Movies & TV

TV Spotlight: Awake

March 21, 2012
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TV Spotlight: Awake

Remember Draco Malfoy’s evil, self-serving father from the Harry Potter films? Jason Isaacs, the excellent actor who imbued that role with such loathsome superiority, is now starring in an unusual, almost experimental new television series called Awake. The concept behind the show is, what if you couldn’t tell the difference between dreams and reality? From IMDB:...

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Instant Video Spotlight: Robert Zemeckis

March 19, 2012
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Instant Video Spotlight: Robert Zemeckis

These days, Robert Zemeckis is primarily known as the producer or director behind such high-tech, hyper-realistic animated hits as Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Beowulf and The Polar Express. But he used to direct a lot of live action movies too, including the Tom Hanks -starring Cast Away and Forrest Gump. But before moving into such dramatic and...

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More Amazon Bargains: $1.99 Instant Video Rentals, $5 MP3 Albums!

March 16, 2012
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More Amazon Bargains: $1.99 Instant Video Rentals, $5 MP3 Albums!

Looking for an alternative to March Madness? How about screening your own, private film festival on your Fire, with instant video movie rentals priced at just $1.99? Amazon has added some great titles to its over 16,700 title catalog of $1.99 movie rentals, including a slew of Disney animated classics, recent hits and critically-acclaimed,...

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TV Spotlight: Amazon Adds Discovery Networks Programming To Its Prime Instant Video Catalog!

March 14, 2012
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TV Spotlight: Amazon Adds Discovery Networks Programming To Its Prime Instant Video Catalog!

Amazon Prime Instant Video just keeps getting better and better! Today, Amazon announced a new deal with Discovery Networks to offer its excellent programming to Amazon Prime customers for free streaming. From Amazon: Dear Customers, Today we’re announcing our biggest addition yet, bringing nearly 3,000 more titles to Prime Instant Video. We’ve struck a...

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Movie Spotlight: Julie Taymor

March 12, 2012
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Movie Spotlight: Julie Taymor

Director Julie Taymor came to film from the stage, where she directed a number of classic operas before helming the Broadway production of The Lion King, for which she also designed most of the puppets, masks and costumes, to rave reviews and numerous awards. Her film resume is eclectic, and while her films haven’t...

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Ebook Spotlight: John Carter Series

March 9, 2012
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The Disney Sci-Fi extravaganza John Carter is in theaters now, but did you know it was based on a series of classic novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the same man who brought us Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot? Good news: the first five books in the John Carter series are available in...

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Movie Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg

March 8, 2012
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Movie Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg

Equally at home with drama and comedy, live action and animation, farce and realism, Jessie Eisenberg may very well be the next Tom Hanks. He first came to the attention of critics and the public in the dark comedy, Roger Dodger, in which embittered adman Roger (played by Campbell Scott) receives an unexpected visit from...

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TV Spotlight: Game of Thrones

March 7, 2012
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TV Spotlight: Game of Thrones

Yesterday, season 1 of the HBO series Game of Thrones was finally released on DVD, Blu-Ray and for digital streaming and download. On Collider.com, Andre Dellamorte reviews season one: HBO’s Game of Thrones comes at an interesting time in geekdom, and its success speaks to the barriers that have been broken. Though fantasy and science fiction...

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Movie Spotlight: Tarsem Singh

March 6, 2012
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Movie Spotlight: Tarsem Singh

Director Tarsem Singh is known for his stunning, epic, gorgeous visuals. In a Tarsem Singh film, every frame is like a painting, many of them surrealist masterpieces. Singh’s most recent release, Immortals, was released on DVD, Blu-Ray and for digital streaming today. While critics didn’t have a lot of positive things to say about...

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Amazon Instant Video Help: Stream vs. Download, Rent vs. Buy, Prime vs. Not

March 2, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video Help: Stream vs. Download, Rent vs. Buy, Prime vs. Not

So you see a great movie, TV show or concert video listed in the Amazon Instant Video store, and the rental price is less than you’d pay to rent through other outlets, or what you’d pay for a Video On Demand pay per view on your satellite TV service. The purchase price shown is...

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