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 […]

Contagion last week’s top DVD seller

The medical thriller “Contagion” was the top selling movie in North America last week, while “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” now out for four weeks, took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak.

Contagion, whose ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days.

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.

Captain America tops last weeks DVD charts

Action film “Captain America: The First Avenger” was the top selling movie and the top rental on DVD in North America last week according to figures published today by Rentrak.

The superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character which tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super soldier Captain America, grossed over $366 million at the box office

Fast Five tops last weeks DVD charts

Action film “Fast Five” was the top selling movie and the top rental on DVD in North America last week according to figures published today by Rentrak.

The fifth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series, which follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) as he and his gang plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman, grossed over $600 million at the box office.

X-Men: First Class tops last week’s DVD Charts

American Superhero film “X-Men: First Class” from Fox Studios was the top selling movie and the top rental on DVD in North America last week according to figures published today by Rentrak.

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.

UK firm acquires HMV Canada for $3.2 million

Hilco UK, a British firm which specializes in restructuring ailing retailers, has purchased HMV Canada from the UK’s HMV Group plc. for 2.05 million British pounds, approximately $3.2 million Canada.

HMV Canada, which opened its first store in 1986, operates 121 stores across Canada and is the only national specialty entertainment retailer in the country.