Related Stories FDA to start regulating health-related smartphone apps Parents can target what their kids watch on their phones, tablets and TVs, thanks to a new digital video service. Target Ticket launched by the discount chain store offers a whopping 30,000 movies and television shows to buy, rent, download or stream starting at 99 cents. Titles include blockbuster releases like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness and HBO shows like Game of Thrones and True Blood. RELATED: WHAT THE EMMY VOTERS GOT RIGHT – AND WHAT THEY GOT WRONG But parents have the ultimate say about their kids viewing options. The big-box retailer partnered with San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media, which provides movie and TV reviews, to make it easier for users to select age-appropriate content for their kids. Melinda Sue Gordon/AP Target are aiming to compete with Netflix, which offers its own original series like ‘House of Cards.’ The political drama, which stars Kevin Spacey, won three awards at the 2013 Emmys. Worried parents can also set filters according to the level of violence and profanity and ratings given by the Motion Picture Association of America. PHOTOS: EMMY AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED They can customize profiles for family members so they can watch varied content simultaneously on different devices. The service is aimed at parents who want a kid-safe, easy- to-use service, the company says. Viewers can watch rented content as many times as they want within a 48-hour period. Target Ticket is currently available on PCs, Macs, Android and iOS, along with Internet-connected TVs and Xboxes. Guests can visit TargetTicket.com to access the service or download the app through the App Store or Google Play.
add a comment HORROR AT MOA John Carpenter, who launched the slasher cycle with Halloween, is the ideal filmmaker to usher in the ghoulish month of October. Hes getting a welcome retrospective with a Tuesday-night series of classics, near-classics and not-really classics at the Mall of America multiplex. Oct. 1 its Escape From New York, with Kurt Russell as tougher-than-tough Snake Plissken, a dangerous convict assigned to rescue the President from a futuristic Manhattan that has become a lawless penal colony. Its great action filmmaking goosed with deliciously cynical political commentary. On the 8th the star and general idea are needlessly recycled in Escape from L.A., which directs its satire at easy targets like crazed surfers and plastic surgeons. They Live, a prescient sci-fi comic thriller showing Oct. 15, stars pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper as a construction worker who discovers sunglasses that strip away superficial appearances to reveal that societys rulers are alien cadavers. The brilliant remake The Thing is a paranoid masterpiece about an alien entity that kills, then takes over the identities, of researchers at a remote Antarctic outpost. The capper on the 29th is Prince of Madness, a flimsy exercise in modern-day mysticism concerning a Los Angeles church whose basement contains a diabolical power. Keep an eye peeled for a walking-dead cameo by Alice Cooper. (All shows $5; 7:30 p.m. Theatres at Mall of America, 952-882-8900.) more from movies get related content delivered to your inbox You are now subscribed.
Do romance movies do more harm than good? (Video)
Some girls don’t like those movies. Are those movies really good or do they have a negative effect on girls who watch them? Read below and find out if they are so great after all. Jen Panaro: Do you watch romance movies? Off The Record: Yes JP: What makes you watch them? OTR: The chemistry between the couples. They’re also fun to watch, a good escape. JP: What message do you think Hollywood is portraying by making them? OTR: That these things are ideal and realistic, when often in reality they’re not. JP: Do you believe that romance movies do more harm to people than good? OTR: I think it does a bit of both. JP: Why do you feel that way?
12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They’re Based On
We’re not undermining the quality of these books. We’re just expressing our immense joy over movies that are as nuanced as the authors’ writing: Loading Slideshow “There Will Be Blood” Paul Thomas Anderon’s film is a very loose adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” While the former is a satire about green and the oil industry, the movie skirts the line between literal and absurd, making for a shocking watch. “Jurassic Park” The novel was a bestseller when it was published in 1990, but gained more acclaim after the movie came out. Spielberg’s adaptation was groundbreaking for the industry, in an “Avatar” sort of way, as it was a revolutionary use of CGI and animatronics. “American Psycho” Oh, Bret Easton Ellis. His books, not to mention his tweets, can be gratuitously graphic. But director Mary Harron managed to morph his story into a terrifically transgressive story, lauded by both critics and academics. We think the casting may be to thank for this one. “The Shining” This is an incredible book, with an equally incredible sequel (you can read an excerpt from “Doctor Sleep” here). But Jack Nicholson’s performance, along with the eerie soundtrack and creepy-as-hell shots of identically-dressed children makes this film a classic. The book, on the other hand, is not King’s most critically acclaimed.
Drive-in movies at Union Market are coming back (Video)
The market launched D.C. Drive-in with four movies this summer, projecting D.C.-themed films on the market’s three-story-high white wall. The five fall films will run on Fridays from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 and embrace each day’s unofficial holiday. This is just one casual movie watcher’s opinion, but the films definitely seem to have a wider appeal than the last time around. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 4: “Caddyshack,” in honor of National Golf Day Oct. 11: “Julie and Julia,” in honor of National Cookbook Launch Day Oct. 18: “Good Will Hunting,” in honor of National No Beard Day Nov. 1: “Evan Almighty,” in honor of All Saints’ Day Nov. 8: People’s choice. The people’s choice film will be voted on by members of the public via social media, although more details on that voting were not immediately available. All films begin at 8 p.m., with cars being let into the parking lot across from the market starting at 6 p.m. During the summer series, festival organizers took reservations for a certain number of spots in the parking lot and left some open for first come, first served.