’Two Days’ is a movie about a struggling actor who has had enough and decides that, in two days, he is going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood style, he’s hired a film crew to chronicle the events leading up to his death. Here’s the kicker though…the struggling actor is played by none other than the phenomenal actor, Paul Rudd (‘Role Models’ & ‘I Love You Man’)! Watch ‘Two Days’ by clicking the image below:
Jason Bateman is on a serious roll coming out with one great movie after the next this summer! With ‘Horrible Bosses’ and the highly-aniticipated ‘The Change-Up’ (coming to theaters on Aug 5), Bateman is one of the most talked about actors in Hollywood right now. You can now watch Jason Bateman in ‘One Way Out’ for free on Popcornflix:
Jay Baruchel Added On As Writer To Two New Projects
The ever-funny actor (now also writer) Jay Baruchel has just been added on as the writer to two new projects! It seems as though his co-writing efforts in the upcoming film Goon played a big part in his new writing gigs. You can read the whole story by clicking: HERE
There is no doubt that Jay will be as successful in writing as he is in acting. He has starred in some seriously great flix like ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Tropic Thunder’, and ‘I’m Reed Fish’. ’I’m Reed Fish’ can now be watched on Popcornflix at anytime by entering the title into the search-bar on the site or by simply clicking the image below:
Adrian Grenier (Of Entourage Fame) Shines in 'Bringing Rain'
In 2004, Adrian Grenier became a household name when he took on the role of Vincent Chase in ‘Entourage’ (season 8 premiere on July 24th, 2011). But before that, he starred in the award-winning drama, ‘Bringing Rain’. Here he took on the challenging role of playing Clay Askin, a popular high-school athlete who struggles to reclaim his life after encountering a horrible accident. You can watch Adrian in this gripping drama by clicking the the image below:
Bollywood fans rejoice! We are proud to announce that one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films throughout history now has a home at Popcornflix…Ghajini! You can find Ghajini in the New Arrivals and Bollywood sections of Popcornflix, or you can click below to watch it now:
James Spader to Replace Kathy Bates on 'The Office'
Let me preface this article by saying that we love Kathy Bates. Our excitement for James Spader’s introduction into the mockumentary should not be interpreted as an excitement for the departure of Kathy Bates. She did a great job playing Jo Bennett on The Office as well as playing Mother Superior in ‘Bruno’. That being said, Spader’s wit will be excellent addition to The Office’s cast of characters (we were able to catch a glimpse in the seventh season finale)!
If you want to watch some other movies starring James Spader for free (why wouldn’t you) then you can click on the any of the individual movie images below:
As of today, it has been exactly seven months since the passing of legendary comedian Leslie Nielsen. A man who had completed over 100 films and is still to be featured in a 2012 animated movie posthumously. We now have the good fortune to present to you a Leslie Nielsen classic, ‘Chilly Dogs’.
(Click the image to watch instantly. And for Free!)
The world lost an icon on June 23rd when acting legend Peter Falk passed away at the age of 83. We are all deeply saddened by this terrible news and may Peter’s legacy live on through his outstanding catalog of work. R.I.P. Peter Michael Falk.
When bandits begin hijacking hundreds ships in the North Sea, the U.S. President calls into action the only force capable of handling such a dangerous mission, the United States Navy Seals. This gritty action/thriller is now available on Popcornflix!
Title: U.S. Seals Featuring: Jim Fitzpatrick, Greg Collins, & Ty Miller
Did anyone else watch the Tony Awards last night? Alec Baldwin made a special appearance to present the award for The Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play to Ellen Barkin for her role in “The Normal Heart”!
Alec Baldwin had also recently starred in the critically acclaimed comedy/drama, Lymelife, alongside Tony Award winning actress Cynthia Nixon. Which is now available to watch for free (of course) on Popcornflix.com! (click the image below to watch)
Gil Scott-Heron, AKA “The Godfather of Rap”, influenced many artists like Dr. Dre, who sparked the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Eminem. Here you can watch the 100% true story of the rise & fall of Death Row:
You can also watch the confidential story of Eminem’s rise to fame:
Hey Flix fans! The summer is almost here! That’s why Popcornflix has put together a special list of movies that will help you enjoy the summer, even on the rainy days. Road trip with National Lampoon’s Going the Distance or kickback with The Trailer Park Boys. These are some of our picks. What are some of your favorite summer flicks?
Independent distributor Screen Media Ventures has selected Web video platform Brightcove for its online video service, Popcornflix.com.
The service started in March and offers hundreds of theatrical and independent movies to U.S. viewers, with Canada and international to follow. Popcornflix is ad-supported and has 200 films to watch for free, and aims to have 1,000 films by the end of the year.
“Popcornflix is focused on streaming movies in the highest-quality digital resolution possible to ensure we are providing the optimal viewing experience for all of our visitors,” said Gary Delfiner, SVP of digital distribution for Screen Media Ventures. “Brightcove sets the standard for high quality in the video industry. The range of options the company offers for delivering ad-supported, long-form content across multiple platforms makes this an ideal partnership both now and in the future.”
