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  • Skyfall trailer hits YouTube: Bond 23 could be best one yet (video)
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    Skyfall trailer hits YouTube: Bond 23 could be best one yet (video)

    By 21 May 2012

    The teaser trailer for the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, has hit the internet this morning, and Pocket-lint is giddy with excitement. Coming to UK cinemas on 26 October (so ignore the November release date at the end of the trailer - that's for the US),...

  • The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin, to adapt Steve Jobs biography for movie
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    The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin, to adapt Steve Jobs biography for movie

    By 16 May 2012

    Aaron Sorking, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, has been signed by Sony Pictures to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. The book has sold more than 2.25 million copies since its publication in November...

  • Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: First photos of actor portraying late Apple CEO
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    Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: First photos of actor portraying late Apple CEO

    By 15 May 2012

    Two and Half Men actor and the former Mr Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher has been photographed making his way to the set of his new film about the late Steve Jobs. Not without controversy, both in terms of the subject matter as well as the casting of Kutcher,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Movie App review (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Movie App review (iPad)

    By 8 May 2012

    Pocket-lint is hearing from all manner of content providers and broadcasters that a massive focus for them at present is coming up with the correct way to present a second-screen experience. Many of their viewers and subscribers now watch TV, movies,...

  • Warner Bros releases some of the greatest scripts of all time as eBooks
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    Warner Bros releases some of the greatest scripts of all time as eBooks

    By 30 April 2012

    Movie studio Warner Bros has launched a digital publishing initiative called Inside the Script which will release eBooks featuring shooting materials from some of its most iconic films. The digital editions will each contain a wealth of inside information,...

  • Universal 100 app brings movies to life thanks to Aurasma
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    Universal 100 app brings movies to life thanks to Aurasma

    By 23 April 2012

    Aurasma has teamed up with Universal Pictures to bring DVD and Blu-ray sleeves to life. The Universal 100 app uses Aurasma’s virtual reality technology to recreate scenes from some of the studio's most famous movies. Once downloaded you can point your...

  • Is Prometheus Happy Birthday David viral the best ever? (video)
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    Is Prometheus Happy Birthday David viral the best ever? (video)

    By 18 April 2012

    As if we weren't already excited enough about Prometheus, having seen 13 minutes of the film in glorious 3D, then this viral video hits - the second of what now seems to be a series of beautifully put together videos (after the Weyland TED 2023 keynote)....

  • Prometheus eyes-on... Preview of 13 minutes of glorious 3D footage
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    Prometheus eyes-on... Preview of 13 minutes of glorious 3D footage

    By 10 April 2012

    Ridley Scott's sort-of prequel to Alien, Prometheus, is coming to UK cinemas on 1 June, and Pocket-lint was invited to be one of the first outside of 20th Century Fox itself to see actual footage from the movie. Not the trailer. Not small clips shown...

  • Prometheus: Android inspired by Blade Runner not Alien
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    Prometheus: Android inspired by Blade Runner not Alien

    By 10 April 2012

    Prometheus, Ridley Scott's 3D pseudo-prequel to Alien, features an android character called David, played by Michael Fassbender. And, considering the new film's heritage, you would think that the German-born actor would have used fellow franchise androids...

  • Ridley Scott: 3D isn't brain surgery, it's dead simple
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    Ridley Scott: 3D isn't brain surgery, it's dead simple

    By 10 April 2012

    It may surprise some but Prometheus, Ridley Scott's prequel to Alien, has been shot in 3D - his first film to be so. Indeed, some might have even believed the English director was not be a fan of the technology. They'd be wrong. And having seen around...

  • Ashton Kutcher to play Apple CEO Steve Jobs in biopic
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    Ashton Kutcher to play Apple CEO Steve Jobs in biopic

    By 2 April 2012

    Ashton Kutcher will star as Steve Jobs in a movie about the late Apple CEO's younger life, leading up to his co-founding of Apple. Formerly Mr Demi Moore, the actor, currently appearing in Two and a Half Men, is a Twitter devotee and gadget fan, posted...

  • 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,...

  • Russian reviewer raves over redubbed The Iron Lady pirate copy
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    Russian reviewer raves over redubbed The Iron Lady pirate copy

    By 20 March 2012

    A redubbed pirate version of The Iron Lady is making its rounds in Russia at present, and has had at least one rave review. However, the Russian-language translation, entirely voiced by one man, changes much of the script, and depicts Margaret Thatcher...

  • Cineworld is UK's first cinema chain to scrap online booking fees
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    Cineworld is UK's first cinema chain to scrap online booking fees

    By 16 March 2012

    Cineworld is the first UK cinema chain to completely remove online booking fees. In addition, it now offers a further 10 per cent discount for tickets bought on its website or through the company's Android or iPhone apps registered with mycineworld....

  • Star Wars 3D Blu-ray coming spring
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    Star Wars 3D Blu-ray coming spring

    By 21 February 2012

    Pocket-lint sources at the Panasonic conference in Hamburg tell us that Star Wars is headed to Blu-ray in 3D this spring. Rather unsurprisingly, following the film’s 3D cinema release, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace will be available to pick...

  • 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...

  • HMV On Demand launches
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    HMV On Demand launches

    By 24 November 2011

    As if by magic HMV's On Demand service has popped up out of no where. The domain hmvondemand.com has gone live, bringing with it a selection of movies to stream priced in at £3.75. There is a surprisingly decent selection of video on offer powered by...

  • Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks
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    Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

    By 8 November 2011

    Video on demand giant Netflix is coming to these shores, at last, with a UK service all set for an early 2012 launch. And it looks as if the video on demand giant isn't treating its transatlantic adventure lightly as reports are pouring in that it's doing...

  • Steve Jobs biopic in the pipeline
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    Steve Jobs biopic in the pipeline

    By 10 October 2011

    Steve Job's life is to be immortalised in a movie based on a yet to be released biography of the Apple co-founder.  Sony Pictures is to acquire the rights to ex Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson's book, entitled simply entitled Steve Jobs....

  • Lovefilm on iPad streams in
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    Lovefilm on iPad streams in

    By 29 September 2011

    Lovefilm is hitting the iPad - the latest platform for the movie rental service's streaming arm. The app, titled Lovefilm Player for iPad, has hit the App Store and allows for all the usual VoD-based gubbins such as pausing, rewinding and checking trailers....

  • Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service
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    Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service

    By 19 September 2011

    It's all change for movie rental over in the US of A, with industry leader Netflix announcing a split in its distribution divisions, with the DVD-only service Qwikster being born out the ashes of a very unpopular new pricing plan. The seeds for the split...

  • Forget Orange Wednesdays, it's all about Orange iTunes Thursdays now
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    Forget Orange Wednesdays, it's all about Orange iTunes Thursdays now

    By 8 August 2011

    Orange is all over the movie scene. If it's not making you laugh with its "hilarious" Don't let a mobile phone ruin your movie parodies at the flicks, it's giving away cinema tickets on a Wednesday. And now you can add Orange Film To Go to that list -...

  • Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray pre-order includes free limited edition film cell
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    Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray pre-order includes free limited edition film cell

    By 22 July 2011

    Not long now until the Star Wars Blu-ray lands in shop shelves, likely causing a geek-pocalypse as video shops are flooded with fans of the series desperate to get their hands on a copy.  Those however who plan to avoid the Star Wars chaos caused on...