Sony PS3 owners can get access to a new streaming movie application on the game console as of today. The streaming movie application is Epix and it will be coming to the PlayStation Vita as well in the coming weeks. Epix is more like HBO Go and other premium cable network streaming programs than Netflix.
Just a few days ago, Marvel announced a new "Unlimited" comic book plan where you can have access to 13,000 digital comic books for $60 a year. However, if you don't want to pay up, you can grab 700 first-issue digital comic books for free. The offer is good until tomorrow at 11 pm ET, and since you can't download all 700 issues at once, you better get to downloading right this instant.
Today is the day we continue the Tony Stark saga with the first full theatrical trailer for Iron Man 3, complete with full views of the main villain, plotline confirmations galore, and a bit of a teaser of what's sure to be the final battle of the film. This movie contains much contemplation on the part of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark character and some hard decisions made by both he and his associates regarding the defense of the United States of America. To do this, for starters, they'll be rolling out with Iron Patriot - clad in the stars and stripes of the USA flag on an Iron Man body.
This week the president of Marvel has confirmed that two characters you, as an average everyday citizen, may have overlooked as a youngster are now headed for "Phase Three" of the Marvel-made (and Disney-owned) major motion picture saga. It's Ant-Man that'll be jamming forth with Doctor Strange somewhere in the mix as well. Not that these two fellows will be coming up in the same film necessarily, but that they're both on the docket without a doubt.
We turned to our old pal Wikipedia a lot this year, but judging from a list of the most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012 put together by Johan Gunnarsson, some of the pages we visited most might surprise you. Wikipedia doesn't rank its pages at the end of the year like so many other sites do, so Gunnarsson put the 100-entry list together by looking at the service's log files. The page users visited most in 2012? Facebook, by a pretty significant amount.
It was predicted earlier in the year that the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, was going to be the most-pirated TV show of the year, and it looks like that's finally come true. TorrentFreak has issued their yearly list of the most pirated TV shows and movies, and Project X received the crown for the most-pirated film of 2012.
Facebook has already done their year-end thing for 2012, and so has Twitter and Google. Apple is joining in on the fun with their own "Best of 2012" apps in the iTunes App Store. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from in the App Store, and there’s a pretty good chance you missed some great ones that came out in 2012. Apple has your back, though.
This week the upcoming president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has made it clear to employess that she intended them to release 2-3 Star Wars films a year starting in 2015 with Episode VII. After the announcement was made by George Lucas himself that Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars industry had been sold to Disney, it was just as giant a news flash that this meant a sequel to the 6th film in the series Return of the Jedi. Just about the only blast that could possibly have topped such an announcement is this: it's just the beginning!
It's time for the directors and writers to chime in on the idea that Star Wars Episode 7, that taking place in the storyline after the first 6, will be made and released in 2015. This news came this week concurrently with the fact that George Lucas had sold the entirety of LucasFilm (his own production company) to Disney along with the rights to Star Wars itself. Lucas will remain part of the universe as a creative consultant, and the 7th, 8th, and 9th movies have been confirmed all at once - several big names in the film industry have commented in the short time since this announcement was made.
You're a lucky person if you're looking for a teaser of a teaser for Iron Man 3, because Marvel has just blasted us all directly in the face with 17 seconds of video you'll never forget. This teaser trailer is a teaser of a teaser - strange as that may be - with visions of a new inverted Iron Man suit, the back of Ben Kingsley's head, and lots of inception "BWOM" feelings with electronic buzzing blasts in the audio department. Needless to say, this trailer doesn't exactly tell us a whole lot.