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The State Of Television Part 3: The Rise Of Streamers And The Opening For Niche Programming

House of Cards gets all the credit for building the streaming world we all live in by being the first original show on a streaming network. Too bad that's a filthy lie. Not only was House of Cards not the first, it wasn’t even the first on Netflix. A...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Sonic’ Held Top Spot At The Box Office Despite ‘The Call of the Wild’

Two CGI animals tussled for the number one position on the box office charts over the weekend, with the blue one eventually coming out on top.

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The Fast Five: The Paley Center Shutters Its Doors While Paramount’s ‘Sonic’ Gamble Pays Off

This week, we pour one out for all the introverts who love to sit in cubicles and watch old TV shows that were almost lost to time as The Paley Center has shut down its Beverly Hills museum. On the other hand, we have Pablo Escobar’s pet hippos to lo...

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The State Of Television Part 2: Everybody Wants To Be A Madman

When John Landgraf originally said there was too much television, Netflix was only two years into offering original programming. His main focus was the rise in basic cable originals. Every network wanted the prestige that came with a successful premi...

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The State Of Television Part 1: The Birth Of Peak TV

When John Landgraf took to the stage at the Television Critics Association’s annual press tour in 2015 he dramatically declared, “There is simply too much television.” He warned that the industry had quickly become an unsustainable bubble about to bu...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Parasite’ Takes Top Hollywood Prize at the Oscars While ‘Birds of Prey’ Flies Into The Box Office #1 Spot

It was a big weekend in Hollywood as a historic night at the Oscars® threatened to blow the lid off “traditional” narrative and the box office results saw an expected superhero blockbuster fall somewhat flat.

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The Fast Five: The Oscars® Are Over With Surprising Results, While ‘Hamilton’ Breaks Another Record and Disney Flies Under the Radar

Awards season is finally over! Now we get seven months of peace—until the Emmy® Awards pull us right back in. On the plus side, the ending was not the anti-climactic one everybody expected. Turns out Parasite wasn't the only movie making history this...

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WGA Awards 2020: Raw Humanity Sweeps the Stage

Photo courtesy of The Writers Guild of America, West

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: ‘Bad Boys’ Holds Steady While Oscar® favorite ‘1917’ Vies For the Top Spot

On the weekend before the most well-regarded narratives of the previous year are awarded the top prizes by the industry at the Academy Awards®, Bad Boys for Life still reigns supreme at the box office.

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