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Theater owners weren’t all that worried about streaming video services back when they were considered Internet-only products that a niche audience of dweebs used on their tiny computer screens. But in the past few years technology has increased to the point where screens are pretty much ubiquitous, people are getting more and more used to watching random things on whatever random devices they randomly happen to have with them, and things like smart TVs and Internet-connected set top boxes have led to a reality where people can now stream movies on the gigantic TVs in their living rooms just as easily as they can stream them to their tiny phones (which aren’t so tiny anymore in their own right). Because of all this, the standard line of thinking has been that, much like video killed the radio star, video on demand is eventually going to kill movie theaters. You know what people who are given to cliches say though, “if you can’t beat them, join them,” so it turns out there’s a new service coming to Samsung smart TVs soon that might actually help out theater owners when it comes to convincing people to get off of their couches and into dark rooms full of people who chew loud and check their cell phones every two minutes. According to a report from Variety, Comcast’s ticketing service Fandango is about to be accessible on Samsung TVs for the first time ever.

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With big tech announcements being made today at the World Wide Developers Conference 2012, many have spent their afternoon with their eyes turned to tech blogs, in an attempt to stay on top of all the nifty new things that their iDevices are going to be able to do in the near future. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage to deliver the company’s keynote speech, which revealed a whole host of new Apple products, some of which might even have an impact on how you plan your trips to the movie theater in the future. The first announcement that has implications for movie fans was the revelation that iOS’s disembodied personal assistant Siri will have added functionality once you update your Apple-made mobile devices to iOS 6. Mashable reports that a new partnership with Rotten Tomatoes will allow you to ask your iPhone or iPad questions like when and where a movie is playing, how it’s performed with critics, and how long it lasts. If you’re still undecided on what you want to see you can even ask your device to play the trailer. Or, if you’re not even certain what the name of the movie that you want to see is, you can ask it to search for the new movie with a certain actor. Just imagine the possibilities. In a matter of months there may be teenagers all over the world speaking into their phones and saying things like, “Siri, buy me 2 tickets to […]

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Every day, come rain or shine or internet tubes breaking, Film School Rejects showcases a trailer from the past. What do you do when you’re facing college graduation, the diaspora of your friends, and the threat of being drafted right into the jungles of Vietnam? You go on a road trip through Texas to find a bottle of Dom that you buried years ago. This movie is for anyone who ever reveled in the foolishness of youth, who ever had a firework fight in a graveyard, who ever jumped out of an airplane because their friends kept calling them a weenie. To those committed to committing random acts of stupidity, this one’s for you. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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Online ticket seller Fandango is reporting that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has sold more pre-release tickets online than any other film in the provider’s ten-year history. This of course, has nothing to do with the predictions of the Myans and the upcoming apocalypse, despite popular opinion.

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Seasoned filmmaker Kevin Reynolds talks with us about the magic moments of filmmaking, advises aspiring filmmakers to be hobos for a while, and tries to unravel his dedication to Kevin Costner.

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Need something to do Wednesday night? Of course you do. If you live in Austin, we’ve got you covered. If you live anywhere else, you’re sadly on your own. Start taking night classes or something.

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