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Why Do We Call Hit Movies 'Blockbusters?'
Movies that break records at the box office earn this title, but its original meaning is kind of sinister.
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In Remembrance Of Blockbuster Video
Outspeak Editor - in partnership with Huff Post
Most of us spend one night of the week curled up on the couch with a nice meal, and Netflix on the television. Recent research
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Sick Of Streaming Services, This Crew Crowd-Funded An IRL Video Store
Could brick-and-mortar be the old-new alternative to finicky streaming services?
Family Creates Blockbuster At Home For Son With Autism After Store Closes
“When he saw the room, his eyes were as big as saucers.”
What Companies Are Best at Keeping Up With Changing Markets?
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The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape
The Harbus News Corporation
Bringing news to Harvard Business School since 1937
When asked to advise MBA students on winning career strategies, Chernin credits much of his success to a few key traits as
The Makings of the Mega-Blockbuster: Big Money and Impact
Films that try to positively impact the world and films that entertain may not be so disconnected after all. In fact, to hit it out of the park with audiences the two may be inextricably linked.
What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse
Author, keynote speaker, professor
Here are some excerpts from our conversation. PS: What role does Big Data play in the connected car? NC: Absolutely. Machine
A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to
The Force Awakens
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.
Is Twitter the New Blockbuster?
Journalism student & blogger at sherinaspeaks.com
There is buzz that Twitter is doing away with its 140 character limit and replacing it with a larger one: 10,000 characters
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
"What a Lovely Day": The Radical Potential of Mad Max: Fury Road
Student, Wesleyan University
"Who killed the world?" asks Mad Max: Fury Road at various points in its runtime. It's a sweeping question and an essential one for the film's brutal beating heart, but unlike a question such as "who watches the watchmen?" there is very little ambiguity here.
Leadership in Challenging Times
CEO, For Eyes by GrandVision
It's do or die -- a crisis could be the perfect moment to surpass expectations and make a name for yourself.
'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later
Zinn Education Project
Teaching a people's history
The first major box office hit charged a staggering $2 admission and reached 50 million people before sound films appeared in 1927. Its millions in profits built Hollywood. Beyond profits, it aimed to educate the public in the values of white supremacy.
Jesus and American Sniper: A Call to Resist
Co-author of Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography
That's what Hollywood would have you believe as it entices you to leave your home on Christmas Day so you catch the release of its new blockbuster about a Navy SEAL sniper who kills so-called bad people.
Netflix Quietly Stopped Saturday DVD Deliveries
In the same manner Netflix started rolling out new logos, the company has quietly stopped Saturday DVD deliveries. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to Engadget that Saturday shipment processing was discontinued in June.
Netflix Discreetly Stopped Mailing DVDs On Saturday, Let The Freak Out Begin
[h/t Uproxx] Only time will tell if this is Netflix's first move toward totally phasing out DVDs, but that would probably
Now Playing: Spiderman. Again.
TheFinalEdition.com, Get Rich Cheating, Bill Hicks Spirit Award
We at The Final Edition noticed that the listings at the local movie theaters seem awfully familiar... For more, check out
The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars
Author, keynote speaker, professor
IBM hopes that BlueMix will become a viable option for startups like eyeQ and the more than 20 million small businesses in
There Is Still a Category Missing at the Academy Awards
Besides a great script/cast, many technical aspects are needed to create the magic the moviegoer sees on screen. Almost all these important pieces are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with categories at the Oscars.
The Demise of Blockbuster: A Big LOL
Stephen Robert Morse
Co-Founder of SkillBridge.co
That's why, even though the word "disruption" is now hackneyed, the consulting space is now ripe for disruption. When I look
A Pregnant Hostage, a Fake Homosexual, and a Man Who Cannot Walk
Born in France, immigrated to the USA / Features and Travel Wr...
A few of the French movies I like best, available in the U.S. Not necessarily very recent, but not to be missed nevertheless. Trust me, I am French.
Why Do We Love to Go to the Movies?
Cultural Matador, provocateur, unaccomplished illustrator, str...
A South Georgia Christmas
Screenwriter, blogger, humorist and traveler.
My great aunt Brenda Ann used to visit our house every Christmas and return all the gifts we had given her the previous year. "I hated this," she would tell my mother as Mom unwrapped the Sleeping Beauty VHS cassette that she had fought over with an 8 year old at the Blockbuster bargain bin.
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