Monthly Archives: July 2011

Church of God sues Sony Pictures for copyright Infringement

Typically, the biggest threat to the summer movie is a bad review. This year, however, it seems to be intellectual property.

In April, S. Victor Whitmill filed a lawsuit to block Warner Bros.’ May 26th release of the Hangover 2, which featured, without authorization, a tattoo that Whitmill had designed for and applied to boxer Mike Tyson’s face. Last week, the Church of God filed a lawsuit against Sony Worldwide Acquisitions claiming the comedy Salvation Boulevard  reproduces, in mirror image, the Church of God’s cross mark. Read the rest of this entry

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Nintendo Drops 3DS price to 169.99

Nintendo just announced that the Nintendo 3DS will drop to $169.99, starting on August 12. That’s 80 bucks cheaper than the previous MSRP of $249.99, and one helluva indication of how well the system is doing. 800,000 people have picked up a system but that’s nowhere near what they were hoping for.

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime in a press release. “We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.” Read the rest of this entry

Netflix increases prices for DVD+streaming plans by 60%

As reported by the Washington Post: Netflix on Tuesday announced price changes that add about $6 to the monthly bills of subscribers for unlimited streaming video and DVD rentals.

Those services were together offered at $9.99 but are now being offered separately: $7.99 for unlimited streaming and $7.99 for unlimited DVD rentals Read the rest of this entry

Captain America looses the “America” in some International Regions

Thanks to a recent New York Times story, the Web is buzzing about the fact that the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Captain America: The First Avenger will be called simply The First Avenger in three countries: Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea. The news isn’t really new — EW, among others reported the title change back in January — but it does present an opportunity to consider how the film may perform overseas. After all, Captain America first appeared 70 years ago as an intentionally political anti-Nazi warrior who wore his patriotism on his sleeve… well, he wears it all over. Will foreign moviegoers jump at the chance to watch such an old-fashioned slice of Americana? Read the rest of this entry

Juror says Casey Anthony did not get away with Murder

Alternate juror Russell Huekler and lead prosecutor Jeff Ashton spoke out about the shocking not guilty verdict reached by the jury in the Casey Anthony murder case on Wednesday.

Although Huekler did not deliberate in the case, he did sit through the entire trial and told Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today that he “wholeheartedly” agreed with the decision reached on Tuesday.

“There were 3 reasons that I felt she was not guilty,” the juror shared. Read the rest of this entry

Hulk: The End

When I first stumbled upon the comic series The End I was given a copy of The Punisher’s version. This turn into an and curious intent  to know how more of the favorite marvel characters meet their end. One unlikely hero (in my personal taste) stood out amongst the rest was that Incredible Hulk.

I never was too fond of the big green guy throughout my comic reading days, but oddly enough loved the TV show as a kid, go figure. Maybe due to the Hulks Incredible power (no pun intended), from Leaping ridiculous amounts of miles, to using his massive strength to do well anything. He always felt unreal and over powered, but I learned from reading this comic that the deeper meaning of the Incredible Hulk’s story is the mental play between Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Read the rest of this entry

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