Blockbuster movie franchises are totally fun! Watching famous actors save the world is always a great recipe for enjoyment. But then again, having too many famous actors dress up as so many different superheroes can get really tiring, really fast. How many times does Captain Iron What’s His Face Man have to rescue us,…
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Last night I walked into my local Blockbuster and bought their "Next Register Please" sign. They were selling it for $5. The whole process felt like buying a corpse. Or, at the very least, a corpse's cufflinks.
Forgive yourself for thinking that Blockbuster went out of business years ago but, in reality, Blockbuster officially shut down its remaining 300 video rental stores this past weekend, on Saturday, November 9th. The last movie ever rented at everyone's favorite video store? Hilarious stoner comedy with the most…
The movie rental giant is dead. Blockbuster is closing its 300 remaining US stores and shuttering its DVD mail business. Thus ends the era of publicly flaunting your movie musings under the nose of some 16-year-old store clerk. So let's raise a glass, and toast goodbye to Blockbuster—and the smaller video stores it…
It's a near-guarantee that you haven't been to a Blockbuster this year, or possibly this decade. And after today's announcement that the company is shutting down its 300 remaining stores, you likely never will again. But that doesn't mean that video stores have outlived their usefulness—or, especially, that streaming…
Ring ring ring, all aboard the content-mobile. Roku doesn't have the best interface, but there's now an officially overwhelming amount of stuff to watch on those little pucks.
Dish Network reportedly plans to begin selling mobile phones out of Blockbuster's brick-and-mortar stores. Even more shocking, Blockbuster still has brick-and-mortar stores.
The tech world is full of flops. This ain't them; some of these companies and their products were monstrously successful for a time; others never even had the high expectations and hype required for something to earn the title "flop".
Here are two nouns you probably haven't thought about in a long while: TiVo and Blockbuster, vestiges of the way we used to watch moving images in the recent past. Like what, Friends? Dante's Peak? I forget. Now they're divorcing.
While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio's title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition.
Blockbuster and Dish Network are launching a video streaming service, but its early success may be hindered by a movie-dominated catalog.
Watch out Netflix, big blue's coming for you. Dish Network subscriptions are getting bundled up with a new service called Blockbuster Movie Pass, which includes Blockbuster's DVD-by-Mail and a new media streaming service. The bottom line? More titles than Netflix.
As though anyone needed to make this week's Netflix debacle any more confusing, Blockbuster's about to announce a streaming service to compete with Netflix's newly-single streaming service.
The Swedish streaming music company Spotify is looking to start offering movies, too, says Techcrunch. The service probably won't be available until fall, but subscribers will get to view movies before they're available for anyone else. TC also says the movies will be watchable worldwide. [TechCrunch]i
As technology marches on, it brings with it a whole new set of maladies. Just as keyboards have given rise to carpal tunnel syndrome, another innovation has created an ailment just as awful. Let us warn you about Netflix Streaming Syndrome.