August 20, 2011

Warner Brothers Pulling Movies from Redbox… Blockbuster Exclusive

About a year back Warn­er Broth­ers announced that it would be releas­ing it’s movies for rent at block­buster 28 days before they released them to Red­box, Net­flix and oth­ers.  Today, after dis­cussing this with a cou­ple of Block­buster employ­ees  Warn­er Broth­ers and pos­si­bly one oth­er stu­dio are going to be pulling their movies from Red Box and going with Block­buster exclu­sive­ly.  This is big news as this is the first time a stu­dio, to my knowl­edge, has ever gone exlu­sive­ly with a sin­gle deliv­ery method for it’s movie titles out­side of the Beta­max vs. VHS and HDDVD vs BLU-RAY. Exclu­siv­i­ty from any giv­en movie pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny could frag­ment the rental mar­ket and shift the bal­ance of pow­er over to what was con­sid­ered to be a dying com­pa­ny.  Block­buster, who was recent­ly pur­chased by dish net­work has gone through a series of reor­ga­ni­za­tions to make theRead more…

July 22, 2011

Robert Rodriguez and AMD are Going to make Sweet, Sweet L.…. er Movies Together

Robert Rodriguez announced yes­ter­day at Com­ic con that his new­ly formed pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny “Quick Draw Pro­duc­tions” will part­ner with AMD to help bring his future projects to light using the Vision Tech­nol­o­gy that AMD has devel­oped.   “Spy Kids 4” releas­ing next month is the first of his films to use AMD’s new tech… I’m not going to see Spy Kids BUT he did announce a Heavy Met­al series of movies and video games, remak­ing the clas­sic ani­mat­ed “Fire and Ice” and “Sin City 2” which will all use this new tech in post in some form or anoth­er. All I have to say is bring on the pop corn baby I’ll be campin at the the­ater for the next year or two!   Will this pro­pel AMD and Radeon graph­ics past their arch neme­sis Intel and Nvidia? God IRead more…

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