Beatles Yellow Submarine Hits Canadian Theatres on May 24th

The 1968 animated Beatles musical, Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored frame-by-frame and is ready for the big screen once again. For one night only, Thursday, May 24th, Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and EMI Music are rewarding generations of Beatles fans by showing the landmark animated feature throughout cinemas nationwide. Pat Marshall, Vice [...]

Samsung Canada & Cineplex Launch Cineplex Store App

The addition of a new Cineplex Store App will allow consumers to rent or purchase movies on select models of Samsung televisions, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. With thousands of movie titles available, and no monthly subscription required, Samsung owners will only pay for the movies they watch, and they can conveniently store and [...]

The Hangover Part II tops last week’s DVD sales charts

The American comedy film “The Hangover Part II” was the top selling movie in North America last week, while Cowboys and Aliens took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak.

The sequel to 2009′s The Hangover takes place two years later when Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After a pre-wedding brunch, the four somehow manage to wake up in a dirty hotel room in Bangkok and the adventure begins.

Blockbuster Canada going out of business

Grant Thornton Ltd., the Receiver of Blockbuster Canada has announced the movie and video game rental chain is going out of business.

After being pushed into receivership in May, the receiver closed approximately 150 of the Company’s underperforming retail locations in June and continued to operate the company’s 253 remaining stores.

Essential iPad Apps for the Home Theatre Enthusiast

Due to the overwhelming number of new iOS apps being released on a daily basis, it is difficult to keep up with all the new releases so the following is an overview of my favourite home theatre related apps along with some other recently released equipment specific apps which could be useful in many home theatres.

Flagship Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player ships in August

Onkyo has announced that its new top-of-the-line THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player will be shipping to dealers in August.

Features include 3D Blu-ray playback, support for the latest lossless audio codecs, dual HDMI outputs which allow users to switch easily between two displays, such as a main TV for casual viewing and a projector for movies and sports, and onboard Qdeo video processing technology for deinterlacing, noise-reduction, and 1080p upscaling.

Rango comes to Blu-ray on Friday July 15th

Rango, the popular computer-animated Western comedy film that tells the story of a pet chameleon (voice of Johnny Depp) that becomes accidentally stranded in the Mojave Desert after his terrarium falls from his owner’s car will be out on Blu-ray on July 15th.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, best known for directing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, the film was a box-office hit and well received by film critics.

HDTV FAQ: What is AVCHD?

If you are currently in the marketplace for a new high definition camcorder and it’s been more than five years since you purchased your last camcorder, or perhaps you have never bought a camcorder before, then you are going to come across a relatively new term called AVCHD.

It’s a term you should understand when buying a new camcorder so in this Digital Home HDTV FAQ article I answer the question – What is AVCHD?

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