Live Movie Podcast EP32: Apollo 18 Doesn’t Reach the Moon – Eddie Murphy at the Oscars

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Episode thirty-two. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the Labor Day box office weekend of Sept 2-5, 2011. The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night 3D. Catch our predictions for the new releases next weekend, Sept 9-11, 2011. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Contagion, Warrior. Eddie Murphy to host Oscars. Blockbuster starting streaming alternative to Netflix, scores Starz. Beetlejuice and Monopoly reboots. X-Men DVD giveaway. Random movie news. Audience participation welcome!

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Live Movie Podcast EP31: Starz Fall from Netflix, Lucas vs Lucas, Madonna W.E. Fails

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Episode thirty-one. Join hosts Jason and Trevor as they take the box office DeLorean back to Labor Day weekend 1986. George Lucas vs George Lucas on Star Wars. What we watched recently. Cars 2 expands from 200 to 2000 screens. Madonna’s W.E. gets bad mouthed in Venice. Starz drops from Netflix streaming. Random Movie News – Audience Participation Welcomed!

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Dish Planning Blockbuster Streaming Alternative to Netflix

Dish Network is planning to release a Blockbuster online streaming program similar to Netflix’s next month according to Bloomberg. The timing on this was aligned to the raising and restructuring of prices on Netflix’s streaming and DVD rental plans.

Blockbuster already offers both purchase and rentals online in streaming fashion on its website. This will be its first subscription based streaming service. If not at point of launch, then at some point Dish will get this service on their boxes to push as an upgrade to their customers. After all that was the point to their purchase of the bankrupt video rental chain.

Starz is expected to be available from Blockbuster streaming, which is interesting news considering they just walked away from renewing their deal with Netflix streaming. This should make the Blockbuster service a bit more appealing, but won’t cause much switch over from Netflix until the Starz contract runs out at the end of February. I’m most interested in how much it will cost and will they include DVD rentals through the mail with this as Netflix originally did?

Blockbuster’s New Tiered Pricing and 99 Cent Rental Rip Off – News

On November 22nd Blockbuster video stores introduced a new tiered rental system. The idea is newer films cost more to rent. Makes sense. Of course leave it to Blockbuster to screw it up. Brand new “Just Arrived” rentals are $4.99 for three days now, same price but reduced rental period from one-week. I’m fine with that, remember that they don’t have a 28-day window with the studios so they get all the new movies on the same day they are available for purchase. “New Release” movies that have been out for six weeks or more are $2.99 for the same three day rental period. That’s the same price as the $1 a night kiosk rentals. This falls fairly closely inline with the 28-day window, the kiosks should by now have all these movies available as well. That’s fine and dandy for new releases (i.e. everything on the walls), but what about catalogue titles?

All the stores in my area have a “99cent Rentals” banner. This leads you to believe that they actually have 99 cent movies. Continue reading Blockbuster’s New Tiered Pricing and 99 Cent Rental Rip Off – News

This Week in Movies: Episode 2

T and J discuss the weekend box office of Sept 24-26, 2010; trouble again for Peter Jackson and The Hobbit; a look at the upcoming film The Social Network; and the bankruptcy of Blockbuster.




The Social Network Trailer – Watch It Here

Olivier Gruner Interview – Read It Here

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases for Sept 28, 2010

Babies [DVD]
Babies [Blu-Ray]
The Cleveland Show [DVD]
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [DVD]
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [Blu-Ray]
Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment [DVD]
Frozen [DVD]
Frozen [Blu-Ray]
Gangsters Paradise-Jerusalema [DVD]
Get Him to the Greek (Single-Disc Edition) [DVD]
Get Him to the Greek (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) [DVD]
Get Him to the Greek [Blu-Ray]
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars [DVD]
Iron Man 2 (Single-Disc Edition) [DVD]
Iron Man 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Iron Man 2 (Single-Disc Edition) [Blu-Ray]
Iron Man 2 (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) [Blu-Ray]
The Killer Inside Me [DVD]
The Killer Inside Me [Blu-Ray]
Legend of the Seeker: The Complete Second Season [DVD]
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals [DVD]
Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men [DVD]
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: The (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-Ray]
NFL Greatest Rivalries: Bears Defeat Packers [DVD]
NFL Greatest Rivalries: Packers Defeat Bears [DVD]
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film [DVD]
Party Down: Season Two [DVD]
The Private Eyes [DVD]
The Private Eyes [Blu-Ray]
Scrubs: The Complete Collection [DVD]
Scrubs: The Complete Ninth And Final Season [DVD]
South Park: A Little Box of Butters [DVD]
Super Size Me: 6 1/2 Year Anniversary Special Edition [DVD]
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Single-Disc Edition) [DVD]
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse [Blu-Ray]
The Thin Red Line (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]
The Thin Red Line (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-Ray]
Top Gear: Complete Season 13 [DVD]