Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Launches Digital HD

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the launch of Digital HD — a new initiative that allows consumers to download or stream their favorite Fox movies on a variety of connected devices. Customized for today’s digital lifestyles, more than 600 Fox films can now be enjoyed anywhere, anytime in amazing high-definition immediately in the U.S. from Amazon, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU, Xbox Live and YouTube.

The epic sci-fi thriller Prometheus is also available today on Digital HD for less than $15, arriving three weeks before Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand (VOD).

Digital HD combines four key benefits into one offering with earlier access to new releases, attractive pricing, cloud storage and availability across multiple devices. Whether the plan involves watching Fox movies on connected HDTVs in your living room, or on your tablet or smartphone on the run, Digital HD offers up versatility and convenience.

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Batman Black & White Statue By Frank Miller (Second Edition)

This Batman Black & White Statue By Frank Miller (Second Edition) is based on the art of Frank Miller and sculpted by Alterton Bizarre.

The “Batman: Black & White” line of collectables proudly presents this gritty interpretation of the Dark Knight like only the legendary Frank Miller can provide. The monochromatic tones blend perfectly with the moodiness of Miller’s design—this is sure to be one of the most sought-after statues in the series.

The statue measures 7.25” high x 7.5” wide x 3” deep, will cost $79.95 and go on sale in January, 2013.

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The Popinator

Popcorn brand Popcorn, Indiana has been working on their Popinator Project, a voice-activated machine that listens for the command ‘pop’ to aim and launch popcorn directly into your mouth. While it’s not currently not for sale, you can see the prototype in action in the video below.

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Ben Folds Five Goes Fraggle Rock In New Music Video For “Do it Anyway” From The Nerdist Channel

Alternative rock band Ben Folds Five have reunited and you can watch the video for “Do It Anyway,” the first track from the band’s much anticipated album The Sound Of The Life of The Mind due out September 18th. A production of Nerdist Industries, the video features the Fraggles, stars of The Jim Henson Company’s perennial fan-favorite “Fraggle Rock.” Ben Folds, along with returning band mates Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, are joined by Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red and Uncle Traveling Matt. Also making cameo appearances are Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), comedian Rob Corddry (“Children’s Hospital”) and Nerdist Industries’ Founder and Chief Creative Officer Chris Hardwick.

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Tarantino XX: 8 Film Blu-ray Set To Be Released On November 20th

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino’s legendary filmmaking, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc November 20th.

Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds.  To complete the stunning high definition 10-disc set, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics’ retrospective on Tarantino’s groundbreaking catalog of films and “20 Years of Filmmaking” that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.

Tarantino XX on Blu-ray also features striking, original artwork designed by MONDO (www.mondotees.com). Housed in collectible packaging  illustrated by Ken Taylor, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $119.99.

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iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Top Two Million in First 24 Hours

Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life.

“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

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Milestones With An Oreo Twist

This year, Oreo turns 100 years young and they want all their fans to celebrate the kid inside. Follow Oreo on Facebook and check out some clever historical moments, milestones and holidays with an Oreo twist. Ad Agency Draftfcb created these clever images.

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