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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' primed for a huge opening

UPDATE: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is making waves this Memorial weekend, which is putting it on par with the other blockbusters this year. It pulled in $36 million on Friday alone.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Thousands of American retail stores closing in the United States

Retail experts are projecting that the pace of store closings will accelerate over the course of the next decade. Just last week American retail chain Radio Shack announced that it was going to close more than 1,000 stores.

Summer box office sets domestic record

Sure, there were a few box office bombs this summer but that didn't stop it from setting a record. The summer of 2013 goes down as the best summer ever, money wise, at the domestic box office.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Who will be the new Batman?

With Zack Snyder having announced what direction the DC Universe is going in, with the announcement of the Batman & Superman crossover movie, speculation is rife as to who will don the cape and cowl.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie - 3 comments

'The Great Gatsby' arrives but still must battle 'Iron Man 3'

While not being released on the same day, it can not be a good thing for "The Great Gatsby" to play against the still strong "Iron Man 3."
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Businesses entice voters by offering Election Day freebies

Notable businesses are offering Election Day freebies for those that have voted at the polls. Be sure to have your "I Voted" sticker and present it to get your free stuff.
In the Media by Can Tran

James Cameron to make three 'Avatar' sequels simultaneously

NEW YORK – If you can't get enough “Avatar”, then break out the unobtainium: this is your lucky day. Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that director James Cameron is planning to film no less than three sequels to the blockbuster – at the same time.
In the Media by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

L.A. director creates paper trailer for Prometheus film

One of the hottest trailers online now is made of 100% paper and artistic ambition, and perfectly mimics the real-life trailer for the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Battery-hungry toys can power up at Blockbuster Christmas day Special

Free batteries will be on tap at all U.S. Blockbuster stores on Christmas day, according to McKinney, Texas-based Blockbuster L.L.C., which is offering the batteries on a “while supplies last” basis from 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Digital Journal Report by James Gormley - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Neighbourhood video rental store thrives in digital era Special

When I moved to Toronto almost four years ago, I had my pick of three stores to rent movies from in my neighbourhood: Blockbuster, Videoflicks and Plaza Video.
Digital Journal Report by Melissa Hayes - 3 comments

Netflix launches in Canada but video selection is paltry Special

Toronto - Today Netflix launched in Canada, the first time the Internet movie company has expanded outside the U.S. At a press conference CEO Reed Hastings said Canadians can access its library of streaming films for $8 a month.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Blockbuster to file for bankruptcy while Netflix thrives

Blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy next month. The company closed 1,000 stores in the past year and plan to close more.
In the Media by Amanda Tennis - 1 comment

Debt-laden Blockbuster filing for bankruptcy in mid-September

Los Angeles - As a way to restructure its $1 billion debt, the movie rental company Blockbuster has announced that it will file for bankruptcy in the middle of September. The company is planning a major overhaul of operations.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

British boy finds marijuana in Blockbuster video game case

A four-year-old boy from West Sussex, England found a bag of marijuana after he opened a second-hand Xbox 360 game case his dad bought from Blockbuster.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 12 comments

Blockbuster is dying

The movie rental giant Blockbuster is facing possible bankruptcy in light of mounting debt, competition and poor business decisions.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 4 comments

Wolverine claws its way to success

X-men Origins: Wolverine is the latest summer blockbuster, starring Hugh Jackman as the witty and sharp Wolverine in the first movie of the series.
In the Media by Aditi Chengappa - 1 comment

Blockbuster offers $1 billion for Circuit City

Blockbuster Video announced Monday that it has give a buyout offer to retail giant Circuit City Stores to the tune of $1 billion. Circuit City is reviewing the proposal.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

Blockbuster Going Belly Up?

As new emerging online companies and technologies continue to make accessing video content easier and cheaper is Blockbuster doomed to be nothing but a relic of days gone by?
In the Media by malan - 2 comments

Blockbuster Shuns Total Access Plan, Now Only 5 Free Exchanges a Month

Blockbuster had one significant advantage over Netflix, and it was the free exchange of rental DVDs with the in-store movies from the nearby Blockbuster store. Today they changed that plan and allow only 5 free exchanges with the local Blockbuster store.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

Blockbuster Sides With Blu-ray for Movie Rentals

Blockbuster, Inc., announced it will carry Blu-ray DVDs exclusively in all of its stores beginning in mid July. However, it will provide both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats via its online store.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

It's official - "300" First blockbuster of 2007

The ultra-violent movie about the battle of Thermopylae "300" grossed over $70 million its opening weekend. That works out to about $233,000 for every Spartan.
In the Media by Squidny - 4 comments

Blockbuster Online Denies Problems

According to bloggers and a flood of angry comments on the Internet, operations at American DVD rental service, Blockbuster Online, have come to a screeching halt.
In the Media by RobotGod - 2 comments

Why Netflix Still Kicks Blockbuster's Ass

Blockbuster Total Access Service is a failure says LAist compared to Netflix experience.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 9 comments

Trailer for Frank Miller's 300

If you liked Sin City, then you like Frank Miller -- the genius graphic novelist behind the film/comic. Now his book 300 gets the Hollywood treatment with a CG-filled flick due out March 9
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Blockbuster cuts cheapest online DVD rental plan

Never rented a movie from an online service since there are a few places just a couple of blocks away...
In the Media by KeithLDick

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