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I’m streaming Netflix on PS3!

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

As I already told, Sony and Netflix recently became partners, and Netflix subscribers can now stream movies from their “Watch Instantly” queue on PlayStation 3.
While Sony is working on new firmware  update for PS3 that would allow full Netflix support, current Netflix subscribers [...]

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Finally: Netflix streaming on PlayStation 3 begins in November

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Netflix today announced a real with Sony that will allow streaming Netflix movies to PS3 consoles. Support for streaming Netflix has already been implemented in XBox 360, Netflix-branded Roku media player, some TV-sets and some LG and Samsung Blu-Ray players, and recently, TiVo. [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Mar 17, 2009)

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 17, 2009:

Twilight
(2008) PG-13

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, Twilight follows the saga of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to a small town to live with her father. At school, [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Mar 10, 2009)

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 10, 2009:

Milk
(2008) R

Sean Penn (in an Oscar-winning role) stars in this fact-based drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with mayor [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (Mar 3, 2009)

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
(2008) PG

Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is a privileged Chihuahua from Beverly Hills who rides in style in her owner’s purse — until she gets lost on a Mexican vacation, and must find her way home with the help of her [...]

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Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD Releases This Week (Feb 17, 2009)

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of February 17, 2009:

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
(2008) G

Seniors Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) are having a hard time with the fact that they’ll soon be leaving high school behind. [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (Feb 10, 2009)

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 10, 2009.
W. (a.k.a. Bush)
(2008) PG-13

Academy Award winner Oliver Stone directs an all-star cast in this satiric retrospective of the life and political career of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Feb 3, 2009)

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 3, 2009:
The Secret Life of Bees
(2008) PG-13

Haunted by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes the dreary life she lives on her father’s farm and heads to [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 27, 2009)

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of January 27, 2009:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(2008) PG-13

Javier Bardem stars in the latest effort from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen as a flamboyant painter who finds himself in the middle of a unique relationship [...]

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Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 20, 2009)

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 20, 2009:

Max Payne
(2008) Unrated
Mark Wahlberg stars as the title character of this gritty crime thriller, centered on an undercover New York City DEA agent who teams up with a female assassin [...]

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Hot new Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 13, 2008)

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 13, 2009.

Appaloosa
(2008) R
When a malicious, land-hungry rancher (Jeremy Irons) has the marshal and deputy of Appaloosa killed, two gunmen (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, who also directs) arrive and try [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 6, 2009)

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 6, 2009:

Pineapple Express
(2008) R
After witnessing an underworld murder involving a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez) and a drug kingpin (Gary Cole), straitlaced pothead Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) must go on the [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases for Dec 23, 2008

December 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 23, 2008:

The Duchess
(2008) PG-13
Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire, in this adaptation of Amanda Foreman’s novel. Unhappily married to the duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes, in a Golden Globe-nominated [...]

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Hot new movie releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week (Dec 16, 2008)

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 16, 2008:

Mamma Mia!
(2008) PG-13

Based on the international hit musical featuring the songs of pop superstars ABBA, this charming tale centers on a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her plan to uncover her [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Dec 8, 2008)

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 8, 2008:

The Dark Knight
(2008) PG-13 (152min)
Batman (Christian Bale) teams with Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to continue dismantling Gotham City’s criminal [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Nov 25, 2008)

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of November 25, 2008:

Hancock
(2008) UR
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero forced to employ a PR expert, Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), to help repair his image when the [...]

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Review: Kung Fu Hustle (2004) R 95min

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Kung Fu Hustle by director Stephen Chow, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Xin Huo, is an imaginative action comedy that won over 20 international awards.
The plot: In 1940s Shanghai, China before the Revolution, the city is terrorised by ruthless gangs. A petty [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Movie Releases This Week (Nov 11, 2008)

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(2008) PG-13
The identities of Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) are exposed as they face a new threat: The Golden Army, assembled of long-hidden mythological creatures, is prepared to attack. As fantastic monsters [...]

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Samsung’s new Blu-Ray players to stream Netflix

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung and Netflix today announced the deal that will allow Samsung to add streaming capabilities to their new Blu-Ray players and possibly expand the deal to include other electronics, possibly embed Netflix streaming in future Samsung TV models. The deal will help Netflix to [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Oct 14, 2008)

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crytal Skull
(2008) PG-13
Hollywood icon Harrison Ford returns to the role of the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones nearly 20 years after he last donned the famous fedora and bullwhip to save the world from imminent peril. Joining Ford [...]

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