In less than five days, BitTorrent users worldwide pulled down more than 1 million copies of a 10-minute preview of Cinedigm-distributed “Arthur Newman,” which opens in limited release Friday. Studio last week announced promotional pact with the file-sharing software firm — long a bete noire of Hollywood and other content industries, many of which still... Read more »
When TNT announced last fall it had ordered six episodes for Frank Darabont’s new pilot based on John Buntin’s book L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City, the series was untitled. Darabont had been leaning toward L.A. Noir as a title, but he told the website io9 in an interview posted this week that the videogame company Rockstar squelched that idea with threats of litigation. The “company with the video game called L.A. Noire threatened to sue the shit out of me, TNT, every company that actually ever worked in Hollywood”. The series remains untitled because TNT hasn’t settled on one yet, but Darabont said “I do believe the title is going to be Lost Angels”. TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright described the project as “a sweeping tale of the battle for the soul of the city that was waged between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob” — similar to territory covered by the feature Gangster Squad that was based on a different book.
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - A cargo plane crashed into houses near Brazzaville airport while attempting to land during a thunderstorm on Friday evening, killing at least 32 people, a Congolese Red Cross official said on Saturday. "We have already pulled 32 bodies from the crash site, but the search is ongoing, there could be more victims," the official said, asking not to be named. The Soviet-made Ilyushin-76 cargo plane was coming from the Pointe Noire, the commercial capital of the Central African state. (Reporting by Christian Tsoumou; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Sophie Hares)
This was another nicely varied week of releases, with notable titles spanning several demographics of gaming. Topping the list off is Rockstar’s Max Payne Mobile, a top-notch port of the action-packed noire shooter. We also have an action RTS game from Gamevil, a challenging micro platformer from Noodlecake, a Space Invaders-style shooter, a vibrant casual arcade title from Com2Us, and even a modern throwback to old school Tamagotchis. Here are this week’s top Android games.
Adopt Films has announced its acquisition of all U.S. rights to Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Café de Flore,” which World Premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and enjoyed its North American Premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Co-starring Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélene Florent and Evelyne Brochu, “Café de Flore” has been nominated for a spectacular 13 Genie Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars ©. Its nominations include Best Motion Picture, Best Director (Vallée), Best Screenplay (Vallée), Best Actress (Paradis), Best Supporting Actress (Florent), and Best Supporting Actor (Marin Gerrier). The Genie Awards will be presented on March 8th. “Café de Flore” was produced by Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin. Vallée’s previous films include “Liste Noire,” “C.R.A.Z.Y.,” and “The Young Victoria,” produced by Graham King and Martin Scorsese. The deal was negotiated by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Managing partner of international sales company Films Distribution and Adopt’s Co-Managing Executives Tim Grady and Jeff Lipsky. “Café de Flore” is a love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways: Jacqueline, a young mother with a Down syndrome son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently-divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. Adopt Films’s Jeff Lipsky said, “ ‘Café de Flore’ simply blew our socks off. It is a richly satisfying, crowd-pleasing balancing act that blends love and humor, and that redefines steadfast compassion in places it is seldom encountered.” Lipsky anticipates a late 2012 ... Read More »
Digital Trends - OnLive has revealed its plans to bring its streaming video game service to tablets and smartphones. â??500 millionâ?? iOS and Android devices will now have access to the roughly 200 console games that OnLive console players have had for a year and a half now. In addition, 25 games (including L.A. Noire)Â have been adapted to fully utilize touch controls. Games can be played over 3G, 4G LTE, or Wi-Fi.Â
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