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What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse

Phil Simon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Technology and data have transformed many industries--and obliterated others. (Been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Bought a BlackBerry in the last fi...

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Is Twitter the New Blockbuster?

Sherina Harris | Posted 01.07.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Lately I seem to have been finding about all the major happenings in the world on Twitter, so I was not surprised when one of today's big stories was ...

"What a Lovely Day": The Radical Potential of Mad Max: Fury Road

Michael Darer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

"Who killed the world?" asks Mad Max: Fury Road at various points in its runtime. It's a sweeping question and an essential one for the film's brutal beating heart, but unlike a question such as "who watches the watchmen?" there is very little ambiguity here.

Leadership In Challenging Times

Jose Costa | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Jose Costa

It's do or die -- a crisis could be the perfect moment to surpass expectations and make a name for yourself.

'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The first major box office hit charged a staggering $2 admission and reached 50 million people before sound films appeared in 1927. Its millions in profits built Hollywood. Beyond profits, it aimed to educate the public in the values of white supremacy.

Jesus and American Sniper: A Call to Resist

Michael G. Long | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Michael G. Long

That's what Hollywood would have you believe as it entices you to leave your home on Christmas Day so you catch the release of its new blockbuster about a Navy SEAL sniper who kills so-called bad people.

Netflix Made A Big Change, And You Didn't Even Notice

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment

R.I.P., DVD. In the same manner Netflix started rolling out new logos, the company has quietly stopped Saturday DVD deliveries. A Netflix spokesper...

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...