man-watching-television

The 12 best movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video right now

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Broadband, Home cinema, Internet, Movies, Online TV, TV 1 Comment

We now live in a world where there is too much choice for good entertainment - so many great films at the cinema, and so much terrific TV available. What to watch? We're here to help, with some of the best offerings right now on Amazon Prime Instant in the UK. [nextpage…

Read more | Comments (0)

interstellar-2014-movie

Interstellar trailer remade for just $20

Stuart O'Connor Movies, YouTube Leave a Comment

Christopher Nolan spent $165 million to make his sci-fi epic Interstellar. But maybe he didn't need to spend that much, as YouTuber Chandler Perry has shown with his $20 three-minute retelling of the almost-three-hour-long space drama. Perry gives a breakdown of the cost in his video description: Prop List (before tax) Tin Pans $2.00 Duct…

Read more | Comments (0)

guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-2014

Guardians of the Galaxy reimagined as an 8-bit game

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Movies, Video games Leave a Comment

The space-based "super-hero" movie Guardians of the Galaxy was a big hit for Marvel in 2014 - and also a hit was the retro 1980s soundtrack, featuring songs such as Blue Swede's Hooked On A feeling, Escape (The Piña Colada Song) and Cherry Bomb from The Runaways. So what better accompaniment for the retro 80s…

Read more | Comments (0)

family-watching-netflix-featured

The 12 best movies and TV shows on Netflix right now

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Internet, Movies, Netflix, Online TV, TV Leave a Comment

So Christmas is over and the new year has begun. The alcohol hangover may have gone, but the bank balance is still feeling the festive season pinch - making a trip to the cinema unlikely until payday. But entertainment help is at hand if you have Netflix - here are some of the…

Read more | Comments (0)

the-interview-seth-rogen-james-franco-sony

The Interview: It appears that Sony does NOT want to make a lot of money from this film

Stuart O'Connor Computer Security, Internet, Movies, Piracy, Sony Leave a Comment

It may not be the best film of 2014, but Sony's The Interview - starring Seth Rogen and James Franco - is probably the most talked about. After much will-they-won't-they-oh-yes-of-course-they-will, Sony decided to ignore threats of reprisals and release the controversial comedy on Christmas Day - in about 300 independent US cinemas and on VoD…

Read more | Comments (0)

the-queens-christmas-speech

The best DVDs to beat the Christmas TV schedules

Stuart O'Connor Blu-ray, DVD, Movies, TV Leave a Comment

If you are to believe Britain's tabloid media, there is absolutely nothing to watch on television at Christmas but repeats. Repeats, repeats, repeats, year after year. Even Her Majesty is said to be sick of the repeats. With that in mind, here are a few alternative choices of what to watch on DVD…

Read more | Comments (0)

3D-television-viewer

The Top 15 3D Blu-rays for Christmas

Stuart O'Connor 3D TV, Blu-ray, Christmas Gift Guides, Movies, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

3D films have been around since the advent of film itself. But it's only in the past decade or so that the techhnology has got good enough to make it a truly enjoyable cinema experience (despite the silly glasses). It's probably fair to say that 3D finally seems to be losing its "nothing…

Read more | Comments (0)

santa-with-remote

Netflix vs Amazon … who’s best for Christmas films?

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Broadband, Christmas Gift Guides, HDTV, Home cinema, Internet, Movies, Netflix Leave a Comment

If you're a serious film buff, you probably own your favourite Christmas movies on Blu-ray (my collection includes It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged and Die Hard). But if you are like most people, you probably rely on the streaming services to give you your annual dose of Christmas cheer. So which service here…

Read more | Comments (0)

digital-piracy-illegal-download

Can the film industry learn from the music industry to stop piracy?

James O'Malley Movies, Online TV, Skeptech 2 Comments

Over the weekend we heard the news that Sony Pictures has been hacked by a group known as "GOP" (who aren't the same people as the US Republican "Grand Old Party", presumably). GOP claims to have stolen many of Sony's "secrets", including copies of films that haven't been released, or at least released outside of…

Read more | Comments (0)