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It looks like Arrested Development will feature more episodes than planned

Most Arrested Development fans know that Netflix has commissioned two more seasons of the hit TV show to be produced before they make a movie. The production has been put on pause and is set to resume in late January. But, the good news is that Mitch Hurwitz has reportedly shot more material than originally planned.

 

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Netflix originally ordered 10 new episodes, but Hurwitz and the producing studios have reportedly approached Netflix and gotten them to increase the order to 12 to 15 episodes. Filming was originally scheduled to end before Thanksgiving, but with the increased order, they have filmed for an extra few weeks.

 

Hurwitz has taken the existing footage and is reviewing it to figure out just who he will need to film in January and how to incorporate the extra ideas. Netflix is planning to release all of the episodes at one time in spring, so they still have time to finish up production without delaying the planned release.

 

"We are thrilled with the direction of the show, with the footage we have seen and with the relationship between Mitch, Imagine, 20th and Netflix," a Netflix spokeswoman said. "At this time, we are not confirming or announcing the final episode count but we are sure fans will be thrilled when we do."

Sony touts that the PS3 is the number #1 device used for Netflix streaming in the living room

Sony is pretty happy with some recent findings by Netflix that place the PlayStation 3 as the number one TV-connected device used for streaming the online video provider's content. Netflix even said that, on occasion, the PlayStation 3 actually surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment and made it to number one overall.

 

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Impressive. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, had the following to say:

 

PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one platform overall. PS3 is a natural fit for Netflix in terms of developing and first deploying our most advanced features. We can transparently update our application with new features on a daily basis, and through the free PlayStation Network, people around the world can sign up for Netflix directly from their PS3.

 

Sony then, in their announcement post, goes on to brag about how all of the improvements that Netflix later debuted on consoles started off on the PlayStation 3. Really, it is just a post with them bragging, but it is interesting that the PS3 has the most subscribers. Maybe people are using the money they would have spent on Xbox Live on a Netflix subscription instead?


'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody' shows just how rowdy dwarves can be while drinking

The Hobbit will be released in theaters on December 14th and we absolutely can't wait to revisit The Lord of the Rings in an all-new adventure. But it's not going to be all fun and games for everyone in The Hobbit, which is made evident in this parody video which shows just how rough a time Bilbo Baggins is going to have.

 

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Even before his grand adventure takes place in The Hobbit, Bilbo finds himself in a peculiar situation as Gandalf and a group of dwarves make themselves comfortable at his home. What results is a long night of drinking, drinking and more drinking.

Continue reading ''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody' shows just how rowdy dwarves can be while drinking' (full post)

Redbox Instant to offer unlimited streaming video service at $6 a month

In the world of online streaming video platforms, Netflix is still king even though it hasn't exactly had the greatest time with its customers in recent months. I mean, there's no way you forgot about Qwikster, right? That's why any new online streaming video service needs to be aggressive and offer as good as a service as Netflix currently does. If today's report turns out to be true, it looks as though Redbox may have quite the service in store for those looking for an alternative to Netflix.

 

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According to GigaOM, it looks as though when Redbox's "Redbox Instant" is launched, it'll charge its customers $6 a month for its online streaming video service, which is $2 cheaper than Netflix currently charges. Not only will it offer unlimited video streaming, but it will also give its users some optional perks like paying $2 extra a month to keep their DVD rentals for four nights, instead of the usual $1.20 per night cost. Redbox also plans on offering on-demand rentals of newer movies at $.99 a pop.

Continue reading 'Redbox Instant to offer unlimited streaming video service at $6 a month' (full post)

Pixar Desk Lamp-inspired 'Pinokio' brought to life through tech

One of Pixar's most iconic figures, its desk lamp, has been seen in a number of the company's films. Nearly every opening credit for Pixar has included its desk lamp bouncing around, but Adam Ben-Dror has created a real-life lamp that can easily have us considering adding it to our work desk.

