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  • Jan 05, 2021 08:17 AM
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    How many Super Bowl ads with musicians do you think we will get in the Big Game this year? Last time around we got Post Malone, J-Lo, MC Hammer, Lil Nas X and a ton of others.. actually it was a banner year for musicians in Super Bowl ads; they appeared in 15. That's up from 8 or so from 2019 and 2018. That's a lot considering they air about 55 ads or so for the whole game.

    It's always a popular move to insert trendy artist of the day in a big expensive ad, and now it seems more popular than ever. Wonder what the lineup of artists will be this time?

  • Dec 28, 2020 03:29 PM
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    YouTube is putting on a big virtual show it seems. Hello 2021 Americas. Part of their YouTube Originals stream. Seems to be free to watch globally.
  • Dec 09, 2020 06:33 PM
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    The OA's #1 with a bullet for me.

    Otherwise I kinda liked Girlboss, which lasted only 1 season on Netflix.

    Firefly anyone?

    Oh. My Name is Earl. Lasted a few seasons but never got the final season it deserved.

  • Dec 03, 2020 03:39 PM
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    Definitely great news. And I think just the start of a hybrid solution for production companies and streaming services to offer films both in theater and online at the same time. HBO is owned by AT&T and they own lots of production companies, including Warner Bros. So this makes perfect sense. They can make money both in the box office and grow their Netflix competitor subscription base all with the same films.

    I think this was the plan for AT&T from jump. And possibly the whole point of HBO Max to begin with.

  • Sep 28, 2020 03:19 PM
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    I tried watching the first episode of Schitt's Creek a few years ago but it seemed pretty lame, not very funny. So I gave up on it real quick. Maybe it was the Canadian humor.. But I thought it was maybe premature to call quits so soon as it has been running for several seasons, and usually that's an indication its pretty good. Maybe it gets better as it goes?

    And now I see it make history by winning the most Emmy awards for comedy series in a single season ever. It won 9 awards. Not sure a comedy show can even technically win more. And that was for its final season, season 7, which only ran for 14 episodes.

    So anyone that's a fan of this show recommend it? Or is the hype around this final season somehow unwarranted?

  • Sep 14, 2020 03:09 PM
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    Is this country? I'm honestly not sure. This album was nominated for Album of the Year by ACM. The only thing really country about is Rhett kinda sings with a country draw at some points. And some of the instrumentation has country-like elements. But really its just a pop song with country elements. Mostly pop, like an 80-20 split.

  • Sep 14, 2020 03:09 PM
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    What is country music? I don't mean what has happened to country music these days, even though that's a good question. I mean what is country music technically? What separates a pop song from a country song? Is it the instruments used? Is it what you are singing about, the lyrics? Or is it just simply what the artist advertises the song's or album's genre as?

    Too many times I listen to songs or albums country music awards nominate and wonder, is that really country? Seems to me country music has changed into two distinct categories, generally speaking -- Pop Country and Bro Country.

    Much as I hate to admit it, most Bro Country is easy enough to call country. It can have a lot of rap or pop in it. But I at least see how they get away with giving it the country label. Pop Country though I think stretches the genre too much. It's such a blend that leans toward pop or even adult contemporary/alternative that I say awards shows like the ACM should make a point to create a brand new category for those kinds of songs, or avoid nominating them at all, and just leave that for the Grammy's to deal with.

    The 3rd category is Alternative Country, with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Charley Crockett and Hayes Carll. Many of these guys genre bend as well - you can hear rock, blues, folk, gospel, bluegrass and more in their stuff. But I think its far easier to call this country than pop country, and I am always always always rooting for this kind of country to win the day.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:28 PM
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    Pattinson is a great choice. I am a little Batman fatigued though. Hope this is good but from the trailer I'm not sure its necessary.
  • Sep 04, 2020 04:53 PM
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    Don't agree. How many people actually liked Cavill as Superman? I mean.. I did. :) But I think I was in the minority. No offense Henry, as I'm sure you'll read this, but I don't think you lack the charisma to be Bond. Rather see Idris Elba still. I know he is kinda old for it but he could make a good run of it and has the right mix of tough guy and sophistication and attitude. Makes sense to me.

  • Aug 30, 2020 06:49 PM
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    Hear it all the time -- the book was better than the movie!

    And that's usually true. But there are some exceptions. What do you think are the best and worst book to film adaptions? I'll start this off with 3 of each. Keep in mind I'm limited to the books I've read, so should be plenty of opportunity to bring up ones I've never watched and also read.

    BEST

    Fight Club. This is my favorite adaptation and usually my example of what I consider to be a film that outdid the source material. I know others would disagree (and have in person to my face) but I hold firm to this opinion. While the book offers more detail from Chuck in a lot of interesting ways that the film didn't touch, the film brings that story to life and Fincher's style and editing and ability to pull off one of the best twists in a movie add up to being one of my favorite movies, that adds to the book and is not just a video version of the book.

    Peaceful Warrior. I love this book. One of my favorites. But there is something to Nick Nolte in the film adaptation that makes the character of Socrates that much more.. interesting to me. I cannot read that book again or even think about it the same way without thinking of Nolte doing and saying everything Socrates does, in that scruffy voice. He is perfect. The book has more trippy elements that didn't get into the low budget film. But the movie does an excellent job still capturing the point of the book and making you think.

    High Fidelity. Again the movie doesn't dive into music in the same depth as the book. But John Cusack is so perfectly cast in this movie you would have just assumed that Nick Hornby wrote that book about Cusack. Highly recommend both, and think this is a great example of a movie making a book better. You can read it again, and enjoy just how well both compliment one another.

    Honorable mention - Hunger Games. Particularly the first movie. Thought it translated very well. I honestly was hoping for a grittier, more adult version. But aside from that, the casting was perfect. And the tone was as well.

    WORST

    Atlas Shrugged. 1, 2 & 3 were all terrible. One of my favorite books and one of the absolute worst trilogies ever brought to screen.

    The Dark Tower. Stephen King said he liked the film adaptation and I rolled my eyes hard. Either he was just being nice, or he has terrible taste in movies. The book is a classic even among classics and the movie is something I almost walked out on in theaters, and really should have.

    Ender's Game. It looked slick, but the pacing was terrible. The soul of the story was completely absent and it really confused what the point of the book was all about. Save yourself the trouble of watching the film and just read the book on this one. Or read it and then watch the movie and prepare to be yelling at the screen, wait, why did you leave that part out?!