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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...

The Cream Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will take a day and a stack of screeners (or links) and apply my 20-minute rule: I'll watch for 20 minutes and then decide if it's worth continuing. Many don't even take that long. Because a movie worth watching announces itself almost from its first frame.

Why No One Cares About This Year's Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.

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 Scourge of Texting in Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nothing, however, pulls you out of that zone -- that sweet spot of movie viewing -- as the sudden intrusion of a brightly lit screen of someone's cell phone in your line of sight.

Movie Review: Getaway

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getaway is like the ultimate reductionist car-centric action film. It feels less like a movie made from an actual script and more like director Courtney Solomon composed a list of things he wanted to put in, then assembled those items into something that vaguely resembled a movie.

Just Seen It: Disney's Planes Movie Review

Zorianna Kit | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

This week I'm a guest reviewer on the PBS movie review series Just Seen It. I join reviewers Liz Manashil and Sean Wright to discuss the film, whic...

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

There Are Too Damn Many Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the most important thing: The majority of them aren't worth seeing or reviewing. There used to be filters for this kind of thing. They were called film festivals.

10 Inexpensive Out-Of-The-Box Gift Ideas

Kathryn Livingston | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn Livingston

What's the message we're giving our kids about presents? Does a gift really have to come in a box, have a fancy price tag and a designer label? With economic turmoil swirling all around us, I wonder if this would be a good time to teach kids that we can think outside the box when it comes to gift-giving.

10 Inexpensive Out-Of-The-Box Gift Ideas

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

What's the message we're giving our kids about presents? Does a gift really have to come in a box, have a fancy price tag and a designer label? With economic turmoil swirling all around us, I wonder if this would be a good time to teach kids that we can think outside the box when it comes to gift-giving.

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star Hannah Hart's Guide to Cocktail Mixing

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.11.2013 | Food
Shira Lazar

While the show starts off with a straightforward Whiskey Ginger, our resident mixologist proceeds to get really creative by serving up her original Jar-garitas and even concocting a special "What's Trending" cocktail! (It's a tasty mixture of pineapple juice, ginger ale and vodka.)

Future of Film: What Is a Movie's Sell-By Date?

Tribeca | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

What is a movie's sell-by date? Studios give tremendous care to the timing of a release date, taking into account competitive films, holidays, market analysis, and executive instincts above my paygrade.

Google vs. Hollywood: The Worst of Enemies, The Best of Friends (Potentially)

Robert Simpson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Robert Simpson

The battle raging between the big Hollywood film studios and the giant of Silicon Valley is probably the most pointless and futile conflict being rage...

Seeking Cinematic Sustenance in a Saturated World

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

There certainly are more movies than ever to choose from nowadays. But the ability to produce a higher quantity doesn't always yield a higher quality.

What You Need To Know About Netflix's New Business

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology

-- Here are basic questions and answers about Netflix Inc.'s decision to split off its DVD-by-mail service and rename it "Qwikster." Q: Why is Netfl...

5 Must-See Indie Movies

Leonard Maltin | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, and a traditionally fallow period for good movies as studios and distributors dump a lot of crummy movies ...

Universal Orlando's 'Celebration Of The Harry Potter Films': The Cure For Post-Potter Depression?

Jim Hill | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Have you been moping around the house ever since you saw Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 because -- unless J.K. Rowling decides to write another book about Harry, Ron & Hermoine's adventures -- there'll be no more trips to Hogwarts?

Netflix's New Pricing Model Makes Sense if You Use Other Services for Newer Content

Larry Magid | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Like all businesses, Netflix needs to have a model that's sustainable and I believe them when they say that they can't afford to mail you a DVD for only $2 a month over the streaming only service.

Actor Aaron Eckhart Gets Militant About Battle: Los Angeles -- Now on DVD

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"It took me a long time to get over the movie," Eckhart said. "I'm ready for the sequel. I wear khakis, keep my hair short, and stay by the phone."

The Tree of Life: Your Summer Popcorn Flick It Ain't

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

The Tree of Life isn't exactly what its trailer suggests. Watch its marketing tool, and you get the idea that it's a poignant story about a young fam...

Out On DVD, The Secret life of Gnomeo & Juliet Is Revealed -- As Told by Its Director

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Summer is almost upon us, so what a perfect time to release Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD. In this exclusive interview, Veteran Director Kelly Asbury tells his tale of the film's creation and all the in-jokes considered.

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin I'm no snob when it comes to movies, but I've come to dread the onslaught of summer blockbusters--a feeling not dispelled by the a...

As the Wheels Turn: The Drive-By Truckers Will Take You for a Ride

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A band built on longevity, sheer stamina, homespun lyrics and double-barreled guitar blasts is a testament to their willpower. Drive-By Truckers get a lot of mileage out of their act, but how far can they go before running out of gas?

The New Interactive Book: Not Just Your Old-Fashioned Videobook

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Benesh

FlyingWord is creating a line of books that immerses the reader in a totally new experience. And it's not a matter of adding video or audio streams, as on typical DVDs.