One small step toward monopoly, one giant leap toward corporatocracy – The Disney, 21st Century Fox merger

Imagine you’re a CEO of a multi-billion dollar entertainment corporation. You have multiple assets and sources of income, but your entertainment franchises benefit your corporation the most. Some low-level employee has an investment idea - an original story based on an original script. Well, you have to say no right? There’s no data out there … Continue reading One small step toward monopoly, one giant leap toward corporatocracy – The Disney, 21st Century Fox merger

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2017 Golden Globe nominations – final predictions

2018 Golden Globe predictions are listed by most likely to be nominated. Check back here for most up-to-date predictions. Last Updated: 12/08/17 Motion Picture - Drama Dunkirk Call Me by Your Name The Shape of Water The Florida Project The Post Alternates Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mudbound Phantom Thread Darkest Hour Dark Horses Wonder … Continue reading 2017 Golden Globe nominations – final predictions

Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Controlling the human condition

I love it when a movie reveals a philosophical perspective on the human condition that shifts my own views. To me, that is the bookmark of a great film. Three Billboards not only says “Hey, look at it this way..” It also reveals the nuances of the subject while displaying your own moral skepticism. Three … Continue reading Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Controlling the human condition

Film: The Florida Project – the reality we don’t want to see

I’ve lived in Central Florida for 7 years. When I travel home I’m often asked “How often do you go to the Beach?” or people say “Damn, must be nice living next to Disney World.” And it is... if you can experience those things. Central Florida may perhaps be the tourist capital of the world. … Continue reading Film: The Florida Project – the reality we don’t want to see

EA: The company who took on the world

If you've been a gamer this past decade you'd know that the gaming community has been at war with micro-transactions for some time now. There has been no worse perpetrator than Electronic Arts. Voted multiple times as the worst company in America. Yes, below oil companies, lobbying firms, and all of America's internet companies that … Continue reading EA: The company who took on the world

The complex categorization of Get Out

When you apply a genre to a film you are trying to squeeze it into this box. The reason we sort films by genre is simply to help viewers decide what they want to watch. Is “Get Out” a comedy? is it a drama? One solid argument made upon the Golden Globe announcement was that … Continue reading The complex categorization of Get Out

My Moviepass Endorsement

Moviepass has the potential to be the life-jacket to a sinking industry. Well, that’s a bit hyperbolic isn’t it? The industry is not “sinking” per se, but it’s also not floating comfortably. 2017 was the worst summer in 25 years for movie theaters. In the midst of all the empty theaters Moviepass’ pie-in-the-sky pipe dream … Continue reading My Moviepass Endorsement

The Weinstein Effect – The necessity of the Hollywood Purge

We are in the midsts of a historical year for the entertainment industry - there is no denying that. Victims, both women and men, suppressed by the lingering aura of those in power, are starting to feel comfortable speaking out and sharing their trauma. Before I get into the meat of this post I have … Continue reading The Weinstein Effect – The necessity of the Hollywood Purge

TV: 13 Reasons Why S1 – (3/4)

TV: 13 Reasons Why S1 - (3/4) I didn’t know much about 13 Reasons Why going into it. Never read the book, but I was aware of the looming controversies it had accumulated with its depiction of suicide. 13 Reasons Why is a cold, cold series. A mystery shrouding an aura of doom and gloom. … Continue reading TV: 13 Reasons Why S1 – (3/4)

Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein It’s been everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit... So you pretty much have an idea now that Harvey Weinstein is a despicable creep. Along with these multiple allegations, we are learning more about the complicit behavior of a lot of performers and industry leaders alike. This is not okay. There is … Continue reading Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein