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Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move. more »

The Stand Adaptation Now Planned As Four Movies

Warner Bros. has been trying to craft a new film adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel The Stand for several years. more »

Zero Theorem Producers Battling Graffiti Artists Aiming to Halt Film’s Distribution

Three street artists are going for the jugular by pushing for an immediate halt to the distribution of Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem, which allegedly includes scenes of a burnt-out chapel covered by a "blatant misappropriation" of a giant street mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina. more »

Major Game Publishers Express Concern About VR’s Motion Sickness Problem

For all the excitement in many portions of the gaming community over virtual reality technologies, publishers have been slow to throw their weight behind the idea. In fact, at least two of those publishers are now publicly expressing worries about motion sickness and nausea. more »

Oscars 2014: Who Are This Year’s Visual Effects Contenders?

Sometime within the next couple weeks, the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee will release its 10-film shortlist for this category. After that list is announced, all members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will have the opportunity to view 10-minute excerpts from the ten films, and then vote on the final five nominees. more »

Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of The Graduate, Dies at 83

Mike Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors, whose long, protean résumé of critic- and crowd-pleasing work earned him adulation both on Broadway and in Hollywood, died on Wednesday. He was 83. more »

Steve Jobs Film Moving From Sony; Will Universal Make The Movie?

In a shocking development, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film about Apple genius Steve Jobs has been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures is making a strong play for the movie. more »

Strategy of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg Is Questioned

In the space of a few weeks, the mogul and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has been rebuffed by three high-profile potential buyers: Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp., Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Hasbro Inc. Katzenberg, known for driving a hard bargain, may have overplayed his hand. more »

Interstellar-Themed Short Film in the Works from Google Play, Paramount

Stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway ask fans to submit memorable or inspiring moments for the time-capsule project. more »

A Scanner Darkly‘s Head of Animation Talks About the Film’s Hellish Production

The look for A Scanner Darkly was far more ambitious and complicated than the one in Waking Life, and it soon became obvious that the time and budget expectations were unreasonable. more »