movies

  • Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live

    Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live

    FilmStruck, a new streaming service aimed at film geeks developed by Turner Classic Movies, has now launched. Announced earlier this year for a mid-October arrival, the service belatedly debuted with a collection of hundreds of classic, indie, foreign, and cult film, as promised. The company also announced the pricing for its new Netflix-like competitor: a somewhat costly, comparatively… Read More

  • Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more

    Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more

    You can now cast Harry Potter spells from your Android phone, thanks to Google and Warner Bros. Pictures, who have teamed up to promote the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This clever trick, which Google tells us is part of a wider partnership between the two companies, lets you speak to Google’s voice assistant by saying “OK Google,” followed… Read More

  • Vimeo launches a TV store featuring top series from Lionsgate, STARZ

    Vimeo launches a TV store featuring top series from Lionsgate, STARZ

    Well-received TV series including “Orange is the New Black,” “Casual,” “The Royals,” “Mad Men,” and “Weeds” are now available for sale on Vimeo, which today launched its own television storefront in partnership with Lionsgate and STARZ. The store will feature nearly the entire Lionsgate catalog of TV shows, which includes the above… Read More

  • Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Major deal alert – iTunes is offering six different $10 bundles of 10 movies to celebrate 10 years of iTunes movies. Proud of @iTunesMovies and 10 years of celebrating docs, indies, blockbusters & more. Congrats and thank you! https://t.co/Y9QEINrHfJ — Eddy Cue (@cue) September 12, 2016 If you’ve ever bought a movie on iTunes you know how amazing of a deal this is. Read More

  • Cinemapocalypse Now? Crunch Network

    Cinemapocalypse Now?

    Let’s talk box office! Because it’s one of my pet obsessions; I’ve long been curious how the rise of new entertainment tech (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Pokémon Go) will impact movies, our oldest and most storied cultural commons. And because I was trawling through Box Office Mojo’s numbers, as you do, and happened to stumble across something which makes me fear for… Read More

  • This Facebook bot will pick your next movie for you

    This Facebook bot will pick your next movie for you

    As we’ve discussed, Facebook’s bot platform is still in its early stages, and most apps aren’t ready yet to become part of your everyday life. This is mainly due to shortfalls in natural language processing and the trial-and-error process of developers actually figuring out how users are going to use bots. But one company, the slightly inappropriately named And Chill… Read More

  • Turner to launch its own movie-streaming service, FilmStruck

    Turner to launch its own movie-streaming service, FilmStruck

    New video streaming services are launching left and right these days, and now Time Warner-owned Turner is looking to get a piece of the action for itself, too. The company announced this morning plans to debut an on-demand service focused on films, including both indie titles and mainstream Hollywood hits from major studios, including Warner Bros. Called FilmStruck, the service is being… Read More

  • You can now watch a ton of Lionsgate movies on Steam if you so choose

    You can now watch a ton of Lionsgate movies on Steam if you so choose

    Lionsgate has just added more than 100 movies, including the Hunger Games films and Kill Bill (both volumes) to, of all things, Steam. That’s Valve’s digital content delivery platform, of course, used by millions of PC gamers. Why did Lionsgate add more than 100 movies to a gaming platform? Hard to say. Read More

  • Vimeo unveils its next set of Originals, including its first-ever feature film and concert

    Vimeo unveils its next set of Originals, including its first-ever feature film and concert

    Vimeo is furthering its investment in original programming, the company announced this morning with the unveiling of the video network’s second slate of programs and films. The new batch includes the company’s first-ever feature film as well as its first concert film, representing an expansion in terms of the type of content it aims to host on its service. The announcement… Read More

  • Director John Hillcoat Says The Film Industry Has “Lost Its Nerve”

    Director John Hillcoat Says The Film Industry Has “Lost Its Nerve”

    While most of the current Hollywood headlines are focused on the Academy Awards, there were some new movies this weekend, too — including Triple 9, a sprawling crime drama with a cast that includes (deep breath) Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot. Read More

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