Consolidation in the record industry

A Major Change In Their Tunes ( 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 [...]


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.

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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 [...]


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

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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 [...]