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A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

Earlier this week it was reported that Sean Parker of Napster fame was developing a new movie service that would allow viewers to watch new films at home on the same day they debut in theaters. Dubbed "Screening Room," the service has been pitched to several major Hollywood studios, with promises that it would feature secure anti-piracy technology. However, the really interesting bit is that viewers would need to pay $50 each time they view a movie, on top of a $150 set-top box purchase.

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Assassin’s Creed movie ticket preorder includes a crossbow for $1200

Assassin’s Creed movie ticket preorder includes a crossbow for $1200

You wouldn't bat an eye at the announcement of a pre-order campaign for a big upcoming video game — one where an increased price and down payment includes anything from a figurine to in-game items like weapons or costumes — so developer Ubisoft is looking to apply the same strategy to the theatrical movie release of Assassin's Creed. For a whopping $1,200 you can pre-order your ticket to the movie, which isn't expected until December, and score a replica crossbow.

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Open Season: Scared Silly director speaks on his wild animation past

Open Season: Scared Silly director speaks on his wild animation past

The film Open Season: Scared Silly is out now - how well do you know its director? Did you know that he was also responsible for the cult classic cartoon Cow and Chicken - and (of course) I AM Weasel as well? Back when the original Open Season was first released, it was back in the early days of big-time 3D-animated films - the year 2006! Back then, Feiss was asked by Sony Pictures Animation to be Head of Story on the film. Since then the movie has spawned three sequels, the latest of which comes out this week!

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Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

When you think about what makes a movie successful, you often think of the actors, writers, and director. These people might seem like the backbone of the movie making process, but they're not the only ones that have a large amount of control over the way the final product looks. One way to easily see this is by watching a fan re-cut something such as a trailer.

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Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Today the full Ghostbusters trailer has been released, and it's explosive. You'll see Slimer. You'll see the proton packs. You'll see the reason why these four actors were chosen for their respective roles. You'll be reminded of the original Ghostbusters in the best way possible. And there'll be a lot of special effects - so many that you'll forget what made the original Ghostbusters so excellent and memorable. This is a whole new generation, after all.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

If the return of Full House wasn't enough to satisfy your nostalgic entertainment needs, maybe this will do it: Legends of the Hidden Temple, the game show from Nickelodeon's 90s-era past, is heading back to television. Both Legends and former cartoon superstar Hey Arnold! will be resurrected in the form of television movies, and we have interns to thank for making it a reality.

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New on Netflix in March: list of all movies and TV shows added this month

New on Netflix in March: list of all movies and TV shows added this month

For March of 2016, Netflix is adding a whole slew of new programming - movies and TV shows alike. Should we even call them TV shows anymore? Maybe more like "flix" - streamable shows of all sorts. In this batch you'll find a bit batch being released on the 1st, then a few here and there for the rest of the month, just a few at a time. If you're waiting for Sunshine Superman, you'll be waiting until the 31st.

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Amazon shells out $15m for Woody Allen’s upcoming movie

Amazon shells out $15m for Woody Allen’s upcoming movie

Amazon Studios has muscled out the competition with a $15 million acquisition of Woody Allen's upcoming -- and unnamed -- movie. The film, which stars Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart, follows the eight movies Allen offered up to Sony Pictures, and reportedly will include another $5 million or so in advertisement costs.

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J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Lucasfilm and Disney have an announcement for Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers alike: the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are returning for 2016. In what used to be a tradition for the Star Wars fan community, Lucasfilm and Disney have brought it back for the last few years, apparently turning it into an annual event to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams even introduces the competition in the announcement video below.

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Original Star Wars 1977 theater version released for free

Original Star Wars 1977 theater version released for free

Not by George Lucas' or Disney's will, but by the will of the people, the original version of Star Wars has been released. Truly it is a good day, a day which will be long remembered. Today is a day in which you will be able to attain the 1977 edition of the original Star Wars movie. This was before it was titled Star Wars: A New Hope. For those of you that are unaware, the first big change to Star Wars game in its re-release in 1981 - from there it continued to evolve. Now we have the 35mm original.

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Batman v Superman trailers show film you wont see

Batman v Superman trailers show film you wont see

Today we're going to show you every piece of Batman v Superman footage available - clues aplenty. Clues as to what we're going to actually be seeing. What we're looking at here is how close the final film is going to end up being to what we're being presented. Is this film going to be a dark battle between Superman and Batman? Or is this going to be a movie that dismisses Superman almost entirely, focusing on the next generation of Batman fans in the process?

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3 new Transformers movies on the way, including Bumblebee spin-off

3 new Transformers movies on the way, including Bumblebee spin-off

Listen up, Michael Bay fans, you're in for a lot more destructive robot action at the box office over the next few years. Despite the series being widely panned by critics (as well as many viewers), Paramount and Hasbro have decided that the world needs three more Transformers movies, and they've even scheduled release dates already. But what might be most interesting, for those who genuinely enjoy the movie franchise, anyway, is that the second of the three new films will be a spin-off focusing on everyone's favorite Autobot, Bumblebee.

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