• Qwikster is Out. Netflix is Back. This is Getting Ridiculous.

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced this morning on the Netflix blog that the previously announced name-change to Qwikster for disc-based rentals was yet another oopsie in a long line of oopsies. It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other…

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins Dresses for Blu-ray Release

by Enid Burns on Oct 9, 2011 at 01:19 PM

Jim Carey shares the headline with a flock of penguins in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, which will be released on Blu-ray December 6 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the 1938 novel by the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins shows the decline, then rise, of the life of a… Continue Reading »

Top 10 Gamertell posts for the week of October 2, 2011

by NEWS on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:32 AM

FROM GAMERTELL - Haven’t caught all of the Gamertell news this week?  Here’s your chance to catch up on this week’s top 10 articles…

PowerA 3DS headset totally unnecessary for the moment

by NEWS on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:08 PM

FROM GAMERTELL - Even though there are only a handful of 3DS games that actually use the 3DS microphone and support voice chat, PowerA has decided it’s time to create the 3DS Stereo and Chat Headset.

Microsoft Launches XBox 360 Cable Service in the US with Comcast, Verizon

by Jeff Kleist on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:41 AM

People often ask “where are my flying cars?” when it comes to the future. Well, now a piece of that future can be yours: voice-activated TV through Microsoft’s new partnerships with many of the major cable companies and other content providers around the world. The new services will allow you… Continue Reading »

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

by NEWS on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:57 PM

FROM APPLETELL - “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve,” Apple’s statement today read.

Love Hz: Get Set to LOL—Interactive Crappy Piano

by Mark Smotroff on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:04 AM

So… Dear Friends…  Have you ever walked by a piano and just wanted to stop and pound on it and make noise? I’m not talking playing Chopsticks or attempting to play the intro to Blue Rondo A La Turk by Dave Brubeck. I mean, heart and soul bashing the piano… Continue Reading »

Fox to Release Sid & Nancy on Blu-ray in December

by Enid Burns on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:25 PM

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will released the Sid & Nancy: 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on December 27, just after the holidays. The biopic tells the tragic story of the 1970’s rise and fall of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman), and his doomed love affair with Nancy… Continue Reading »

30 Minutes or Less on Blu-ray this November

by Enid Burns on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:17 PM

The heist flick 30 Minutes or Less will stick up on Blu-ray on November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, just in time for the holiday season. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer helms this romp at gunpoint. The director casts Zombieland alum Jesse Eisenberg in the lead role alongside Danny McBride… Continue Reading »

Love Hz:Grateful Dead HDCD vs. DVD-A

by Mark Smotroff on Oct 3, 2011 at 03:20 PM

I just picked up The Grateful Dead’s Europe ‘72 Volume 2 collection—a 2 CD set I’m grateful for (no pun intended) because it comes hot on the heels of one of the most sought-after releases in the band’s history of archival recordings: every show from the 1972 European Tour.  Any… Continue Reading »

The Lights They Are A-Changin’

by Dennis Burger on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:15 AM

I was catching up on some NPR podcasts this weekend and stumbled across a fascinating episode of On Point from a few weeks back about the mandated death of incandescent lighting at the end of this year. In the hour-long episode—which draws its inspiration from the August cover story in… Continue Reading »

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