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$5 movies from iTunes

Picture 6.pngiTunes has 10 movies for the low, low price of 5 bucks! This is to BUY not rent. Yours to keep forever!

Titles include:

Terminator 2, Total Recall, The last action hero, Red Heat (do you see a Schwarzenegger theme?) Air America, Basic Instinct, St. Elmo’s Fire, The Karate Kid (wax on, wax off) Air Force One, and A guy thing (never heard of this one)

You only have a week, until 11.18.08, to take advantage of this deal, so if you are interested in owning some new(old) flicks – Go get them NOW HERE

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Mac’s can Watch Instantly on Netflix….not now but soon

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Mac’s can Watch Instantly on Netflix….not now but soon

But only on windows and Intel Macs, sorry Power PC Mac users.

Here’s the scoop from Netflix:

“Based on Microsoft Silverlight, New Player Features Enhanced Dynamic Streaming, First-Time Use for Macs and

Breakthrough Navigation for Fast-Forward and Rewind

LOS GATOS, Calif., October 27, 2008 – Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world’s largest online movie rental service, today announced it has begun the deployment of Microsoft Silverlight to enhance the instant watching component of the Netflix service and to allow subscribers for the first time to watch movies and TV episodes instantly on their Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers. The deployment, which will initially touch a small percentage of new Netflix subscribers, is the first step in an anticipated roll-out of the new platform to all Netflix subscribers by the end of the year.

Silverlight is designed for delivery of cross-platform, cross-browser media experiences inside a Web browser. It is expected that Netflix members who watch movies and TV episodes instantly on their computers will enjoy a faster, easier connection and a more robust viewing experience with Silverlight, due to the quality built directly into the player. Among the viewing enhancements with the new player is a breakthrough in timeline navigation that vastly improves the use of fast-forwarding and rewinding. The new Netflix player takes advantage of Play Ready DRM, which is built into Silverlight, for the playback of protected content on both Windows-based PCs and on Macs. That had not been possible with previous generation technologies.

‘Silverlight with Play Ready offers a powerful and secure toolkit for delivery of dynamic streaming, which offers faster start-up, and higher quality video, adapted in real time to users’ connection speeds,’ said Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt. ‘Members who enjoy watching movies and TV episodes from the growing library of choices that can be instantly streamed at Netflix will be thrilled with this next generation improvement of access and quality, on a broader range of platforms, including Intel Macs and Firefox.’”

Check it out HERE

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Perian goes 1.1.1

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Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.

A great quicktime plug-in just got updated and added some great new features!

The best part…It’s FREE!

Get it HERE

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5 million Disney movies sold via iTunes!

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5 million movies is pretty substantial and it doesn’t hurt when Steve is on the Disney boad!

“Disney president Bob Iger announced that since agreeing to sell movies through iTunes, the company has sold over five million titles.

He also wanted to point out that some of the agreements were made “before the purchase of Pixar” to assure investors that Apple CEO Steve Jobs (who is on the board of directors) has not influenced any decision on content distribution.(of course not)

(Via Apple Gazette)

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Amazon Video on Demand Service is Mac-friendly

Amazon Video on Demand Service is Mac-friendly

TUAW – Back in 2006 we covered the launch of the Amazon Unbox video service which was then being pitched as the best alternative to the iTunes Store. There was one big problem: it didn’t support Macs. Now, finally, Amazon is starting to rectify the situation with their new Amazon Video on Demand Service. PC Magazine has a First Look at the Service and, sure enough, it now supports Macs.

It appears that the new service will be similar to Netflix’s streaming (which does not support the Mac, though they have promised it a long time ago) in that you’ll be able to watch 40,000 movies and television shows in your browser. Unlike Netflix, however, the content will be priced individually with no subscription options. The video will be streamed with Flash 9.

Unfortunately, the program is still in beta and Amazon apparently has enough testers at the moment. However, you can sign up for their beta mailing list if you want to get in the next time they issue invitations.

