May 1, 2008: The iTunes Store takes a gigantic step toward cinematic relevancy, selling new movies on the day of their DVD releases for the very first time. “We’re thrilled to bring iTunes Store customers new films for purchase day-and-date with the DVD release,” says Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in a press release. “We think movie fans will love being able to buy their favorites from major and independent studios.” Movies out that week include Cloverfield, Juno, Alvin and the Chipmunks and American Gangster.opened its digital doors in April 2003. launch of iTunes 6.0. At first, Apple offered just a few thousand music videos, Pixar short films, and a selection of hit TV shows for $1.99 each. It later expanded to offer movies. With the May 2008 announcement, it caught up with DVDs in terms of offering the latest blockbusters. iTunes movie sales come of age the place to download the latest movie trailers in the highest possible … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: iTunes Store puts the hurt on DVDs
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Winter is supposedly coming, but for Game of Thrones fans, the wait can seem eternal. But fans can now make a countdown calendar, because HBO announced in January that the show will return for its final season on April 14.HBO also released a short teaser showing Jon Snow reunited with sisters Arya and Sansa Stark, as the three walk through the crypts of family home Winterfell and hear mysterious messages from their parents. (Yes, including Jon's mother, Lyanna Stark, sister of Ned.)The teaser is just that, a teaser -- that scene won't actually appear in the new episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports.Season 7 ended in August 2017 with dragons and White Walkers and, uh, a little unwitting incest. And fans who are impatiently waiting for resolution can't even console themselves with a new George R.R. Martin book in the saga, because ha ha ha boo hoo hoo. But the book, like winter, is coming. Just before Thanksgiving 2018, Martin told The Wall Street Journal he was at a remote … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: First prequel will start filming this summer
PUBLISHED: 08:23 03 February 2019 Rowan Mantell Norfolk's mobile library service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019 Archant 2019 From West Walton to Winterton and East Runton to Blo Norton, mobile libraries make more than a thousand stops a month right across rural Norfolk. We got on board with the books. Norfolk's mobile library service. Mobile library driver and assistant, Sue Ellis Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019We trundle down a tiny lane until, just as it meanders into a track, Sue Ellis turns and backs up alongside a hedge. As the chug of the engine fades away, 2,500 books imperceptibly settle on the shelves and, already, a man is walking across the farmyard towards us. Farmer Roy Parfitt has been borrowing books from the mobile library for decades. Years ago, says Roy, quite a crowd would appear when the library van parked up at his North Tuddenham farm. But with fewer people living on the farm and in nearby cottages these … [Read more...] about What’s it like on board with the books in a Norfolk library van
Movie buffs will be happy to know they can soon stream films from The Criterion Collection using a dedicated app.From 2011 to 2016, Hulu subscribers had access to the coveted library, but then Criterion moved over to FilmStruck, another streaming service it launched with Turner Classic Movies. Now, it's launching a standalone service, called The Criterion Channel. This platform will showcase the company’s elite swath of feature films, as well as short films, master classes with directors, and more.What is The Criterion Collection?The Criterion Collection is a well-respected library of vintage and contemporary films, including auteur classics, Hollywood blockbusters, and independent B films. Its editions often include restored transfers along with commentary tracks and supplemental features. Criterion says it works closely with filmmakers and scholars to ensure that "each film is presented as its maker would want it seen".Criterion also publishes region 1 DVDs and region A … [Read more...] about What is The Criterion Channel and why is it perfect for true film lovers?
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