Sequels rarely feel forced. Still, the movie Gravityis proving that well-done 3D films can still be a huge box office draw. It drew a reported 84% of ticket sales from 3D showings this weekend. If the nextAvatarcan up the ante and receive rave reviews from critics and viewers, it could ride the momentum from the original to big box office results. Out of left field There you have it, three films that could challengeAvatar’sbox office record. However, keep in mind that few sawAvatarbecoming a threat for the box office record before its release. Likewise,Titanicwas seen as a potential bust before its release. It faced a grueling production schedule and was the most expensive film ever made at the time. Yet, it more than validated the cost of production and surpassed all expectations. The moral of the story? While it’s fun to handicap the success of future films, the next box office champion is probably something that has yet to be thought up. From the box office to winning stock picks Every good investor wants to build that perfect portfolio that they can set and forget forever. Fortunately, it’s easier than anyone ever knew. We’ve uncovered the pillars of such a portfolio today and we’re willing to share The Motley Fool’s 3 Stocks to Own Forever . Simply stated, we think they’re the best stocks for true long-term investors to know about, and you can uncover them for free today, instantly; just click here now . Eric Bleeker, CFA has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney.
Sky Movies comes to BT TV, hell braces itself for cold snap
With the latest iTunes and Apple TV, Apple categorizes such movies (any variety of video that wasnt obtained from the iTunes Store) as home videos. When you select Computers on your Apple TV you will see an entry for Home Videos as the fourth item in the media list. If you select that item and then click the remotes Select button, all your ripped movies should appear. If, like me, you find it a bit silly to separate your Apple-purchased movies from those youve ripped (and yes, you should do this only with discs that you own), you can correct this behavior. To do so, youll need to change the media type for these movies from Home Video to Movies. There are a couple of ways to do this in iTunes. The first is to select Movies in iTunes, click the Home Videos heading in the main window, select everything in that window, press Command-I, click the Options tab, choose Movie from the Media Kind pop-up menu, and click OK. Changing the media type of multiple “home videos.” I find this method a little clumsy because there may be smaller moviesmovies of the family that youve created with iMovie, for examplethat really are home videos. Use the method I just described and that stuff gets mixed in with your Hollywood hits. What I would suggest instead is that you choose File > New > Smart Playlist and in the window that appears configure the one and only condition to read Media Kind Is Home Video and click OK. Youll be presented with a list of all the videos in your iTunes Library tagged as home videos.
The case of the missing Apple TV movies
Despite this, both recognize the growing threat of Virgin Media’s Netflix offering, which is why the pair have teamed up to offer Sky Movies via BT’s subscription TV packages. From October 26th, customers can subscribe to 11 Sky Movies channels in SD as well as on-demand content for an additional fee. It’ll all be done via existing Vision+ and YouView hardware, so there’s no need to buy any more gear, although HD-enthusiasts might just have to bite the bullet and sign up with Rupert directly. Show full PR text BT and Sky reach agreement to add Sky Movies to BT TV BT and Sky have signed a multi-year contract which will see Sky Movies made available through BT TV. BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package from October 26. The agreement means that BT will be able to offer its TV customers the option to bolt-on Sky Movies whether they are customers with the YouView box or the latest Vision + box. For Sky, the deal supports Sky’s growing wholesale content business. BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the latest movies across 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband Sky Movies is only available on-demand. Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to over 700 different movies on demand including brand new exclusive premieres every week from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Universal. Sky Movies subscribers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies first, at least 12 months before any online subscription service. Premieres in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad.