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Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Redbox to raise movie and game rental rates

Just in time for the holiday season, Redbox will be raising the daily rates of its DVD rentals, and following this will be a somewhat substantial price increase for video game rentals in early January. Redbox promises this change will come alongside some improvements to the user experience -- most notably in the form of personalized recommendations -- as well as deals. This follows the company nixing its instant video streaming service Redbox Instant in October due to low user interest.

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Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Last week, Sony put its anticipated Steve Jobs movie in turnaround, and rumor had it Universal Pictures would be stepping up to take over. Nary a week later, that move has been confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a Universal spokesperson. Few other official details are available at this time, but sources say the movie was shopped around for over $30 million. This follows about two years of development Sony has shoveled into the movie, something that faltered after Christian Bale backed out.

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Star Wars 7 trailer released this week: here’s where [UPDATED: More theaters!]

Star Wars 7 trailer released this week: here’s where [UPDATED: More theaters!]

This "holiday week-end" you'll be able to see a trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens, aka Star Wars 7, in select theaters throughout the United States. A limited number of theaters are said to be participating in this "preview" for the film - though we're not entirely sure why our source uses that word. One worker for a theater chain suggests that an internal email has been sent notifying employees that the preview will be coming. We must assume it'll be coming in a steel truck with armed guards, but no confirmation on that bit yet.

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Jurassic World trailer-teaser previews dinosaurs reborn

Jurassic World trailer-teaser previews dinosaurs reborn

If there's an upcoming movie almost guaranteed to get anybody who grew up in the 90s salivating, it's Jurassic World, and so you'll have to forgive us for getting unduly excited about the first trailer teaser. Not due to open in theaters until June 12th, 2015, the movie takes us back to an island of dinosaurs in the most exciting - and, unsurprisingly, dangerous - theme park you can imagine, with original director Steven Spielberg returning to act as executive producer on the new installment.

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AMC introduces the Unlimited Movie Ticket: Interstellar first

AMC introduces the Unlimited Movie Ticket: Interstellar first

Back when Star Wars was first released, it quickly became common - at least with a classic like that - to go to a film more than once in the theater. The trend was summoned once again with Titanic, then again with the Star Wars prequels. AMC Theaters and Paramount Pictures have caught on to the trend at last, revealing an "Unlimited Ticket." This is not like the subscription passes of the past for certain theaters or certain brands. Instead, this is a first-of-its-kind Interstellar-specific ticket.

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MPAA’s “WhereToWatch” hopes to steer you away from piracy

MPAA’s “WhereToWatch” hopes to steer you away from piracy

The MPAA has introduced a new website it hopes will steer you away from piracy by listing all the places (most of them, anyway) where you can get content legally. It's called WhereToWatch.com, and it recently launched in beta form with a clean interface and search functionality. Both TV shows and movies are listed, with content being presented alongside a summary and other relevant information, as well as links to services where it is offered -- and price tags -- listed beneath it.

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George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

An animated movie you probably haven't heard of called Strange Magic will be arriving this coming January, and it revolves around a story written by George Lucas. It is a somewhat surprise announcement, considering how close we are to the launch date, and according to TheWrap, this animated film will be in the style of a musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Some big-name voice talent will be starring in this Lucasfilm production, including Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Back to the Future DeLorean replica is a flying drone

Back to the Future DeLorean replica is a flying drone

If you want a drone to zip around but none quite meet your style needs, you can take a page out of YouTuber's Native118's book and make your own...in the style of a Back to the Future DeLorean. The drone was made piece by piece out of lightweight materials -- including bright glowing LEDs -- to form the most retro-chic quad-copter out there, and it's able to fly around without any hassles. The man behind the drone upload his construction process, lending a helping hand to any DIYers who want to make their own.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in new film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in new film

Oliver Stone, no stranger to charged political movies, is making a film based on the last few years of Edward Snowden’s life. The movie also has a star; Joseph Gordon-Levitt has agreed to take the leading role, playing Snowden as he chose to leak Government secrets and criss-cross the world looking for asylum. Set to start filming this January in Munich, the unnamed film is based on two biographies of Snowden, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

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Jared Leto considered to play Joker in DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ flick

Jared Leto considered to play Joker in DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ flick

Sources close the development of Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie have tipped that Oscar winner and musician Jared Leto is being eyed to play The Joker in the DC comic book adaptation. Currently scheduled for release in August 2016, Suicide Squad sees a group of supervillains tasked by the government in an opportunity to right their past wrongs by taking on missions that may cost them their lives.

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