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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is Still On Top Of The Box Office! By Grab Media, a blinkx company The very successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the box office this weekend, beating out Fox ’s Rio 2 . Some believe that this is because families are out enjoying the good weather, AND Rio 2 is competing with Muppets Most Wanted and Mr. Peabody Sherman in their genre. Still, Captain America is expected to rake in $158 million domestically, making $476.1 million worldwide! The first Captain America only brought in $370.5 million TOTAL! It'll be inneresting to see how long The Winter Soldier can keep its run going ! ...Read More »
Mickey Rooney, the First Teen Star, Dies at 93 By Grab Media, a blinkx company Mickey Rooney, the 5-foot-3 actor who was one of MGM's big box office draws in the late 1930s and early '40s, died on Sunday at his home in North Hollywood at the age of 93. The Hollywood legend appeared in more than 300 films and TV programs during his career, which spanned 10 decades, and was Tinseltown's first A-list teenage star. Mickey first won America's heart as Andy Hardy and later starred in a handful of musicals opposite Judy Garland. In addition to Judy, the pint-sized actor shared the silver scr ...Read More »
Greg Kinnear On New Flick 'Heaven Is for Real' By Grab Media, a blinkx company "Heaven Is for Real" starring Greg Kinnear hits theaters on April 16. The film is based on the real story of a young boy who says he went to heaven and came back after almost dying in the hospital. "The Insider" sat down with the cast of the flick to chat about bringing the film that brings both faith and God to the box office. Greg said, "I feel like our story is accessible to both a church-going audience and one that's not." ...Read More »
Content Insider #333 A New Capture By Miles Weston With their feet still firmly embedded in the video production/post production arena, AJA Video Systems jumped squarely into the camera marketplace with thier first offering that caught a lot of folks by complete surprise. Why? They did a lot of things very right with their first offering to cinematographers. ...Read More »
Morgan Spurlock On How He Supersized Himself On TV By Grab Media, a blinkx company Ten years after the documentary Supersize Me made his reputation one regurgitated McDonalds French fry at a time, Morgan Spurlock is enjoying another upswing. But while film remains a stomping ground, his calling card at the moment is television. CNN reinforced its relationship with Spurlock and his production company Warrior Poets this week, featuring him in its splashy upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. ...Read More »
Captain America Officially Makes Marvel The Most Successful Franchise In Movie History! By Grab Media, a blinkx company Each hero has his own movies, but all fall under the blanket of The Avengers . According to Box Office Mojo , the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially the most successful franchise in film history! After The Winter Soldier 's blockbusting first week, Marvel's total box office gross is $2.47 billion! That officially puts it over Harry Potter , a close second with $2.39 billion, and Star Wars with $1.9 billion! But Marvel can keep putting out two or more big movies every year! ...Read More »
Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K By Grab Media, a blinkx company 4K TV is here. Netflix is now streaming the second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries in 4K/Ultra HD format. But of course, your TV has to support the higher resolution to take advantage of the extra pixel count. Netflix confirmed to Multichannel News that the company is now streaming some titles in the higher resolution. HDTVtest.com notes that the higher resolution stream really shines with “bright, colorful scenes adding that the images were “rendered with greater sharpness and smoother gradients.” ...Read More »
BlackMagic At NAB 2014: 10 New Products! Blackmagic Design announced ten new products this year, including two very exciting new camera models, 6 new Ultra HD product lines (including the world's first 12G-SDI product with the Teranex Express), the latest version of Resolve and the introduction of the Cintel Film Scanner. ...Read More »
'Paranormal Activity' Blu-ray Release Tuesday By Grab Media, a blinkx company Flouting Hollywoods typical moviemaking philosophy that “more is more,” Blumhouse impresario Jason Blum has created an empire for himself over the past seven years with a series of (comparatively) microbudget productions modeled on the success of Paranormal Activity, whose $15,000 production earned some $193 million, and spawned four sequels (and counting). Since then hes launched the Insidious and Purge franchises, crafted remakes, spinoffs and plenty of original projects, and become the poster child for low costs, high concepts and massive rewards. And fans will be happy to hear about the April 8 Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. ...Read More »
Life's a Game By Miles Weston What do you do when you're about to jump out into the cold hard real world after a bunch of years of relaxed college? Tough question but a group of independent content creators got together and had one last intramural football game. The non-stop action, non-stop comedy earned a spot in this year's Tribeca/ESPN film festival. Not a bad way to start the serious phase of their lives. You'll never look at intramural football the same again! ...Read More »
