Archive for May 2004

Consolidation in the record industry

A Major Change In Their Tunes (TechNews.com) Note – Registration may be required to view the above articles. Two quotes I want to pull out here, though: All music companies — large and small — are wrestling with an industry-wide depression. Music (principally CD) sales have dropped more than 30 percent over the past three … Continue reading

Slate on widescreen DVDs

How Widescreen Won – The way we watch movies at home has changed. What happened? By Bryan�Curtis Bryan Curtis’ article almost brought a tear of joy to my eye.

Movie Marketing Madness: The Day After Tomorrow

So Roland Emmerich wants to repeat himself. First by destroying the world (or at least some recognizable American monument) and second by casting a decent actor who remains mired on the B-list (in Independence Day this was Bill Pullman, now Dennis Quaid). Excuse me if my interest level barely raises the needle. It’s not so … Continue reading

Random thoughts

Can someone please tell me what the schedule is on the following events? 1. Jessica Simpson’s MTV show gets cancelled. 2. She and her husband decide to have a baby. 3. MTV agrees to create a show following her around while pregnant. Anyone else see this as tremendously bloody likely? –Chris

Movie Marketing Madness: Shrek 2

I have little to no interest in the second Shrek movie. Mike Myers has overstayed his welcome (which ended after Austin Powers 2) and I never particularly cared for Cameron Diaz (at least I don’t need her to talk) and her “slightly ditzy but oh-so-playful chick” routine got old before it was new. Don’t even … Continue reading

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