Since 4K is quickly becoming the industry standard for home entertainment, content is finally starting to catch up. Warner Bros. recently announced that it has plans to release 35 4K Blu-ray movies by the end of 2016. It's initial launch features four titles, includingMad Max: Fury Road and The Lego Movie, and the catalog will later expand to include movies like Pacific Rim.
I wrote earlier today about my frustrations with The Simpsons' voice work, which has become the least interesting part of a show that's doing its best to creatively tread water. A number of people have already responded that the solution to the show's casting problems is for The Simpsons to finally end. That almost happened in December 2011 due to similar circumstances.
The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, which has been in beta since last November, and another unnamed service targeting YouTube’s premium content creators, which will come with a paywall. Taken together, YouTube will be a mix of free, ad-supported content and premium videos that sit behind a paywall.
Minions, the animated yellow pills starring in the children's film that shares their name, have charmed even the most cynical and ironic corners of the internet with their slapstick efforts for evil. Perhaps, though, the cuddly creatures have been misunderstood. Late last week, Colorado Springs police claimed it was a minion that saved a young girl's life.
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to launch a video streaming service within the next two months. The company's head of digital entertainment, Patrick Liu, said Alibaba is hoping to mimic the success of services like Netflix and HBO, Reuters reports.