Brightcove’s platform provides the videos with third-party ads and the ability to share on social networks via links to Facebook and Twitter. It also extends the possibility of adding Popcornflix to mobile devices and connected TVs and set-top boxes, although no such deals have been announced.
Screen Media Ventures Taps Brightcove to Support Free Online Digital Movie Platform Popcornflix.com
Newly launched Web service features hundreds of great free movies delivered anytime via the Brightcove online video platform
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – April 19, 2011 - Brightcove, the leading online video platform, today announced that Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading worldwide independent motion picture distribution company, has chosen Brightcove to support its new online digital movie platform, Popcornflix.com. The new Web service, launched in late March 2011, provides free access to hundreds of theatrically released and independent movies and is initially available in the U.S. with Canada and international to follow.
Popcornflix.com intends to have 1000 films available by the end of the year. The platform draws from its vast library of more than 1500 films as well as third party content owners. It is the first ad-supported movie platform of its size created by an independent distributor / content owner. Using the Brightcove platform, Screen Media is able to deliver a customized, high-quality viewing experience across multiple platforms, as well as integrate easily with third-party ad networks and servers to create new revenue opportunities for advertisers.
“Popcornflix is focused on streaming movies in the highest quality digital resolution possible to ensure we are providing the optimal viewing experience for all of our visitors,” said Gary Delfiner, senior vice president of digital distribution for Screen Media Ventures. “Brightcove sets the standard for high quality in the video industry. The range of options the company offers for delivering ad-supported long-form content across multiple platforms makes this an ideal partnership both now and in the future.”
Popcornflix enables visitors to browse and select from a wide range of genres starring some of Hollywood’s most popular stars through an easy-to-use interface. Thanks to Brightcove’s easy integration with third-party ad networks, each Popcornflix film includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a valuable movie-viewing audience. Additionally, Brightcove’s social sharing features enable Popcornflix viewers to share their favorite films with friends via links to Facebook and Twitter.
Brightcove’s range of mobile video capabilities also makes it possible for Popcornflix to extend the reach of its video initiatives to mobile devices to ensure the broadest possible audience for its content. And, as Popcornflix expands to additional distribution outlets in the future, including Internet-connected TVs and set-top boxes, Brightcove will enable the organization to deliver the same high-quality, ad-supported user experience regardless of where the content is being accessed.
“Popcornflix brings a unique value proposition to the world of independent film distribution, and the service is well-positioned to expand and grow its viewership in a very short time,” said David Mendels, Brightcove president and chief operating officer. “This is an exciting partnership for Brightcove and we look forward to helping Popcornflix.com scale its video operations to reach new platforms and devices.”
About Brightcove Brightcove is a cloud-based online video platform. Media companies, businesses and organizations worldwide use Brightcove to publish and distribute video on the Web. Founded in 2004, Brightcove has offices across North America, Europe and Asia and customers in 50 countries. For more information, visit http://www.brightcove.com.
About Popcornflix.com Popcornflix.com™ is an online digital movie platform that lets movie lovers enjoy great movies for free, anytime. Featuring hundreds of popular titles and exclusive content, Popcornflix.com™ is a service of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes U.S. and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.
Screen Media Ventures, an independent movie distribution company, has chosen Brightcove’s video-management platform to power its Popcornflix.com website, which offers ad-supported, free-to-consumer movies.
Popcornflix.com launched late last month. The site currently provides free access to 176 theatrically released and independent movies — all fairly obscure — and is initially available only in the U.S. Screen Media Ventures said Popcornflix.com intends to offer 1,000 films by the end of the year.
"Popcornflix is focused on streaming movies in the highest-quality digital resolution possible to ensure we are providing the optimal viewing experience for all of our visitors," Screen Media Ventures senior vice president of digital distribution Gary Delfiner said in a statement. "Brightcove sets the standard for high quality in the video industry. The range of options the company offers for delivering ad-supported long-form content across multiple platforms makes this an ideal partnership both now and in the future."
Using the Brightcove platform, Screen Media is able to deliver video across multiple platforms and integrate with third-party ad networks and servers. Each Popcornflix film includes preroll, spot ads and banner ads.
New York-based Screen Media Ventures was founded in 1999. The company’s primary investors are BCI Partners, Tannen Media Investment Fund, Alta Communications, Stewart Cahn and Lawrence Weissman.
“PopcornFlix — PopcornFlix is a new web service that offers free access to feature-length movies — most of them from independent filmmakers. Right now, PopcornFlix is available only in the United States, but the company is actively working to sign licensing agreements in other countries.
The movies are free and ad-supported, and the library has a few hundred films and is growing. We mention PopcornFlix because it will soon be available for both Roku and Boxee, and it’s available via the web right now.”