Amazon offers free movies to Prime members
NEW YORK — Online shoppers subscribing to Amazon.com’s premium membership are getting a new entertainment feature that will allow them to watch movies over the Internet, just as they can through Netflix’s rapidly growing video subscription service.
Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime membership charges $79 annually for free two-day shipping and low-cost next-day shipping. Beginning Tuesday, the millions of people subscribing to the Prime service can also watch roughly 5,700 movies and television shows through Amazon’s on-demand video service at no additional charge.
The selection will include a mix of movies and TV shows, such as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, the documentary “March of the Penguins” and the 1970s British comedy series “Fawlty Towers.” All of those titles are also available through Netflix Inc.’s much larger online video library, which offers more than 20,000 movies and TV shows.
Larry King to tour with a one-man show
NEW YORK — Larry King is not done talking.
The former talk-show host, who retired last year after 25 years at CNN, will be taking the stage in seven communities to dish about his storied career in a one-man show.
The 77-year-old will offer theatergoers an inside look at his life and the ability to ask questions of the Emmy Award winner when “Larry King: Stand Up” kicks off April 14 in Torrington, Conn.
‘Fan cut’ of Bieber movie to be released
NEW YORK — A ‘‘fan cut’’ of the documentary ‘‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’’ will be released Friday.
Paramount announced Monday that director Jon M. Chu has re-edited the Bieber concert film based on fan suggestions. The studio said the new 115-minute cut includes 40 minutes of new footage.
‘‘Never Say Never’’ has earned $51.4 million at the domestic box office since being released Feb. 11.