Some thoughts on a possible Space Invaders movie

I've often wondered if the day will ever come when games and movies successfully cross over.



Do movies still have time to succeed?

Robert Evans, the infamous former head of Paramount who wrote the classic Hollywood memoir "The Kid Stays in the Picture," used to say the first weekend for a film was like a parachute. 



Hulu extends contracts with major TV networks

Hulu fans everywhere will be happy to know the site recently renewed a deal to keep shows from NBC, Fox and ABC on the site for an extended period of time.

Yowzahs! Premium VOD charges $30 per movie rental

Would you pay $30 to rent a movie on demand? No? Well, what if the film was brand new and still in the theaters?

Former RIAA lobbyist targets "pirates" from U.S. District Court bench

U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell has introduced a landmark verdict making it easier for copyright holders to demand cash payment from people they suspect of copyright infringement.

Zediva bypasses movie studios to offer cheap streamed movies

Streaming movie service Zediva says it can offer new release movies for as little as $1 a time, thanks to a loophole in the copyright laws.

Apple tops product placement league in box-office hits

Apple managed more product placement in top movies last year than any other company, according to branding consultancy Interbrand.

3D movies on a 3G cellphone

Those clever chaps at Fraunhofer have found a way to put 3D on a cellphone by combining the new LTE-Advanced mobile radio standard with a video coding technique.

Angry Birds Rio to hit the silver screen

Where do mean pigs take their kidnapped angry bird victims? To Rio, of course! In fact, their South American plight will be chronicled in Rovio’s March launch of the Angry Birds Rio video game, followed by a mainstream movie put out by Twentieth Century Fox.

Total Remake: Total Recall lead is Colin Farrell as Arnie’s part

The hackery in Hollywood is reaching critical levels. This time they’re remaking Total Recall with Colin Farrell.  

NASA lists most ludicrous sci-fi movies

2012 was the worst science fiction movie ever, say NASA scientists fed up with having to explain that, no, the world isn't really going to end next year.

US senators in anti-piracy crackdown

A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a bill that would grant the Justice Department additional powers to shutter websites offering pirated music and movies.

Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'

An Indian firm has blithely admitted carrying out DDoS attacks on illegal torrent websites on behalf of movie companies including 20th Century Fox.

Pay-per-view movies coming to YouTube?

YouTube is said to be negotiating with major Hollywood studios to offer streamed, pay-per-view movies by the end of the year.

DECE announces digital locker for universal movie access

A digital locker system for movies is soon to be launched by a consortium of content providers and technology companies.

Film portrays Facebook founder as 'borderline-autistic conniver'

Oh dear, oh dear. Just 18 months ago Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was one of Forbes' top ten billionaire bachelors; now, according to a new film, he's a mean-minded, nerdy sex maniac.

Marvel is in fact interested in 3D movies

Although Marvel's film studios specifically decided not to incorporate 3D into Iron Man 2, they will step into the big cinema craze with future productions.

Want Warez? Move to the UK

Do you miss the heady days of 0-day warez, cracks, Keygens and RIPs? Hell, yeah - those were magical times indeed!   

Hubble 3D movie opens in Imax theaters this week

The Hubble Space Telescope is the unlikely star of a new Imax film, eclipsing even its narrator, Leonardo DiCaprio.

James Cameron says 3D needs "second wave"

Avatar director James Cameron believes the industry requires a "second wave" of 3D content to successfully promote the evolving medium amongst mainstream consumers.