Quick Silver Screen Down – November 3 2011

November 3 2011

It looks like the popular quick silver screen (qss divx) site is down, giving a timeout error when accessed. The forum is a hotspot for the newest video links from 3rd party hosted services.

The downtime is most likely related in some way to the community’s discontent with the Quick Silver Screen administration. The origional administration, who had let site fall into a state of somewhat disrepair, sold the site to a new party who was looking to capitolize on the efforts of many upaid volunteers. The community was offended and started a new community at Daily Flix.

A few disgruntled contributors of the QSS divx community began to wreak hovoc on the boards, flooding it with multiple accounts that would post rude and outragious comments about the owners of the site, as well as threatning to “hack it.” It looks like they may have succeeded as Quick Silver Screen has been rendered un-connectable for two days.

Hot New Releases on DVD and BluRay in April, 2011

With April only a few days away, it’s time to start looking forward to some hot new releases on DVD and BluRay coming your way next month. Be sure to check out these great titles, especially if you didn’t catch them on the big screen when they were in wide circulation. There are several comedic gems in this batch, as well as one or two with Academy Award Nominations. The King’s Speech racked up at this year’s Oscars ceremony, so now is your chance to find out what all the hype was about, in case you
didn’t see it.
Apr 5
  • Little Fockers
  • Tron: Legacy
  • Casino Jack
  • I Love You Phillip Morris

Apr 8

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Apr 12

  • Country Strong
  • The Paranoids
  • Heartless
  • Plastic Planet
  • Behind the Burly Q

Apr 15

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Apr 19

  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • The Way Back
  • The King’s Speech
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Somewhere
  • Vision
  • Street Kings 2: Motor City

Guest poster Sergo enjoys writing about entertainment, home theater, and satellite television. He currently writes for Allied Satellite Tv

Netflix comes to Canada

Netflix made its debut in Canadian on September 22 offering a streaming only service to it’s subscribers. You can stream TV and Movies on your Mac or PC computer or connect it to a tv via your PS3 or Wii. It comes at a price of CAD$7.99 per month but they’re running a promotion where subscribers get their first month free. If you have a paypal account or credit card, sign up for the free period, its incredibly easy to cancel after the free period has expired.

From using it myself I found that the content available left alot to be desired. Firstly, the movies featured are hardly new releases (Slumdog Millionaire, Marley and Me) and the selection of more recent movies is limited. Its not nearly a replacement for pay cable/satellite with a very limited selection of programming from America. It seems like the major production houses have kept the big ticket shows like The Office, Grey’s Anatomy ect reserved for Hulu and payTV, letting Netflix broadcast some prime time stinkers. If you’re looking for HBO shows like True Blood or Entourage, you won’t find it on Netflix nor will you find anything made by ShowTime other than The L Word. This may change soon though, as Netflix has signed a few new deals including one with NBC to get The Office.
My advice would be to sign up for the free trial because, well, its free and streaming movies on the PS3 or Wii looks great. After the first 30 days GET RID OF IT! As it stands now, Netflix Canada is not worth the $8 a month.