The Interview

FEATURED ARTICLE – The Interview: Game Changer or Failed Experiment?

Sony’s The Interview continues to pull in the headlines. At first, there was the cyber-attack that devastated the company. Then theatre operators declined to show the movie out of security concerns with Sony pulling the plug before its Christmas release so that nobody felt compelled to show it. Then there was backlash over the self-imposed censorship by Sony caused by the threats of cyber-attacks and violence. Now it’s about how the movie made millions through releasing it through video-on-demand (VOD). Some are saying this movie is going to cause a major shift in the distribution of movies. Yet those who blindly look at the millions and ignore what would compel people to stop going to the theatres don’t know much about movie distribution, VOD services, and the infrastructure that feeds both.

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Weekly Movie Post–January 2, 2015

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Weekly Movie Podcast – January 2, 2015 <17 mins – 15.5MB>
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On this week’s podcast, I briefly discuss the potential impact The Interview may have on how we will watch new movies. I will have an article on the site later today that goes into greater detail. Also on the podcast are the box office numbers from the holiday weekend and the new releases coming out in theatres and on video.

Continue reading for the top five charts from the last week’s box office (all data coming from www.the-numbers.com). There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).

Get well soon, Steve.

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