“a reader-depressingly vast amount of stuff”
He named six shows, three of which are no longer in production. Your list represents everything he mentioned that is still on the air, and he name-checked more books and authors in that same question. Are you okay, Hughes?
“a reader-depressingly vast amount of stuff”
The idea that a major film studio will exploit what you give them is definitely true, but I’m not sure his objection actually makes sense. You can’t “own” a martial arts move because you can’t copyright or trademark an action of the human body. There have been a couple of legal cases on this, and it comes up a bunch.…
“If people did that to you, would you change your views and actions to get their approval?”
This presumes that Carlson is arguing in good faith, and a good, rational counterpoint might convince him to change his mind. He’s not, and it won’t. He’s paid not to. To stay on TV, he has to figure out a rightwing slant on the…
Walking Dead average season ratings:
The problem with tipping as a system is it rewards being a dick with no shame. We already have enough things that do that — youTube, reality TV, the presidency — that I’m not sure we need it encoded into basic functions like eating.
Hell, what’s the audience for Springer these days? Daytime TV always looks like it cost about $16 to make, and back in the 90's, I was under the impression its fractional ratings were mostly elderly shut-ins and stay at home parents whose kids recently started school. But now you have a billion cable channels,…
“This woman-helmed movie is a step backwards for feminism compared to my own work,” is, coming from a male director, sadly sort of a lateral move for the general state of movie industry self-commentary.
Because if there’s one thing huge Marvel franchises are known for, it’s working well with highly idiosyncratic directors with a unique voice and a reluctance to compromise it.
“Controversial” for American network television just means that it has a mostly black cast who talk openly about the fact that they’re not treated exactly like white people in some kind of post-racial utopia.
Dowd’s predictions were pretty spot-on this year. He went 17 for 20 including everything higher profile than “Cinematography.”
This is news? Let me know when he’s correct about something because that’ll be really weird.
Which is weird because a lot of the hardcore movie dorks are the ones who seem to hate them the most.
(For the record, I’m about halfway between you and the site’s consensus opinion. The awards themselves are meaningless, employ questionable selection criteria, and are often wrong, but the real nerd fun is in the…
I mean, he’s right, but the truth is that these awards have never been good at separating out pure skill in the specializations from a movie’s overall presentation.
If you think about it, there really shouldn’t be much, if any, overlap between the screenplay nominees and the acting awards. In fact, I think you could…
I can’t figure out what her larger point is, or if she has one. If she honestly doesn’t know, then it speaks to a sort of babe-in-the-woods lack of comprehension that suggests the Federalist collectively can’t find their ass with both hands.
If it’s “it’s unreasonable for black people to be so excited because the…
Opinion is also protected. So, like, “Bob Murray keeps a tiny dwarf clone of himself next to his sharks with laser beams on their heads” = no good without evidence, but “Bob Murray looks like he keeps a tiny dwarf clone of himself next to his sharks with laser beams on their heads” = totally fine.
“Things you might find in a medicine cabinet”
“Show me Ass Wax!”
“A dead lemur!”
I’m essentially in agreement with you, but I’m also pretty sympathetic to the idea that this is just a convenient scapegoat to avoid doing anything. Yelling about “the media” almost always is because media is not some monolithic entity that can be easily corralled. Ratings systems already exist, the first amendment…
Semi-serious question: Do we know for a fact that he and Conroy have ever even met?
While I concede that this sounds more potentially heartwarming than some, nothing says “the pitch team got wasted all weekend” like a biopic about the invention of the sort of thing that might appear on an office worker’s desk. This barely beat out 3 Post-It Notes with My E-Mail Passwords and Stapler: The Movie.
“she’ll probably be sticking around for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Fresh Start,’ the line-wide relaunch announced this week.”
LEGACY WAS LAST FUCKING YEAR.