New on VOD: ‘Admission,’ ‘The Host’

Romantic comedy “Admission” and sci-fi romance “The Host” are now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD), both 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

In “Admission,” Tina Fey stars as a Princeton admissions officer who meets a student she thinks may be the child she gave up for adoption. Paul Rudd co-stars.

From author Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight”) comes the story of a futuristic species that takes over earth by occupying the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Saoirse Ronan, Max irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt star.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Site Pairs TV Characters, Historic Figures

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In the spirit of Independence Day, The Connectivist created a TV character and Revolutionary War figure match-up, beginning with “True Blood’s” Bill Compton and Benedict Arnold.  Were any of your favorite characters (or war figures) included?

Bill Cosby Hosts Sweater Tourney

Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s sweaters, like his parenting advice, were rarely subtle.  Now Bill Cosby is having a little fun with fans, hosting a Cosby Sweater Tournament. Everyone who votes for a favorite knit creation in each bracket helps pick the winner and is entered to win an autographed copy of one of Cosby’s books.

Now on VOD: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’

 

Action flick “A Good Day to Die Hard” (extended cut version) is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD), 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

Bruce Willis is back as take-no-prisoners cop John McClane in the latest “Die Hard” franchise installment.  This time, McClane finds himself on foreign soil, traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack.   Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch co-star.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Children’s Online Privacy Act Changes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made headlines this week by updating its rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  This FTC consumer info site helps explain what it means to children and their parents or caregivers.

George Lucas Reveals Museum Plans

 

Producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur George Lucas has been busy making plans for a proposed museum.  The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is one of three finalists competing for a spot in the San Francisco Presidio. Yesterday, Lucas released this exclusive video to Mashable describing his vision.

Site Tells When, If Shows Will Return

Have you become attached to a TV show, only to discover it seems to have disappeared? The Futon Critic offers a comprehensive list of cable and broadcast network shows, along with their current status, such as “cancelled,” “on hiatus/fate TBD,” or “returning fall 2013.”

Travel Channel Prize Destination: Colorado

Travel Channel is giving away a Colorado vacation to one winner and three guests. The trip includes round-trip airfare to Colorado Springs, a two-night stay at The Broadmoor Resort and one night at The Ranch at Emerald Valley. The trip includes spa treatments, golfing, paddle boating/canoeing, and more.  Entries can be submitted daily through July 31 at Travel Channel’s sweepstakes page.

Travel Channel is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Internet Favorites Come to Nick

Sketch comedy series “AwesomenessTV” debuts at 7 p.m. CT tonight on Nickelodeon.  The half-hour episodes will feature content from the popular teens-and-tweens Internet channel for which the series is named.  Look for plenty of character sketches, celebrity satires, and parody music videos.  Daniella Monet, best known to Nickelodeon fans as Trina on “Victorious,” will host.

Nickelodeon is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.