Studio revenue increase was driven in part by Paramount Home Media Distribution releases 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' and 'Hercules' — the latter with Dwayne Johnson.
Amazon Jan. 29 reiterated support for its Prime Instant Video subscription service when it disclosed it spent $1.3 billion — largely on content — in 2014 on the perennial Netflix rival. By comparison, Netflix spent $2.2 billion on content obligations last year.
Viacom-owned Nickelodeon plans to launch an over-the-top subscription video service in March — targeting mobile consumers. Nickelodeon will provide more details and announce the brand name at its upfront presentation in February.
'Predestination,' based on Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 short story 'All You Zombies,' is a tightly constructed time travel drama that is part love story, part procedural thriller and all shades of trippy. (Street Date 2/10/15)