viernes, diciembre 28, 2007

Emmy Rossum talks about Dragon Ball Z

Actress Emmy Rossum ("The Phantom of the Opera," "Poseidon") has updated her official blog with details oftraining and filming on the live-action feature film adaptation of anime "Dragon Ball Z" currently shooting in Vancouver.She says "I'm working with the great Chow Yun Fat and I'm very excited about the role, which is so different than any role I've ever played. I love the character and I'm excited to get to share something so fun with you. In prep for the film I've been training very hard, learning how to fight, fire a gun, weapons training and even some martial arts. It's fun to play such a different character when I am such a pacifist in real life."Rossum plays Bulma, an inventor/scientist whose father's Dragon Ball is stolen by Piccolo. The James Wong-directed featurealso stars Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jaimie Chung and Joon Park. An August 15th 2008 release date is planned.

Source: Dark Horizons

Blu-Ray experiences problems

The Blu-ray format has suffered a few surprising glitches at both manufacturing and publicity levels this week after having a generally strong year.Most notable is that three separate major releases in the past two weeks from dual-format studio Warner Bros. Pictures have seen big enough problems that replacement discs are already being churned out by the bucketload.First up, the Five-Disc "Harry Potter" Giftset has seen a big problem - namely that HD DVD copies of the fourth film in the series, 'Goblet of Fire', have made their way into the Blu-ray versions of the disc sets.Soon after it was discovered that some copies of the Blu-ray versions of the much-promoted "Blade Runner" five-disc sets contained not the 'never before seen workprint' as labelled on the back of the set, but rather a mislabeled duplicate of the first disc containing the film's final cut.Finally, the recently released Blu-ray edition of "Terminator 3" (the HD-DVD version came out last year) has a manufacturing glitch which means that regular playback of the disc is being limited to 1080i output.The title was the first Warner Blu-ray title to include an 'In Movie Experience' - a technology that's been available on HD-DVD from its launch which is why Warners has been holding off on publishing several titles (eg. Batman Begins, The Matrix) in Blu-ray that they have had out on HD-DVD for months.In all cases, Warner has set up a dedicated phone line to deal with the issue, and has apparently begun sending out replacement discs. Affected consumers wishing to participate in this exchange program should call 1-800-553-6937.If that wasn't enough, its now been revealed that select scenes on the "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" Blu-ray disc have suffered from framing problems that wreaked havoc with the film's intended compositions (ie. heads fully visible in the regular DVD version are being cut off in the Blu-ray version). For those seeking a replacement disc, call Disney's customer service line at 1-800-723-4763, and have your name, address, phone number and UPC number ready.Capping off the bad week the official Blu-ray Disc Association site was apparently hacked on Friday afternoon, redirecting visitors to the official HD DVD site. No one so far has claimed responsibility for the apparent hack.In good news for the format though, Sony launched Firmware Update v2.10 for the Playstation 3 this week, officially upgrading the game console to a Profile 1.1 Blu-ray player which will enable it to play back discs encoded with "true" picture-in-picture functionality.In other good news in the high-def format war front, the Samsung BD-UP5000 - the first true combo HD-DVD/Blu-ray player (the earlier LG had limited HD capability) that can play both formats has gone on sale for $799 in various online stores including Amazon and C ircuit City.

Source: Dark Horizons

jueves, diciembre 27, 2007

Oracle Configurator: Strong Positive

Oracle fue uno de los 13 proveedores evaluados en el informe y recibió la más alta calificación posible. Diario Ti: Oracle anunció que Oracle Configurator 11i.10, parte de Oracle E-Business Suite, ha recibido la calificación “strong positive", según “MarketScope for Sales Configuration, Q307" de Gartner.
Oracle fue uno de los 13 proveedores evaluados en el informe y recibió la más alta calificación posible. De acuerdo al informe, una calificación de “strong positive" significa ser un sólido proveedor de productos, servicios y soluciones estratégicas; recomendando a los clientes existentes que continúen con sus inversiones y a los clientes potenciales que consideren al proveedor como una elección estratégica.“Consideramos que la calificación de strong positive de Gartner es el reconocimiento del gran éxito de Oracle en el trabajo con clientes de todo el mundo. Con foco en los sectores verticales, la compañía simplifica la configuración de productos y servicios complejos, reduciendo al mismo tiempo los costos e incrementando las ventas con Oracle Configurator", dijo Aaron Shidler, vicepresidente de Estrategia de Producto de Oracle.

Fuente: Diario TI

jueves, diciembre 20, 2007

Los Pingüinos de Madagascar

Hace ya algún rato publique que se estaba pensando en hacer una serie de televisión donde los pingüinos de Madagascar serían los personajes principales, hoy el anuncio es oficial, se trata de una serie que inicialmente tendrá 26 episodios, completamente animados por computadora. La caricatura será completamente hecha en los estudios de animación de Nickelodeon en Burank Ca.

martes, diciembre 04, 2007

El caballero oscuro ya tiene poster

Una película verdaderamente esperada por su servidor, comienza a tomar forma y ver señales de vida, la película aparentemente esta bajo el plan y estará seguramente causando revuelo, lo mínimo que espero es que se logre un estreno mundial simultáneo. La película como el titulo lo indica es la secuela del nuevo Batman, el Batman de Chris Nolan, un magnifico director que merece ser seguido en todas sus trabajos. Presento pues el poster de dicha producción.