Movie Pass: All the Movies You Can Watch for $50 a Month
Would you pay $50 a month to a subscription service that allows you to see as many movies as you want in theatres for that full calendar month?
Like a health club membership, this sounds better in theory than in practice, methinks.
Bond 23 Details?
Will the title be 'Carte Blanche,' involve a train derailment (and spoiler), and open with badass cello music?
Anything would be an improvement over 'Quantum of Bourne,' including a remake of 'A View to a Kill' with the original cast. At least that would be a 'James Bond' movie.
Listen, just put the camera on a goddamn tripod, give that license to kill a workout, and get out of the way. Oh, and a hollowed-out volcano wouldn't hurt, either. If you want to make another Jason Bourne movie, make another Jason Bourne movie. We want a James Bond movie. And while you're at it, bring on some Q.
About Wal-Mart's Vudu Streaming Service…
Because Vudu appears to be catching on, I checked it out last night and failed to see what all the fuss is about. Granted, one benefit is that everything out on DVD appears to be available there (unlike Redbox and Netflix Streaming), but you're looking at right around $5 to stream a rental
Last I looked, that's the price of a pay-per-view and more than twice the cost of a run to Blockbuster.
Waiting a day or two for Netflix to arrive via mail or 28 days for Redbox still strikes me as the best way to go.
Furthermore, you can't rent new episodes of "Breaking Bad," you have to purchase and store them at $2.99 a pop. For .99, I'd probably rent them as they became available (my already bloated cable package does not include AMC).
Side note: Saturday night I was looking for a movie to rent, hit one of our local Redbox kiosks and saw all kinds of film I hadn't seen but not a single one I was interested in seeing.
How sad is that?
LAST NIGHT'S SCREENING
After a frustrating (and wet) night of attempting the art of plumbing, a few episodes of "Sanford and Son" were the only things that could make the world feel right again.
THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS! BIG HOLLYWOOD REMAINS A TRIPLE-THREAT
AMC MULLING TALK SHOW … ABOUT AMC
JOSH BROLIN TO PLAY 'OH DAESU' IN SPIKE LEE'S 'OLDBOY' REMAKE
TWENTY ICONIC MALE MOVIE ROLES IN WHICH HELEN MIRREN WOULD HAVE RULED
OSCAR-WINNER HIRED TO WRITE 'SIN CITY 2'
BECAUSE YOU LOVED 'TRON 2' SO MUCH…
WHY 'IRON MAN' SUCCEEDED WHERE 'GREEN LANTERN' FAILED
…WILL HOME VIDEO SAVE 'GREEN LANTERN'
'CAPTAIN AMERICA 2' NEWS
… LOVE ME SOME PETER DINKLAGE
WELL, I CAN FINALLY STRIKE THIS OFF MY LIST OF THINGS TO PONDER
18 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT 'FIREFLY'
THOUGH OUR MUGSHOTS ARE SIMILAR; TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION: NO, WE'RE NOT KIN
GEORGE CLOONEY QUITS SODERBERGH’S ‘THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E’
STUDIOS ARE KEEPING 'SHARK NIGHT 3D' AND 'APOLLO 18' AWAY FROM CRITICS
CLASSIC PICK FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
It's Marlene Dietrich day on TCM
and you'll want to catch anything directed by Josef von Sternberg. The man knew how to light his actress and his set.
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