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Sony calls time on 8mm video format

Sony has pulled the plug on another iconic format from yesteryear, calling time on the 8mm video format. While it will continue to produce 8mm tapes for the time being, from September, Sony will cease production of 8mm digital VCR recorders, the GV-D800 and the GV-D200, Japanese-language AVWatch reports. It stopped making 8mm …
Caleb Cox, 22 Jul 2011
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Lego Star Wars to be celebrated in TV special

George Lucas has picked up the building blocks again by readying a Lego Star Wars TV special, to broadcast sometime this autumn. The news was revealed when Comingsoon snapped a banner promoting the show at the Licensing International Expo 2011. The television special will apparently be created to compliment the ongoing series …
Caleb Cox, 27 Jun 2011
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Brit censor stamps on The Human Centipede

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has stamped firmly on the DVD sequel to low-budget movie The Human Centipede, refusing to certify the second installment of director Tom Six's horror series. The BBFC explains that 2010's The Human Centipede saw "a mad scientist stitch together three victims face-to-bottom" to …
Lester Haines, 7 Jun 2011
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Use of Weapons declared best sci-fi film never made

Our poll to name the best sci-fi film never made has returned Use of Weapons by Iain M Banks as the book Reg readers would most like to see projected on the silver screen. useofweaponsnovelcover The 50 candidates attracted a whopping 27,088 votes, with the winner securing 10,032. Runner-up was Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle …
Lester Haines, 11 May 2011
Sleeper

Ten... fantasy gadgets you wish you owned

Fictional Product Round-up Tomorrow is always round the corner in the world of tech, and gadgets that started life in the imaginations of mad folk are starting to become a possibility. Tools that give us superpowers may seem impossible, but ultramobile computing is a reality these days, with commonplace kit that seems more capable than devices Gene …
Caleb Cox, 9 May 2011
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Ubisoft to turn games into movies, TV shows

Videogames publisher Ubisoft is to launch a film company to adapt its games into motion pictures. The project, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, will help the French publisher's ambitions of knocking Activision and EA off the top perches of the gaming world, movie industry title Variety reports. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time The …
Caleb Cox, 3 May 2011
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Love Bug malware-inspired film gets big screen premiere

A film inspired by the infamous Love Bug computer worm is due to premiere on Friday. The Love Bug (AKA I love you or LoveLetter) clogged up inboxes and email servers worldwide as it spread rapidly in May 2000. The virus, which came packed in a malicious attachment with the subject line "I love you", overwrote multimedia on …
John Leyden, 27 Apr 2011
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Vintage flying car offered at auction

She may not be full of gizmos like Bond's DB5, nor does she talk like Knight Rider's KITT, yet Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remains one of the most loveable motors in the history of cinema. Which is why collectors will be chuffed to know she's going under the hammer next month. If you wish to take Chitty on a trip to find the …
Caleb Cox, 26 Apr 2011
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Paramount to recount The Martian Chronicles

Paramount is ambitiously eyeing a film version of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, the collection of classic sci-fi short stories describing human efforts to colonise the Red Planet. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio has picked up the rights following a stalled attempt by Universal and Steven Spielberg to …
Lester Haines, 13 Apr 2011
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Apple 'outstrips' all brands at box office

Apple may not sell the number-one personal computer, but it does lead in one important metric of consumer culture: movie product placement. "Apple products appeared in 30% of all films that were number one at the US box office in 2010, outstripping product placements by any other single brand," the brand-trackers at …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Feb 2011
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Don’t Look Now hailed top Brit movie

A Time Out poll of 150 film movie industry experts has declared Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now the best British film ever. The heavyweight panel of judges which came to this conclusion included "directors Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Wes Anderson; actors David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton; newspaper and …
Lester Haines, 9 Feb 2011
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Amazon fiddling with film streaming service, says report

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly working on a film streaming service. According to the Financial Times (behind paywall), which cites a source familiar with the company's plans, the bookseller is prepping such a streaming service to be tied up with its Amazon Prime scheme. Just last month Amazon confirmed it was buying …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Feb 2011
Angry Birds

Is Angry Birds 2 a Fox film spin-off?

Games developer Rovio has struck a deal with 20th Century Fox, paving the way for a further 45 levels of Angry Birds to hit mobiles this March. Angry Birds Rio sees the furious flock from the original title forcefully dragged to South America, where they escape capture and embark on a mission to save some friends. The pals in …
Caleb Cox, 31 Jan 2011
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Single complaint sparks police raid and total ban on rental movie

Northampton police have seized A Serbian Film from Blockbusters, despite the fact that the version on offer had been approved by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The raid’s chilling effect was instant, with Blockbuster taking down links to the film from their website and removing it from from stores across the …
Jane Fae , 26 Jan 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Some films just beg for us to write about: step forward Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Written, directed and produced by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has been sending critics wild, with many suggesting it tops Wright's previous films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. No mean feat. Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's cult …
Caleb Cox, 12 Aug 2010
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3D films fall flat

There are indications that Hollywood's rush to extract extra cash from cinemagoers in return for an extra visual dimension might be doomed to follow previous 3D initiatives into the cutting room bin. The release of Avatar last December - the James Cameron epic which grossed $2.7bn - had movie execs licking their lips at the …
Lester Haines, 26 Jul 2010
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1984 film classification law gets reboot

Anyone hoping that 2010 was the year when they could produce smut or violence for direct release to DVD, without undergoing the tiresome process of having their work checked and classified by the British Board of Film Classification, can hit pause now. Such hopes were dashed yesterday as the House of Lords breathed fresh life …
Jane Fae , 21 Jan 2010
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News Corp tosses Rotten Tomatoes

Film review site Rotten Tomatoes has been sold to Flixster, which collects user reviews for its site and mobile applications. Rotten Tomatoes was an early dot-com darling and was sold to News Corp, as part of IGN, in 2005 for $650m. IGN runs several sites aimed at young men like, GameSpy and TeamXbox. Financial terms were not …
John Oates, 5 Jan 2010

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