Posts By: Shawn Przybilla

Netflix and HBO Duke It Out for Scandinavia

Continuing their world conquest for domination of screens everywhere, Netflix recently announced expansion into 4 Nordic countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Not to be outdone, HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said the following day that they too will be launching a video distribution venture — alongside Parsifal International — dubbed HBO Nordic. Nordic consumers already have access… Read more »

Our 5 Favorite Music Videos From June

As part of the operations, we see a lot of music videos. Here’s our favorites from the month of June: 1. Races – “Lies” Frontman Wade Ryff gets kicked around suburbia in what feels like a bad dream. It all ends with a scene eerily reminiscent of a zombie flick. 2. A Toys Orchestra – “WELCOME TO… Read more »

Ev[lov]ing The Next Hit…

We were all taught Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection in High School, but what if, through the same process, we were able to write new and appealing songs? Bob MacCallum and his colleagues at the Imperial College London are developing a system for doing just that. Their music engine DarwinTunes starts with a population… Read more »

Forget Sun-Bathing… What Hulu Thinks You Should Do This Summer

In an declaration of war on our intake of Vitamin D, Hulu has announced three original shows and seven exclusives slated to air this summer. The half-hour originals include: Spoilers, a movie review show hosted by Kevin Smith; Up to Speed, a travel series hosted by Timothy “Speed” Levitch; and We Got Next, a scripted comedy following a pickup basketball team. The… Read more »

YouTube and Google Play Add 600 MGM Titles

Hot off the heels of a deal that brought 500 Paramount films to their movie rental service, YouTube has announced another major studio partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This ink brings over 600 MGM titles to YouTube/Google Play including some of the best action flicks of all time — Terminator, Robocop, and Rocky. They have not made clear all the titles included though, stating instead… Read more »