Screen Junkies » congress http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 6 “File-Sharing” Sites Where You Can Still Download Movies (For Now) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-file-sharing-sites-where-you-can-still-download-movies-for-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-file-sharing-sites-where-you-can-still-download-movies-for-now/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243054 But in the meantime, they are an excellent place to innocently share files with 2 million of your friends.

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Just one day after several websites symbolically blacked out in opposition to SOPA, the Feds taught us what happens when you dare to speak up. The Department of Justice marched into the file-sharing site MegaUpload and slashed up all of their tents, before hosing the entire place down and displacing the pirates. Four people were arrested after more than 20 search warrants in the U.S. and eight foreign countries were executed, seizing 18 domain names and an estimated $50 million in assets. I also hear there was name calling.

The Justice Department and FBI called the action “among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States.” How large? MegaUpload advertises that it has more than 50 million visitors a day. Word to the wise, if you’re going to run an illegal piracy syndicate that earns you hundreds of millions of dollars, probably not a good idea to advertise. Promise me you’ll at least consider it.

With MegaUpload up shit’s creek, where are we going to go to watch Fast and the Furious without paying for it? Well, I’m no narc but I hear these six sites got the good stuff.

4shared

4shared is currently the largest file-sharing site on the Internet. They 2.5 billion pageviews per month which is more pageviews than our parents or their parents have ever earned. If Screen Junkies enjoyed that kind of traffic, we’d write all of our posts with Minority Report technology. You can find and share all manner of media on 4shared — text, audio, video, and photos of cats. Just remember, the site is only to be used for storing legal materials.

Mediafire

With MegaUpload cut down at the knees, MediaFire could definitely find themselves on the list. Their service is great, offering unlimited storage space. But you should know that the company “may disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to “conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on us; protect and defend the rights or property of MediaFire, or visitors of MediaFire; identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties; co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.”

It’s them or you, man.

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In Honor Of The ‘Internet Blackout’, Here Are The 9 Best Movie Blackouts http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-the-internet-blackout-here-are-the-9-best-movie-blackouts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-the-internet-blackout-here-are-the-9-best-movie-blackouts/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:00:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242730 The Internet remains lawless.

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In a bid to stop Congress from passing the Internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, several websites are going dark for the entirety of the day on Wednesday, January 18th in protest. Reddit, Boing Boing, and Wikipedia have announced their participation in the movement while Google has announced it will call the issue into question via a link on its home page. That link reportedly will not involve a functioning Pac-Man interface.

In honor of this online blackout, I’ve decided to evaluate the best blackouts in film. I’d better get to it before Wikipedia goes dark.

Summer of Sam

This Spike Lee joint takes place in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Residents live in fear of the Son of Sam killer and a curfew has been put into effect. As tensions in the Bronx escalate, so does the temperature, resulting a heatwave that knocks out the power. This causes things to reach a fever pitch as suspects are subjected to mob justice.

Blackoutiness: 4 out of 5

The Trigger Effect

In this early directing effort, screenwriter David Koepp proved that he loooooves blackouts. The story of civilization’s quick breakdown in the face of no electricity is seen through the eyes of Kyle MacLachan as a husband and father struggling to get his family to safety amidst a world of gun-toting paranoids.

Also, it’s worthwhile for Elisabeth Shue topless in mom jeans.

Blackoutiness: 5 out of 5

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FCC Passes Act To Regulate TV Ad Volume, Gave It Nifty Acronym http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fcc-passes-act-to-regulate-tv-ad-volume-gave-it-nifty-acronym/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fcc-passes-act-to-regulate-tv-ad-volume-gave-it-nifty-acronym/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:47:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239672 Remain CALM.

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With an act that would have been a lot more useful before DVRs existed, the FCC has enacted a measure to ensure that both local and national TV ads don’t exceed the volume of the programs in which they’re embedded. Of course, if you’re anything like me, and like your commercials LOUD, you’ll be devastated by this news.

This measure is part of a 2010 act passed by Obama called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act. Of course, it is abbreviated the CALM Act, and I’m sure that acronym wasn’t reverse engineered at all.

The act goes into effect exactly one year from today, so advertisers, get your cochlear blasting done sooner rather than later. The act requires equipment upgrades for all stations that can afford them, and requires two years of self-checking by the stations.

Will these measures work? Probably not, but what a neat name for legislation! The CALM Act! Hehe!

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