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Disney, Sony Testing Premium Video-on-demand Service In S. Korea

26th June 2013

Stymied by theater owners in their effort to launch a premium video-on-demand service that would make some movies available for online rental while they are still showing in theaters, Disney and Sony have begun testing...

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Movie Reviews: Man Of Steel

14th June 2013

Man of Steel is another one of those movies that are often described as critic-proof. Good thing, too, because most critics are flinging kryptonite at it. Referring to the opening scenes, which describe the birth...

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Movie Reviews: After Earth

31st May 2013

If Will Smith had hoped to spend some quality time making a movie with his son Jaden, he should have picked a different screenplay rather than sticking with the one that he himself proposed, most...

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Holder Tells Reporters He'll No Longer Target Them

31st May 2013

That off the record meeting with reporters that Attorney General Eric Holder had arranged to discuss the DOJ's investigations of leaks of classified information to the press turned out to be anything but. Although several...

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Movie Reviews: The Great Gatsby

10th May 2013

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, 'The Great Gatsby' Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year. But in fact,...

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Amazon: More E-gadgets To Follow Kindle

10th May 2013

Flushed with the success of its Kindle ebook reader, Amazon is planning to introduce a number of other e-commerce gadgets, including a smartphone that will produce 3D images without glasses, the Wall Street Journal reported...

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Is Hollywood Spending Itself Into Disaster?

3rd May 2013

Hollywood is preparing to release some 22 big-budget movies this summer versus 15 a year ago and 12-15 during the previous three summers, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Friday), noting that the release schedule...

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Fox Refusing China's Payment For Pi

29th April 2013

Marking the latest dispute between Beijing and Hollywood, 20th Century Fox is refusing to accept about $23 million that China claims is its share of the box-office receipts for Life of Pi, the Wall Street...

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Home Video: What's Old Is New Again

22nd April 2013

Amid declining home-video sales of recent movie titles, Hollywood studios are ramping up releases of DVD and Blu-ray Disc restorations of classic films, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday). Citing figures from researchers IHS...

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Movie Reviews: Oblivion

19th April 2013

Even most critics who slam the script for Oblivion, the sci-fi blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, concede that the movie looks spectacular. Consider the judgment of Peter Howell in the Toronto Star: Certainly there are no...

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Studio Chief Proposes Theaters And Studios Partner With Vod

18th April 2013

Until now, theater owners have balked at any attempt by studios to make their movies available online at a premium price while they are still in theaters. In fact, some exhibitors have threatened to boycott...

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Theater Chains Halt Selling Iron Man 3 Tickets

18th April 2013

Ordinarily, the annual conference of theater owners known as CinemaCon is not the setting for much controversy. That's not the case this year. Regal Entertainment and AMC Entertainment, the nation's top two exhibitors, have reportedly...

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Al Jazeera Hires Investigative Team Headed By Pulitzer Winner

16th April 2013

Al Jazeera America announced on Monday that it has brought together a team of 16 investigative journalists headed by Edward Pound, a Pulitzer Prize winner, whose byline has appeared in the New York Times, the...

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Movie Reviews: 42

12th April 2013

Older viewers often complain that they don't make movies like they used to. But judging from the reviews of 42, a biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball, this is a...

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Report: World War Z Altered To Curry Favor With China

1st April 2013

aising increasing concerns that China's often heavy-handed censorship policies will be reflected in the content of Hollywood movies, TheWrap.com reported on Sunday that Paramount execs asked the producers of World War Z to remove a...

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Historical Error In Lincoln Will Stand, Says Writer

12th February 2013

Neither Lincoln director Steven Spielberg nor writer Tony Kushner nor anyone at DreamWorks or the Walt Disney Co. is apparently going to apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut's vote on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which...

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Movie Reviews: Side Effects

8th February 2013

Nearly all of the reviews for Side Effects refer to director Steven Soderbergh's recent declaration that he intends to put filmmaking behind him -- and that this is his last film. Several use almost identical...

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Movie Reviews: Identity Thief

8th February 2013

Several critics agree that the one-minute pitch for Identity Thief must have been a doozy: a guy (Jason Bateman) discovers that his career is potentially in shambles because of someone (Melissa McCarthy) who has stolen...

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Hundreds Of Full-length Movies Appearing On Youtube -- Illegally

8th February 2013

Amir Efrati, who covers the major Internet operators such as Google and Yahoo! for the Wall Street Journal, noticed that several full-length feature films were available on YouTube. Checking further he discovered that indeed hundreds...

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Dreamworks Animation Teeters

7th February 2013

The studio that brought you Shrek had a day on Wall Street that could be likened to dreck. Stock in DreamWorks Animation tumbled 3.8 percent to $16.75 -- a tad above its 52-week low of...

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Twc Dumps Current Tv After Sale To Al-jazeera

3rd January 2013

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading This channel is no longer available. The cable company...

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Wall Street Journal Shoots Down Reports Of An Intel Tv

2nd January 2013

Even as reports continued to proliferate that Intel plans to unveil a "smart TV at the Consumer Electronics Show next week that would allow users to pay for only the broadcast and cable programs they...

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Wall Street Journal Shoots Down Reports Of An Intel Tv

2nd January 2013

Even as reports continued to proliferate that Intel plans to unveil a smart TV at the Consumer Electronics Show next week that would allow users to pay for only the broadcast and cable programs they...

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Icahn Girds For War With Netflix Chief

14th November 2012

Carl Icahn, who has taken a 10-percent stake in Netflix, has vowed to find a buyer for the video rental company who'll be willing to pay a hefty premium for its weakened stock and sort...

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Cablers Charging More For Internet Alone Than For Bundle With Tv

14th November 2012

Cable companies are fighting back against subscribers who want to cut the cord -- drop their TV service and watch shows via video websites on the Internet. Some cable ISPs are now charging more for...

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Movie Reviews: Lincoln

9th November 2012

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln opens in just 11 theaters this weekend, testing whether a film so conceived and so dedicated can endure when it opens wide next weekend. If word of mouth is anywhere near as...

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Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

5th November 2012

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

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Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

5th November 2012

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

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Movie Reviews: Wreck-it Ralph

2nd November 2012

The reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the videogame-themed Wreck-It Ralph, something that will come as a welcome relief to the workforce at Disney Animation, who have had to endure years of negative comparisons with their...

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Movie Reviews: Flight

2nd November 2012

While virtually every review of Flight, starring Denzel Washington,is positive, those reviews are mostly tempered by some hard-edged criticism. Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle spends the first 90 percent of his review praising...

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