Posts tagged “DVD”

The Dude Abides

The Dude Abides

In which I finally meet the Dude

Fighting Pirates

Great quote in an article at Gizmodo on the futility of enforcing copyright law: According to blueprints from the Acme Company, the MPAA will next attempt to mount a large red rocket and light its fuse while aiming it at the place where the Malaysian movie pirates are eating strategically placed birdseed.

A Media Bonanza

Just how long, do you think, until OscarTorrents gets slammed by Hollywood? They’re making it a snap to download all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Stuck somewhere without internet access? There’s a company named FON that’s giving away wifi routers in the hopes of blanketing the country with free wireless internet access. Already own one

My dad just bought my grandmother a DVD player. She loves it and is thrilled with the quality of DVDs compared to her hundreds of VHS tapes. We were quite impressed with Nana’s willingness to accept the new technology … until she called and asked how to rewind the DVDs before she returned them to Blockbuster

SuperBowl Video Sets Record for Sales

The plot held no secrets, the characters were familiar, and yet neither the players nor fans who gathered at the premiere of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl highlight video seemed to care that they saw most of the material before. Although it first went on sale this week, the video has already set a



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