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Annabelle Is Ready to Raise the Dead Horror Movie Box Office

Annabelle, the demon doll spinoff from last year's breakout hit The Conjuring, opens Friday, and analysts are projecting it will take in roughly $25 million for Warner Bros. and New Line over the weekend. That would easily be the top opening of the year for the genre. more »

Quentin Tarantino Reopens New Beverly, But Is 35mm Sustainable?

After temporarily shuttering its doors in late August, announcing takeover of theater programming and throwing digital out the window, celluloid defender Quentin Tarantino has reopened the New Beverly in Los Angeles. more »

David Fincher Will Direct All First-Season Episodes of HBO Series Utopia

David Fincher only occasionally sat in the director’s chair for a couple episodes of House of Cards, but he’s really taking the plunge with his next series. more »

Microsoft’s Next OS Is Windows 10, Will Ship in 2015

The company looks at the new number (yes, it oddly skipped a number) as an indication of the direction it's taking with the OS; Microsoft says it'll be "the most comprehensive platform ever," featuring a full range of products that'll be placed under the Windows 10 umbrella as part of "one tailored experience." more »

Why Are Some Hard Drives More Reliable Than Others?

Backblaze produced its first set of drive reliability figures at the end of 2013, when it had 27,134 hard drives plugged in. This new set of data, produced at the end of June 2014, tracks how those original hard drives are doing and the reliability of some newer drives, mostly the 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD.15 and HGST Megascale 4000.B. more »

Equalizer Rises on Denzel Washington, Boxtrolls Best Laika Opener

The three top films outperformed pre-weekend predictions (though the studios do tend to lowball). "The Equalizer" turned out to be among Denzel Washington's best openings, while "The Boxtrolls" performed solidly with family audiences. more »

DreamWorks Animation Purchase by SoftBank Is ‘Bad Business,’ Leading Analyst Says

While Jeffrey Katzenberg may have found a willing buyer for DreamWorks Animation in the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, one leading Wall Street analyst said Sunday that the reported $3.4 billion price tag is “bad business.” more »

Why the Academy Should Double the Number of Best Actor Nominees

We are only just on the cusp of October and you can already put the “NO VACANCY” sign out on the Best Actor Oscar race. Sorry, no room. Don’t even think about jumping in. more »

Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite Could Launch Soon

A new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to our sources who have used the future desktop computer. more »

More 4K

I’ve talked about 4K before (here, here and here), but I’ve recently done some more 4K jobs that have me thinking again. There’s so much hype around it that you really have to wonder if it’s “the Emperor’s new clothes.” more »