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Archives for April 2012

Why the Short ‘Hobbit’ Clip Looks Weird: Frame Rates Explained

Gandalf looks worried, and this time it’s not just about Middle Earth. There’s been some buzz about the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey—not the movie itself, but specifically the format the director Peter Jackson has decided to use. Normally, films are shot at 24 frames per second (fps), and have been for roughly […]

Tugg, The Social Movie Theater Startup, Uses Crowdsourcing To Choose Which …

In the summer of 2001, as a high schooler living in the suburbs of Atlanta, there was one movie I simply had to see the very moment it was released. That movie was “Pootie Tang.” In the leadup to its release, the film — based, as I am sure you all remember, on a nonsensical […]

A rundown of other movies featuring heroes of the large-group variety

MINNEAPOLIS – “The Avengers,” with its all-star lineup of Marvel superheroes, is one of this summer’s most eagerly awaited movie events./pp With the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Thor, Hawkeye and the Black Widow sharing a single story, the potential for action, character conflict and verbal repartee is exponentially higher than in […]

‘Man’ leads domestic movies, ‘Avengers’ big abroad

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Romantic comedy “Think Like a Man” easily beat four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box office race for a second time while superhero movie “The Avengers” stormed into overseas theaters with record-breaking sales. “Think Like a Man” led domestic charts with an $18.0 million total from Friday through […]

PopWatch Confessional: The entertainment that introduced you to heartbreak

Image Credit: Everett Collection The thing about the fairy tales we’re told and the Disney movies we watch as children is that while they may start off with a tragedy, there’s always a happy ending. Over the weekend, the 1991 movie The Man in the Moon was on cable, and I was reminded how much it scarred […]

Pinnacle Entertainment Sets New Standard For Casino Rewards Program; More Cars …

LAS VEGAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. /quotes/zigman/255912/quotes/nls/pnk PNK -0.97% today announced it is offering players a wealth of extraordinary benefits in its mychoice guest loyalty program. Just one year after enhancing the program, Pinnacle is now offering an innovative new benefit: annual trips to Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in […]

O’Shea’s casino on Vegas Strip shutting its doors to make way for $500M …

The Post Most: LifestyleMost-viewed stories,videos, and galleries in the past two hours Most Popular Alex Trebek, thinking deep after 28 seasons of ‘Jeopardy!’ Carolyn Hax: Girlfriend borrows car but doesn’t refill the gas tank Titanic II: Between replica ship and Hologram Tupac, resurrections abound Australian billionaire says Chinese-built Titanic II to sail from England to […]

Hollywood hopes rise as Blu-ray, digital offset DVD decline

By Ronald Grover LOS ANGELES | Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:01am EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood may be seeing a turnaround in a seven-year decline of home video sales, thanks to double-digit sales growth of Blu-ray discs and online movies and TV shows, an industry trade group is expected to announce on Sunday night. […]

Music Review: Carrie Underwood’s glam, tough girl makeover underwhelms on …

The Post Most: EntertainmentMost-viewed stories,videos, and galleries in the past two hours Most Popular Game of Thrones recap: The shadow monster claims a king ‘Mad Men’: No Cinderella stories here Jon Hamm dons blackface on ’30 Rock: The reactions Matthew Morrison on Lindsay Lohan and ‘Glee’: ‘The work got done’ Music Review: Carrie Underwood’s glam, […]

New music series highlight E! Entertainment expansion plans

E! is also sticking with what works, announcing last week a new three-year deal to keep the Kardashian reality TV empire in-house for three more years. “You’ll see us keep our fun and keep our attitude,” said E! President Suzanne Kolb. “I think you’ll see us be a little broader. We feel like E! is […]