• December 13, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    DISH Cinema Movies

    Film fans will have a movie holiday to celebrate this July as DISH Cinema offers customers four movies in SD and HD for just 99 cents each from July 1st through July 7th! Movies are available on both Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand.

    Alice in Wonderland
    Hot Tub Time Machine
    Shes Out of My League
    Green Zone

    Plus, 83 other movies (also available in SD and HD from $4.99 to $6.99), including Oscar-winning hits such as Avatar and The Blind Side as well as Sherlock Holmes, Valentines Day, Shutter Island and more will be available on DISH Cinema during the first week of July.

    How to Order Reminder DISH Cinema offers customers two easy ways to enjoy Hollywood Hits at Home:

    1. Watch Now On Demand*

    2. Select Your Start Time

    Rent by Remote from channel 501. Your movie will start immediately and can be
    viewed for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the title.
    Rent by Remote from channels 502-558 and select your preferred movie start time.
    Rent by Web: Visit www.dishcinema.com

    DISH HD Patinum Package Free Preview

    Dish Network is offering the seven channels in its HD Platinum package Free! The channels, their Free Previews and channel numbers are as follows:

    IndiePlex

    * Free Preview: June 30 – July28
    * HD Channel 378

    RetroPlex

    * Free Preview: June 30 – July 28
    * HD Channel 379

    Palladia

    * Free Preview: June 30 – July 28
    * HD Channel 369

    EPIX

    * Free Preview: July 1 – July 11
    * HD Channel 380

    HDNet Movies

    * Free Preview: July 11 – August 18
    * HD Channel 383

    MGM HD

    * Free Preview: July 11 – August 18
    * HD Channel 385

    World Fishing Network

    * Free Preview: July 14 – August 18
    * HD Channel 394

    By: Francis David

  • November 30, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    It can be a big decision, investing in home cinema systems, so it’s important to know all the benefits and considerations involved before spending your hard-earned money.

    Firstly, home cinema systems are highly convenient. There’s no need to shop around, comparing prices for all the individual parts in this shop and that shop. It all comes in one box, making it a lot easier to ensure you are getting full value-for-money at a reasonable price.

    Secondly, there is a huge selection of systems to choose from, with all the big brand names boasting a different offering. Samsung, Sony and Panasonic all offer comprehensive, efficient systems that are designed to be long-lasting, hard-wearing, and provide a high quality audio/visual experience.

    The quality of the system is not the only thing to consider – aesthetics are important as well. Luckily, home cinema systems come in all shapes, sizes and colours, making it very easy to find a style and design that matches your lounge, bedroom or dining area – wherever you choose to put it.

    Additionally, the remote controls can sometimes be used to control your existing television, meaning you can lose the big pile of ungainly remotes and just keep one, sleek model out on display.

    Once you’ve gotten them home, the cinema systems are so easy to set up, you’ll wonder why you didn’t invest in one earlier on in life. They all come with easy-to-follow guidelines and instructions, and all the cables you need should be included – apart from the SCART lead, designed to connect your television to the system, so that should be budgeted for alongside the system.

    Lastly, the value you get in purchasing all the components together, in one go, is justification in itself for buying a home cinema system. As the manufacturer produces it all together, the process is cheaper for them, in turn providing you with a significant saving.

    Also, as it provides a cinema-like experience, you can avoid costly trips to the movies; instead only paying for the popcorn and drinks. It’s a great way to bring the family together, and whatever model you choose, it will be an investment you enjoy for life.

  • November 26, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Initially, going to the movie halls was the only option people had to enjoy watching movies. But now, things are different. Home cinema systems have made watching movies at home just as much fun as going to movie halls. There are many companies who have launched their home theatre systems. This article provides a comparative analysis of Samsung and LG Home Cinema Systems.

    Sales revenue and features

    Sony is the most popular brand when it comes to consumer electronics like LCD TV or home theatres. However, its very highly priced. The features and quality of LG and Samsung Home Cinema Systems are comparable as they fall in almost the same price bracket. When you look at the sales revenue, Samsung is presently ahead of LG. Samsung also provides for better and more advanced features as compared to LG home theatre.

    Sound output

    When we talk of middle price segment(5.1 channel, 300 to 350), both Samsung and LG home cinema systems have their own positives and negatives .In comparison to Samsung, the sound output of LG is better in almost all models available in LG home theatre. The speaker types that can be used with Samsung home cinema system are multimedia and powered. You can also use an extra pair of rear speakers without having to use any cable. The speaker types in LG are also powered but are enabled with surround system.

    Other features (same price segment)

    MP3 and CD/DVD players are the player components that are common in both LG and Samsung home theatre systems. But there are other player components that are found in LG home cinema system. These are A/V receiver and radio tuner. Samsung home cinema systems can playback only DVD and DVD audio, whereas LG can also play CD, and DVD-R/RW along with DVD. Playback file formats in both Samsung and LG systems are DivX and MP3. Both the home cinema systems have theatre DSP soundfield.

