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Star Trek Into Darkness released on iTunes ahead of DVD

I'm not a die-hard Star Trek fan, so all you Trekkies out there will have to forgive me for saying this -- I thoroughly enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness. While a few friends of mine, all seasoned Star Trek aficionados, had a laundry list of complaints about the movie, I found it to be...

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'Jobs' movie review roundup

Jobs hits theaters today, and the reviews are piling up faster than unsold Surface tablets (I'm sorry, that was mean). The early verdicts are not particularly flattering, and the flick currently has a 25 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes and more-favorable-but-still-low 43 out of 100 on...

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'Jobs' actor knew next to nothing about Apple prior to the iPod

Today marks the release of the highly anticipated Apple origins flick Jobs, and while actor Josh Gad will do his best on the silver screen to emulate a young Steve Wozniak, Gad himself knew very little of Apple's history prior to reading the script. The 32-year-old actor spoke with Mashable about...

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Apple features incredibly cheap movie bundles sale on iTunes (Updated)

Apple is currently offering a sale on movie bundles in the iTunes Store with some very good deals indeed. For example, you can buy the Harry Potter Complete Collection, which features all eight Harry Potter movies in HD for only US$9.99 (Update -- the price has gone back up to $59.99). That's a...

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Takes for iPhone creates videos to share

Takes is a free iPhone app that turns still images taken with the app into "moving pictures" and then stitches them together into a video montage. The resulting movie can be up to a minute long, and then music can be added from your own library or an included library of clips. The app recreates...

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Efexio adds Hollywood style visual effects to your iOS videos

Efexio is a free universal app (with many in-app purchase options) that lets you add professional visual effects to videos you shoot on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. The app comes with free dinosaur and dragon effects, and you can purchase more from within the app. The extra effects are US$1.99...

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Daily iPad App: SpiritClips from Hallmark brings family-friendly programming to your iPad

SpiritClips from Hallmark has a star-filled history. It was founded in 2007 by filmmaker Rob Fried who produced the inspiring film Rudy and worked on the equally uplifting flick Hoosiers. Fried originally founded SpiritClips as way to showcase inspirational short films and e-video cards. In the...

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Netflix adds profile support to Apple TV, iOS apps

If you're a Netflix subscriber, you may know the pain of having multiple people in your household whose tastes in movies may mess up your profile. You like action and adventure films, but one of the kids wants animated kids movies and poof, your profile is a mess. Netflix is rolling out fixes for...

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Nice featurette shows Kutcher as Steve Jobs

The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, aptly titled Jobs, is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on August 16th. With the release date steadily approaching, a publicity push for the film is in full force. Just last week we reported on how Jobs star Ashton Kutcher appeared on The Tonight...

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Ashton Kutcher discusses playing Steve Jobs with Jay Leno

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote his upcoming film JOBS, Ashton Kutcher talked about what prompted him to take on the role of Steve Jobs while also expressing regret for not meeting the Apple co-founder when he had a chance. A transcript of the video is below. Incidentally,...

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Five apps for the summer blockbuster movie season

Summer is reaching its peak which means the blockbuster movie season is in full swing. Below is a list of five movie apps, hand-picked by the folks at TUAW, to test your movie trivia and make your movie watching experience more enjoyable. Check out the list below and add your own recommendations in...

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Here is your official Jobs movie poster

The Steve Jobs biopic (the Kutcher one, at least) isn't due out until August 16th, but helping the hype train build up some steam is the release of the official movie poster. Featuring star Ashton Kutcher in all his bearded glory, the colorful one sheet features the tagline "Some see what's...

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Blockbuster 2.0 rebuilt with physical media rentals in mind

The new Blockbuster 2.0 iOS app (free, universal) is a throwback to the days of old. Specifically, the app is targeted to Blockbuster by Mail users, which allows people to rent DVDs and Blu-rays by post. When introducing the app in a press release, the company said, "Millions of movie watchers...

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Netflix for iOS update features auto-play for TV shows, adds movie recommendations

Netflix today updated its iOS app with some features that will undoubtedly please all you TV lovers out there. First and foremost, the app update includes a post-play feature which immediately starts the beginning of a new TV episode once a user finishes watching the previous one. This feature...

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TodoMovies: The must-have movie app for movie lovers

Taphive's TodoMovies (US$1.99) app for iPhone has recently been updated to version 2.0. I'd not seen or used TodoMovies before, but as a huge movie enthusiast, I knew I had to check it out. At its heart, TodoMovie is an app that keeps track of movies you want to watch, but it's supercharged...

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