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DVDs -- Even George Clooney's Flops Are Cool

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

George Clooney is such a savvy, old school Hollywood star that even the movies he makes that don't quite work just seem to add to his stature.

The Promise of On-Demand Viewing: From "What's Out" to "What's Great"

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

With on-demand in full flower, consumers will confront a vastly larger universe of choice, representing the entire breadth of this century-old medium, not just the most recent theatrical releases.

The Return of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

Mystery Science Theater 3000 just sounds like something nerds would like. It elevated low-budget to high-concept: a couple of guys cracking jokes at b...

DVDs: Leave Star Trek Alone!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The TV series Star Trek is being released on DVD in a new and "improved" version that cleans up and removes old special effects and inserts brand new ones that never existed.

DVDs: Scorsese Falls Short Of Scorsese

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Martin Scorsese has directed one of the best concert films of all time. Unfortunately, it's most definitely NOT Rolling Stones: Shine A Light.

SAG DVD Residuals Increase: RIP

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Three years from now, when the SAG agreement and WGA agreement expire a month apart, the unions may decide to try once again to increase DVD residuals.

TV Shows and Films May or May Not Be in Jeopardy: Nonetheless, Studios Won't Have it So Easy Screwing the Talent

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Thanks to the WGA strike, management now takes the artistic community seriously, but it couldn't have been accomplished without the support provided by the Screen Actors Guild.

DVDs: A Stop-Loss on Iraq War Movies

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Director Kimberly Pierce's follow-up to her brilliant Boys Don't Cry squanders a fine cast on a timid story about soldiers upset over being forcibly re-enlisted via a backdoor draft.

DVDs: TV Show Boxed Set Rip-Offs

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A spreading practice needs to be stopped right now. A number of studios -- led by Paramount/CBS -- are releasing old TV shows in half-season sets.

DVDs: Can Shia LaBeouf Play Indy?

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've been away for a few weeks so let's play catch up on some of the top DVD releases of the past four weeks.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on HD DVD Players

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. said it will stop making HD DVD players for its Xbox 360 video game system after Toshiba Corp. ceded the high-definiti...

Blu-Ray's Big Triumph At Gadget Show

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The International Consumer Electronics Show is turning out to be a celebration party for Blu-ray, the high-definition format that Sony Corp. backed, a...

WB To Use Blu-Ray Exclusively For DVDs

AP | Alex Veiga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warner Bros. Entertainment said Friday it will release high-definition DVDs exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format, becoming the latest studio to reje...