NBC Universal Cable Channel Syfy to Make Movies

LOS ANGELES – Syfy, the cable channel behind such series as “Warehouse 13” and the “Ghost Hunters” reality shows, is getting into the movie business. The channel, part of NBC Universal, said Wednesday it will join with sister company Universal Pictures to release one to two films a year with budgets between $5 million and […]

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Oscar Winners On Demand Now: The Hurt Locker & More

As we bask in the post-Oscar glow of The Hurt Locker winning its bounty of Academy Awards and shutting out the overblown Avatar in most of its categories, perhaps now you’re interested in actually seeing the films that won these trophies. Fortunately, you can check out that Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best […]

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Live Report from the Academy Awards

Tonight’s the night. In about half an hour, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will start broadcasting live from Hollywood, California. There are many, many attractive people here, and out on the red carpet, Avatar star Sam Worthington made a point to tell the entire crowd that “this is f-ing unbelievable.” I’m sitting here live in […]

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Oscar Breakdown: Surprises and Snubs

The 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and one would think the expansion of the Best Picture category to include ten films instead of five for the first time since 1944 would cut down on the talk of films getting snubbed, but that doesn’t seem to be the case so far. Morgan […]

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‘Avatar,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’ Lead Oscar Nominations

By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer BEVERLY HILLS, California — The science-fiction sensation ‘Avatar‘ and the war-on-terror thriller ‘The Hurt Locker‘ lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. For the first time the Oscars feature 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual […]

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New On Demand: District 9, Invention of Lying & More

Comcast On Demand today has a big batch of new titles, including the innovative alien invasion story District 9, Ricky Gervais’ comedy The Invention of Lying, Kate Beckinsale’s Antarctic thriller Whiteout, Gerard Butler’s action flick Gamer, and the brilliant comedian Patton Oswalt’s dramatic turn in Big Fan. Get more information below, and go check them […]

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New on DVD: District 9, Extract, 500 Days of Summer & More

In stores today on Digital Versatile Disc are an eclectic selection of possibilities for your viewing pleasure. 500 Days of Summer and All About Steve are also available on Comcast On Demand today. There’s also the low-budget sci-fi surprise hit District 9, Mike Judge’s comedy Extract starring Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis, and the guitar-player’s […]

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