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‘The Lorax’ Now Showing on DISH Cinema

August 22nd, 2012

The Lorax is a star studded remake and expansion of one of Dr. Suess’ most loved books. The Lorax follows Ted, voiced by Zac Efron, in his efforts to win the affections of his crush, Audrey (Taylor Swift). Ted and Audrey live in Thneedville, a town of plastic and metal. Audrey’s one wish is to see a real tree, and Ted sets off an adventure to grant that wish. His grandmother encourages him to vist the Once-ler, a recluse who agrees to teach Ted about the history of the trees, despite the protests of Thneedville’s mayor and owner of the bottle oxygen company.

The Lorax helps teach kids about the importance of conservation and caring about our environment, and it is now available on DISH Cinema.

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Now Showing on HBO: Contagion

August 13th, 2012

Contagion is a medical thriller released in 2011 that explores a sudden viral transmission that leads to a pandemic. The movie features an ensemble cast, including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. The narrative follows several story lines revolving around the virus outbreak, from health officials trying to contain the pandemic to the break down of society as more and more people become sick.

Contagion is currently showing on HBO and is available on HBO Go, which is available with your DISH Network subscription.

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Blockbuster New Releases

April 30th, 2012

Check out the new Blockbuster releases for this week!

Haywire (2012)

Mallory Kane, played by MMA fighter Gina Carano, is the woman the U.S. government calls on to take care of their dirty work. She’s fast, efficient, and — perhaps most important of all — clean. But when Mallory makes the mistake of saving a Chinese journalist from certain death, she becomes an enemy to the very same government she once served. Mallory isn’t going down without a fight, though, and after a close brush with death, she realizes that the only way to save her own life is to reveal the government’s deception. Now, as assassins close in from all sides in an ominous attempt to silence her forever, Mallory sets a trap and races to reveal a massive deception that threatens global stability.

Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore (2011)

Portly funnyman Ralphie May’s fourth Comedy Central special includes observations on politics, race, and other sensitive subject matter.

New Year’s Eve (2011)

Director Garry Marshall follows up his surprise hit Valentine’s Day with this all-star ensemble film featuring a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher.

Joyful Noise (2012)

This light, gentle comedy from director Todd Graff stars Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the tale of a small-town choir determined to win a national choral competition. As the choir leaders, G.G. Sparrow and Vi Rose Hill (Parton and Latifah) band together and set out to win at any cost, supported by their eager young participants

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Blockbuster New Releases

March 21st, 2012

Check out the new Blockbuster releases for this week!

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Daniel Craig plays a discredited journalist working with a mysterious computer hacker on the 40-year-old disappearance of Harriet Vanger at the behest of her uncle who suspects she may have been murdered by a member of her own family. As the pair dig deeper they learn that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets, and there are those who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets buried. David Fincher directed this remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name that was inspired by late author Stieg Larsson’s successful trilogy of books.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

Set in England, 1973, British Secret Intelligence Service head Control (John Hurt) and his top-ranking lieutenant George Smiley (Gary Oldman) are both forced into retirement after a mission involving respected secret agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) turns unexpectedly deadly. As the Cold War continues to escalate, suspicions of a Soviet double agent begin to grow within SIS. Subsequently summoned by Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney), Smiley is secretly reemployed by the SIS in order to root out the double agent suspected of sharing top-secret British intelligence with the Soviets.

The Sitter (2011)

College dropout Noah (Jonah Hill) is looking for some extra cash and he’ll do just about anything to get it. Shortly after he’s hired to look after three young children, though, Noah gets a call from his girlfriend enticing him to join her at a part. The irresponsible sitter packs his unsuspecting wards into the car and heads for the seedy part of town. Before Noah can think twice the whole night has gone to hell, and he’s on the run from a pair of murderous drug dealers with no qualms about shooting at small targets.

The Muppets (2011)

Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) never met an oil field he couldn’t suck dry. So when Tex discovers a bountiful reservoir right underneath Muppet Theater, he begins drawing up plans to claim the land and start drilling. Little does Tex realize that devoted Muppets fan Walter is currently in Los Angeles with his best friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams), and that he’s not about to let one man’s greed spoil a good thing for everyone. With Kermit by their side, Walter, Gary, and Mary hatch a plan to put on a big telethon that will help them raise the ten million dollars needed to keep Muppet Theater standing.

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American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films on Blockbuster!

January 13th, 2012

The American Film Institutes ‘s 100 Years, 100 Movies is an archive of the best films of the last 100 years. Determined by a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians the films presented are classics such as Rear Window and Citizen Kane, more modern films like The Godfather and Rocky, and even newer blockbusters like Titanic and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings.

Watching all 100 greatest movies ever made is a “bucket list” choice for many people, but how to go about locating and viewing all 100 movies? Well, Blockbuster has made it easy and simple, with their AFI’s Top 100 list! There’s even a handy button you can use to add all of the films to your queue, watching the best movies has never been more simple.

Below are some of our favorites that made the list!

Sophie’s Choice

In 1949 aspiring writer, and film narrator, Stingo moves to Brooklyn where becomes embroiled in the lives of an unsteady couple, Holocaust survivor Sophie and research chemist Nathan. Nathan’s violent mood swings and the dark secret Sophie holds close seem likely to consume them in this heart wrenching film.

Clockwork Orange

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem… but not all goes to plan. Stanley Kubrick’s scathing look at a not-so-distant future dominated by high-tech moral decay is an American cult classic.


When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. The two-note score to Jaws is synonymous with suspense and danger, a simple alternation of E and F most can recognize instantly.

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks stars as Forrest Gump, an unlikely figure in some of history’s most pivotal moments in the 60’s and 70’s. Through the journey of Forrest’s life – from college football star to war hero to ping pong champ and cross-country runner – his childhood friend Jenny is a constant figure in his heart. Forrest Gump was lauded with awards and remains a favorite nearly twenty years after it was released.

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