Should We Still Call Them ‘Films’?

Paramount has announced that it will become the first Hollywood studio to stop releasing movies on reels of old-fashioned film, a medium that’s been around since the movie industry began some 120 years ago. Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street is the first blockbuster to come out only in digital format. Other studios are sure to follow. Movies increasingly are shot with digital cameras, edited on computers, and distributed on a paperback-book-sized hard drive or by satellite transmission. Only 15 …

Thursday Tech: Life after the Rental Store

(via Scott Clark) So Blockbuster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which probably shouldn’t surprise you… my neighborhood Blockbuster store just closed up shop not quite a month ago. I’m pretty old-school about movie rentals. (By which I mean, I still do it.) So when my roommate and I decided we were going to do a girls night in tomorrow, I figured I’d roll down to my neighborhood Blockbuster and grab a movie. Nope, can’t do that anymore. Wait, don’t …