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Redbox Universal movie rental deal eliminates kiosk disc delay

Redbox Universal movie rental deal eliminates kiosk disc delay

Redbox has struck a deal with Universal that will allow it to offer the studio's movie discs the same day they go on sale in retail stores. The deal eliminates an annoying delay that forced Redbox customers to search for the movie elsewhere or wait nearly a month until it arrived in the rental kiosks. As well, the deal allows Redbox On Demand, the digital service, to offer Universal Pictures movies the day they hit retail stores.

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Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

There are hundreds, no, thousands of movies available almost literally at our fingertips, on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. But these naturally come from different sources via different channels, almost all of which are in competition with one another. Wouldn't it be grand if there was just one place to find and watch them all? That nearly impossible dream has suddenly come true with the new Movies Anywhere platform that brings together five Hollywood studios and four digital retailers under one roof, coexisting in peace and harmony.

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Jurassic World Evolution is the game I’ve always wanted (so please don’t screw it up)

Jurassic World Evolution is the game I’ve always wanted (so please don’t screw it up)

Jurassic World Evolution is a game I've been waiting years to play. To understand why, we need to go all the way back to 2003, when a long-forgotten game called Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis launched on Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC. Operation Genesis, like Jurassic World Evolution, tasked you with creating your own Jurassic Park, and it was a sublime experience that was sadly limited by console technology at the time.

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Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

It isn't exactly a secret that DVD and Blu-Ray sales are hurting, thanks in large part to streaming services like Netflix. To combat this, movie studios have been discussing paid video on demand strategies with companies like Apple and Comcast. What they're planning, though, is bound to leave theater chains furious.

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‘Warcraft’ movie pushed to summer 2016

‘Warcraft’ movie pushed to summer 2016

We’ve known for a while now that a movie based on World of Warcraft was in the works, but those who are eager to see it will have to wait a wee bit longer. Universal has decided to shift around the dates for a few upcoming movies, and one of them is “Warcraft”, the film based on Blizzard Entertainment’s popular game. Previously the movie was scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 11, 2016, but now with the schedule change it has been bumped a few months ahead to June 10.

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‘Furious 7’ movie sets new box office record

‘Furious 7’ movie sets new box office record

Furious 7, the latest movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, has set a new box office record, according to NBCUniversal. The new flick now holds the record for how fast it hit the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office grosses -- it did so in 17 days -- beating out some other big-name films. It also broke a new record for the studio, as well, which says this is its first movie to hit such a level of success during its first round in theaters.

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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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Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

We've been hearing about the Steve Jobs biopic that Sony is working on for a long time now. The movie has a script written by Aaron Sorkin and had Christian Bale in talks to play Jobs. However, Bale recently backed out of the film leaving things in limbo. After Bale backed away from the film, things turned sour for Sony and the film has been put into turnaround by Sony Pictures.

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Waze, Universal Pictures bring celebrity voices to navigation

Waze, Universal Pictures bring celebrity voices to navigation

Your device will now give you driving directions in the voice of superstar comedian Kevin Hart. "Watch out!" snaps Hart in a promo video posted this week by Waze, "Animal on shoulder ahead!" The comedian's voice will be available on devices running the social navigation and traffic monitoring app, as well as other celebrities as time goes on.

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Jurassic Park 4 delayed indefinitely

Jurassic Park 4 delayed indefinitely

It was announced back in January that Jurassic Park 4 would be released next year on June 13, officially bringing back the aging franchise. However, it turns out that the movie has been put on hold. Universal Studios has confirmed that the movie is delayed indefinitely, which has us wondering if the Jurassic Part reboot will come back at all.

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Jurassic Park 4 to hit theaters on June 13, 2014

Jurassic Park 4 to hit theaters on June 13, 2014

Fans have been waiting for the fourth installment of Jurassic Park for quite a while now, with many accepting that it might never happen. Back in October, we reported on the alleged concept artwork that had emerged from the scrapped script, which was about as crazy as any script ever could be. Now Universal has just given fans a reason to rejoice - the studio has announced that Jurassic Park 4 will be hitting theaters on June 13, 2014.

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Oblivion 1080p Movie Trailer revealed with Joseph Kosinski attached

Oblivion 1080p Movie Trailer revealed with Joseph Kosinski attached

Because you've more than likely never heard of the story behind "Oblivion", you're going to have to start with a viewing of the trailer and an understanding that this movie was first a graphic novel - aka a comic book. This story is about the future, it's got a lot of rather confusing elements made to excite your pants off, and you're going to freak out over the massive amounts of action in the trailer alone. You'll not know more until the third paragraph of this post after the trailer is viewed.

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