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Archive for June, 2010

Sorry for the late post on these this week folks. Keep in mind that you can check out the “Movies” page and see new releases for the coming weeks even earlier.

Anything on this list catch your eye?

Animals R
Starring: Naveen Andrews,Marc Blucas,Nicki Aycox
Genre: Horror,Horror,Thriller
Release Year: 2008
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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant PG-13
Starring: John C. Reilly,Salma Hayek
Genre: Action,Adventure
Release Year: 2009
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Fireball PG-13
Starring: Lexa Doig,Ian Somerhalder
Genre: Action,Drama,Drama,Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2009
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Remember Me PG-13
Starring: Robert Pattinson,Emilie de Ravin
Genre: Drama,Drama,Romance
Release Year: 2010
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Robin Williams - Weapons of Self Destruction NR
Starring: Robin Williams
Genre: Comedy
Release Year: 2009
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She's Out of My League R
Starring: Mike Vogel,Jay Baruchel,Alice Eve
Genre: Comedy,Romantic Comedy
Release Year: 2009
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Super Mario Bros: Mario's Mega Mix NR
Starring: Mario
Genre: Family,Animated,Kids,Family
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The Fourth Kind PG-13
Starring: Elias Koteas,Milla Jovovich
Genre: Action,Thriller,Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2009
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The Last Station R
Starring: Helen Mirren,Christopher Plummer
Genre: Drama,Biopic,Drama
Release Year: 2009
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Thirst R
Starring: Lacey Chabert,Brandon Quinn
Genre: Horror,Horror,Thriller
Release Year: 2009
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In just a few short years, Redbox has gone from a quirky little afterthought of consumers’ McDonald’s visits to one of the major players in the movie rental market. It has bartered and battled with titans of the movie industry, and had its share of both victories and setbacks. Through it all, the concept has remained elegantly (and maddeningly to some) simple: rent a DVD for a buck a night.

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After ten months of evaluation and experimentation, Paramount has decided that Redbox is not hurting its DVD sell-through business and has extended its agreement with the kiosk operator through the end of 2014. Paramount’s attitude stands in stark contrast to that of other studios such as Warner, Fox and Universal.

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Blu-ray, a format still struggling a bit to achieve widespread acceptance, could be getting a boost from an even more nascent format: 3D. So says market research firm IMS Research, citing a survey of U.S. and Western European consumers that found that “of 13% of respondents who planned to buy a 3DTV in the next two years, 62% also planned to buy a 3D-enabled Blu-ray player in that same time period.” The firm predicts global shipments of 3D TVs will hit nearly six million this year and 75 million by 2015.

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A pretty good week for new releases. I think I will try and watch Invictus – what about you?

Circle of Pain R
Starring: Kimbo Slice,Heath Herring
Genre: Action,Drama,Drama
Release Year: 2010
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Happy Tears R
Starring: Demi Moore,Parker Posey
Genre: Comedy,Drama,Drama
Release Year: 2009
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Invictus PG-13
Starring: Matt Damon,Morgan Freeman
Genre: Drama,Biopic,Drama
Release Year: 2009
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The Collector R
Starring: Andrea Roth,Josh Stewart
Genre: Horror,Crime,Horror
Release Year: 2009
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Unthinkable R
Starring: Carrie-Anne Moss,Michael Sheen,Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Drama,Drama,Thriller
Release Year: 2010
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Valentine's Day PG-13
Starring: Bradley Cooper,Taylor Lautner
Genre: Comedy,Holiday,Romantic Comedy
Release Year: 2010
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When in Rome PG-13
Starring: Josh Duhamel,Kristen Bell
Genre: Comedy,Romance,Romantic Comedy
Release Year: 2009
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WordWorld: Pirate Sheep NR
Starring: NA
Genre: Family,Animated,Kids,Family
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Youth in Revolt R
Starring: Michael Cera,Portia Doubleday
Genre: Comedy,Drama,Drama
Release Year: 2009
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Do you find yourself watching a little more web content and a little less TV during your evenings? If so, you’re not alone. Web video could be stealing consumers’ time away from traditional prime time TV, according to some web content providers consulted by The Wall Street Journal.

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Despite recent upbeat comments by CEO Jim Keyes, once-mighty Blockbuster Video has been on the ropes for a while now, and the knockout punch may be close. According to The Wall Street Journal, BB is “in talks with bondholders to get a $150 million debtor-in-possession loan, a sign the movie rental company could be closer to seeking Chapter 11 protection.”

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Ever wish that the large selection and brick-and-mortar browsing experience of Blockbuster or Movie Gallery could be combined with the convenience and price point of Redbox? If so, there’s a new Southern California rental chain that’s right up your alley. MovieQ recently opened two locations in Orange County that are manned by only one employee and feature eight self-serve kiosks that enable customers to browse and rent movies and video games.

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If you like Redbox in real life, you might want to “like” it on Facebook and get a free movie rental. Redbox is running a “Summer Movie Mania” promotion offering a free one-night rental code to everyone who “likes” it on its Facebook page.

Once you’ve “liked” Redbox, simply click on the “Fan Freebie” tab to get your code, which will be valid at any Redbox kiosk on June 21st only. Enjoy!

Well on its way to becoming fodder for a Lifetime movie, the class action suit against Redbox over multi-day rental fees will continue despite Redbox’s efforts to have it dismissed. St. Clair County Circuit Judge Patrick Young has denied a motion by Redbox to dismiss the suit brought against it by lead plaintiff Laurie Piechur and her upstanding legal representation.

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