Tag Archives: Blockbuster Inc.

Avengers cast assembles for new magazine cover

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s the photo equivalent of the movie poster with all of the floating heads jockeying for space on a small field. Only this time, it’s the various heroes for Joss Whedon’s “Avengers” film, and they’re staring at you from the glossy cover of a mainstream entertainment[...]

How DVDs ruined the theatrical documentary

HollywoodNews.com: I hesitated before watching Knives Over Forks on Netflix Instant yesterday. I had an interest in the picture, and the DVD was in my Blockbuster quque, so there was seemingly no reason for me not to just watch it right from my Netflix streaming system, right? Well, first I[...]

Netflix offers refund due to streaming outage

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix users might wake up to a discount offer from the entertainment-streaming giant waiting in their inboxes this morning. That’s because the service went down Sunday night for several hours due to “an internal technology system issue that we identified and fixed,” a rep for the[...]

“Transformers” helps Paramount become first studio to $1B

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Thanks in large part to a blockbuster performance by Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Paramount revealed that it is the first studio to reach the $11 billion mark in domestic grosses this year. Granted, Disney can point at one film – Rob Marshall’s “Pirates[...]

Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens launch CineEurope

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With weeks to go before American audiences get a good look at either “Captain America: First Avenger” or Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens,” Paramount took exclusive footage from both movies across the pond to screen at CineEurope in Amsterdam. The studio helped launch the 20th edition[...]

This Week in Movies by Pete Hammond

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: With only one wide release on tap for the week, 20th Century Fox’s sensational re-invention of the X Men franchise ruled the roost and came away with a $56 million haul. That’s not anywhere near what some of the predecesors in the series have done such[...]

“Transformers” sequel changes its release date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s inevitable. A summer blockbuster eager to screen for rabid, ticket-buying crowds moves its release date up a day or two, usually shifting from a Friday to a Wednesday to bolster its weekend box office number and get the jump on the competition. This summer, the[...]

Osama Bin Laden films will be written, rewritten

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It sounded like an action blockbuster. An elite team of Navy Seals infiltrated a Pakistani compound and, following a lengthy firefight, eliminated the highest-profile criminal on planet Earth. Soon enough, what only sounds like a movie will actually look like a movie. Or several movies. Multiple[...]

Blockbuster acquired by Dish Network

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following an all-day auction, Blockbuster Video reportedly has been acquired by Dish Network for a bid that has been estimated at $320 million. Dish Network’s winning bid reportedly knocked out other suitors, including investor Carl Icahn, according to THR, which says Dish likely will pay out[...]

“Inception” topples “Twilight,” takes top spot on video sales charts

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: People are hoping to unravel Christopher Nolan’s mind puzzle in the comfort of their own homes now that “Inception” is available on Blu-ray and DVD. The summer blockbuster easily beat “Twilight” to become the highest-selling disc for the week ending Dec. 12, according to THR. Oddly[...]