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Now Playing: Spiderman. Again.

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

We at The Final Edition noticed that the listings at the local movie theaters seem awfully familiar... For more, check out The Final Edition Radio ...

The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars

Phil Simon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Retail is undergoing a massive transformation as we speak. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and apps, constantly connected customers are now able to ...

There Is Still a Category Missing at the Academy Awards

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Besides a great script/cast, many technical aspects are needed to create the magic the moviegoer sees on screen. Almost all these important pieces are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with categories at the Oscars.

The Demise of Blockbuster: A Big LOL

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Stephen Robert Morse

LOL. That's really the only emotion that comes to mind when I read from the recent piece in PandoDaily: Back in the heady days of 2000, Netflix had 3...

A Pregnant Hostage, a Fake Homosexual, and a Man Who Cannot Walk

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

A few of the French movies I like best, available in the U.S. Not necessarily very recent, but not to be missed nevertheless. Trust me, I am French.

Why Do We Love to Go to the Movies?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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A South Georgia Christmas

Ashley Underwood | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

My great aunt Brenda Ann used to visit our house every Christmas and return all the gifts we had given her the previous year. "I hated this," she would tell my mother as Mom unwrapped the Sleeping Beauty VHS cassette that she had fought over with an 8 year old at the Blockbuster bargain bin.

Redbox, How I Yearn for Blockbuster

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The source of my ire began on a recent Friday when I was charged with renting a movie suitable for 11-year-old viewing. Translation? Something void of gratuitous sex, nonstop profanity or Jason Statham. Monsters University fit the bill.

'This Is The End' Was The Last Blockbuster Rental

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

The last movie ever rented at a Blockbuster video store was, in an appropriate twist, "This is the End." A representative from Blockbuster posted a...

Long-term Business Success Means Seeing the Future

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

To ensure long-term success, you must engage in a comprehensive examination of your business that includes evaluating the past and "visioning" the future. This process involves what you have done and what you need to do to ensure that it has the "legs" to sustain itself.

Caroline Fairchild

Blockbuster Didn't Have To Die, And This Video Rental Company Proves It

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

Blockbuster may be dead, but people are still going out and renting movies -- at least according to the president of the country's largest movie renta...

How We're Reacting To Blockbuster Closing Its Stores

Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy

We've reached the end of an era, friends. Granted, most of us thought that era ended a long time ago, but today's news let us know, emphatically, that...

Blockbuster Closing All Of Its Remaining Retail Stores

Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

Blockbuster plans to end all domestic retail activity, as well as its by-mail movie distribution, by early 2014, the home movie provider's parent comp...

What To Say When Your Kid Asks What A Video Store Is

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents

Once upon a time, people did not carry screens in their pockets. If you wanted to watch a movie, you had to travel out into the world -- to a place ca...

The Gravity in Gravity

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

In my mind, the film is about transcending gravity; the quest to live life a few feet off the ground. The Kaballah teaches that growth and impact emerge from living outside our comfort zone. The ground offers security but the most memorable moments in life and fulfillment arise when we strive to live a little higher and brighter.

Fan Richard Foos Finally Frees Fridays' DVD's

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Melanie Chartoff

Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Why Having a Platform May be the Only Way to Sell Books

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Some years back, the industry starting tossing out the word "platform" like confetti during Mardi Gras. Everyone was using the phrase and it quickly b...

Be Kind -- Fast Forward!

Gerry Gavin | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Gerry Gavin

Every act of kindness is crucial and in a world that is charged with violence and misunderstood hatred and fear, there needs to be a force to counteract that energy -- a force for good that is staffed not by governments but by people just like you and me, who want nothing more than to live in a world of kindness and peace.

'I Had Never Been So Completely Enraptured By A Movie'

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.30.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Just last week, there was a piece on summer blockbusters on Post/50, and the leading photo was from Jaws. It was released nationwide on June 20th, 197...

Dell Game: Why Carl Icahn's Activism Is Bad for the Company

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Carl Icahn, relentless corporate raider, is back again and with a proposal that could put computer maker Dell on the road to becoming another Blockbuster or TWA.

The Deep

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment
Edward M. Weinman

With the blockbuster 2 Guns set to explode across U.S. multiplexes this summer, renegade filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) is about to become Iceland's most popular cultural export.

Bad to Worse: Why Shareholder Activism Hurts Shareholders

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

One of the ways (theoretically) in which businesses are held accountable by the public, or at least those with stock portfolios, is through shareholder activism. However, in practice, shareholder activism can actually be a case of a disease being used to cure an illness.

3,000 Blockbuster Workers Laid Off As More Stores Close

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

DENVER (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees. ...

Denver Musician Esmé Patterson and Comedian Kevin O'Brien on New Skin for Old Ceremonies

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 12.17.2012 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Denver-based musical polymath Esmé Patterson and stand-up comedian Kevin O'Brien joins us this week on the Denver Diatribe podcast to peel back new skin for old ceremonies.