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Film and Video Face Off for Cinema Supremacy

By Gizmodo on at

The conquering of traditional film by video technology is a story whose outcome was perhaps decided years ago. But there remain the hangers-on who fight in the name of those grainy, flickering, celluloid strips. "Side by Side" is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves (seriously), which examines the transition from film to video in the world of movies.

Blockbuster Reminds Us It's Still Here With Netflix and LoveFilm-Blocking Time-Limited Movie Exclusives

By Sam Gibbs on at

With all this bluster about Netflix and LoveFilm, it’d be easy to forget that we also have Blockbuster in the UK. It’s still there with its brick and mortar stores, trying to justify its existence. Now it’s gone on the offensive with rental exclusives that tie-up films like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for two to three weeks; you won’t be able to get them anywhere else, not even streaming.

HMV Saved By Music and Film Industry

By Sam Gibbs on at

It looks like HMV might survive as the only UK high street media retailer left standing. It’s struck a deal with suppliers including Universal Music, to effectively share the burden by getting the suppliers to shoulder the risk for stock; a bit like a jeweller does.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Shows What Happens When Gadgets Go Spectacularly Wrong

By Bulent Yusuf on at

Warning, HERE BE SPOILERS. If you haven't had the chance to see the new Mission: Impossible film yet, best look away now. For the rest of you – pretty decent popcorn entertainment, don't you think? The thing that tickled us most was a running joke about the hi-tech gadgets and gizmos used by Ethan Hunt and his team of superspies. They had an alarming tendency to go on the fritz, leaving our heroes scrambling from one cliffhanging situation to the next.