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Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

The nation's top theater chains are not bowing down to a new Weinstein Co. deal with Netflix and IMAX. On Monday night, Weinstein Co. announced it will simultaneously debut a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel on Netflix and IMAX theaters on Aug. 28. Weinstein Co. Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement that ...

Netflix to Produce and Stream ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

Netflix to Produce and Stream ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer. The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is ...

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

If you think getting your next job is tough, try selling a movie idea. Since studios are seeing many more ideas than your potential next employer sees candidates, the Hollywood Pitch has been honed to generate an immediate desire to purchase. If you are intrigued with this concept, here’s the first article worth ...

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple's iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that's just changed. Before, only iTunes on the desktop users could view extras that came with movies that were purchased from Apple; things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 —which went out today — along with a ...

Harry Potter’s Marauder’s Map is Now Real, Thanks to The Internet of Things

Harry Potter’s Marauder’s Map is Now Real, Thanks to The Internet of Things

University of Virginia associate professor Kamin Whitehouse thinks people want to know where everyone is in their house: Who’s taking the long shower? Who left the air conditioner on when they left the house? “Today's smart home sensors are about appliances, lights, and devices in the home, but not really about the ...

Amazon and Warner Bros. Close to Settling DVD Dispute

Amazon and Warner Bros. Close to Settling DVD Dispute

Amazon and Warner Bros. are close to resolving a dispute that has kept customers from being able to pre-order movies from the studio, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Home-video customers can now pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray version of “Transcendence,” due out in disc format from the Time Warner ...

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Bans Google Glass

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Bans Google Glass

In another setback for Google Glass wearers, a chain of movie theaters is banning the high-tech specs. Tim League, the CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, tweeted the announcement on Monday (below). Glass owners cannot wear the device inside Alamo auditoriums once the movie lights have dimmed, he explained. In response to ...

Amazon Has Stopped Accepting Pre-Orders for Warner Movies

Amazon Has Stopped Accepting Pre-Orders for Warner Movies

The Everything Store is shrinking again. Amazon customers who want to order forthcoming Warner Home Video features, including “The Lego Movie,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Transcendence,” are finding it impossible to do so. The retailer’s refusal to sell the movies is part of its ...

Netflix (and Other Video Services) to Make More Money Than Movie Theaters by 2018

Netflix (and Other Video Services) to Make More Money Than Movie Theaters by 2018

Do you prefer a night in with Netflix over paying $8 for popcorn at the theater? You’re not alone: Box office revenue has been flat over the past few years while online video revenue has grown dramatically, and this is starting to change how Hollywood makes its money. The new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Entertainment and ...

Redbox to Close Over 500 Rental Locations This Year

Redbox to Close Over 500 Rental Locations This Year

Redbox's streak of big growth is over: the company says it plans to uninstall more than 500 of its DVD / Blu-ray rental kiosks this year. The move comes after Redbox saw its revenue increase by just 3 percent last year, and The Wall Street Journal says it's not likely to see better results in 2014. But beyond the flat ...