Now can I say “I told you so?” Actually, things are happening faster than even I expected.
The studios have to go to where the customers are going. “The Artist” is probably going to win Best Picture Sunday **pause to get over that moment of dread that comes with knowing you have to watch the Oscars** and it will be an exclusive on Netflix Streaming.
A month ago, some in Hollywood were calling streaming The Devil. Now you have a major player doing this kind of business with The Devil.
But wait, there’s more…
Why is Comcast doing this? The article makes no secret of the fact that the cable outlet is worried about losing subscribers to Netflix. And so for $4.99 a month current subscribers will have access to “TV reruns and older movies.”
This toothpaste is out of the tube.
But you have to already be a Comcast subscriber to enjoy this, so it’s really not the same.
LET ME SAY IT AGAIN: Bundled programming is an evil, a welfare program for leftist losers like OWN and MSNBC that would never survive in the free market. For your country, stop subsidizing this evil and cancel your cable.
Streaming = Liberty.
According to DHD, the Academy is freaked out over the fact that Cohen might show up in character as the Arab dictator he plays in “The Dictator.” They’re worried “that it makes a mockery of what Hollywood considers its most prestigious event.”
Bull to the shit.
They’re worried about CAIR.
And if Cohen is finally going to fight the New Blacklist and mock Arabs and Islam with the same effort and energy he put into mocking everyday Americans with “Borat,” he will earn my respect.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NON-CAUCASIAN MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY AND BIGFOOT?
Can’t believe how little I care about the Oscars. Used to be a highlight of the year. Loved seeing the stars, the clips… Now I just sit there and wait to be insulted.
If it wasn’t for work (and this isn’t a complaint), I wouldn’t watch them at all. They mean nothing to our culture anymore, which I guess is a good thing.
I do root against certain people to win. So there’s that. Spite can be fun.
SPECIAL CLIPS FROM UNIVERSAL’S ‘TOWER HEIST’
“Tower Heist” is now out on DVD and Blu-ray. While you wait for my review, which should be coming no later than Saturday, here are some clips Universal sent over to whet the appetite:
LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING
Work. Work. Work.
COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO
CONTRABAND: Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ and Digital Copy, as well as DVD & On Demand APRIL 24, 2012.
A legendary smuggler who long ago abandoned his life of crime to become a law-abiding family man is dragged back into the cutthroat, underground world of international crime in the suspenseful thriller Contraband, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on April 24, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) stars in a tense, supercharged action adventure about a man struggling to stay out of the world he worked so hard to leave behind but will do anything to protect his family.
WAR HORSE: Adventure On Blu-Ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3, 2012. Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg presents the critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure “War Horse” on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3. This newest home entertainment release not only enthralls viewers once again with its visually stunning and emotionally heartwarming story on the Blu-ray, but also offers an unprecedented look into the making of the film by Spielberg himself.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–GHOST PROTOCOL: Worldwide Blockbuster Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 17, 2012. Called “a powerful thrill ride that is simultaneously gritty and dazzling” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) the global smash hit MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–GHOST PROTOCOL explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet™), On Demand and Digital Download April 17, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Boasting “a bullet train of action and an arsenal of cool gadgets” (David Germain, Associated Press).
SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINKTACULAR
CLASSIC PICK FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
3:00 AM Objective, Burma! (1945) — An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost. Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince. BW-142 mins, TV-PG, CC.
One of the great, underrated WWII films. Wasn’t Errol Flynn amazing? He was the only actor who looked completely at home in tights, a tux, a cowboy hat, or a military uniform. Some actors could handle two of those. Some could even do three. But only Flynn could do all four.
Pure movie star.
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