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Archive for December, 2010

Backers and buyers of 3DTVs may be disappointed by recent data released by research giant Nielsen, which reveal that the majority of consumers both worldwide and in the US are unlikely to buy 3DTV sets.

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The bloodletting at bankrupt Blockbuster isn’t over yet, according to documents recently filed with a Manhattan bankruptcy court. The documents reveal BB’s intention to close an additional 182 stores by early 2011.

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New ReleasesIt’s hard to believe 2010 is about to come to an end. It seems like not long ago that we were ushering the year in. Check out what Redbox has in store for us this week…

New releases coming to Redbox on 12/21/2010: Salt, Easy A, Step Up 3, Flipped, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, and The Heavy

What will you watch?

Easy A PG-13
Starring: Amanda Bynes,Aly Michalka,Emma Stone
Genre: Comedy,Hit Movies,Romantic Comedy
Release Year: 2010
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Flipped PG
Starring: Madeline Carroll,Callan McAuliffe,Rebecca De Mornay
Genre: Drama,Romance
Release Year: 2010
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Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus R
Starring: Jaleel White,Steve Mason
Genre: Horror,Horror
Release Year: 2010
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Salt PG-13
Starring: Angelina Jolie,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Liev Schreiber
Genre: Action,Hit Movies,Adventure
Release Year: 2010
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Salt (Blu-ray) PG-13
Starring: Angelina Jolie,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Liev Schreiber
Genre: Action,Adventure
Release Year: 2010
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Step Up 3 PG-13
Starring: Rick Malambri,Adam G. Sevani,Sharni Vinson
Genre: Drama,Drama
Release Year: 2010
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The Heavy R
Starring: Gary Stretch,Vinnie Jones,Christopher Lee
Genre: Action,Crime
Release Year: 2010
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How does a free Redbox rental every night for a year sound, Insiders? If your answer was a resounding “Awesome!”, then you may want to enter VH1’s Quick Critic Contest. Besides the 365 free Redbox rentals, winners will also receive a trip for two to Hollywood to attend the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards.

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Even though its Google TV product has not exactly set the world on fire, Google is planning on an expansion to its film streaming service paired with the device. TechCrunch, citing “a source who’s been briefed on the product”, reports that Google will be announcing and heavily marketing the expanded service early next year.

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If you have a thing for Slurpees, Insiders, you’ll be getting a little bonus this holiday: free Redbox rentals. 7-Eleven is offering a free Redbox rental code for every five points (located on the bottom of your Slurpee cup) that you redeem here through the end of the year.

The promotion itself has been around for a while, but 7-Eleven is offering a holiday special of 10 points for each large Slurpee you purchase, which translates into two free rentals. Enjoy!

The upcoming holiday break could be a great time to earn some free rentals, thanks to a new promotion being offered by Redbox. Now through December 31, Redbox is offering a free rental when you rent three movies, as well as two free rentals when you rent five movies.

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Warner Bros. has joined Universal and Fox on the list of studios that have 28-day delay agreements in place with NCR’s Blockbuster Express. Unlike the deals with Fox and Universal, BB Express will not offer select Warner titles at premium prices on the day they are released.

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You’re just as likely to find the average Yank or Canuck spending time online as you are watching TV, according to a new report from research firm Forrester. The reported parity in time spent online and watching television comes from voluntary surveys of individual consumers in the US and Canada.

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Anyone remotely familiar with the home entertainment landscape knows that DVD is in serious trouble, and another new study seems to confirm it. The study, released by research firm In-Stat, predicts that physical disc sales will decline by $4.6 billion by 2014. Blu-ray disc sales should grow, but not enough to counteract the sharp drop in DVD sales.

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