The More, The Merrier
On DVD – One of the greatest gems to ever come out of old Hollywood and arguably one of the least remembered is the classic romantic comedy from 1943 “The More The Merrier” starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn. This delightful story takes place at the time of the severe housing shortage in Washington D.C. during WWII and follows the adventures of a tightly wound and endlessly structured young secretary named Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) who feels it’s her patriotic duty to rent out the extra room in her apartment to help with the housing problem and the two surprising potential roommates (Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn) who come into her life as a result.

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The Holiday
In Theaters December 8th – Love is so tough some times that you may feel like you want to "get away from it all". But, when two girls who are worlds apart decide to swap houses over the holidays, love finds them unexpectedly.
With an all star cast, including Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black comedy and drama are sweetly mixed in this fun and witty romantic comedy.


Batman Begins
1997 marked the last time the Dark Knight appeared on movie screens. In a showcase of pure folly and eccentricity, the series lost its luster and audiences lost their interest in an overly out-worldly Gotham that no one could relate to. This summer, movie-goers have been treated to a side of Batman not seen since the old comic book days.

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There has always been a dash of Asian chic in French action auteur Luc Besson’s highly stylized visions, though only recently has he openly embraced Asian talent, settings and themes. This has yet to manifest itself in his work as a director, but as a producer/writer it has become an increasingly prevalent fixation, as seen in such efforts as "Yamakasi" and "The Transporter," directed by longtime Jet Li collaborator Corey Yuen. Neither of these films, however, quite find the same endearingly offbeat balance as does "Wasabi," arguably the best script that Besson has written in years…

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Cinderella Man
Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man brings you back to a passionate, painful time in American history as he embodies Jimmy Braddock, a courageous man of the Great Depression era fighting against all odds to keep his family alive and together. Jimmy and his lovely wife Mae played by Renée Zellweger enjoy social respect and a pleasant life with a comfortable home in New Jersey due to Braddock’s rising success in boxing and his smart investments in the stock market until the market crashed in 1929 and he lost a key fight the same year. Four years into the Great Depression, Braddock, his wife and three children have lost everything, and are living in a run down basement apartment without enough money to buy food for their children or pay to keep the gas and electricity on during the cold New Jersey winter. But Braddock wasn’t about to give up his fight for his family, because against all odds he would make his dreams come true again…

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About A Boy
Marcus is the 12-year-old son of a fellow SPAT member named Fiona. And seeing as his mother was feeling ill that day, Suzy invited Marcus to come along with them to the park. Will is less than thrilled with this arrangement, especially because he doesn’t particularly like children anyway. His and Marcus’ personalities clash almost immediately and they are mutually annoyed with one another. Will is hip, ironic and unapologetically shallow, while Marcus is awkward, unpopular and troubled as a result of living a life that has forced him to be mature beyond his years.

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The Thin Man
William Powell and Myrna Loy along with their dog Asta, star as the husband and wife detective team Nick and Nora Charles in this witty, fast-paced, and stylish mystery series.

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Remembering the Heroes of
9-11: United Flight 93, a Masterpiece
Director Paul Greengrass’ career has skyrocketed in recent years with him directing the last two Jason Bourne films in the highly successful action franchise. Now, with rumors that he’ll be directing another Bourne film, it seems like a good time to look at one of the best, but now lesser known, highlights in Greengrass’ filmography.
         The directors’ best film to date, a movie that received a lot of publicity at the time but is now hardly mentioned, is the 2006 documentary-style drama "United 93". United 93 is the harrowing true story of the events that took place on the fourth plane hijacked on September 11, 2001. (Full Review) 

James Bond 007 and "Quantum of Solace" Teams with Coca Cola

(BW) Coca-Cola announced that it has teamed its Coca-Cola Zero brand with the highly anticipated James Bond adventure "Quantum of Solace", which will be released worldwide November, 2008.
        This is the first major promotional partnership for Coca-Cola Zero on an international stage since its successful launch in 2005. The partnership reinforces Coca-Cola Zero’s masculine positioning, associating the brand with the much anticipated "Quantum of Solace". (Full Story) 

Lego Indiana Jones Whips Up the Fun

In the lengthening line of comedic Lego character games, the light-heated jokesters at LucasArts put a comedic twist on another George Lucas film favorite with “Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures”. So, get your bull whip ready and put your fedora on because there’s action, adventure, and mystery ahead for players of every age! (Full Review)

