Cool Stuff: ‘Breaking Bad’ Alchemy on iPad

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The final season of Breaking Bad begins this weekend and, among TV fans, it’s all anyone can talk about. Marathons, theory sharing, and predictions have been occurring non-stop for the past few weeks. It’s all leading up to the first of eight final episodes, which airs Sunday August 11. If you, like us, are greedily devouring everything Breaking Bad as you get ready for the end, you should look into Breaking Bad: Alchemy.

It’s an iBook available in the iTunes Bookstore and is basically every Breaking Bad fan’s dream. Pages and pages of photos, interviews, videos, insight and more for not only the first five seasons, but it’ll be updated during this final season with exclusive content.

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Here’s a story about some evolution and devolution of movie technology. On the one hand, there’s are now Apps for your phone that will tell you whether or not you need to stay after the credits in the film. It’s a fun reaction to Hollywood’s trend of adding new, pertinent information after the credits are rolling.

On the other hand, iTunes Movie Trailers, run by Apple, has taken away the option to both download their files and stream video in 1080p. This is likely a reaction to pirating of exclusive content. Read More »

Now You See Me

The month of May may be filled with superheroes, furious action, spaceships and hangovers, but one film aims to fool all the rest. That’s the star-studded heist film Now You See Me, starring Jesse EisenbergWoody HarrelsonIsla Fisher, Dave Franco ,Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie LaurentMichael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

Directed by Louis Leterrier, the May 31 release follows a group of magicians who perform incredible heists. An inventive piece of viral marketing tied to the film has just kicked off called the Diamond Heist Challenge. The task is simple. Scour the Internet looking for the thirteen diamonds in a deck of cards, each unlocking a very special and exclusive clip from the movie.

And guess what? You’ve already got one as /Film is proud to debut a brand new image from the film that so happens to be the Five of Diamonds part of the challenge. Check it out below. Read More »

Collecting comic books is an expensive hobby. Each issue can cost upwards of $4, then of course you read more than one comic, each story is multiple issues and then maybe there are some crossovers. You could easily spend $100 month reading a bunch of different issues or trying to go back and fill in the blanks.

Or, with Marvel’s new app Marvel Unlimited, you can read them all for a single subscription. In theory.

The app launched this week and, for a limited time, has a $60 annual fee. 13,000 comics are currently on there but, to be fair, they are mostly back issues. So it’s not exactly as exciting as it sounds. Marvel Unlimited allows users to download up to six comics at once for offline viewing; everything else can be read online. Get more info below. Read More »

Kirk, Spock and the crew are back this Summer and Paramount has taken the occasion of the Super Bowl to remind the world of the film’s upcoming release. The Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl commercial is now online, featuring a new look at J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming film, out May 17.

The film once again stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood along with new additions Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch. The latter plays the mysterious villain John Harrison. Check out the spot, which features tons of new things to take in, below.

Watch other 2013 Super Bowl spots at these links: Iron Man 3World War ZThe Lone RangerOz: The Great and PowerfulFast & Furious 6.

In addition, the new Star Trek App revealed tickets are now sale for IMAX 3D fan screenings of the film two days early, May 15. More details below.

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THX App Calibrates Home Theaters With Your Phone

Moviegoers know they’re in good hands when a speaker-shattering THX promo plays before a film. It means the theater lives up to the standards of the LucasFilm-created company that specializes in sound and picture quality. Home theaters claim to be able to produce those crisp images and perfect sound too, but for most of us, it’s hard to tell if our systems are calibrated correctly.

That problem can now be solved from your iPhone. THX has launched the THX Tune-Up App in the App Store. Available free for this week, and $1.99 any time else, it’ll help to make sure your surround sound and HD image are up to THX’s highest possible standards. Read More »

They’re not quite trailers, but two new videos featuring footage and updates on Star Trek Into Darkness have come online. The first is an 18-minute video called  ”Secrets From Inside Bad Robot” which takes the viewer on a tour through the mythic production company, with a strong focus on its editing bays and workflow. In the video, there are a bunch of quick, new glimpses at the J.J. Abrams directed sequel.

The second video is the official onstage annoucncement of the Star Trek Into Darkness app, which was revealed earlier this week. Co-star Alice Eve hit the stage to explain how the app will not only come into play during the Super Bowl, but will faciliate a real world easter egg hunt for the May 17 release. Check them both out below. Read More »

The gang behind Star Trek Into Darkness is going try something new on February 3. That’s Super Bowl Sunday and not only will the latest film from J.J. Abrams have a TV spot featuring new footage, it’ll have some special integration with a brand new app. The app, created by Gimbal, will have several unique features, the first major one being the ability to unlock exclusive content when opened during the commercial. Read all about it after the jump. Read More »

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