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Google throwing $200m behind YouTube’s European channels

Google throwing $200m behind YouTube’s European channels

Google are making a significant investment in YouTube's presence in Europe, investing $200m in marketing its YouTube channels while opening and funding new ones in the U.K. and France. This is a big step for YouTube, and gives it an even bigger presence in Europe than it has already - interesting, given that...

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Dreamworks reports Q2 losses, announces TV channel plans

Dreamworks reports Q2 losses, announces TV channel plans

Dreamworks often appears as though they are operating what many people would call a "money factory." Not the case in Q2 of 2012, however. In what appears to be one of an ongoing string of Q2 financial reports from large companies missing their financial targets, the earnings report for Dreamworks in May was...

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Win a copy of Le Havre!

Win a copy of Le Havre!

Recently, we had the pleasure of seeing Le Havre, a wonderful French film full of compassion  and humour, which we loved. Now, you have the chance to win one of three copies we have to give away. Le Havre is directed by Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish talent behind The Man Without a Past, this time he tackles...

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Kickstarted: crowdfunding films

Kickstarted: crowdfunding films

Attempting to garner funding for any project is extremely difficult if you happen to lack any kind of deal that certifies you as A Thing That Will Be Released. Publishers and studios are a solid foundation upon which to place your project, your hopes, and your dreams. But if you don't have that, fear not: you...

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Stan Lee drops some wisdom in video form

Stan Lee drops some wisdom in video form

I love Stan Lee. I genuinely think he's one of the most imaginative, talented, friendly people I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. And he's in a load of videos! In the run-up to tomorrow's release of The Amazing Spider-Man, the creator of Spiderman (and X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, The...

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High Score: Ten Videogame Documentaries

High Score: Ten Videogame Documentaries

If you've just experienced the world of game development documentary Indie Game: The Movie, you might be hankering for more. No problem - we've got you...

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Indie Game: The Movie: The Review

Indie Game: The Movie: The Review

It's difficult, as a gamer, not to get excited about a documentary about videogames, and specifically, the world of indie game development. It's also easy to be disappointed. To be excited for something is to generate an aura of hype around it that will fail to dissipate on the day that you can finally...

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Goodfellas inspiration Henry Hill dies at 69

Goodfellas inspiration Henry Hill dies at 69

The original wise-guy Henry Hill, whose life story inspired the mobster classic Goodfellas, has died at the age of 69. Henry Hill started life as a low-ranking mobster before working his way up to very near the top, ultimately getting arrested and turning state's evidence on his former friends to jail fifty of...

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Best SF film for a while? JJ Abrams’ God Particle

Best SF film for a while? JJ Abrams’ God Particle

Ooh, this sounds like a good one. Earth vanishing? Spaceships? Thrilling amounts of distrust and fear? C'mon, JJ, get it into the cinema already! I'll be honest with you - after hearing about the storyline, I assumed it was a book and immediately set out trying to find a copy of it to read. Sadly, it's not a...

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World War Z being re-written, re-shot

World War Z being re-written, re-shot

Well, this could be somewhat awkward for everyone's schedules - looks like the zombie history flick World War Z is being substantially re-written and re-shot. What worries me about this, really, is that the person they've brought on to do some of the re-writing is none other than Damon Lindelof, who was also...

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