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Where have my rentals gone? Locals miss...

By Nicolas CohenNews editor[email protected] Photo by Nicholas CohenJamie Ward (left) and Dave Cole (right) work diligently behind the counter to keep up with the increase in their activity online. Orbit DVD on Haywood Road remains one of the last remaining video stores in Asheville and many are wondering what happened to their rental section. According […]

Lights are on but flashing in the video ...

One of Oakland’s last remaining video rental stores operates through hope, prayer, and an injection of money from owner Joseph Lum’s retirement savings. Nearly 40,000 DVDs line the narrow shelves of Video Room, which Lum opened in 1983 on Broadway and College Avenue, but was forced to downsize – three locations later – to a […]

How and when did Netflix start? A brief...

Netflix, the world’s best video streaming service, started by mailing DVDs to customers. Today, it consumes more than 15% of global Internet bandwidth and has subscribers in over 190 countries. How did he achieve such dazzling success? It’s been a long road of trial and error, luck and incredibly good timing. The beginnings of Netflix […]

When ‘The French Dispatch’ is streaming

Wes Anderson is back with The French dispatch, his love letter to old-fashioned journalism. The film is now in theaters around the world. These cinemas, however, are the only place to watch it right now. contrary to Dune (theatrical release and streaming the same day), The French dispatch doesn’t come on a streaming service at […]

The best 4K Blu-ray player for 2021

Our choice Panasonic DP-UB420 The Panasonic DP-UB420 delivers the best picture quality with 4K Ultra HD discs, with a feature that optimizes HDR video for your display. Purchase options * At the time of publication, the price was $ 200. The Panasonic DP-UB420 differs from most other 4K Blu-ray players in two main ways. First, […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II confirms he is Mor...

Matrix resurrections stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity from the classic Matrix movie theater. But they were only two-thirds of a trio of heroes in those previous films, and the group’s third member – Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus – didn’t appear in the film’s first trailer. Fishburne himself […]

Now available for purchase or rental

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. “Free Guy” is still in theaters, but you can now stream the film at home. Starring Ryan Reynolds, “Free Guy” is an action comedy about a non-player character (NPC) in a video game. You can rent the movie from VOD retailers […]

The 5 best external hard drives of 2021 ...

Optical drives are on the verge of being obsolete, with most devices no longer including them. PCs and laptops no longer have them, and this is an optional feature on the PlayStation 5. The Xbox Series X includes a Blu-ray drive, but the S series does not. The main reasons for the death of optical […]