HSM3 Fans Invited to Red-Carpet Movie Premiere

(BW) Walt Disney is getting High School Musical fans from across
the country to join in the HSM3 celebration this fall by inviting hundreds of lucky fans to walk the red carpet at the exclusive Hollywood premiere of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” alongside the movie’s all-star cast, including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman. Fans can log onto beginning Sept. 5, 2008, to enter to win. Chosen at random, winners will receive four tickets each to attend the Los Angeles premiere, sponsored by Sara Lee, on Oct. 16, 2008, at the Galen Center basketball arena at the University of Southern California. HSM3 marks the first movie premiere ever hosted at the Galen Center. (Full Story)

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Launched
BURBANK, California –(BW)– LEGO Batman: The Videogame, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Games, ships to retail stores nationwide today on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii, Nintendo DS and Windows PC. (Full Story)

Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! Ships for Wii

Survival Adventure Game Series Makes Its Debut on Wii
         EL SEGUNDO, California — Konami announced that Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!, developed exclusively for Wii, has shipped to retail stores in North America. The latest installment in the Lost in Blue series allows players to explore the mysteries of the island with the help of trusty pets and new friends as they search to find a way out or make a new life there forever. (Full Story)

Majesco Ships Children’s Classics for the Wii

Award-Winning Humongous Adventure Games Debut on Wii
        EDISON, New Jersey (BW) — Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today shipped three popular children’s games–Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery, Pajama Sam: Don’t Fear the Dark and Spy Fox in Dry Cereal–on Wii for a competitive price of $19.99 each. The original PC titles are part of the award-winning Humongous adventure game series that has sold nearly 15 million units and earned more than 400 awards for excellence. (Full Story)

Crave Entertainment Ships Award-Winning Defendin’ De Penguin
Crave Entertainment has released Defendin’ De Penguin, the first real time strategy game designed primarily for kids twelve and under, for the Wii and Nintendo DS systems. Help Little Blue fend off hungry creatures eager to steal Penguin Town’s fish supply. Using the perfect combination of tower utilization, defensive placement, timing and strategy, Little Blue will save the day.
       Defendin’ De Penguin was named "Best E3 Wii Game Runner-Up" by 1UP Network. IGN commented, "For the audience it’s intended for-the young gamer who’s never played any strategic game at all before-this could be a great first step into the concepts of the genre." GameZone said, "As the truly first real-time strategy game that is geared towards kids 12 and under, Defendin’ De Penguin will have kids wanting to save the little fur ball from danger." (Full Story)

Become the Next Legend! NHL 09 Shipped to Stores
Award Winning Franchise Continues to Raise the Bar in Gameplay and Online Gaming
       (BW) Electronic Arts announced that NHL 09 has shipped to retailers worldwide on the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game system from Microsoft. Last year’s winner of seven ‘Sports Videogame of the Year’ awards, the EA Sports NHL franchise continues to lead the charge with a new Be A Pro mode, a revolutionary online1 experience and innovative control additions, while continuing to deliver an unrivaled level of authenticity of the sport. (Full Story)

Mario Kart Wii Drives Home the Fun

Nintendo’s Mario Kart Wii is another winner that brings back the best of previous Mario Kart installments and adds colorful graphics, wacky environments and the brilliant hardware innovations of the Wii console. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just a beginner, you’ll be ready to rev your engine after only a few minutes of taking the wheel. (Full Story)

Star Wars Celebration Japan to Kick Off in Tokyo

Fans at Asia’s First-Ever Star Wars Celebration Event to Meet Film’s Director and Get First Look at Scenes from Upcoming Movie and TV Series

TOKYO–(BW)–When the three-day Star Wars Celebration Japan opens at the Makuhari Messe center on July 19, attendees will be some of the first Star Wars fans in the world to glimpse never-before-seen, exclusive footage from the upcoming CG-animated adventure Star Wars: The Clone Wars, created by Lucasfilm Animation. (Full Story) 

NFL Great Sets Guinness World Record in Madden
NEW YORK, New York (BHI) — With drives rivaled only by his avatar, former Madden NFL cover boy Daunte Culpepper persevered and established a new Guinness World Record for "Highest Score in the Two-Minute Drill on Madden NFL 2002" with a staggering 14,500 points. Playing the same game that featured him on the cover, Culpepper played as himself with the Minnesota Vikings and made some serious connections to then-teammate Randy Moss. He earned the record at EA’s 20th Anniversary Premiere Party for Madden NFL 09, and if unbeaten, will be included in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2009, scheduled for release next February. (Full Story) 

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Out for the Nintendo Wii, the newest Super Smash Bros. in the hit series rocks the TV screen with heart-pumping fights between the most famous of the video game world. Everyone from the fun-filled Sonic and Mario, to the intense Solid Snake and Meta-Knight have been thrown together to duke it out in what is the best yet of the wildly fun series. (Full Story)

EA Sports Unveils Wii-Specific ”All-Play” Line of Games
REDWOOD CITY, California (BW) — Electronic Arts has unveiled new game details and the unique line-look for its “EA SPORTS All-Play” products shipping this summer and fall for the Wii. Designed for social play and featuring unique controls, distinct presentation and a style of play that is inviting to players of all skill levels, EA SPORTS will ship five “All-Play” games in 2008, including next month’s NCAA Football 09 All-Play. (Full Story) 

Bon Jovi to Give Free Concert for MLB All-Star Summer
Concert Joins a Series of All-Star Game Events in New York City Open to the Public
       (NYC) Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan and President of Bank of America Global Corporate & Investment Banking Brian Moynihan announced today that Bon Jovi will play a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, July 12th at 8 p.m. (Full Story) 

Target to Sponsor E For All Expo in L.A.
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts (BW) Target has signed-on as the official retail sponsor for this year’s Entertainment for All Expo (E for All) video game expo, scheduled to take place October 3-5, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, IDG World Expo announced today. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase many of the products they see on the E for All show floor at Target’s consumer electronics and video game boutique created specifically for the show. The Target boutique will showcase some of the hottest new video games and accessories for the holiday season. (Full Story)

Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On! for Wii and Nintendo DS to Come Out in Fall
SANTA MONICA, California (BW) — Activision announced today the Fall 2008 release of Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On!, the sequel to last year’s rhythm-packed Dancing with the Stars videogame. They have once again teamed up with Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Entertainment and BBC Worldwide America to create this all new game for Wii and Nintendo DS. Players will engage in the battle of the ballroom with more stars, more dances, more intense competition – and more fun! (Full Story) 

Jackie Chan to Fight Russia’s Kostya Tszyu in China
RIA Novosti Photo

MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) — Chinese actor-director and martial artist Jackie Chan has agreed to an exhibition fight in China with Russian boxer Kostya Tszyu, an event organizer said on Thursday.
"Jackie Chan gave his approval, saying he liked the idea," Tatyana Trubnikova said. "But we need to receive permission from the Chinese Olympic Committee, as Chan is China’s official face for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing." (Full Story) 

"An American in Paris" and "Gigi" Return in Two-Disc Special Editions
BURBANK, California (BW) — On September 16, An American in Paris and Gigi, two glorious Best Picture Oscar-winning 1950s classics from the crown jewel collection of M-G-M’s Golden Age of Musicals, join the impressive roster of Warner Home Video’s Two-Disc Special Editions DVDs.
       Celebrating the musical genre at its peak while magically evoking the joie de vivre of Paris, these two motion pictures captured an amazing 15 Academy Awards including Best Picture. (Full Story) 

The New World Extended Cut to be Released on DVD
BURBANK, California (BW) — The New World, Academy Award nominated director Terrence Malick’s (The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven) adventure-filled journey of discovery, will be released October 14 on DVD in a new amped-up Extended Cut. This edition of the critically-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated epic recreating the turbulent first days of the new America now features more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage, heightening the viewing experience with more battles, more intensity and more visual splendor. (Full Story) 

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Races Onto PlayStation 3 in North America

FOSTER CITY, California — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced the North American release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue exclusively for PLAYSTATION3 (PS3). Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the fifth installment of the word’s best-selling racing franchise and an intense precursor to Gran Turismo 5. This latest entry to the racing series that has shipped over 48 million units worldwide*, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue continues to blur the line between driving simulation and reality on PS3, featuring 1080p High Definition** (HD) graphics, advanced vehicle design and precise driving physics. (Full Story)

Disney Announces High School Musical 2: Work This Out! and Cory in the House for Nintendo DS

BURBANK, California –(BW)– Disney Interactive Studios announced today the release of new video games based on hit Disney Channel TV programs for the Nintendo DS. High School Musical 2: Work This Out! and Cory in the House, both for Nintendo DS, are now available in stores nationwide. In addition, Disney announced the upcoming releases of The Cheetah Girls: Passport to Stardom for Nintendo DS and Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour for PlayStation2 computer entertainment system this fall.
       High School Musical 2: Work This Out! is the new musical adventure game that allows fans to play as Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor in brand new storylines extending beyond the “High School Musical 2” movie sequel. The game features all 10 songs from “High School Musical 2” and allows players to listen to the songs even when the Nintendo DS is closed. (Full Story)

Sega Bass Fishing

Sega Bass Fishing, out for the Nintendo Wii, is the newest title in the unique series virtual anglers
have been enjoying since the days of the Dreamcast. Now Sega has a fresh take on the popular game with all new locales, 20 lures, and, of course, more fish. Both fans of the series and newcomers can experience the new Sega Bass Fishing, cast a line, and catch a big one!
       One of the nicest features Sega Bass Fishing has to offer is the carefully designed and fully detailed locations to fish at. Players can choose from over ten locales ranging from a tranquil park, to a lush lake with a rushing waterfall, to a forest stream. (Full Review)

Top Entertainment Leaders Launch Filmaka for Aspiring Filmmakers
LOS ANGELES –(BW)– A new model for developing entertainment properties, and identifying and rewarding talent launches  with Filmaka (, a global digital entertainment studio and robust online creative community. Founded by acclaimed film producer Deepak Nayar (Bend it Like Beckham, Buena Vista Social Club) and led by renowned industry executive, former FOX Television Entertainment Group Chairman Sandy Grushow, Filmaka is committed to inspiring, celebrating, and rewarding creativity and talent by providing professional opportunities for undiscovered filmmakers and writers from all corners of the world through a variety of competitions that are juried by industry leaders. (Full Story)

Ubisoft Announces Imagine: Rock Star for Nintendo DS

Highly Successful Imagine Video Game Series for Young Girls Expands
       SAN FRANCISCO –(BW)– Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the newest game to launch within its highly successful Imagine video game series: Imagine Rock Star. The Imagine line, part of Ubisoft’s Games for Everyone division, is the first-ever dedicated brand of video games that allows girls ages 6 to 14 to explore their favorite interests and hobbies in an interactive and entertaining way. (Full Story)

"Princess Bride" the Game Music Remix Contest Kicks Off
MADISON, Wisconsin –(BW)–
one of the Internet’s premier
sites for user-generated music, video content, computer-based recording and remixing tools, today launched a contest to develop a new version of the film’s title theme song timed with a new downloadable video game based on the classic 1987 film, The Princess Bride. Contestants can download the components from the Sony Creative Software website and remix their own title track from The Princess Bride Game (available at created by Worldwide Biggies and debuting in June 2008. (Full Story)

IDG World Expo and Red Hat Join Forces to Produce the Red Hat Summit
World’s leading provider of open source solutions collaborates with IDG World Expo on the 2008 event in Boston
       FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts –(BW)– IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to produce the 2008 Red Hat Summit. The Summit, now in its fourth year, is a must-attend event for IT professionals to learn the value of open source innovations, and to network with colleagues from Red Hat, partners, and the community at large. The 2008 event is scheduled to take place June 18-20, 2008, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (Full Story)

Golf Fans Around the World Prepare to Tee-Off Online With Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2

Critically Acclaimed Hot Shots Golf Once Again Drives On To PSP With Exotic Courses, Deep Character Customization, and Robust Online Action
       FOSTER CITY, California — Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2, available exclusively for PSP (PlayStationPortable). Developed by Clap Hanz, in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 takes the multi-million unit-selling Hot Shots Golf franchise and prepares to deliver another stellar portable golf experience to PSP system. (Full Story)

Nintendo Hits A Home Run With Mario Super Sluggers
Nintendo Announces Surprise Addition to Wii Lineup
       REDMOND, Washington — The ongoing excitement over Nintendo’s groundbreaking Wii system gets a surprise springtime boost with the announcement of a new game. Kicking off its semiannual media summit in San Francisco near the company’s new sales and marketing offices in Redwood City, Calif., Nintendo of America today revealed plans for Mario Super Sluggers for Wii, giving baseball fans even more reason to root this season.
       "Mario is truly a one-of-a-kind character; clearly fans can’t get enough of him and his friends," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "We’re giving Wii users brilliant new ways to enjoy him while expanding our series of active-play games." (Full Story)

Nintendo Gives Mariners Fans Free Access to Nintendo Fan Network
Nintendo is giving Seattle Mariners fans a gift at every home game this year: free access to the Nintendo Fan Network. Fans who bring a Nintendo DS to Safeco Field can log on wirelessly to the Nintendo Fan Network to access a wide variety of baseball-related content. Some of the many features include access to player statistics, scores from other MLB games in progress, current team standings, chat with other fans and the ability to compete in trivia and other mini games. Additionally, fans can watch the in-stadium live broadcast video and use the Nintendo DS touch screen to order ballpark food and beverages delivered right to their seats. (Full Story)

Three Rising Young Talents to Play Sophomore “Wildcats” in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
LOS ANGELES –(BW)– An international casting search involving over 1000 teen actors across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom has led to the casting of three rising young talents – Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, and Jemma McKenzie-Brown – as sophomore “Wildcats” in Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming theatrical production of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.”
       The trio of new stars will join the original “High School Musical” cast – Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman — in this all new feature film, which begins shooting later this month. (Full Story)

NiGHTS Returns…

For 11 years, NiGHTS has been asleep in the land of dreams,
to finally be reawakened by SEGA. The hit video game of 1996 has a new installment: “NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams” for the Nintendo Wii. With re-envisioned gameplay and story by a changed Sonic Team, fans and newcomers take a hard look at what’s in store. The light, airy world of NiGHTS has become more of a dark dreamland akin to that of the “Neverending Story”. The graphics and level design impress, but the gameplay and story pull down what could have been another SEGA masterpiece. However, to the delight of gamers around the world, SEGA of Japan has released a graphically-updated remake of the first NiGHTS game. (Full Review) 

EA Selects Darren McFadden as the First of Four Cover Athletes for NCAA Football 09

McFadden Will Grace the XBOX 360 Cover in Platform Exclusive NCAA Football 09 Packaging
      REDWOOD CITY, California –(BW)– Electronic Arts announced that former University of Arkansas running back and two time All-American recipient, Darren McFadden, will appear on the front cover of NCAA Football 09 for the Xbox 360 video game entertainment system, scheduled for release on July 15, 2008. This year, the packaging for each of the NCAA Football 09 console platforms will feature an exclusive cover athlete. Following McFadden on the Xbox 360 package front will be three other cover athletes from different regions throughout the county to appear on the box art for NCAA Football 09 on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, and the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system.   (Full Story)

THQ to Release All Star Cheer Squad, 1st Ever Cheerleading Video Game
World-Renowned Cheerleading Choreographer Tony G, Best Known For His Work in the Bring It On Films, Signs on as Chief Consultant for THQ’s New Original IP Exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS
      AGOURA HILLS, California –(BW)– THQ announced that All Star Cheer Squad, the first-ever cheerleading video game, is currently in development to make its scheduled debut exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS this fall. In All Star Cheer Squad, players will immerse themselves into the world of competitive cheerleading as they experience the thrill and excitement of cheer through creativity, customization, style and teamwork. The release will mark THQ’s first original property created specifically for girls on Wii and Nintendo DS. (Full Story)

Imagination Movers’ Single Release Raises Money for New Orleans Kids
Movers Celebrate Walt Disney Records Debut, Juice Box Heroes, by Donating Download Proceeds to KIDsmART

NEW ORLEANS –(BW)– To celebrate the release of their debut Walt Disney Records CD, the Imagination Movers will unveil a special single that will raise funds for the nonprofit group KIDsmART, which brings visual and performing arts education to public schools throughout New Orleans. Fans downloading the single “Can You Do It?” on iTunes between March 11 and March 18 will be supporting arts education in New Orleans.
      The Movers have asked fans to download the new song during this special week in an effort to raise funds for a group that shares the Movers’ goal of encouraging creativity in kids. The group will donate all of their proceeds from the sale of the song to KIDsmART. (Full Story)

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Helps ‘Bring the Derby Home’ With Kentucky Derby Party Program
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky –(BW)– Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay knows his recipes – and his horses. The host of the Food Network’s Emmy-awarding winning television show, “Boy Meets Grill,” is no stranger to the horse racing scene, having owned racehorses for a number of years after developing an affinity for the sport.
      Flay’s latest connection to the Sport of Kings comes as official host and spokesperson for Kentucky Derby Party (, a new program launched this spring by Churchill Downs Incorporated designed to connect millions of Kentucky Derby fans worldwide who enjoy hosting annual Kentucky Derby parties on the first Saturday in May. (Full Story)

