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Monthly Archives: August 2012

8 New Image Types

By Kode | | Latest News, Website

Today we have added EIGHT new image types, the most we have ever added in one go before, and in an unprecedented move we have no images available for any of them! With thetvdb having issues with bandwidth (that should be resolved soon) we decided to add banner support here (both season and series) to hopefully help alleviate some of the stress, but as this is fanart.tv we decided to raise the bar a bit to prepare for future sized big screens…. We have kept the aspect ratio the same but changed the image size to 1000 x 185px and …
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Movie Review: The Expendables 2

By mizaki | | Reviews

If you missed The Expendables, the basic idea is: Take a load of old actions stars, throw in a few newer ones (for the kids) and make an old school action film with knowing nods to the cheesy elements of the genre. It was mostly a forgettable action romp. In my case, I remember a big explosion on a dock type area and Sly not kissing “the girl” which, was quite a relief. It did alright so why not do it again? There are mostly two ideas for sequels: Expand on the original idea with a new original story in …
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xbmcnerds.com donated to fanart.tv

By mad-max | | Latest News, Website

Some of you guys have certainly read our blog article about the current lack of money for running the servers here: http://fanart.tv/2012/07/ideas-for-supporting-the-site-needed/ And so did mad-max, one of the team member of xbmcnerds.com! This is a small German community with around 3000 users which followed the call of mad-max to make a community donation for fanart.tv. They were running this event for 2 weeks and collected from every interested user in their community. At the beginning the expectations were not as high as the real donation. Collecting money for one month server hosting was the goal. The goal was exceeded …
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Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World Review or: Transgenderism and Drowning Raccoons

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews

So I’ve just got back from a trip to Canada, in which I experienced a world similar to the UK, but bigger in many ways. Many of them food related. I’m talking about gigantic waffles covered in maple syrup and a “small” burger that was about the size of my wall clock. I helped a drowning raccoon out of a bin full of water only to be reprimanded for interfering with a pest and so then had to hear it’s plaintive cries as it sat on the step outside waiting for the “vet” to arrive. I’m fairly certain the “vet” …
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What is fanart.tv all about

By Martijn | | Website

As some of you may or may not know, Kode runs a site called lockstockmods, though that was before this site took over his life.  Over two years ago, in a small section of the site he started hosting clearlogos for tv shows. That’s where it all started. Soon after the section started rolling and more and more images were hosted and the API became well used. It became obvious that it deserved it’s own domain. Fast forward to the present and that’s where fanart.tv is now. An artwork site dedicated to improve your media-center, by providing a range of …
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Movie review: The Raid (Redemption)

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

The Raid (Redemption) is an action-cum-martial arts Indonesian film written and directed by Gareth Evans. Staring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah and Yayan Ruhian. The first and the last also being the fight choreographers. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing some of these names in Hollywood films. In fact, if you check IMDB, you already will. This may be old news to some of you but with a limited release it’s bound to enjoy a good life on disc. If you are less than enamoured with the genre, The Raid makes no attempt to transcend the genre. The …
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TheGamesDB.net – Fanart For Video Games

By smidley | | Website

Have you ever come to this website just wishing there was a section for games?  Check out TheGamesDB.net.  We’ve got an open, online database for video games.  We have a simple, yet robust API, and we strive to have the highest quality images and metadata available for games.  We work closely with the fanart.tv staff, and share similar goals when it comes to quality content. Several highly used programs are already scraping with our API.  This includes Gamebrowser for MediaBrowser, and Advanced Launcher for XBMC.  You can find fanart, clearart, boxart, screenshots, banners, trailers, overviews, ratings, and much more!  All …
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Movie review: Total Recall 2012

By mizaki | | Reviews

A “re-imagined” version of the Philip K Dick story: “We can remember it for you wholesale”. Well that’s what they say when they don’t want you to compare it to a previous film based on the same story. In this case the 1990 film called Total Recall directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Starship Trooper) and staring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, Predator), same name, good start there chaps. When I first heard of this remake, sorry “re-imagining”, I did shout a metaphorical “WHY!?” Then I saw the trailer and was willing to put the first film to the back of my …
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Some interesting statistics for July

By Kode | | Website

The following stats have been compiled from 1st July 2012 – 31st July 2012 API Visits: 10,773,333 Unique Visitors: 373,748 Top 6 API users Artwork Downloader – Movies – 5,177,308 hits XBMC – Music – 2,985,478 hits Artwork Downloader – TV – 969,174 hits cdART Manager – Music – 749,068 hits meta<browser/> – Movies – 239,472 hits YAMJ – Movies – 212,844 Website Visits: 41,858 Unique Visitors: 25,870 Top 6 pages visited Home page – 18,392 Movie home page – 6,188 Site activity – 5,657 Music home page – 4,050 TV home page – 3,204 Maroon 5 Artist page – 1,499 Top 6 Visitor Locations United States – 9,420 United …
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XBMC and OUYA

By Martijn | | Latest News, Media Centre, XBMC

In the last 40 hours of the Kickstarter campaign, team XBMC & OUYA platform have just announced that will be working together on bringing XBMC Android to the OUYA platform to ensure tha XBMC works well on OUYA. Talks are still in early stage however they do look promissing. The Kickstarter campaign already raise 6.8 Million to get the project going. Wonders if that will be increased some more after this announcement.       Some more news from Ouya We’re boosting our radio reception around the world.  We’ve partnered with TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to the …
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