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  • May 20, 2016 12:24 PM
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    Great premiere. Here's the first 4 minutes. AMC seems quite proud, they should be too (so far):

  • May 22, 2016 01:55 PM
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    Full list below. It's an interesting mix.

    The Go-Gos to me stand out as the odd one out though. Sure Madonna and Dion have been around for a long time. But they are still sorta relevant, still big names.

    Then there are the obligatory mid 1990's - mid 2000's ones like Spears, Stefani, Shelton and Kesha. When they got their starts at least.

    Of course they have most all the biggest pop stars going (that I really don't care for, but whatever) Bieber/Grande/Lovato/Jonas/blah blah blah. Maybe I am just too old now, but they all collectively just feel like the next crop of Disney kids turned pop stars. Probably feels that way because that's exactly what they are. Even still, I mean to say that I am removed enough from very current pop music enough to now see it for truly what it is, a "lets make the next big thing for 13 year olds" machine. Bitter talk from a 90s kid, I guess.

    Anyways, here's the full lineup. Any act have you excited to watch?

    Justin Bieber
    Rihanna
    Kesha
    Madonna
    Blake Shelton
    Gwen Stefani
    Ariana Grande
    DNCE
    Celine Dion
    Britney Spears
    Shawn Mendes
    Demi Lovato
    Nick Jonas
    Troye Sivan
    The Go-Gos

  • May 22, 2016 08:10 AM
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    I watched this yesterday. Cranston is so great. Even at 15 minutes, I kinda wished it were longer. This could be a series onto itself. :) I kept thinking he was going to drop his "I'm the one you knocks!" line. Maybe like.. "I'm the one who roars!"
  • May 03, 2016 11:53 AM
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    I have never paid much attention to the Tony Awards before, but I do really want to see Hamilton. And it just underscores the hype even more with the play getting 16 nominations from the Tony's. That's never happened before.

    Anyone seen it yet? Does it live up to all the hype it's getting?

    The guy that created Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, really impressed me on Last Week Tonight. Gives a taste of his style, which I think is really smart and unique. Check him out, this is him rapping about Puerto Rico's financial issues ---

    (The entire segment is great and gives you the full story. I have it starting at 18:22, which will give you a quick recap from Oliver, and then Miranda finishes things off)

  • Feb 28, 2016 08:37 PM
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    Of the 20 acting nominations, every single one is white. No minorities. Do you think this is racist of the academy, or just a coincidence based on how roles were landed, and the Academy's proclivity to honor mostly only drama movies that seem tailor made (sometimes) for an Oscar win?

    Hard question to answer.

    Big Think does a good job talking about it. What do you think?

  • Jan 16, 2016 08:55 PM
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    Surprised to see Mad Max get so much Oscar love. 9 nominations. That's pretty awesome considering they usually don't show that much attention to a "popcorn summer action flick". And usually if they do, it's for all technical awards. Best pic though... that's surprising.

    Any chance it could sweep and win out over the likes of say, The Revenant?

  • Oct 11, 2015 10:44 PM
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    So far its been great. I think season 4 is still the most 'intense'. But I really appreciate where the writers and directors have taken the story telling this season. It's been quite good.
  • Dec 03, 2015 07:24 PM
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    Enjoy.

    (I knew Snow wasn't going to be dead for long..)

    Thoughts? Theories?

  • Nov 07, 2015 03:42 PM
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    The Donald is at it again. As if to prove that all you really have to do is be outlandish and in everyone's face to be seriously considered for the presidency, based solely off of name recognition, loads of your own capital, and a reality star persona... he's running for president of the USA, AND going to host SNL.

    This is actually unprecedented. Not for Trump; he's hosted SNL before (2004) and is no stranger to network Tv (The Apprentice). But for a serious political candidate (maybe that's what he is?), that's never happened before for SNL.

    He truly is the guy that is bridging pop culture celebrity mogul status with political power, to maybe the highest office in the land. This is weird, man. And I don't like it. But just like any train wreck, I can't look away. And no one else can either it seems.

    I'll bet the ratings for this episode are 3-5 times that of a normal SNL episode. Maybe as much as 10 times. It's crazy the draw he pulls. Anyone here gonna watch?

  • Oct 12, 2015 12:38 AM
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    Amy Schumer has built a career so far on being controversial and 'shocking'. But that has so far been all in the name of comedy. And I have to admit, she is kinda growing on me.

    Recently though she has been vocal on gun violence, especially after the shooting in Louisiana back in July, coming out on social media outraged, saddened, and promising to do something about it. (do what comedians do best, and use her platform)

    And now with her 1st ever hosting gig on SNL, she did just that. For maybe the first time in her career (or at least one of the first) she melded her usual silly comedy with an actual message that she cares about, broadcast to a large audience in hopes to start a public dialogue.

    Watch this Guns PSA sketch below. Let me know what you think of it. Too far? Not far enough? Lets have the conversation she wants us to have after watching this skit because I think it's worthwhile. Whatever your feelings on guns, I think it's pretty funny. A little incentive and shortsided, but still funny.