After Olympics Closing Ceremony this Sunday, Zhang Yimou to make war film

Zhang Yimou goes from artful creation to utter destruction. Variety and the Beijing News recently reported that director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), fresh off of his stunning Opening Ceremony achievement for the Olympic Games, and apparently prepping a spectacular follow up for this Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies, is already thinking about his next ….

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes to DVD in October

On October 14th, Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Entertainment will release the worldwide box office blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on DVD and Blu-ray. One of cinema’s greatest adventure heroes is back in this latest chapter of the immensely popular Indiana Jones franchise! Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank ….

Live-action Death Note film gets one night theatrical screening and DVD launch

The Canadian theatrical debut of the live-action Death Note movie, based on the popular manga and animated series, will screen as a special event in 60 Cineplex Entertainment and Empire Theatre locations across Canada on Monday, September 15, 2008. A special DVD advance ticket bundle has been added that will go on-sale next week. It ….

Help Wanted: video game testers

Governor Bobby Jindal and Electronic Arts recently announced a partnership that includes Electronic Arts, Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, that will lead to the creation of a new global quality assurance center in Baton Rouge. The facility will be the first of its kind in the United States and will ….

Report asks ticket buyers what gets them into the theater

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, many of the most avid movie ticket buyers in the U.S. enjoy watching movies in the theater for social reasons that go beyond simple economic calculations. One-third of moviegoers head to the theaters four or more times in an average three-month period, and these consumers ….

Taking motion pictures from script to screen

Signiant, a leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions, announced that Deluxe has chosen its Digital Media Distribution Management Solution to automate, accelerate and secure the distribution of post-production materials for motion pictures from major Hollywood studios and broadcast companies. Post-production and distribution of films has become more complex, especially as releasing films simultaneously ….

Opera and a movie

National CineMedia, operator of the largest digital in-theatre network in North America for cinema advertising and alternative entertainment events, along with the Metropolitan Opera are partnering to bring a third season of the critically-acclaimed The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series transmitted live, in high-definition, to more than 440 movie theatres and performing arts centers ….

Intel and Yahoo to bring internet to TV

ntel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television (TV) application framework optimized for TV and related consumer electronics (CE) devices that use the Intel Architecture. The Widget Channel will allow consumers to enjoy rich Internet applications designed for the TV while watching their favorite TV programs. The Widget Channel ….