The Little Mermaid is certainly that, at a minimum. After nearly a quarter century it stands firm as one of the studio’s greatest animated films, continuing to inspire children and animation fans even today.
UK Netflix subscribers looking to get their fix of US TV will soon have two new popular series available to add to their binge-watching schedule. Expanding its partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, the streaming giant announced today it will exclusively add the first two seasons of Golden Globe winning dramaHomelandand paranormal seriesAmerican Horror Storyfrom March 13th.
(1976, Blu-ray released December 10, 2013 – MSRP $39.95) THE FILM: REVIEW: Grey Gardens isn’t the kind of documentary that’ll play well to a wide audience these days but nearly four decades since its initial release it provides a glimpse into a couple of lives so outside of societal norms that it might have well been filmed yesterday. It’s a fascinating look into anther world.
HBO content can be tough to get hold of. You need a subscription to HBO for he HBO GO app to matter much, and that doesn’t come without heavy caveats from the cable company. For US customers, the Play Store was a source for content, as we could readily purchase shows, starting at $2.99. Starting today, the UK Play Store will also have HBO content, with no interruption on availability.
After years serving only movie rentals, Sky is to finally let Sky Store customers download and keep films in its catalog. Following an earlier expansion that saw itopen the marketplace to everyone in the UK, the media giant today confirmed the launch of its "Buy & Keep" streaming service, complete with a physical twist.
Welcome to Growing Up Geek , an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Timothy J. Seppala .
I was 7 years old the first time I read Jaws . I was in second grade, and like most boys that age, I was absurdly fascinated by sharks and dinosaurs. I still am.
Remember the crazy year that was 2013? Among the many things we recall, expansion of the crowdfunding phenomenon is definitely one and theKickstarter that revivedVeronica Marswas a special highlight. After nine years away Veronica Mars is finally back in her hometown of Neptune, CA and of course, has a murder mystery to investigate.
Only years after the first MacBook Air shipped without an optical drive, there’s now only one computer in Apple’s entire lineup that comes with one built-in, and there are rumors that the classic 13” MacBook Pro is going to be cut sooner rather than later.
While football takes a breath before the Super Bowl in two weeks, others rush in to fill the gap. The NBA has a full slate of games scheduled for Sunday afternoon, while Starz will premiere its new Michael Bay-produced pirate seriesBlack Sails(you can actually watch the entire first episode embedded after the break) on Saturday night.
Back in October 2013, the first grumblings that a new game in the classic horror/sci-fi Alien franchise was in the works surfaced. The game had a working title at the time called Alien: Isolation. That working title has been confirmed this week by Sega and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer products to be the official title for the game.
The streaming wars are heating up between Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Netflix typically gets all the cool shows as an exclusive, but that is changing. Amazon has announced that it has added a new FX show to its line of streaming programs as an exclusive for Prime Instant Video Streaming subscribers.
This might just be the first big home video horror-nerd announcement of 2014! And one that I’ve been waiting for for years. Flicker Alley let loose an email blast last week letting the world know that they intend to release the 1923 version of Hunchback of Notre Dame – yes, the iconic silent one starring Lon Chaney – on Blu-ray sometime this coming year. But details were slim.