    Conclusion

    Be it audio quality or other features, all differ from model to model. Some features are better in LG, while Samsung fares better in others. Therefore, it is hard to say which home cinema system is better. It is just a matter of your personal preferences and the money you are ready to shell out to buy your home cinema system. Both LG and Samsung offer good after sales services. Although Samsung truly boasts of a bigger market share, LG scores better because of better speakers and sound quality.

  • October 29, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

    Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

    Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

    Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

    Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

    “KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

  • October 20, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Years ago, when cinema first became popular, for a lot of people it was the only way for them to see movies, because most of them didn’t have their own televisions. The thing is though, cinema has always had a much better quality viewing experience than home televisions, so it has remained the ultimate way to experience a movie.

    The Invention of Video Tapes

    For a long time, the one problem with both cinema and TV is that you needed to watch a film at a specific time. With the invention of home video systems such as VHS and Betamax, movie fans were able to either record films from the TV or rent films from a video library. However, there was still the problem of quality, as cinema was still a far superior experience than watching a video at home.

    The Rise of DVDs

    Part of the quality issue was dramatically improved with the invention of the DVD. DVD meant that anyone could watch very high quality digital video at home. Unlike VHS tapes for example, DVDs didnt wear out or degrade over time, as long as you didnt get the discs scratched. From the 1990’s onwards, DVDs became extremely popular amongst movie fans. The only problem was, unless you had an extremely large TV screen and a very expensive sound system, you still wouldn’t get the same experience as the cinema.

    The Experience of Home Cinema

    Nowadays, the true home cinema experience is becoming much more of a reality for many people, as they buy large widescreen TVs and high quality speakers. For example, with a plasma TV screen of 50 inches or more, and being sat closer to the screen than you would be in a cinema, youre going to get a very cinematic feel. And you wont miss having someone sat behind you who wont stop talking through every scene.

    Reasons to Visit the Cinema

    However, even with home cinema quality jumping forwards in leaps and bounds, dont you think theres still something missing? Theres just something about actually going out to the cinema. It gives you a reason to spend time with your friends and experience something together. And lets face it: in all honesty, the experience at home really isnt quite as good as the full blown cinema experience, is it?

    Why You Should Still Stay at Home Instead

    The only problem with visiting the cinema is that it costs you more money than it does to just stay at home with a DVD. But also, when you’re at home, you can fit your movie watching around the other things you want to do. You can also eat your own food. Just relax and watch your favourite movie while eating your dinner.

  • October 20, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

    L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

    Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

    For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

    The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

    The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

    Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

    It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

    Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

    The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

  • October 5, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    When Vijay first released his movie Singam little did he know that he would have to change the name to Villu as the name Singam had already been taken by the director Hari. It led to much confusion and gossip in the Tamil film industry.
    Earlier on Vijay planned to use the name Puli but that got taken away as well. Vijay hopes to make a comeback with his next movie Vettaikaran.
    Meanwhile this is Suryas hour. Everything he touches turns to gold. His movies dubbed into Telugu earn crores and crores of money for their producers.
    Suriya is teaming up with Hari to act as a police officer in his 25th film after Vaaranam Aayiram and Ayan.
    The plot of Singam is about smuggling activities that are taking place in Rameshwaram. After Khaaka Khaaka this is the second time Surya is playing a cop and like all of Haris films this one is also expected to have the right mix of sentiments and comedy.
    For Hari also this will be the second police story after Saamy with Vikram. Earlier on Hari had directed Surya in Aaru (2005) and Vel (2007). Haris last movie was Seval with Bharath.
    Singam has Tollywood beauty Anushka Shetty as the leading lady. Anushka debuted in Tamil Cinema with Rendu starring Madhavan. The irony is she is also Vijays co star in Vettaikaran. Other cast members are Prakash Raj and Vivek.
    The music is scored by Devi Sri Prasad and camera work is done by Priyan. Editing is done by V.T. Vijayan and art direction is by K. Kathir.
    Gnanavelraja is producing the movie under the banner Studio Green and BIG Pictures. Sillunnu Oru Kaadhal and Paruthiveeran were earlier productions of Studio Green.
    With Singam Reliance Big Pictures would have made its entry into Tamil cinema.

  • October 2, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Enjoy Bollywood with Zee Cinema The world’s biggest movie industry is right here in Bollywood. And with so many megastars adorning the Bollywood parade, it’s tough to keep track of the new releases in this thriving industry. The good news is that Zee Cinema makes it really easy to select and enjoy all your favourite films at the click of a button. WatchIndia.TV is the premier online network for a dazzling selection of TV channels. And because they all cater to your specific needs, you get to enjoy greater customization all of the time. Zee Cinema ranks among the most entertaining of the Indian TV channels. It’s loaded chock-a-block with exciting films in Hindi. And with a truckload of Hindi films being released every year – hundreds of them in fact – it’s good to know that Zee Cinema has the entertainment spectrum well covered. All of the cultural classics, action films, romance flicks and dramas are waiting to be enjoyed. These include the likes of Adharm, Afsana, Dharam Yodha, Gaddar, Insan, Janam Samjha Karo, Military Raaj and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Among the benefits of signing up with WatchIndia.TV is the fact that viewers get to enjoy online access to a virtual treasure trove of entertainment with Zee Cinema. Hundreds of millions of fans of Zee Cinema abound throughout India and the stage has been set to expand globally – thanks in no small measure to WatchIndia.TV.

