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Netflix Plans to Have a Three-Tiered Pricing Structure

Netflix is gearing up to overhaul its pricing structure. According to a shareholder letter and interviews with Gigaom, the streaming site will introduce a new three-tiered system for its customers. Read More >>

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Wow, Siri Does Not Like Being Asked About Spike Jonze's Her

Is Her a beautifully rendered near future vision of what life will be like when we start falling in love with artificial intelligence? Not if you ask Siri. She doesn't like Her one bit, and she'll let you know that in no uncertain terms. Read More >>

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New Elysium Trailer: High-Tech Dystopia Never Looked So Good

It feels like we've been waiting ages for the release of Neill Blomkamp's latest movie, Elysium. But in this new trailer, we're given a more in-depth look at what's to come when the film comes out this summer: sublime space habitats, an earth sliding into chaos, and Matt Damon making robot jokes. Read More >>

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The World’s First Handheld Movie Camera Was Shaped Like a Gun

You may have expected the first ever portable motion picture camera to be housed in some form of stuffy box — but in fact it was shaped like a rifle, which lends a new accuracy to the idea of shooting some film. Read More >>

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7 Iconic Film Props You Can Totally Try to Buy Right Now

Break out your chequebook and get ready to explain to your kids why they're not going to university anymore, Julien's Auction House is currently running its "Hollywood Legends 2013" live auction in Beverly Hills. In addition to a creep-ton of clothing once worn by now-deceased actress Brittany Murphy, many classic props from some of Hollywood's biggest films are up for bidding right now. Props like Captain Kirk's one-of-a-kind Phaser Rifle used in the retooled series pilot, which is estimated to go for £30,000 to £50,000. Ouch. Read More >>

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11 Hours of Hell: The Time I Was a Steve Jobs Movie Extra

The night before I'm supposed to pose as an extra in Jobs, the first biopic to begin filming in the wake of Apple icon Steve Jobs' untimely 2011 death, I stay out until 2 in the morning. When I order a big bottle of Spanish cider at 1:15, five hours before my alarm is set to go off, and five hours and 45 minutes before I'm supposed to be on set, I justify it by remembering how Jobs spoke often and openly about his "important" experiences with recreational drugs. "Steve would have wanted it this way," I think, pouring myself another glass of the cloudy cider and starting in on another story. Read More >>

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Aaron Sorkin on the Steve Jobs Movie and Being Technologically Illiterate

Since it was announced that Aaron Sorkin was to write a Steve Jobs biopic, many breathed a sigh of relief — not least because it draws focus away from Ashton Kutcher's attempts at a movie. Now, speaking at an All Things D conference, Sorkin sounds like he's taking the job very seriously. Read More >>

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The Stunt-Double Drugs That Hollywood Actors Take on Camera

While movie stars aren't drug-free zones, movie sets are at least supposed to be. Which is why, during filming, actors have to make do with stunt-double drugs. An article in Wired neatly summarises some of the most common stand-ins; here are a few of the best. [Wired] Read More >>

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Photos of Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs Confirm How Bad This Movie Is Going to Be

TMZ has scored some photos of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. I don't know what disgusts me more: the fact that a useless actor like Kutcher is playing Jobs or that they are milking Jobs figure already or that they got the characterisation entirely wrong. Read More >>

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The UK's First iPad App Movie Premieres In London

Instead of trotting down the traditional red carpet, cast and crew alike were wheeled about town on a Routemaster bus for the premiere of their London-based film, The Silver Goat. Not only were they celebrating the film's release, they were also enjoying the fact that their movie had just made App Store history as the first film to be released straight-to-iPad. Read More >>

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The LG Home Theatre 3D Sound Campaign You'll Actually Want to Look At

The ad campaign LG put out for their new Home Theatre 3D Sound is really pretty brilliant. To convey the idea that you'll be hearing your movie from every angle, they've recreated iconic movie posters, juxtaposing the original with their alternate angle view. Check the gallery. [TrendHunter] Read More >>

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The Entirety of Rear Window's Rear Window in One Glorious Time-Lapse Panorama

A lot happens in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, all of it dutifully overseen by a wheelchair-bound photographer from a single spot. But to take in absolutely everything that Jimmy Stewart's character does in the course of the film, you need to see this time lapse, which stitches together an entire panorama from that single vantage point. Read More >>

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Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Movie

Since Steve Jobs' death, there's been some speculation as to who might play him in the inevitable string of biopics. Here's the first: according to Variety, Ashton Kutcher is set to play the role of Jobs in a new indie movie. Read More >>

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Check Out the Official Lego Avengers Movie Poster

Given my life-long love affair with Lego and my life-long love affair with the Avengers — Avengers #159 was the first comic book I remember buying as a little kid — it's no surprise that I get excited just by looking at this poster. Read More >>

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Those Bloody Nazis From the Dark Side of the Moon Are Invading Earth This February

The Nazi UFOs are landing first in Berlin on February 11, 2012. That is Iron Sky's premiere date at the Berlinale international film festival, the movie that is going to rock or suck. If they kill a lot of the Moon nazis, it will be good no matter how bad it is. Read More >>

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Have You Ever Noticed That All Movie Posters Look the Same?

I love this. Someone noticed that movie posters are always the same and collected them to prove it. Some of the design clichés are hilarious, like Tiny People On the Beach With Giant Heads in the Clouds or Legs Wide Spread. Read More >>

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