AHHHHHHH! “Home Alone” is King in Our “Merry Movie Madness” Contest

Sixteen movies, four rounds, two weeks, and a whole lot of votes later, we have finally reached the end of our “Merry Movie Madness”. The dust has settled and “Home Alone” has emerged as the champion of Christmas movies. We have to admit, we did not see this one coming. Intrigued, we decided to look up a few facts about this 1990′s classic:

  • “Home Alone” was written and Produced by John Hughes (“Pretty in Pink”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”)
  • It was the #1 film in the box office for 12 weeks
  • It grossed $286 million in the theaters
  • “Home Alone” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest grossing live-action comedy ever.
  • The gangster movie “Angels With Filthy Souls” does not actually exist.

Whether it was “Home Alone” or “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”, we hope you enjoyed watching your favorite Christmas movie this holiday season. Also, keep an eye on your inbox because we will be notifying the prize winners shortly.

Merry Movie Madness

Happy Holidays! This time of year brings good tidings, eggnog-fueled cheer and the age-old question of which holiday movie is the best. Some folks are traditional (White Christmas, Miracle on 34th St.), some love the reminders of childhood (Charlie Brown, Grinch) and others are, well, unique (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians) in choosing their favorite.

The time to speculate is done. Let the holiday movie battle royale begin to determine, once and for all, the king of holiday movies.

Click on this link to check out the Merry Movie Madness bracket and vote for your favorites.

We’re also giving away three devices that play DivX video (LG Blu-ray player with DivX TV, PlayStation®3 and a Seagate media player).

Why are you still reading this blog post? Go vote!

From the Grab Bag: “Winnebago Man”

“From the Grab Bag” is written by various members of the DivX team and highlights under-the-radar movies that are available in DivX format.

There are a lot of awesome movies you can purchase and download in DivX format. Do you want to catch up on the Harry Potter films before heading to the theater for the latest adventure? Go for it. Want to get your Iron Man fix? Download away. But what about all those films that don’t have trailers playing during every single commercial break of “Dancing With the Stars”? While browsing around websites such as WB Shop or Film Fresh, I started finding a lot of under-the-radar films that intrigued me.

Last week while perusing Film Fresh, I saw a new documentary titled “Winnebago Man.” My first thought was, “Is this a documentary about THE Winnebago man from youtube?” A quick youtube search yielded this trailer (NSFW language): More…

Get Your Scared On (and Test Your Scary Movie Knowledge)

Department stores are starting to sell Christmas decorations, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is right around the corner.

There are several ways one can celebrate Halloween. You can carve pumpkins, wear crazy costumes, or beg your neighbors for candy (which APPARENTLY is socially unacceptable at my age…). Our friends at Film Fresh are celebrating the scary season by offering 20% off all movies through midnight on Halloween (Oct. 31). To get the deal, just use the coupon code FFHWEEN2010 during checkout.

This promotion could not have come at a better time, because our favorite DivX Halloween tradition is watching scary movies. So, every day for the next 10 days, we will be recommending a different film that we think would be perfect for this time of year. Each movie can be purchased (sorry, U.S. only*) and downloaded immediately from Film Fresh for playback on your DivX Certified device. This means that you can not only enjoy your scary movie on your computer, but you can play it on your DivX Certified portable DVD player or mobile phone and watch it while camping in a haunted forest or roaming around graveyards at night. (You do that, right?)

Click through the break to see if you can guess our movie recommendations and even win a prize. More…

DivX, Blender and Dragons….Hell Yes

is a proud sponsor of the Blender Foundation’s latest film, Sintel. We’re continually amazed at what a creative group of talented collaborators can accomplish. Building on the success of Elephant’s Dream and Big Buck Bunny, Sintel takes you on a journey with amazing landscapes, struggles for survival and, yes, dragons. The full video is available for streaming and download after the link. More…

Download “Terminator Salvation” On Us (UPDATE: Promotion Has Ended)

UPDATE: This promotion now available again for a limited time. Read below for more details.

UPDATE #2: This promotion has ended. We hope everyone enjoyed the movie! Keep checking this blog or www.twitter.com/DivX for new promotions.

Right now, if you create an account at CinemaNow and download the DivX Player, you will receive a complementary download of the movie “Terminator Salvation. All you have to do is use the coupon code TS201023 at the link below and the movie is yours.

http://divx.cinemanow.com/terminatorsalvation

This offer is US only, and supply is limited. Enjoy!