 

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Ben-Dror's lamp is called Pinokio and looks nearly identical for Pixar's desk lamp and, even more important, moves and reacts to its surroundings in a similar fashion. Pinokio is powered by six servos, a webcam and a bunch of other tech mumbo jumbo to have it aware of its surroundings, although Pinokio will always lose in a game of hide & go seek.

Continue reading 'Pixar Desk Lamp-inspired 'Pinokio' brought to life through tech' (full post)

Japanese automated bicycle parking garage deposits and retrieves your ride with little effort

I'm not a bike owner, but I can imagine trusting your main form of transportation to a combination lock and an old tree might be nerve wracking when you're heading into a shop to purchase various items a bike rider may need. The last thing you want to return to when you're done shopping is a cut lock and your bike gone. Wouldn't the world be better if there was a bike locker of sorts where the user can deposit and retrieve their bike with the wave of a card? That's exactly what the Japanese have done.

 

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In a video published by YouTube user acdcasic, we can see him using one of those fancy, shmancy automated bicycle underground parking garages we've all been dreaming of. The user waves his card in front of the sensor to have their bike retrieved and when the bike is deposited, the push of a button allows for the garage to grab your bike and park it underground.

Continue reading 'Japanese automated bicycle parking garage deposits and retrieves your ride with little effort ' (full post)

Gangnam Style becomes most-viewed video on YouTube over Justin Bieber's Baby

PSY's Gangnam Style has been nearly everywhere as the song just can't seem to stop its momentum to completely taking over the entire world. Gangnam Style's dominance in the music scene has just taken another victim as it has now become the most-viewed video on YouTube ever.

 

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Before Gangnam Style became the most-viewed video on YouTube, that "honor" went to Justin Bieber's "Baby," which on Nov. 24th, reached a whopping 803 million views and countless hearts of tween girls. But on Nov. 24th, Gangnam Style overtook that video as it reached 805 million views with approximately seven to ten million views taking place in a single day.

Continue reading 'Gangnam Style becomes most-viewed video on YouTube over Justin Bieber's Baby' (full post)

'Gotham High' parody trailer injects Dark Knight characters into teen romantic comedy

When a movie series does as well as the recent Dark Knight movies, Hollywood tends to go the prequel route in order to tell another side of its blockbuster movies that couldn't be told before. Before something like that happens to this beloved franchise, movie clips TRAILERS decided to take it upon themselves to not only provide a gag prequel trailer to the Dark Knight series, but to make a really good one set in "Gotham High."

 

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The mock trailer includes all of the notable characters from the Dark Knight series. You'll see Bruce Wayne, The Joker and even a 30-year old looking Harvey Dent. All of the footage has been taken from the earlier works of the actors who played those roles, and thankfully, many of them happened to come up the same route as you'll see a lot of school-related material here.

Continue reading ''Gotham High' parody trailer injects Dark Knight characters into teen romantic comedy' (full post)

Iron Man 3 trailer gets low budget remake

It was just a few weeks ago when the first official Iron Man 3 trailer hit the Internet to which many comic book and action film fans probably thought, "Boy! There sure are a lot of nifty special effects in this trailer. I wonder what it would look like if it received a low budget remake?"

 

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For the twenty-seven of you that thought a low budget remake would be cool to see, you were completely right as Dumb Drum put together a video that accurately replicates the original Iron Man 3 trailer, just without all of those fancy special effects.

Continue reading 'Iron Man 3 trailer gets low budget remake' (full post)

Stealth Cosplay's War Machine costume has functioning face mask, shoulder-mounted mini-gun

If you ever attend a convention like a Comic-Con, one thing that will definitely get you the ladies is cosplaying as different characters. After watching Stealth Cosplay's video of his War Machine costume, I can tell you if he didn't already have a girlfriend, women at Comic-Con would be throwing phone numbers at him as if he was the guest of honor at a ticket-tape parade.

 

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The suit took approximately one month to complete from start to finish that features the ability to open & close its face mask, blinking lights on the inside of his arms to simulate War Machine's machine guns and his shoulder-mounted mini-gun that spins when in use.

Continue reading 'Stealth Cosplay's War Machine costume has functioning face mask, shoulder-mounted mini-gun' (full post)

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