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  • Tarantino ditches The Hateful Eight film after script leaks online
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    Tarantino ditches The Hateful Eight film after script leaks online

    By 22 January 2014

    Big movie studios are always banging on about how the internet is killing films and now it's happened quite literally. Quentin Tarantino has ditched his film, The Hateful Eight, after his script leaked online. Tarantino shared the early version of the...

  • Professional tips for video calls: set and background
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    Professional tips for video calls: set and background

    By 23 January 2013

    Welcome back to Skype Up Your Life on Pocket-lint. At this time each day, we’ll be looking at how you can improve your video calls by asking some professionals. The professionals in questions are a group of people from an industry that’s been working...

  • Professional tips for video calls: camera work
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    Professional tips for video calls: camera work

    By 22 January 2013

    As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of equipment that is your webcam. More specifically, we need to uncover some basic skills when it comes...

  • The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on
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    The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on

    By 6 December 2012

    The Dark Knight Rises should by now be happily spinning in the Blu-ray players of Batman fans the world over. Fire up the disc and you might spot that there is a second screen option. This isn't anything hugely new for the world of Blu-ray, as we discovered...

  • Samsung launches BFI app for its Smart TVs
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    Samsung launches BFI app for its Smart TVs

    By 24 October 2012

    Samsung has teamed up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to launch a new app for its Smart TV that will provide viewers with content from the 56th London Film Festival from the comfort of their home.  The app will give access to a variety of film...

  • Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)
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    Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)

    By 28 September 2012

    Disney’s latest animated adventure film, Wreck-It Ralph, sees some of our favourite video game bad guys make cameos, including characters from Streetfighter II, Sonic and Mario. Due in cinemas in time for Christmas, the film sees Ralph, a villain from...

  • New James Bond Skyfall trailer reveals hand recognition Walther PPK (video)
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    New James Bond Skyfall trailer reveals hand recognition Walther PPK (video)

    By 31 July 2012

    A new extended trailer of Daniel Craig’s next outing as James Bond has surfaced and we’re even given a snippet of some of the new toys 007 will be using on behalf of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  Skyfall will see us introduced to a new Q, played...

  • Iron Man 3: First on set image shows plenty of Iron Men, plural
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    Iron Man 3: First on set image shows plenty of Iron Men, plural

    By 6 June 2012

    If you are wanting more Iron Man since you last saw him in Avengers Assembled, then good news - Disney has confirmed that filming has started on the third instalment of the film; Iron Man 3. Due out Summer 2013, and directed by Shane Black, the film sees...

  • Netflix vs Lovefilm
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    Netflix vs Lovefilm

    By 31 May 2012

    Netflix has landed and immediately gone for the jugular of the most popular movie streaming service in the UK - Lovefilm. Netflix are pushing out an immense amount of content at launch and, like its rival, granting new users a month's free trial to check...

  • The changing face of movie special effects
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    The changing face of movie special effects

    By 25 May 2012

    According to George Lucas, special effects are "cool". A lot of directors rely on special effects to make things exciting on screen but how does adding new technology affect everyone else in the movie-making business? Florence Carter is a special effects...

  • Canon digital SLR cameras used in Avengers Assemble
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    Canon digital SLR cameras used in Avengers Assemble

    By 10 May 2012

    Canon has announced that two of its digital SLR cameras were used in the filming of blockbuster Avengers Assemble. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras were used for point-of-view shots (ie, those shots seen from a character’s viewpoint)...

  • Uncharted the movie trilogy: Fan-made from game footage
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    Uncharted the movie trilogy: Fan-made from game footage

    By 23 April 2012

    The gaming series Uncharted has been turned into three feature-length movies by a fan of the series, pieced together using actual footage from the games. That’s right, this guy did it all off his own back. The movies are made from the first three...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Horror review (iPhone/Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Horror review (iPhone/Android)

    By 29 March 2012

    With big-screen smartphones comes the possibility of big-screen entertainment and today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is an example of just that. There’s even the popcorn to prove it. So, if you like a bit of horror or grindhouse is your thing,...

  • Gadgets from the movies: SFX expert tells us how it works
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    Gadgets from the movies: SFX expert tells us how it works

    By 15 February 2012

    James Davis blows things up for a living. That’s what he quips when explaining to Pocket-lint just what the title of Floor Manager of an SFX department is all about. Not all special effects involve pyrotechnics or stunt men hurling themselves from rooftops,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Crackle review (Android, consoles, iOS, Smart TVs)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Crackle review (Android, consoles, iOS, Smart TVs)

    By 2 February 2012

    With the world now awash with video-on-demand services, one might wonder if we really need another to think about, but that’s exactly what we’re recommending on App of the Day at Pocket-lint. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t be spending your...

  • The best 50 family films to watch together this Christmas
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    The best 50 family films to watch together this Christmas

    By 6 December 2011

    Part of a Good Christmas is getting the family sat down together to watch a film or two while making your way through a few tins of Quality Street. You know, just in case you're not already stuffed to the gunnels with Turkey. Choosing the right movie...

  • Film studios demand website showing King's Speech to be blocked by BT
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    Film studios demand website showing King's Speech to be blocked by BT

    By 28 June 2011

    Online piracy looks set to take a major knock as a landmark case begins between BT and Hollywood film studios, who demand website Newzbin2 be blocked for illicit filesharing.  Paramount Pictures and Disney along with many others are involved in the case...

  • What is SXSW?
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    What is SXSW?

    By 15 March 2011

    You've probably seen the cryptic letters SXSW dropped into stories and tweets over the last few days and around this time every year. If you know your iOS from your Android then you probably know only too well what everyone's bleating on about. However,...

  • Lovefilm: It's all in the name
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    Lovefilm: It's all in the name

    By 7 March 2011

    It wasn't so long ago that renting a DVD meant traipsing down to Blockbuster only to find that the film you wanted was out of stock. Determined to watch something, you'd hastily choose an alternative, forget to return it on time and then get slapped...

  • Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies
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    Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies

    By 1 March 2011

    Augmented reality is all around us and it’s been helping Hollywood storytellers tell their adventures for a very long time and will probably continue to do so in the future. While we've spent much of AR Week on Pocket-lint so far explaining what it...

  • Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone
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    Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone

    By 20 January 2011

    With so many dealings with each other in the past, it's of little surprise that Amazon has finally decided to buy up UK based movie rental service Lovefilm. The companies have been intertwined ever since Lovefilm acquired Amazon's European DVD rental...

  • The Social Network: 5 other tech company films...
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    The Social Network: 5 other tech company films...

    By 16 October 2010

    The film The Social Network has landed and with it a huge pile of curiosity from the 500 million Facebook users out there who make up the potential audience for this blockbuster movie. Just how many likes will it get? If you do give it the thumbs up,...

  • FCC approves Hollywood move to block analogue outputs
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    FCC approves Hollywood move to block analogue outputs

    By 10 May 2010

    The FCC has approved a request by the Motion Picture Association of America that will allow film studios to block analogue video output on certain devices. The move comes after 2 years of lobbying by the MPAA. Outputs and ports will be blocked for up...

  • Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'
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    Interview with Carl Erik Rinsch - director of 'The Gift'

    By 14 April 2010

    The grand unveiling of the Philips Parallel Lines short film competition took place other night. Of the five excellent films that were chosen, rightly or wrongly there was a standout crowd pleaser among them most noticable for its stunning visual effects,...

  • The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?
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    The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?

    By 2 April 2010

    There's one set of futurologists we haven't heard from on Future Week and that's those who tend to make the boldest claims of all. Why? Because they can always just claim it was only a story. Yes, Hollywood has a fantastic history of predicting the future...