The distribution rights to one of the movie industry’s highest-profile franchises are about to be up for grabs, leaving Hollywood shaken and stirred.
After “Spectre”—which opened last week overseas and will make its U.S. debut this week —the current deal
Hackers is the sort of film that was dated the minute it began production. From the music, to the costumes, to the tech, Hackers functions as a film of 1995 even more than something like Clueless, which is also celebrating
Hackers, a 1995 movie starring Angelina Jolie’s haircut, hit theatres exactly two decades ago. Its themes have never been more relevant or concerning to our connected society. Can you remember them? I almost can.
Rather recently, I revisited the
On September 15, 1995, Hackers was released in the theaters to a relative thud, recovering less than half its production budget at the box office. But the tale of a group of high school hackers—with cool-sounding hacker handles like “Zero
JWZ, owner of San Francisco’s legendary DNA Lounge, writes, “Hey nerds, I think this might be up your alley. It’s the 20th anniversary of the movie HACKERS and we’re doing a movie screening, dance party, costume contest and Wipeout XL
Peter Richardson’s Comic Strip series will turn its attention to Rupert Murdoch and the phone-hacking scandal in a new one-off comedy, The Red Top!, starring Maxine Peake, Russell Tovey and Stephen Mangan.
Peake will play flame-haired Rebekah, an “innocent and
Just published a few days apart, Stieg Larsson sequel The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Jonathan Franzen’s Purity show how far the hacker has come in fiction:
When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.’s efforts toward a cover-up — it signed Will Smith to
SINCE “Hackers” was released more than 20 years ago, the number of Internet users has grown from 25 million in 1994 to more than 3 billion in 2014. Do the math.
The term also is more engrained in our brains
In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except inrare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it’s a whole ‘nother ballgame. Movie hackers are fascinating folks with rich backstories, lofty
Since hacking became a thing, Hollywood has wanted to make movies about it. The worst of these movies regard hacking as some sort of magic, such as 2008’s Eagle Eye, in which a supercomputer hacks into a power line and
Man oh man, the Internet was scary to a lot of people back in the 1990s. Kids these days (kids these days!) who’ve grown up with it probably can’t grasp the fear that the mainstream, particularly the Baby Boomers, had
This week, Shout factory releases the 20th Anniversary edition of the film Hackers. You may remember this as the film starring a young Angelina Jolie and her real life future one-time husband Jonny Lee Miller as computer hackers, with a
The scene was set: a surveillance camera, a safe full of money in a Las Vegas casino, a pair of thieves with lock picking tools and a laptop. I watched in awe as the skinny geeks clipped wires and rewired
SHANGHAI (AFP) – An engineer who hacked into a Chinese cable television system has been jailed for 12 years, state media reported, after he broadcast denunciations of the ruling Communist party — including showing the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” image.
If you’re running your business in the cloud, you’re likely under attack already. Here are four simple things you should be doing:
Update. Update. Update.Â Make sure that you’re running up to date software. Old software makes it easy
Of all the media industries dragged kicking and screaming into the brave new digital worldâ€”news, music, publishingâ€”Hollywood has held up comparatively well. Although physical sales of DVDs and Blu-ray are falling, no single Web company dominates the online video realm,
A team of Dutch developers won a 30-hour hacking challenge at the Next Web conference Thursday with a service that uses a webcam to scan album covers in the database of online streaming music service Spotify.
The service, called Covify,
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) – Rupert Murdoch used his testimony before a U.K. inquiry on Thursday to portray himself as the victim, not perpetrator, of a cover-up over phone hacking – a bold claim unlikely to be accepted
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
The leading software intelligence solutions provider, V.i. Laboratories,
Inc. (â€œV.i. Labsâ€), is sponsoring a panel discussion and reception in