300 Additional Blockbuster Stores to Close Their Doors
Dish Network purchased floundering movie rental chain Blockbuster in 2011. Since the purchase, Dish Network to shut down a number of locations around the country. Dish has now announced that it will be closing 300 additional Blockbuster stores within the US.
The closure of the 300 locations will leave about 500 Blockbuster stores operating in the US. The stores being closed are either underperforming or are near the end of their leases. The closing of the 300 locations will mean about 3000 employees are out of work.
Blockbuster hasn't announced where the locations are the will be closed at this point, but the employees have been notified. Blockbuster continues to lose ground in the face of increasing competition from streaming video company such as Netflix and movie rental kiosks such as Redbox.
Warner Bros Home Entertainment has announced a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Batman, the 1989 Tim Burton classic starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.
The special edition will come with Diamond Luxe packaging, and a short on the film's marketing and merchandising titled "Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster." It will be released November 11 for $25.
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Aug 14 2014, 6:41pm CDT
As Movie Fanatic reported earlier, Tim Burton’s Batman celebrates 25 years since its release. Now, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate that accomplishment with a special two-disc Batman 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition. Look for the must-own upgrade on November 11.
Besides the Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson starring classic, fans will be able to check out the documentary Batman: Th ... Source: movie fanatic
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Aug 14 2014, 5:47pm CDT
The first pages of Peter Benchley's 1974 novel, "Jaws," as well as the opening minutes of Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster, begin with the attack of a young, late-night skinny dipper named Chrissie Watkins, who's dragged to her watery doom by a great white shark, feeding in the waters off the seaside vacation town of Amity. The book and film struck a chord, in no small part ... Source: GizmodoFull article at: GizmodoAug 14 2014, 12:53pm CDT
The surest way to kill a company might be a massive success. BGR writer Tero Kuittinen calls it Last Blockbuster Syndrome: Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave. The case studies include Motorola, Nokia, and soon, Nintendo. Motorola in 2005 Motorola "won" the feature ... Source: The Business Insider
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Aug 13 2014, 3:41pm CDT
Stuff like this is always fun. Testing your rap knowledge is competitive when you’re by yourself as well as with others, and that’s where The Rap Test comes in. Created by mobile engineer, Danny Friday, you’re sure to be addicted to this game in no time.
The rules are simple: Pick a rapper. Listen to the sound bite. Choose the right song before time runs out. Play until you’re a GOD.
The rappers to choos ... Source: Giant Magazine
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Jun 13 2014, 3:00pm CDT
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