I've heard horror stories in the past about television networks denying their content to service providers. What happens is that a contract expires between, say, HBO (or its parent company) and Dish Network. So HBO is no longer beholden to previous terms and wants more money or whatever and, until Dish Network coughs up the demands or they meet somewhere in the middle, Dish can't broadcast HBO or any of its subnetworks, etc.
I get a lot of people asking why I choose Spotify over other services like Pandora or Apple Music. I'm not going to focus on the negatives of the other services and will, instead, focus on one of the biggest positives of my chosen streaming music service... It gets me!
Did you know the actor Jeremy Renner moonlighted as a musician? I had no idea until I saw a Jeep commercial earlier that featured music from his band and footage of him singing.
I need to apologize to both Kevin Spencer and Marty Mankins. Why? Because they are the only two who voted in my Scorsese vs Apes debate and I’m going against their votes.
Back when I thought that Disney adapting their animated features into live-action films was a one-time thing (2015’s Cinderella), I was okay with it.
My mind was kinda blown this past Wednesday when all the new comic book day release information dropped and, there amongst the paperback rubble, was news that the new issue of The Walking Dead was the last.
Last night, Katie and I decided to start watching the Harry Potter movies again. We offered to show them to Nathan — at least the first two which aren’t quite so scary as the later installments — but he opted out.
We saw Toy Story 4 today and, um, well, suffice it to say, I wasn't blown away. This despite it having an aggregate user rating on IMDb of 8.5/10 and here I am about to say that I really don't think it deserves much more than a 6.
I realized something tonight as I was logging my most recent finished book into my Goodreads account, I am exactly nine reviews behind.
It really sucks when something that you’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time completely blows and disappoints the heck out of you in ways you couldn’t even fathom.
I’ve found some new videos that are pretty interesting. I thought I’d share them with you as well because I’m good like that!
A couple months ago, Netflix hit us with a new action-adventure movie titled Triple Frontier. It’s the story of five former U.S. Special Forces soldiers who set off to South America to steal millions from a cartel drug lord. Then we view the immediate consequences of their actions.
‘Tis the season for TV show cancellation announcements. I tend to enjoy this time of year because I like to see how much of my life I can get back each week by not having to watch old shows.
Word dropped late tonight that Hollywood found its new Batman... Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. The backlash has been quick and severe.
Last night, I saw Avengers: Endgame for the second time. Since my Wife went with our SiL to see it and then I saw it with a coworker last week, it was my brother’s turn and I saw it with him.
Twitter has been alight with tweets about Disney’s announced movie lineup for the next eight years. I took a look to see what all the buzz was.
Nathan and I had a boys’ day and night! Why? Katie scored a free ticket to see the Cubs wrap up a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Not only is today Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with You!"), but it also coincides with Free Comic Book Day! It's like Mecca for geeks, I tell ya!
I am such a terrible dad. Super duper terrible.
Tonight, I finished reading a beautiful three-volume/15-issue set of comics titled Royal City by my favorite writer Jeff Lemire. It’s a simple concept, a family from a small town face off against their personal demons while struggling to figure out how to move on with life.
I've been debating for a while now what my next Rankings page addition should be. I've narrowed it down to two options. Oh, let's be honest here. I struggled so much that it took me this long just to come up with two. There is no "down."
You ever get asked that question, “If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?” Who did you answer?
I was watching all the Alien-related videos on the Kroft Talks About Movies channel on YouTube when he presented an idea I had never previously considered.
At long last, it is here! The first official trailer for episode IX of Star Wars! To henceforth be known as The Rise of Skywalker.
Have you seen the National Geographic documentary Free Solo about Alex Honnold's free solo climb up El Capitan?
Can I tell you how excited I am to see Taron Egerton as Elton John in the fantasy biopic Rocketman? So so so so excited! Not just because even Elton is singing Taron’s praises but also because the Eltaron bromance has finally come full circle!
I have never seen the movie Nacho Libre. I’m hit or miss with Jack Black and this one always struck me as a big tick mark in the miss column.
Remember that movie bracket from — oh when was it??? — yeah, Wednesday. Anyway, a coworker of mine was wondering what the point was. How do you score something this arbitrary?
The other night, I went out with some coworkers to catch a showing of Captain Marvel. We're all geeks. We revel in it. We were excited to finally see it.
Forget about college basketball! Thanks to io9, we have some real brackets to play with this spring!
It’s amazing to me how often Katie and I can rewatch episodes of Parks & Recreation.
It is done! I have now finished all movies in the individual and shared Alien and Predator franchises. And I feel good!
As if trying to remember what streaming service is hosting which show wasn’t enough, now I may have to start dealing with this with podcasts, too.
So Steven Spielberg wants to block streaming services such as Netflix from being Oscar eligible?
I'm clearly becoming obsessed. But, if you cannot become (safely) obsessed with a movie, with what can you become obsessed? Yanno, without firing off a bunch restraining orders.