Monday, May 17, 2010

Dexter Season 4


"I've lived in darkness a long time. Over the years my eyes adjusted until the dark became my world and I could see ..."

August 17th will see the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite serial killer/loving father/blood spatter expert Dexter released on DVD and Blu-ray.

The fourth season of the Showtime series, starring Michael C. Hall as the titular character Dexter and featuring John Lithgow as the mysterious Trinity Killer, pits two prolific serial killers against each other in a battle of wits and fortitude. When these two play murder and malice are always on the menu.

No special features have been announced as of yet, but it has been announced that there will be a packaged collection of seasons 1-4 released on the same day for those of you that have put off adding Dexter to your collection until now.

Pirate Bay Shut Down?


Let me start by saying that I have always been that guy. The one who legitimately buys all of his music and movies, but that isn't to say that there hasn't been a time where I have been tempted to just download some of my entertainment for the always welcomed price of free, and for as long as I can remember Pirate Bay has been there tempting me.

But that is one mans private battle, the news today may affect a few more of you.

Pirate Bay, the torrent host site that has been repeatedly attacked by Hollywood for years, is currently offline. The site that put countless files at your fingertips for free has been on the forefront of a long and ugly battle about media piracy and copyright infringement for years.

Last year the operators of Pirate Bay were found guilty of copyright infringement by a Swedish court and were sentenced to jail time and responsible for paying $3.6 million in damages. The money was meant to assuage copyright holders, such as movie studios, and put a dent on what was ruled as illegal activity on the Pirate Bay site.

The fact that Pirate Bay is technically a Swedish website has allowed it to continue operating for so long, through something of a loophole, with little legal ramifications up until recently. The latest attempt to end what Hollywood feels is clearly copyright infringement has effectively shut down The Pirate Bay's operation. This was done by filing a successful injunction against The Pirate Bays bandwidth provider Hollywood, and other copyright holders who have felt their rights infringed, have a victory ... if only temporarily.

Man, this is kind of an ugly article and for that I apologize. So to lighten up the mood here is a classic scene from Amazon Women on the Moon:

The topic of piracy is pretty volatile, and I expect that there are a large range of opinions from you guys, so feel free to make you opinion known below!

UPDATE: The Pirate Bay is back up and running again, figured as much, proving how hard it is for even powerful interests such as Hollywood to shot down copyright infringers. It really comes down to an issue of support, a lot of people dish out a lot of money for their entertainment while many people at the same time look for their fix for free. As long as there are users sites like this will exist, for better or worse.

Octagon Streams to Roku

Source: Home Media Magazine

Mixed martial arts is badass, don't let the picture to the right fool (or offend, because I don't want the ever living snot beat outta me) you.

Good news today for all of you fans of UFC, you now have another option for viewing mixed martial arts madness: Roku.

In a multi-year deal between Roku and the Ultimate Fighting Championship honchos every major pay-per-view event will be available for streaming. The first event to take advantage of this deal is UFC 114 and it will occur May 29th in something of a grudge match between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Suga" Rashad Evans.

If you have a Roku box and want to see a preview of what the new B.A. Baracus (Jackson) will look like in the new A-Team movie you can check it out details about the UFC 114 and further information on this new partnership here.