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Disney Movies AnywhereIf trying to figure out how to use Ultraviolet wasn’t already difficult enough, we now have yet another "digital movie locker" storage-retrieval-repository thingy in which to house our digitally downloaded movies.

Walt Disney Studios just announced it has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a proprietary, cloud-based digital locker that gives movie fans access to Disney's digital library of over 400 Disney, Pixar, and Marvel Studios movies to watch on the computer, iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

Read more: Do We Really Need Disney’s New Proprietary Movies Anywhere Digital Locker?

2013 Fall Movie PreviewIt's that time of year. The time when theaters sweep up the popcorn, mop the aisles, and restock refreshments as the curtain closes on another hectic summer movie season of lycra-tighted superheroes and sugar-charged kiddos. But more importantly, it's ...

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Man of Steel - Movie ReviewTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Read more: Superman on the Big Screen - Part 4: A Fresh Start

Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Read more: Superman on the Big Screen - Part 3: The Misfires

Superman IIITo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Read more: Superman on the Big Screen - Part 2 - The Lester Era

Superman: The MovieTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Read more: Superman on the Big Screen - Part 1 - The Donner Era

Hollywood Pinups Throughout Cinematic HistoryFrom Betty Grable in a one-piece bathing suit peering saucily over her shoulder into the eyes of millions of American soldiers fighting in WWII, to the iconic shot of Ava Gardner slinking in a skimpy leopard leotard against an animal print backdrop, Hollywood pinups have tickled the ...

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Movies coming in 20132012 saw the silver screen with sequels and remakes of superhero films, film adaptations of best-selling novels, and end-of-the-world stories. The Mayan Apocalypse trend also had its impact on the movie industry, lending the concept of time running out, and horrific images of  ...

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Quentin Tarantino - 2000s DirectingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Read more: Quentin Tarantino - 2000s Directing - Part Three of Three

Quentin Tarantino - 1990s WritingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Read more: Quentin Tarantino - 1990s Directing - Part Two of Three

Lincoln - Movie ReviewThe Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted Steve Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln as the best film of 2012, according to the results of its 19th annual critics' poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows ...

Read more: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Vote LINCOLN as Best Film of 2012

Quentin Tarantino - A Writing PioneerIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Read more: Quentin Tarantino: Screenwriting Pioneer - Part One of Three

Best Films of 2012As the curtain comes to a close on the 2012 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured an unprecedented share of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also a time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular ...

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Casino Royale

A fifth outing for Pierce Brosnan was being written as late as 2004, even though the rights to Fleming’s inaugural Bond tome Casino Royale had come into Eon’s possession in 1999. Although Brosnan’s last outing as 007 had been his highest ...

Read more: James Bond: The Craig Era (2006 - )

2012 Holiday Movie PreviewWith the sun having set on the summer's rambunctious slate of cinematic fare, and the calendar tipping over into the end of the year, it's time to take a look at the films that will be decking our cinematic halls this holiday movie season. While many will be  ...

Read more: 2012 Holiday Movie Guide

GoldeneyeThe Soviet Union was gone, the Berlin wall fell, and the Cold War was over. Ever the product of that era, and with a six year hiatus due to legal battles over the rights, Bond’s relevance topically and commercially was yet again being questioned. Timothy Dalton had ...

Read more: James Bond: The Brosnan Era (1995-2002)

The Living DaylightsAfter a very profitable 12 years, it was again time to find a new 007. Roger Moore was almost 60, no longer appropriate for the role, and the initial idea of the producers was to do a prequel—something they wouldn’t end up doing, in essence, until the 2006 reboot. A lot of the frontrunners or desired candidates that were tested ...

Read more: James Bond: The Dalton Era - (1987-1989)

Roger Moore James BondIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

Read more: James Bond: The Moore Era (1973-1985)

Noomi RapceWhile Hollywood mainstays Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Michael Fassbender lead an extraordinary cast in the epic Sci-fi thriller Prometheus, we wanted to spend a little time examining the blossoming career of up-and-comer Noomi Rapace who broke out with her ...

Read more: Swedish Star Noomi Rapace Burning Up Hollywood - Catch Her in PROMETHEUS Now on Blu-ray

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

It is reputed that Sean Connery and Cubby Broccoli weren’t even on speaking terms during the shooting of You Only Live Twice, so it came as little surprise to those that made the films when Connery announced he would no longer play James Bond. But Bond was big business; ...

Read more: James Bond: The Lazenby Year

James Bond - Dr. NoIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

Read more: James Bond: The Connery Era - (1962-1967, 1971)

2012 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

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Batman on the Big Screen - The Nolan EraTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. After the sour taste Batman and Robin left in many peoples’ mouths, a lengthy odyssey followed to ...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 3

Val Kilmer Batman

To celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE SCHUMACHER ERA (1995-1997) It was with no small sense of loss that Batman fans learned Tim Burton was ...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 2

Michael Keaton BatmanTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE BURTON ERA (1989-1992). There are two pop culture loves that have been with me my entire life...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 1

Oscars 2012

Ever wonder why the eventual Oscar winners almost never align with your own picks? It may be because the demographic of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) - the association responsible for voting for the wards - is made up of a membership that bears ...

Read more: Study Reveals Oscar Voters are a Bunch of Old White Men

MovieguideIn the battle for the big box office bucks, it pays to make a movie high on conservative family values, capitalism, and biblical principles. At least that's what Movieguide asserts, and is prepared to release a 70+ page report to back its claims. Movieguide, a website and biweekly ...

Read more: MovieGuide: Americans Want "Conservative" Movies

Warner Home VideoMovie lovers who prefer satisfying a cinematic sweet tooth by patronizing Netflix's DVD-by-mail service or any of the numerous Redbox or Blockbuster DVD rental kiosks that dot nearly every corner of every street in America, are well aware by now  ...

Read more: It's War! Warner Bros. Increasing Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster Rental Delay to 56 Days

2012 Awards Oscar TrackerIt's that time again. Not only the Holiday season when Hollywood begins rolling out its big-budgeted blockbusters with hopes of decking the theaters with boughs of bottoms, but also that time of year when the studios make their big Oscar push...

Read more: 2012 Oscar Predictions - Tracking the Academy Award Frontrunners

2011 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

Read more: 2011 Fall Movie Preview

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