(Via (TUAW))

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Hellboy II ‘Big Baby’ Shotgun Replica is Life-Size, Plays Music, Costs a Fortune

Hellboy II ‘Big Baby’ Shotgun Replica is Life-Size, Plays Music, Costs a Fortune

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In the midst of all the iPhone hysteria going on today, you may have forgotten that Hellboy II has arrived in theaters. No worries—we have the merchandising machine covered with this insanely expensive, life-sized ‘Big Baby’ Shotgun Replica. It features six removable shells and a musical wind up feature that plays “Lullaby and Goodnight.” Obviously, it is non-functional—but the Big Baby will still do some serious damage to your finances.

Product Page ($699—arriving Q1 2009)

(Via Nerd Approved)

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‘Wall-E’: An Homage to Mr. Jobs

Bits: ‘Wall-E’: An Homage to Mr. Jobs
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Talk about product placements.

“Wall-E,” the Pixar movie that took in $62.5 million over the weekend, is chock full of references to Apple products. Perhaps that’s because Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, used to own Pixar before he sold it to the Walt Disney Company.

The ovoid robot, Eve, is an obvious one. She is as shiny and white as any iPod or MacBook. Richard Siklos at Fortune wrote about how much Apple got involved in the design of the laser-gun-slinging robot ingenue:

But it may be the first time a character was based on a true corporate sibling. A call from [director Andrew] Stanton to Jobs in 2005 resulted in Johnny Ive, Apple’s behind-the-scenes design guru, driving across the San Francisco Bay to Pixar’s converted warehouse headquarters to spend a day consulting on the Eve prototype. Stanton said that it was a “lovefest” with Ive, but that the notoriously tight-lipped design wizard offered few specific modifications. “Apple is so proprietary and so secretive that he couldn’t even really allude to where the future of technology was going,” says Stanton. “The most he could do is nod his head to the things we said we wanted to do.”

There were plenty of other Apple references.

When Wall-E is finished recharging his batteries he emits the Mac welcome chime.

Old Apple mice skitter across the floor in a visual pun.

Wall-E watches “Hello, Dolly!” on an iPod.

The spaceship’s computer control speaks in the voice of MacinTalk, a speech synthesizer that was included with early Macs.

Slashfilm found a bunch of Mac references and other Easter eggs.

(Via NYT > Technology)

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RAMBO on iTunes

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With all the talk of Sex in City, I needed a “MAN” movie to settle the estrogen down.
Go get it HERE!

oh yea, the Sex in the City soundtrack is HERE.

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Indiana Jones – Just what I needed!

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Like thousands of others, we flocked to the new Indiana Jones Movie, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. For me it was a great way to escape and live vicariously again through one of my favorite Movie characters!
There have been several “bad” reviews which made it even better when I saw it, since I was expecting the worse.
It is another Indiana Jones movie, no more, no less!!!

Here’s an interesting article from CNET about the movie:

There’s just something about that familiar Indiana Jones music. You know it–dun ta dun ta, dun ta da…

Even having spent months slaving over some 450 computer-generated images for the just-released Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the admittedly jaded Hayden Landis still gets excited when he hears that theme song.

“The little kid in you comes out,” said Landis, computer graphics supervisor on the film, recalling the music in the opening of the movie trailer. “I grew up with Indiana Jones.”

It’s that very nostalgic feeling that Landis and his team at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic tried to create with the film’s visual effects–at director Steven Spielberg’s request, Landis said.”

Read full article HERE

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Iron Man – A Must See

8288A5D8-7140-49F6-A6B6-FB0DC553BA4F.jpgWent to Iron Man last night, four words:

Loved it, See it!

Robert Downey Jr. was great as Tony Stark / Iron man.
The rest of the cast was very good as well – Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow.

I would have to say it is the BEST super Hero movie I have seen, since Superman when I was nine.

Check out the web site for more info. HERE

I want that suit!!!!

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