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Apple won't let you download 4K, only stream on Apple TV

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Ah, Apple... you sneaky devils. When the company announced their new 4K-capable Apple TV, they left out an important fact: you can't download 4K movies to watch them later, you have to stream them.

 

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Apple will let you watch 4K versions of your movies on the new Apple TV, but having to stream them while letting you download HDR and Dolby Vision, and even HD streams, just doesn't sound right. So if your internet connection isn't up to scratch at the time, or there's congestion at certain times of the day - oh well, you won't be able to watch 4K movies because you can't download them before hand.

 

In Apple's own support document, they state: "You can download a local copy of an HD movie, and you might be able to download HDR and Dolby Vision versions, but you can't download a 4K version". You'll also need a 25Mbps connection in order to stream 4K in the first place.

 

Apple's new 4K-capable Apple TV comes in just 32GB and 64GB versions, so you wouldn't be downloading 4K movies and storing them forever, but it would be nice to be able to download at least one 4K movie and store it locally so it doesn't sit there and buffer if you have a 25-40Mbps internet connection, or experience congestion at all.

Sarah Connor is back, new Terminator movie with Arnie

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

The last few Terminator movies haven't been good at all, but now there's a new Terminator movie on the way from Skydance and Paramount.

 

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During a private event, James Cameron announced the news of a new Terminator movie that would see the return of Linda Hamilton, who was last scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron said: "As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it's going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she's become return".

 

He continued: "There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys", in reference to older actors still making big action movies, finishing by adding "but there isn't an example of that for women".

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Wonder Woman becomes Top 5 superhero movie of ALL TIME

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 4, 2017 3:30 am

Wonder Woman has become the #5 superhero movie of ALL TIME, hitting $408 million in box office numbers in the US according to estimates from comScore.

 

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These numbers are just for the US box office, where #4 is The Dark Knight Rises with $448 million, #3 is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Wonder Woman can't beat these numbers, but hitting #5 is an achievement in itself. Here's the top 5 superhero movies of all time in the US:

 

  1. Marvel's The Avengers: $623.3 million
  2. The Dark Knight: $534.8 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $459 million
  4. The Dark Knight Rises: $448.1 million
  5. Wonder Woman: $409+ million

 

If you look at the numbers, DC now has 3 of the top 5 movies in the #5 superhero movies of all time in the US... a huge achievement considering the amount of movies in the MCU including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the two Avengers movies - oh and Guardians of the Galaxy. Wonder Woman deserves its coveted spot, so let's hope this leads positively into Justice League which drops in November.

Apple wants to sell you 4K movies digitally for $20 each

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 30, 2017 3:43 am

Apple is expected to unveil their new 4K-capable Apple TV on September 12, with reports coming out that Apple hasn't finalized deals with movie studios for 4K content.

 

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In order for the new Apple TV to be successful in pushing 4K content, there needs to be a decent sized library of 4K content, right? You can pay $11.99 for Netflix which lasts an entire month with unlimited playback of not just the huge library of TV shows and movies, but a continuously expanding library of 4K content as well.

 

Apple is reportedly looking to charge $20 per 4K movie, which is quite expensive in comparison to current digital 4K content services. Apple has secured big deals at the last minute before, where back in 2010 the company secured huge book publishers within days of launching iBooks.

 

If Apple launched the new 4K-capable Apple TV without 4K content, we could see Netflix and other 4K digital content service providers jump in and do something. We could see Netflix expand its 4K base into Apple TV, unless Apple is somehow able to secure 4K movies cheaper, I don't see why anyone would pay $20 per movie when they can pay half of that for an entire month of Netflix which has plenty of 4K content.

The trailer to Super Troopers 2 has just dropped

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 29, 2017 4:40 am

You need to watch the trailer to Super Troopers 2 right MEOW... it has just dropped, with the Vermont Highway Patrol squad back in action.

 

 

Super Troopers 2 will be released on April 20, 2018 - freakin' perfect for some of that #420 action. Broken Lizard crowdfunded $2 million in order to fund a sequel to the 2001 cult classic, and here it is, being teased with its first trailer.

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Terminator 2 on 4K Blu-ray includes T-800 arm replicate

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 20, 2017 5:29 am

The upcoming release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on UHD Blu-ray will be one of the biggest releases of the year, featuring a beautiful 4K restoration of one of the best action movies ever made.

 

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T2 on 4K Blu-ray comes in a $175 edition that includes a life-size T-1800 endoskeleton arm, which even rocks James Cameron's signature. There will be only 6000 of the limited edition Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Blu-ray packs made available, and at $175 they should be pretty damn quickly.

 

The new 4K Blu-ray pack includes a new documentary Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Uncle Bob"), Edward Furlong {"John Connor") and other cast members. Even at $180, it's not that expensive when compared against the $330 pack that was packaged with a 6-disc Blu-ray and chrome skull.

Netflix: Stranger Things S2 will premiere on October 27

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 13, 2017 12:31 am

Netflix will have one of its biggest premieres of the year on October 27, with the second season of Stranger Things, something the streaming giant just announced.

 

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The company teased Stranger Things' second season with a Super Bowl TV spot earlier this year, with the official Stranger Things Twitter account teasing "Some doors can't be closed. #StrangerThings2 arrives on October 27". We don't know much about about the second season of Stranger Things, but at least we can mark a few days on our calendar to call in sick from work. Thanks, Netflix - sorry, boss.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Disney's first 4K Blu-ray

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 6, 2017 3:44 am

If you haven't experienced 4K Blu-ray in all of its pixel glory... you really owe it to yourself. On the right TV, the high-res 4K Blu-ray content looks absolutely amazing. One of the best experiences so far is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now Marvel and Disney are getting into the 4K Blu-ray game.

 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director, James Gunn, took to Facebook that the first Disney movie that will be released not just in 4K but HDR, will be the awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a perfect release considering he shot the movie with Red's slick Weapon 8K camera. Gunn explained: "4K Ultra HD is almost certainly the best way you can see this movie at home - with more definition and the most vibrant colors possible on your home screen, and with the brightest brights and the blackest blacks. A being composed of light truly appears to be a being composed of light!".

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Rogue One looks great, even in a fan-made VHS commercial

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 27, 2017 11:49 am

While moviegoers enjoyed their high resolution projection of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there's now a fan-made throwback to the VHS era of Rogue One - and it looks awesome.

 

 

Rogue One looks deliciously vintage in its grainy VHS footage and retro box art, which looks exactly how I envision it at my local Blockbuster, at least in the 80s and 90s. Remember that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available on DVD and Blu-ray soon, with the digital version already online.

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Google and Amazon rentals are just $0.99 over Christmas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 12:40 am

Google and Amazon have just kicked off their massive holiday promotions, with $0.99 movie rentals over the holidays - right up until January 23, 2017. The thing is, you can only rent one movie per account, but still - a movie rental of something recent like Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, or even Star Trek: Beyond.

 

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You can rent movies for just $0.99 from Google Play, which includes recent blockbuster movies, as well as Amazon Video with the promo code "MOVIE11".

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