Digital movies to replace film worldwide by 2015

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The majority of cinema screens in the U.S. are expected to go digital in 2012.

We are used to seeing the standard 35 mm film in movie theaters but that will be replaced worldwide by digital technology in the next few years, and the hit blockbuster film “Avatar” is to blame for the shift, according to a new report.

 

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Why women get more scared watching horror movies than men

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The study found that women get more scared than men during horror films.

Have you ever wondered why some women get scared watching horror films while most men stay calm?  It’s actually their brains which make females more likely to be terrified by the flicks, a new study has claimed.

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Spoilers actually enhance enjoyment of films or books

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Movies with surprise endings, like The Sixth Sense (starring Bruce Willis and Hayley Joel Osment) are not, it turns out, ruined by spoilers.

We’ve all dodged conversations about who shot JR to covering our eyes when the football results flash up and we go to enormous lengths to not have surprise endings spoiled.

 

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Are you ready to ditch Netflix? Here are six alternatives to renting videos

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More than 12,000 — mostly angry — comments have been posted on Netflix’s blog since it announced the new plan July 12.

Netflix recently announced that customers would have to pay extra for unlimited online video streaming starting September 1 and many subscribers are an unhappy  bunch.  Currently, Netflix members can get unlimited streaming and unlimited (mailed) DVDs for $9.99 a month but under the new plan announced, members will have to pay $15.98 a month to get both services ($7.99 for unlimited streaming and $7.99 for unlimited DVDs).

 

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Hollywood converting blockbusters into 4D movies that leave some feeling sick, damp and punched

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Avatar’s special 4-D audience effects were a huge hit with Korean movie fans.

Because cinemagoers are shunning pricey multi-dimensional 3-D versions, Hollywood is starting to convert blockbuster films into 4D.

 

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Warner Brothers to Offer Movie Rentals on Facebook

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Warner Brothers will rent “The Dark Knight” to American users over Facebook for the equivalent of $3 in Facebook’s currency.

Warner Brothers became the first major media company to offer a movie for rent on Facebook, a move that could position the social network to become a force in the digital distribution of movies, rivaling services like Netflix and iTunes.

 

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