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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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)

TV: Bojack Horseman S4 – (3.5/4)

TV: Bojack Horseman S4 - (3.5/4) "Bojack Horseman" consistently amazes me. Nearly everything about it - the somber moments, the wacky comedy, the witty wordplay in dialogue, the ambitious (and occasionally experimental) art design, and the keen attention to detail. The drama hits hard and the comedy is funnier than ever in season 4. I … Continue reading TV: Bojack Horseman S4 – (3.5/4)

Oscar: Winner Predictions – September 2017

Oscar: Winner Predictions - September 2017 I have just finished updating the Oscar Predictions. I know we are in the midst of multiple film festivals and gathering new information everyday, but I couldn't help get a jump on it with all the great new films that have been seen. You can see our full Oscar … Continue reading Oscar: Winner Predictions – September 2017

Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of Apes

Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of ApesThere were several articles about this recently.It won't happen.Can a summer blockbuster that is both financially and critically successful score some Gold come Oscar season? Absolutely, and it has happened before.Fox can pour some money and resources into this, but it'll be to no … Continue reading Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of Apes

TV: Fargo S3 – (3/4)

TV: Fargo S3 - (3/4) Season 3 of "Fargo" is much more low key than the previous two seasons. In that way, it because the closest film to the Coen brother philosophy. Essays upon essays have been written dissecting the "Joel/Ethan Coen philosophy, but one common theme is absurdism. With the original film "Fargo" we … Continue reading TV: Fargo S3 – (3/4)

Film: Daniel Day-Lewis retires

And he will be sorely missed. The only man to win the Lead Actor Oscar 3 times in his career has retired. His final film will likely be Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread" and it will also be his final Oscar nomination. The film is planned for December but may get pushed to 2018. As … Continue reading Film: Daniel Day-Lewis retires