EA and Nunchuck Games Ship Ninja Reflex to Stores in North America and Europe

Players Improve Mental Sharpness, Hand-Eye Coordination and Reaction Times in the Ultimate Reflex Trainer
      REDWOOD CITY, California –(BW)– Through hard work and practice, you too can develop the lightning fast reflexes of a ninja! Electronic Arts and Nunchuck Games Inc. announced that Ninja Reflex is now shipping to retail stores in North America and Europe. Featuring training activities focused on challenging the player’s core motor skills, Ninja Reflex takes full advantage of the innovative control systems of both the Wii and Nintendo DS to create a fun experience that also sharpens the mind and body. (Full Story)

Stars of "Fool’s Gold" Glitter in Hollywood
Matthew McConaughey laughs as he receives a package of green M&Ms from a reporter. Photo ©NYJT

Billowing winds and icy temperatures at Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre couldn’t stop the stars of Warner Bros. new comedy adventure film "Fool’s Gold" from gracing the red carpet and greeting eager fans at the film’s world premiere.
Matthew McConaughey, who plays a charismatic modern-day treasure hunter obsessed with finding a lost 18th century Spanish treasure in the new flick, made the premiere for his newest film a family affair, delighting fans and photographers alike by arriving with his expectant girlfriend, stunning Brazilian model Camila Alves, and his elegant 77-year-old mother, Kay.
        With hugs and kisses, Alves and… (Full Story)

Oscar Winners Shot on Kodak Film for 80th Year in a Row

Scene from Oscar nominated film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" shot on Kodak film.

© Miramax Films and Pathe Renn Productions, et al

NEW YORK –(BW)– For the 80th consecutive year – ever since the inception of the Academy Awards – the Oscar for Best Picture will go to a movie produced on Kodak film. The feature films nominated in 2008 for an Academy Award for Best Picture are Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, and There Will Be Blood.
      The five cinematographers nominated for Oscars this year also chose to use Kodak color negative films to help bring their stories to the screen. Contenders in this year’s Cinematography category are… (Full Story)

Nintendo Gears Up for PGA and MLB Sports Events in the U.S.
From fairways to ballparks, Nintendo will be making the rounds to sports events of all stripes this winter. Sports fans and families will get to check out the new Donkey Kong monster truck or try their hand at a variety of different Wii and Nintendo DS games. The selection for each sport will be different, so here’s a rundown of when and where to find Nintendo: (Full Story)

Sony’s Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Races to North America Exclusively on PlayStation 3
FOSTER City, California — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
announced the April 17 North American release date for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available exclusively on PlayStation3 (PS3). Developed by Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for about $39.99 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download via PlayStation Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".
     Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, an intense precursor to Gran Turismo 5, features over 60 meticulously detailed vehicles from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Audi, and Nissan. (Full Story)

What’s Hot in Japan
(September 8 – 14, 2008)

Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.)


Quiz Magic Academy DS (Konami)

Infinite Undiscovery (Square Enix) 360
One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Namco Bandai) Wii
Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) DS
Wii Fit (Nintendo)
D.Gray-man: Sousha no Shikaku (Konami) PS2
Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) Wii
Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (Nintendo) DS
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PCTV HD Pro Stick Delivers HDTV Free To Your PC
As tech-tastic as it sounds, Pinnacle delivers a sure-fire simple solution for watching over-the-air HD television programming using only your laptop and a preprogrammed USB stick. Digital cable and satellite are the norm in households around the country, but if you want to take a break and experience a crystal clear picture on the go, travelers need look no further. (Full Story)

CA Delivers PC Security and Easy Data Transfer in a Flash on New Wallet-Size USB Cards
Thin, Credit Card Design Offers Easy Way to Carry Songs, Photos, and Files; Bonus 2GB of Memory; Supports Windows Vista ReadyBoost
     ISLANDIA, New York –(BW)– CA, Inc. today announced it has released its CA Internet Security Suite 2007 and CA Desktop DNA Migrator 2007 software on a pair of two gigabyte (GB) credit card-sized flash drive memory cards. Once the CA software is installed, the unique, ultra slim, wallet-size flash cards can be used to comfortably transport 2 GB worth of personal items such as digital music, photos and documents. The 2 GB flash drive is included with the purchase of the CA software. (Full Story)

