2007, Movie, R, 124 mins


Wal-Mart Blu-ray Player Promos a Net Cost Under $200 for Father's Day!

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Next week, and just in time for Father's Day (Sunday, June 15th), Wal-Mart is making it much easier to afford a high-definition Blu-ray player!The original standard DVD format went on sale in the United States back in 1997, and consumers quickly shifted over to the new format from VHS. But in 1998, HDTVs went on sale, and every year since then the high definition sets have gained in popularity. But something was missing...hi-def on home video!While DVD was noticeably better than VHS, it was noticeably not-as-good as the hi-def broadcasts of TV shows and films that people could get from cable, satellite and over-the-air HD. Folks clamored for an HD home video format, and by February 2008 the Sony-developed Blu-ray Disc ("BD") format had just won a bitter hi-def format war. But at the time, prices of a BD player started at $400, and typically ran quite a bit higher.Beginning this coming Sunday, June 8th, Wal-Mart is kicking off their newly remodeled electronics departments in their st... read more

Lost, Paul Shaffer and More Short Cuts

Lost director-producer Stephen Williams has inked a new two-year deal with ABC Studios, where he will continue to direct multiple episodes of the drama as well as get promoted to co-executive producer.... Not about to be one-upped by Valerie Bertinelli, Letterman sidekick Paul Shaffer is penning a memoir filled with "anecdotes that have been accumulating in my mind for the past three-plus decades," the musician tells the AP. Expect the tome, due out in '09, to set a record for occurrences of the word "nutty".... Shooter last week repeated as the DVD sales- and rental-charts topper. Blood Diamond was the No. 1 HD DVD seller. read more

Maria Bartiromo, Laguna Beach and More Short Cuts

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo has trademarked the name "Money Honey" and will use it as the name of a new show she is producing, she tells Hamptons Magazine.... Laguna Beach alumna Jessica Smith, 19, received three years probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from a March crash, says the AP.... Mark Wahlberg's Shooter topped last week's DVD sales and rental charts, besting Bridge to Terabithia and Black Snake Moan, respectively.... Factory Girl: The Unrated Director's Cut arrives on DVD July 17. read more

Box Office Shells Out $25 Mil for Turtles

Despite no longer featuring the vocal stylings of one Paige Turco, the computer-animated TMNT update topped the weekend box office with $25.45 million. Rounding out the top five were 300 ($20.5 million, for a to-date tally of $162.4), Mark Wahlberg's Shooter (opening with $14.5), Wild Hogs ($14.4 mil) and The Last Mimzy (earning $10.2 mil in its debut).Among other new releases, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Adam Sandler's Reign Over Me and Pride placed at Nos. 7, 8 and 9, respectively. read more

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