    The Best Indian Movies Online

    With Zee Cinema, fans of Indian TV get to enjoy the crme de la crme of entertainment. It’s a veritable tour de force of sheer viewing pleasure, replete with the biggest names under the Bollywood sky. Household favourites include the likes of Dilip Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kumar, Lara Dutta, Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Jeetendra and Ashok Kumar, among others. The pedigree of acting talent runs so deep on Zee Cinema that it’s hard to keep up, but it’s always a fiesta of viewing pleasure at Zee Cinema. A big benefit of signing up for a free 2 week trial at WatchIndia.TV is that you get to enjoy premium-quality entertainment at the click of a button – for free. Plus, it’s Internet-based entertainment which means that it’s easily accessible. The Zee Cinema movies are available as Videos on Demand (VOD) which means that whatever you want, you can get. Titles such as Bulandi, Sehar, Bol Radha Bol, Ishq Hai Tumse, Insan, Kurbaan, Fareb, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi are readily available. And there are plenty more where those came from.

  • September 16, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Cinema is the number one entertainment solution for all. It has some magic magnetic to attract the people. In 1930, Indian people has no television, they all entertained by real time drama from the writer. And they only know the news from papers. After that the real big screen cinema enters into the India. Now India has 18 languages. Very important and famous language is Hindi. Tamil language an ancient language, it speaks only in Tamil Nadu. The first start of India cinema begins in Madras (Chennai). And after the 1950 many films started to release. The only way to watch cinema is in Theatres only.

    The ancient technicians have been passed away now. They are the GURU for the newbie. The name super Star is the high proud award for any actor in Tamil cinema. When a hero provides 50 plus hit movies and he will be called as Super Star. This is not easy like it seems, every film has different story, but some of the films only can reach the victory mark, it indicates that every employer should contribute to achieve the film into success area. K. Palachandar is the one of the ancient film directors who lives still. Nearly 10 plus assistant directors were worked under him. All the assistant directors are now becomes the top ten film director list. This is awesome news to know.

    Getting success in Tamil cinema is not an easy part. The old Super Stars has stopped to star in films. They only act in particular films only. The current young heroes are acting several films and they are easily notable by the use of televisions. The television turns the audience easily to know about the actors and technicians. Actor Vijay is one of the power heroes in the south zone cinema. His films are providing big profit to the produces than any hero. He is an amazing and raising Super Star. Actor Ajith is the competitor for Actor Vijay. Normally both Vijay and Ajith movies releasing in same day, but it decreases the profit, so they planned to release their films in different dates.

    The people who are famous today said that how they reach this famous? The answer is simple Cinema. So to get success in short term period, we need to achieve and explore our talent in the media field. This only can turn the life of any people and make them famous. Hard work and luck are the main factors to glitter in film industry. Many educational institutes are available today to learn directing, cinematography, Arts, editing. By joining the institute and learning the course, we have the chance to contact the cine people. This is the sugar. Is not it?

  • September 9, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    With the Cinema 3D range from LG, you can enjoy movie like 3D viewing in the comfort of your own home. >

    Offering the latest in 3D technology, enjoy the latest TV and movies in high definition 3D and 2d.

    Comfortable & Cost Effective

    With Cinema 3D from LG, it’s easy and affordable to enjoy the latest 3D technology within your own home.

    LG’s 3D glasses are just like the ones you get at most cinemas – with no batteries required, they don’t need recharging.

    They’re also easy to replace, lightweight and provide you, your family and friends with a stunning full HD 3D picture.

    With every CINEMA 3D package, you receive a mighty seven pairs of 3D glasses.

    If you find you need more – which you may do as soon as your friends hear you have 3D TV in your very own home – fear not, extra pairs of 3D glasses are inexpensive compared to the competitors at only 2 a pair.

    Picture Perfect

    Your LG 3D monitor provides wider viewing angles meaning you, your friends and family – regardless of position – will all be able to experience the same immersive 3D from anywhere in the room.

    SUPER Energy Saving

    The Cinema 3D range comes with LG’s SUPER Energy Saving technology.

    With this, it is enabled to run on lower power consumption without any image loss.

    Not only does this save you energy in the household, but also ultimately save you money on utility bills.

    2D to 3D Conversion

    Certain 3D monitors available from LG, allow any 2D images to convert into 3D through software provided with your package. 2D to 3D Conversion enables the enjoyment of 3D through any contents.

    About the Author: Barry Knightly is a writer and fan of Cinema 3D