Corel Provides WinDVD for Bundling with Complete Line of ASUS Brand BD/HD Notebooks
Delivers Smooth Motion Playback with Crystal-clear Resolution and Full-fidelity Audio
     TAIPEI, Taiwan — Corel Corporation, a leading provider of digital media software, announced today that ASUSTeK Computer Inc., is bundling InterVideo WinDVD® with its complete line of ASUS BD/HD notebooks. Designed to deliver all of the benefits of high-definition audio and video without the complexity, WinDVD is the world’s most popular video playback and navigation software. (Full Story)

Newertech Announces NuPower ViDEO+ Slim Rechargeable Battery Pack for Ipod Video
Bring on Your Next Trip – Enjoy your iPod Video Anywhere You Go without a Power Outlet
     WOODSTOCK, IL — Newer Technology (NewerTech), the leading developer of PC, Macintosh® and iPod® performance upgrades and accessories, announced today the slim NuPower ViDEO+ rechargeable battery Pack for the iPod® Video, with the lowest priced/longest battery life on the market for only $49.99. The NuPower ViDEO+ battery pack attaches to the iPod Video to significantly extend iPod run-time for a whopping 80 hours of music listening or 16 hours of video viewing – or over 5 three-hour movies on just one charge! (Full Story)

Stealth Surfer – Internet Freedom Again
Fitting in the palm of your hand, stealth surfer allows anyone to keep their privacy and feel a little like James Bond. Stealth surfer is a power-packed gadget that can store all of your sensitive internet information and keep it secure. (Full Review)

Audio-Technica ATH-ES5, ATH-EC7 GM, and ATH-EW9 Headphones
PDAToday — In a world full of iPods, CD Players, handheld video games, MP3 players, Portable Media Players, music / video capable Mobile Phones, and a wide range of other audio mobile technologies, there is one thing that always amazes me. No matter how much you pay for that product, $30 or $800, you will find included with the instruction manual and AC Adapter, a pair of earphones that probably cost the manufacturer $5 or less. (Full Review)





LinuxWorld Announces “Software Central”, New Show Floor Area for Software Solutions
Software Central will feature a collection of software solution vendors in one dedicated area of the exhibitor show floor
     FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts –(BW)– IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe has announced that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will feature “Software Central,” a new area on the show floor specifically created to showcase software solutions from management tools to middleware to applications, whether open source or optimized for Linux. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place August 4-7, 2008 at the Moscone Center. (Full Story)

New Sony Update Uses PSP as Worldwide Cell Phone
LONDON — Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced the immediate availability of the latest system software update for PSP (PlayStationPortable). Version 3.90 will enable all owners of the new PSP Slim & Lite*(PSP 2000 series) to make and receive phone calls, adding a whole new raft of functionality, highlighting the true portability of PSP.
     Skype is a simple to use piece of software that allows users to make free calls over the internet to other Skype users, anywhere in the world, whilst also having the ability to make paid for calls to traditional landline and mobile phones. (Full Story)

SplitFish Gameware a Hit in U.S. and Europe
EDMONTON, Alberta –(BW)– SplitFish AG (SplitFish), a leader in video game hardware innovation, announced that high demand for its gaming peripherals has led to extreme short supply in North America and Europe. SplitFish has recently ramped up production of its premiere PlayStation3 product, the FragFX, to meet the increasing consumer demand. (Full Story)

World Cyber Games Announces Host City Bidding for the 2009 Grand Final
Deadline to Apply to Host the World’s Largest Video and PC Gaming Festival is July 15
     SEOUL — The World Cyber Games Committee (WCGC) today announced its host city bidding plan for the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2009 Grand Final. All applications must be received by July 15th in order to be considered as proper candidate. All applying cities will go through a vigorous evaluation process, where factors such as location, financing, government support, facilities, promotion and city infrastructure will be reviewed. The announcement of 2009 host city is scheduled for March, 2008. (Full Story)



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Daniel Deronda
In another world, in another time this story takes you to the brilliance between classes and culture, with striking beauty and detail of the male and female characters. Daniel, a handsome young man who is thrown into the lives of two women who want him, struggles with the mystery of his past that pulls him and the comfort of a caring wealthy man who adopted him and offers him a perfect future. (Full Story)

Geneva Book Fair Highlights
GENEVA (RIA Novosti) — Russia has been invited as a guest of honor to the  International Book Fair in Geneva, the organizers say. Italy was the guest honor at this year’s show. (Full Story)