Tuesday, June 1, 2010

XBox Live getting Hulu?

Source: Cnet.com

Word is that Microsoft plans on unveiling its new partnership with Hulu at this years E3 conference.

Xbox Live has already had success with video streaming services such as Netflix, and the addition of Hulu would be seamlessly integrated within the existing Xbox Live dashboard.

The only downside to this news for Xbox owners is there will apparently be a subscription fee for the Hulu service. While there is no definite news on how much a subscription would cost speculation puts it around the $8 a month mark, but that is by no means set in stone.

What do you Xbox guys think about this planned merger? Would you be willing to pay for the service, would you even use it?


Source: Blu-ray.com

A film that got an extremely limited release last year and surely flew under most peoples radar is getting a Blu-ray and DVD release August 3rd.

After.Life stars Christina Ricci as an accident victim that wakes up on a mortuary slab being prepared for her own funeral by Liam Neeson, very Poe. Justin Long also stars as the distraught boyfriend slowly realizing that all is not what it seems.

This movie was surprisingly not a box office success and despite the star power it made just under $60,000, but that is probably due to its limited release. You will now have a chance to see the film you didn't even know existed with a few special features thrown in for good measure.

Extras Include:

  • Commentary with co-writer/director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (Now that's a name!)
  • Delving into the After.Life: The art of crafting a thriller
  • Theatrical Trailer
Due to the nature of its limited release here is a refresher on what After.Life is all about:

Operation: Endgame

Source: Blu-ray.com

Two rival teams of assassins. One killer day at the office.

July 27th will see the straight to Blu-ray and DVD release of Operation: Endgame. Originally it was set for a theatrical debut, but instead is going the direct to the shelf route.

Imagine The Office meets Smoking Aces and you might have a vague idea of what is in store for you with this murder mystery meets action comedy. The movie has a ton of talent with the likes of Zack Galifianakis, Maggie Q, Jeffrey Tambor and Emilie de Ravin as assassins facing some serious corporate downsizing that results in some interesting and tense situations.

Extras Include:

  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Alternate Opening
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer