LG electronics has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring 3-D Disney films to its 3-D TV platform. The Disney flicks will be available on LG's 3-D World in the coming months. Some 3D Disney films are on the service now with more coming.
Starting on October 11th, 2012, you'll be able to take command of your favorite Marvel Comics superheroes and villains in a brand new game for both iOS and Android devices. This game is a hero card-based game working with all of your favorite classic heroes like Spider-Man and Captain America and introduces a brand new narrative to the comic-based environment. Here you'll not be facing just Loki as it was in the Avengers movie just released to digital download at the end of last month, you'll be diving in with the whole Marvel universe in strides!
Any review of the movie LOOPER that tells you essentially any elements of the plot is going to be written by a jerk who doesn't want you to get the full movie experience - take that to the bank. What we're going to talk about here and now is how you need to see the movie and what sort of mood you need to be in. LOOPER is a time travel movie when you go into it, and a bit of a baffling mystery wrapped inside an enigma when you walk out of it - but you wont be walking right out of it, you'll be sitting in the chair thinking about what you just watched, just like you're supposed to while the credits are rolling.
It's time for the first big official list of Wii U games to be brought to light, and with the pricing for the USA, Europe, and Japan already set alongside a November store date, the fun can begin! Starting with such giant titles as The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, LEGO and Donky Kong, it's looking like Nintendo may still have some magic under their belt. Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime seems to think so too, noting that "the new system also creates extraordinary new possibilities for game developers, bound only by the limits of their imaginations.”
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One of the features that lures people to purchase an Amazon Prime membership is the unlimited streaming via Prime Instant Video. The streaming service is available on the Kindle Fire, PS3, Xbox 360, iPad, and hundreds of other devices such as smart TVs. Amazon has announced a new agreement that brings even more video to the streaming service.
If you want to the theaters this summer to see The Avengers, you may or may not know that Joss Whedon was involved with the project. The Avengers was a massive hit, was easily the biggest film of the summer, and made a huge amount of money. If you miss the days of Marvel superheroes on TV, a new series is in the works from Whedon.
With the next chapter in the Bourne storyline ready to unfold on the big screen tomorrow, Director Tony Gilroy has been more than open about his cut-down on massive camera movement for eye candy. In an interview with Now Toronto's Norman Wilner, Gilroy begins by noting how unexpected it was to be coming back to the series: "After I wrote Ultimatum, I was, 'Man, I'll never be back here again." He quickly changed a tune once the ideas for a whole new character started flowing, and the aesthetic of the film itself was to be back on the drawing board as well.
Research firm NPD Group has published its latest statistics looking at the movie rental industry for the first half of 2012. According to the statistics, the movie rental industry declined 10% overall during the first half of 2012. The 10% decline is compared to the first half of 2011. NPD says the decline is occurring even though consumers are switching from physical media to digital rentals.
In a rather unceremoniously and suspiciously low-key fashion, Fox has confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel to this summer's science fiction smash hit Prometheus. This news bit comes to The Hollywood Reporter via Fox president of production Emma Watts, who notes that, "Ridley [Scott] is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it." It would appear that at least two major actors from the first film are signed on to the project as well - but we must warn you that knowing who they are may very well spoil the first movie for you - so beware!