Film News — Tuesday, 12th July, 2011

  • Netflix LogoIn a move that’s sure to get even the most rabid fan of Netflix a little hot under the collar, the LA Times reports that Netflix has announced a change in its price structuring, which will separate out the charges for online streaming and for shipped DVDs.  What this means is an approximately 60% price increase for those of us on the one-DVD a month + unlimited streaming plan.  Personally, I expect small price increases over time for services such as these, but not to see my price double in an instant due to new charges for services that were rendered to me as “free” or “included” before (’tis why I’m also looking to jump ship from my bank to a credit union!).  What are your thoughts on this?
  • Those of you eagerly awaiting the Rose McGowan-headed remake of Barbarella that’s been teased may be upset, but the actress has revealed that at this point it’s unlikely to make it to screens. From blastr.
  • Sherlock Holmes 2 character posters, anyone? Digital Spy has ’em!
  • The documentary regarding Project Nim, which was an experiment in the 70’s to teach a chimp sign language, is causing quite the feud between the film’s director James Marsh, and the project’s header Herbert Terrace.  The LA Times reports.
  • Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of Dead Before Dawn, a 3D Canadian horror film. From The Hollywood Reporter.
  • The LA Times has an interesting read on Captain America, regarding the movie’s aesthetic.
  • Four more dwarves from The Hobbit have had their images from the movie released. Screen Rant has them!
  • There’s some rumors making the rounds regarding the possibility of The Dark Knight Rises‘ teaser trailer being released alongside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 this week. From Digital Spy.