Would You Pay $50 A Month To Watch All The Movies In Theaters You Want?

Would You Pay $50 A Month To Watch All The Movies In Theaters You Want?

MoviePass is a new in-beta service that lets movie buffs watch as many movies in theaters as they want for $50 a month. [More]

DirecTV Sends Coupons Designed To Look Like Netflix Envelopes

DirecTV Sends Coupons Designed To Look Like Netflix Envelopes

How scared are the satellite and cable providers of Netflix? So much so that DirecTV recently sent out a coupon to customers designed to look exactly like a Netflix mailer, except in blue. You know what they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. [More]

Dim Flick? It's Not The Script, It's Theaters Projecting 2-D Movies With 3-D Lenses

Dim Flick? It's Not The Script, It's Theaters Projecting 2-D Movies With 3-D Lenses

If you find yourself squinting at the theater, it might not be because of the standard plot holes and hacky exposition. It could be the lens of the projector. The Boston Globe reports on an unfortunate trend in some big movie chains where rather than swap out the 3-D lens when showing a 2-D moving, they leave it in place. The result can be an almost 85% darker projection, and should have audiences throwing popcorn at the screen. So how do you detect if they’re showing the movie improperly, while still charging you full ticket price? [More]

Bottom Falls Out Of Movie Market

Bottom Falls Out Of Movie Market

Look for next year’s movie release schedule to be full of remakes and easy-bets. I spoke with a Hollywood actor who said that the bottom has completely fallen out of the movie market.

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/09/allegedly-an-internal-blue-cross/

Allegedly an internal Blue Cross Blue Shield memo on Michale Moore’s “Sicko,” written by Barclay Fitzpatrick, VP of Capital BlueCross Corporate Communications [via BoingBoing]

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/02/whether-or-not-you-agree/

Whether or not you agree with him, you can watch Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko, which explores potential flaws in the American health care system, for free online without downloading anything. [via Stay Free!]

Personal Finance Bloggers Say "Maxed Out" Has Non Sufficient Funds

Personal Finance Bloggers Say "Maxed Out" Has Non Sufficient Funds

We’re not the only ones irked by the Maxed Out documentary.

Maxed Out's Bombshells: 1. Wells Fargo Funds Payday Loan Chains 2. Celebrities Get VIP Credit Report Treatment

Maxed Out's Bombshells: 1. Wells Fargo Funds Payday Loan Chains 2. Celebrities Get VIP Credit Report Treatment

While we chided Maxed Out for not discussing consumer self-empowerment, the movie did make two very interesting claims:

Maxed Out: Take It For What It's Worth

Maxed Out: Take It For What It's Worth

We just finished watching Maxed Out, the recent documentary about the viperous evils of the credit industry. We agree with the basic premise: Underinformed debtors are getting taking advantage of. And the stories are horrific, with three different people driven to suicide because of debt. The doc does a good job of outlining the links from debtor, to bank, to debt collector, to government representatives. It’s a nasty apparatus.

Nader Doc Plays As Dem 2008 Pre-Game

Nader Doc Plays As Dem 2008 Pre-Game

Yesterday, we popped in our advance copy of the new Ralph Nader documentary, “An Unreasonable Man,” and settled in for for two hours of propaganda…

Free Blockbuster Rentals For Netflix Subscribers

Blockbuster will give you a free online rental for each Netflix envelope flap you bring into a store. You must have a Blockbuster membership to qualify. The promotions lasts until Dec. 21. It’s an effort to get Netflix subscribers to sign up for Blockbuster’s Total Access Online service.

The News; Now in 3-D!

The News; Now in 3-D!

• Quote of the week: “Dismissing this case at the outset would sacrifice liberty for no apparent enhancement of security.” [HoustonChronicle] “Judge Refuses to Dismiss EFF’s Spying Lawsuit Against US Government”

The News; Unhealthy Alliances

The News; Unhealthy Alliances

• Breeze felt in the windy city. [LAT] “United Airlines to Move Head Office to Chicago From Suburb”

Burger King: The Movie!

Burger King: The Movie!

Why bother to pay for product placement when you can just make a whole damn movie? Burger King and Crispin Porter & Bogusky agree and have announced their intention to bring the burger to the big screen.

Never Sneak into a Movie Again

Never Sneak into a Movie Again

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