Want to watch a new movie but don't want to spend a lot of money? Why not stop by a Redbox?
Redbox is the newest, easiest, and cheapest way to rent a movie. It is an automated retail kiosk that allows for the rental of DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and video games. The kiosks are updated and new movies are put out weekly.
The kiosk is like a typical self-service vending machine. It has a touch screen operation to choose what you would like to rent. You choose the title – or multiple titles – and then you are brought to the payment screen. The customer can pay using either a debit or credit card and is charged approximately $1.49 per disk for every 24 hours.
In modern film, it is extremely rare that an idea with great creativity and ambition would receive recognition in major blockbuster movies. However, Cloud Atlas is a different story (or six different stories).
Cloud Atlas, directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski, (the Wachowskis are known for the Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta while Tykwer is a famous German film maker) is easily one of the best movies of the year.
The film consists of six short stories which all span from different time periods and cultures. As the plot continues, each of the stories is connected and it creates a loose meta-story.
Last year, popular media-streaming service Netflix came into some subscriber backlash when the owners announced that the streaming service and the DVD rental service would begin to be charged separately as opposed to one all-included cost.
Numerous subscribers cancelled from the price hike of nearly 60 percent, and in turn set the company's stock down the tube.
Though Netflix has managed to stay afloat since, trouble still looms.
A report by analysts Tim Nollen and James Kopelman of Macquarie Securities suggest that the company's profit may never reach their pre-2011 highs again. Reason being that "TV and movie studios are demanding higher fees to license their content at a time when the company's subscriber growth has been growing."
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is a refreshing original family film, a movie for the young and young-at-heart, or for the college-aged gamer.
Wreck-It Ralph's Nov 2nd weekend debut grossed $49 million, a record, and bigger than Disney's Tangled. It follows the story of Ralph, a character from the fictional arcade game "Fix-It Felix," who's tired of being the bad guy. Ralph's job is to wreck buildings while Felix (controlled by the player) repairs them. Ralph just wants to win his own medal like Felix does so he can be celebrated as a good guy for once. It's a familiar story of materialism vs. what really matters.
It's no question that the month of October calls for endless horror films and grotesque stories. With that being said it's no wonder that the classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was shown during the October holiday.
The warped characters and dramatic plot line and strong sexual references have become a subculture of its own. The Rocky Horror Picture Show first made its first big screen debut at the Westwood theater in Los Angeles in September of 1975. Ironically enough the film bombed and was considered a large failure.
Lights, camera, action? Well, there definitely was a lot of action going on in the Main Auditorium this past weekend with the production of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This specific showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show was put on by UMass Dartmouth's very own 20 Cent Fiction. This was their 19th annual production and it was not hackneyed, putting a new twist to a classic hit.
On October 31st, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, everyone was invited by 20 Cent Fiction to go on a "strange journey" with them and attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Netflix has hundreds of options for movies and shows that subscribers can watch instantly online. It is constantly being updated with new content, but sometimes it still seems like there is nothing to watch.
Many subscribers miss out on some of the best content Netflix has to offer. In fact, many users often ignore some of the best, under-the-radar sitcoms that have ever been on television.
First of all, almost everyone has heard of or seen NBC's hit show The Office before, but the original version from the United Kingdom has a much smaller audience. The show started off with low ratings that nearly caused it to be taken off air, but fortunately the BBC network signed it for a second season.
Taken is an absolute blast of a movie. While its premise has been seen many times before, it still offers a very likeable main character with about the best action a PG-13 movie can offer.
However, Taken 2 does not live up to the expectations of the original movie.
Taken 2 stars Liam Neeson as ex C.I.A. operative Bryan Mills. After the events of the first film his daughter, played by Maggie Grace, finally respects him and his ex-wife, played by Famke Janssen, and begins to see what she was missing.
Gene Sharp, the Umass Dartmouth professor emeritus actively carrying on the practices of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, will be acknowledged with a film screening tomorrow afternoon in the Woodland Commons from 12-2 P.M.
Mr. Sharpe is a non-violent revolutionary who has established some noteworthy clout following his chairmanship of the Sociology Department of the Southern Massachusetts University, the precursor of Umass Dartmouth.
In the midst of avoiding the draft for Korea, Sharp exercised civil disobedience and refused to fight. While he was being held in detention, he contacted Albert Einstein asking him to write the foreword for his book. Sharing some common interest in the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein agreed to writing the piece, he also wrote to Sharp in a letter dated April 2, 1953,"I earnestly admire you for your moral strength and can only hope, although I really do not know, that I would have acted as you did, had I found myself in your situation" (CNN).
The 2012 movie The Cabin in the Woods, is the epitome of a pastiche film.
Screenwriters Joss Whedon, the writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Drew Goddard, the writer of Cloverfield, implement every stereotypical slasher film scene.
The American horror film is centered around five college students, who each embody certain archetypes; the whore Jules, the athlete Curt, the scholar Holden, the stoner Marty, and the virgin Dana.
The five friends decide to take a vacation for the weekend and travel to a remote cabin in the woods. Little do they know, their fates are being determined by a team of technicians who are controlling their local environment and giving them mood altering drugs.
On the first night during a game of truth and dare, the friends are led to the basement. Only after Jules the whore, is dared to make out with a wolf head hanging on the wall, classy.