Prima Cinema

Hollywood and the movie theaters have finally figured out a system they agree on to screen first run movies in your house. It costs $35,000 for the hardware and a $500 per rental.

A company called PRIMA Cinema has created a system that allows people to watch movies opening in theaters in their homes. The $35,000 hardware includes multiple failsafes to ensure the film looks and sounds great. It also includes a separate biometric security system so only the person who is authorized to watch the movie is watching the movie. After that, each rental is $500 but you are required to pre buy 10 movies at the start, so the whole system costs $40,000. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 filming

At this time next year, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will almost be in the can. Writer/director James Gunn took to Periscope late last week to answer questions about the highly anticipated release, and revealed that it will start filming in February 2016 in Atlanta, GA at Pinewood Studios. That’s where Ant-Man shot and Captain America: Civil War will soon shoot. Read more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 filming below. Read More »

WonderCon Moving to Los Angeles in 2016

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WonderCon is on the move, again. Officials have announced that the convention will relocate next year from Anaheim to Los Angeles, in order to accommodate construction at the Anaheim Convention Center. Get all the details on the WonderCon Los Angeles move after the jump.  Read More »

Would You Buy a Movie “Superticket?”

superticket

Movie theaters are always looking for an edge. A way to draw people into their establishment and away from their laptops, streaming services and big screen televisions. They’ve tried almost everything. Now, a cinema in the UK is trying something that mixes media. It’s an idea that’s been tried on a small scale in North America, but this is the first time in the UK. It’s an idea that begs the question, is this the answer?

The idea is a Superticket. It’s a ticket that not only gives you admission to a movie, but a future download to a digital copy of the film. We’ll discuss more below. Read More »

Paul Walker Fast Furious 6

Furious 7 is a little over a week away and fans of the franchise are going to flip. The action is bigger, the emotion is deeper, and the way the franchise pays tribute to the tragedy of Paul Walker‘s death is incredible. No spoilers, but watching the film, I cried more than I’ve cried in a movie in years. It’s a truly beautiful send-off that was put together using many different techniques. We’ve already reported that Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb were on set to help out. But producers also used unused footage from previous movies to complete some key shots.

Again, we won’t spoil any of the specifics but Weta Digital was reportedly employed to complete a process that used old footage digitally composted onto new shots. Director James Wan wouldn’t confirm that to us, but a new report does. Below, read his quotes about the Paul Walker Furious 7 magic and more. Read More »

Spider-Man auditions

Currently there are two big debates going on among Spider-Man movie fans. First: will the character in the third reboot be Peter Parker or Miles Morales? Second, how old will the actor be? The answer to that second question has been widely reported as “younger than previous versions” and now a report of a secret audition seems to confirm that. Along the way, it likely answers the first question, too.

Mateus Ward, a 16-year-old currently seen on the TNT show Murder in the First, reportedly did an audition for the role of Spider-Man. Read more about the Spider-Man auditions below. Read More »

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Report: Apple to Launch TV Service This Fall

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2015 is shaping up to be a great year for cord cutters, at least if they’re Apple fans. Following last week’s announcement of HBO Now, Apple is reportedly planning a TV service to launch in the fall. Learn everything we know about the new Apple TV service after the jump.  Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Whether you’re into boxing, singing rodents, or BDSM, there’s something in here for you. After the jump:

  • Michael B. Jordan gets into fighting shape for Creed
  • The Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 cast continues to grow
  • The Sharknado labor strike rains down upon DC
  • Fifty Shades stars want bigger paychecks for the sequel
  • Spectre adds Stephanie Sigman as another Bond girl
  • A knife attack and an injury threaten Pirates 5
  • Nick Hornby shares his thoughts on a High Fidelity sequel
  • Neill Blomkamp has more stuff to say about Alien
  • Bradley Cooper did one day on the Wet Hot prequel

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Showtime Also Has Plans to Offer Standalone Streaming

Showtime Anytime

Not to be outdone by competitor HBO, Showtime has announced that it, too, has plans for a standalone streaming option. According to CBS Corp head Les Moonves, “the floodgate is now open” for such a service, and we can expect it to debut “in the not-too-distant future.” Learn more about the upcoming Showtime streaming service after the jump.  Read More »