Life's a Game By Miles Weston What do you do when you're about to jump out into the cold hard real world after a bunch of years of relaxed college? Tough question but a group of independent content creators got together and had one last intramural football game. The non-stop action, non-stop comedy earned a spot in this year's Tribeca/ESPN film festival. Not a bad way to start the serious phase of their lives. You'll never look at intramural football the same again! ...Read More »
Yahoo Is Reportedly Coming For YouTube's Neck By Grab Media, a blinkx company Yahoo is determined to weather its tough times despite the odds. The company is reportedly considering a YouTube rival as it continues to fixate on video as a potentially major revenue stream. According to Recode , Yahoo is hoping to poach some of YouTube's biggest stars and channels by offering more competitive rates than the Google-owned video platform. It supposedly intends to convince major content creators to ditch YouTube by guaranteeing them larger slices of the ad revenue pie. “Yahoo Screen was part one,” an unnamed producer working on the video project told Recode, referencing the company's new video streaming app. ...Read More »
Shailene Woodley And Kate Winslet Brought Sexy Back To The UK Premiere Of Divergent By Grab Media, a blinkx company Divergent, the newest Young Adult movie adaptation to hit the big screen is doing decently at the box office and some have even argued that it's a better piece of work than The Hunger Games . Regardless of your feelings for the franchise though, stars Kate Winslet , Shailene Woodley , and Theo James are hell bent on being sexier than their post-apocalyptic competition. ...Read More »
And the Giraffe Takes Blackmagic Cinema Camera for a Ride in Music Video for "Sorry" For 'And the Giraffe,' an indie rock band based in Nashville, TN, making music videos is a blast. They love to put a video story on top of the story they tell in their lyrics, and connect with more people in doing so. The video for the band's latest single, "Sorry," was shot while the bandmates rode bicycles around Los Angeles, and according to band member Nick Roberts, the video turned out better than they had hoped, was one of their most fun projects to date and couldn't have been done without the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. ...Read More »
Don't Be Short-Sighted with your Website Marketing Strategy By Scott Buresh Many website owners now realize that actively steering visitors toward a clear POA (point-of-action) on their site is critical for increasing the website conversion rate, which improves the return on their website marketing investment. However, the primary POA is all-too-often an "all-or-nothing" proposition - meaning that it is often geared toward a specific kind of visitor, who is generally one that is at, or very near to, the point of decision. However not all of your potential customers are close to the point of decision that leads them to engage with your company. Ignoring their needs poses a risk that they will leave your site unsatisfied, many never to return. ...Read More »
Will 'Noah' Have Box Office Success? By Grab Media, a blinkx company All eyes are the biblical tale of "Noah" that's opening in theaters on Friday. Russell Crowe's new role is the latest film about religion, but playing with God on screen always seems to be risky. "The Insider" caught up with Yahoo Movies Managing Editor Matt McDaniel who revealed that it might difficult to get audiences to see the film. "Noah is going to have a hard time being a biblical blockbuster." ...Read More »
Microsoft's Office Apps For IPad Ushers In New Era By Grab Media, a blinkx company Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise. Thursday's unveiling of the much-anticipated iPad apps for Microsoft's bundle of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software comes nearly four years after Apple released the tablet computer that has contributed to a steady decline in sales of desktop and laptop machines running on the Windows operating system. ...Read More »
At Long Last, Microsoft Brings Office To The IPad By Grab Media, a blinkx company Its taken a while but the moment has finally arrived for iPad users who are also fans of Microsofts world-class productivity software. Microsoft on Thursday announced that it is bringing a touch-centric versions of key Office suite apps — including Word, Excel and PowerPoint — to the iPad for the first time, roughly nine months after Microsoft unveiled Office for the iPhone . Microsoft says that bringing Office to Apples tablet is a way to “empower people to be productive and to “do more across all devices.” ...Read More »
NVIDIA Quadro, PNY, and RSA Cosmos Transport Brno Observatory/Planetarium Visitors to the End of the Galaxy Modern observatories and planetariums are places of wonder and exploration, with facilities for professional astronomers as well as kids and adults of all ages. RSA Cosmos, a global leader in designing and installing planetarium multi-media systems, is constantly pushing technology to create ever-better immersive experiences for visitors and researchers alike. At the Brno Observatory and Planetarium in the Czech Republic, RSA Cosmos has created a multi-sensory planetarium experience involving synchronized high-resolution projectors, seats programmed to enhance the visual experience, and simulated travels to the outer reaches of the galaxy, as well as to the past or future. ...Read More »
Wolf of Wall Street: Blu-ray Red Band Trailer By Grab Media, a blinkx company Remind yourself just how awesome this movie is with a brand new 17+ trailer for today's Blu-ray release. ...Read More »
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