Posts Tagged ‘ the future of cinema ’

YouTube Adds Free Grindhouse Movie Section, Featuring Slashers, Zombies & Extreme Chickfights

Aug 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

YouTube has introduced a new YouTube Movies section, which offers about 400 free full-length films. If you’re looking for YouTube to offer an alternative to Netflix or Blockbuster, this ain’t it. On the other hand, if you want to take a trip back to the 70’s drive-in grindhouse, you have hit the motherlode!

New Web Series, Universal Dead, Features Serial Zombie Action

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

The first episode of Universal Dead – a web series about the undead – is up and it looks like it’s going to be chock-full of hungry zombie goodness. Here’s the synopsis: Earth is ravaged by a strange disease that turns people into mindless murderers. As civilization struggles to survive, a small team of US […]

Are You Ready For A “Fred” Movie?

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

Variety reports that YouTube wunderkind Lucas Cruikshank is making the jump to television, taking his “Fred” character to Nickelodeon via a series of TV movies: Fred: The Movie is based on the YouTube character Fred Figglehorn, created and played by Lucas Cruikshank. “Fred” centers on a socially awkward and emotionally immature kid with a wild […]

Star Wars Uncut – The Second Best Star Wars Movie Ever?

Oct 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

The original Star Wars (aka Episode IV: A New Hope) is a classic – cheesy acting and all. But the crowd-sourced Star Wars Uncut may end up challenging the original for the position of second best Star Wars movie ever. Organizers cut the original movie into 15-second clips and 473 indie moviemakers are recreating the […]

New Half Life Series, Escape From City 17, Filmed For $500!

Feb 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

The Escape From City 17 short film series is based on the Half Life computer game saga by Valve Corporation. Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi-part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no […]

Blu-Ray Is Dead; Who Would Have Guessed?

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Video

ZDNet’s Tech Bits is declaring Blu-Ray dead: Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product. With only a 4% share of US movie disc sales and HD download capability arriving, the Blu-ray disc Association (BDA) is still smoking dope. Even $150 Blu-ray […]

NetFlix Brings Internet Movie Streaming To Macs

Oct 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Netflix today announced it has released its 2nd-generation media player, based on Microsoft Silverlight, which brings the company’s Internet video service to subscribers with Intel-based Mac computers for the first time. The deployment, which will initially touch a small percentage of new Netflix subscribers, is the first step in an anticipated roll-out of the new platform […]

Home Movie Day 2008

Sep 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media

Home Movie Day, a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide, is Saturday October 18, 2008.  Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance […]

Remix The World’s First Open-Source Movie Trailer

Sep 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

In July, we reported on the open-source movie community A Swarm of Angels – a group that hopes to update “the current filmmaking models of Hollywood and independent film to create cult cinema for the digital age.” They’ve announced what they are calling the world’s “first open source film trailer,” for The Unfold, a sci-fi thriller being made […]

Micheal Moore Releasing Latest Film, Slacker Uprising, Free On The Web

Sep 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is going the route of Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and others and releasing his latest work, Slacker Uprising on the Internet as a free download. According to Moore, it’s the first major feature-length film by a noted director to debut for free via the internet. Slacker Uprising traces Michael Moore’s 62-city tour of […]