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Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy Overpowers Hercules with $44M Debut

From director Brett Ratner, Hercules opens to $29M, while Rob Reiner's And So It Goes opens at a distant No. 8; Roadside Attractions enjoys second-best opening ever with A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. more »

Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con

“The great thing about the comics industry is that it’s driven by passion — it isn’t really driven by money,” said Royden Lepp, a graphic novelist, who was speaking on one of the scores of panels at the Comic-Con International convention on Friday. The line provoked knowing laughter. more »

L.A. Plays Itself Is Finally Coming to Home Video. Here’s How.

Los Angeles Plays Itself has been shown almost annually by the American Cinematheque since its 2003 premiere. And whenever it pops up — usually on a holiday weekend because it's always a big draw — it's duly noted that the movie will never see the light of day on home video because it'd be impossible to clear the rights to the 200-plus films glimpsed in its near-three-hour running time. more »

4K LCD TV Panel Value Chain is Changing in 2014

With rapid adoption of the 4K in the TV market, the 4K LCD TV panel value chain is changing in 2014. In technology, developments such as RGBW, M+ or 1G1D (One Gate One Drain Driving) are aimed at making 4K LCD panels cheaper and more efficient. more »

Apple Pro Apps Revenue: 2005-2014

Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X users may love their software, but many are worried that Apple might discontinue them at any moment. Pro Apps are such a small contributor to Apple's bottom line, and the transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X has left many people gun-shy. more »

Google’s $1B Purchase of Twitch Confirmed

Google’s YouTube division is reportedly in charge of the acquisition, which would represent a significant transformation of YouTube’s business. San Francisco-based Twitch enables people to broadcast their own gameplay sessions on the PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 to online viewers. It enables both competitive gamers and average players to gain fleeting fame by entertaining those spectators, who sometimes number in the millions. more »

How Sony’s Goosebumps Reinvents the Book Adaptation

Jack Black and director Rob Letterman have stumbled upon an easy solution to please fans of “Goosebumps,” R.L. Stine's popular horror books for kids. Rather than adapt a specific book, Mike White and Darren Lemke wrote a movie that incorporated creepy crawlers from various books, and injected the author into the story. more »

A New New Hope: Film Preservation and the Problem with Star Wars

If what is to be preserved is the version of a film as it was first presented to an audience, then it stands to reason that the 1977 theatrical 35mm print of Star Wars would be the original work of art. And indeed, it was this version that had been inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989. However, the NFR has never possessed a copy of the print. more »

Jeffrey Katzenberg Will Receive National Medal of Arts

The honor, which will also be bestowed upon 11 other individuals and organizations this year, is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. Katzenberg is one of Obama’s top campaign donors, having personally donated over $3 million to Democratic super-PACS that back the president and raising an additional $30 million for Obama. more »

David Lynch: “I’ve Always Loved Laura Palmer”

Twin Peaks terrified TV audiences and made David Lynch a household name. Now, nearly 25 years later, he is returning to the scene of the crime, releasing unseen material from the movie prequel Fire Walk With Me. more »