Last week, we took note of a new business venture called Screening Room spearheaded by Napster founder Sean Parker. The proposed service would digitally stream the latest major-studio theatrical releases into the confines of private American homes for a hefty estimated fee of $50 on the same day as in-theater premieres, rendering a trip to the local cineplex less necessary than ever. Naturally, this radical new strategy would change the entire face of the industry, and has accordingly raised hackles on the production, distribution, and exhibition sides of Hollywood. As movie theaters struggle to stay relevant and profitable, Parker’s every press conference sounds like a death knell. And this weekend, both sides of this instantly contentious debate dug in their heels on their positions.
Air New Zealand is making the most of their partnership with Peter Jackson and 'The Hobbit' by producing a safety video for their "Middle Earth Flights" which fly to the magical land featured in the 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings', New Zealand.
It's been rumored over the last week that Peter Jackson wanted to make the two planned 'Hobbit' films into a trilogy by adding one more film. Today he confirmed that instead of only two more trips into Middle Earth, fans will get a third.
The annual geek/nerd pilgrimage known as 'Comic-Con' kicks off this week in San Diego and the convention has become more than a place for comic book collectors to meet and trade, it's now about movies, video games and other collectibles.
It has also become a place for movie makers to generate "buzz" for an upcoming movie release and no one gets dweebs excited and fired up more than Peter
Today, the Internet got a taste of Steven Spielberg's upcoming motion-capture animated film, 'The Adventures of Tintin,' thanks to a stunning trailer that promises one epic 3-D joyride.
If Spielberg's name isn't enough to get you hooked, try this: 'Tintin' was produced by Peter Jackson and co-written by Edgar Wright.