MoviePass, MovieCrash: The Stranger-Than-Fiction Rise and Fall

MoviePass, MovieCrash tells the stranger-than-fiction rise and incredible fall of the company that changed the movies with its ticket model. I often joked that Aaron Sorkin would write the MoviePass film and it would go straight to Netflix. Maybe there’s still a narrative feature in the works but it definitely won’t be launching on Quibi. Quibi was a disaster in and of itself but MoviePass is a different story. It doesn’t take an idiot to…

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Prime Video, Amazon Freevee: Coming in June 2024

Amazon announced the films, series, sports, and specials that will be coming to Prime Video and Amazon Freevee services in June 2024. TV SERIES Available June 1  Las Vegas S1-S5 Available June 3 Melting Me Softly S1 Available June 4 *Marlon Wayans: Good Grief (2024) Available June 6 *Counsel Culture (2024) Available June 13 *The Boys S4 (2024) Available June 15 *Premier Boxing Champions (2024) Available June 18 *Power of the Dream (2024) Available June 20 *Federer: Twelve Final Days (2024) Available…

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2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships – Road to Paris 2024

NBC Sports will present live coverage of the 2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Peacock, NBC, and CNBC. Seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles aims to win her record-ninth U.S. all-around title this weekend, headlining NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Coverage begins tomorrow, Thurs. May 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock with the first day of competition featuring the senior men. This week’s…

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Olympics: NBC Announces Basketball Commentators – Paris 2024

Dwyane Wade and LaChina Robinson will join Noah Eagle to call Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball games during the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Opening Ceremony of the Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo. Wade, a Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalist, will handle the men’s team while Robinson, a long-time WNBA and college basketball analyst, will handle the women’s team. Wade completed a decorated 16-year NBA career…

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Box Office: Why People Are Staying Home and Not Seeing Movies

An increasing amount of blockbuster tentpoles are underperforming at the box office during their opening weekend and there’s a reason. It started earlier this month with the release of The Fall Guy. How could a David Leitch film starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt underperform during their opening weekend?!? It turns out that audiences just didn’t show up. To date, the film has not hit $75 million domestically. Internationally, it is approaching $150 million. Kingdom…

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Mark Czyzewski on Editing Masters of the Air

Mark Czyzewski spoke about co-editing many episodes of Masters of the Air after coming on board late into the process. In addition to previous work on the Emmy-winning The Pacific, Czyzewski has worked on a number of other projects from Playtone. Most recently, he had edited the 2020 Tom Hanks war film, Greyhound. Coincidentally, both this series and Greyhound are available to watch on Apple TV+. Developed for TV by John Orloff from Donald L.…

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Blake Neely on Composing the Score for Masters of the Air

Critics Choice and Emmy-winning composer Blake Neely has scored many TV series and spoke about scoring Masters of the Air. If you’ve watched a Greg Berlanti series or a Ryan White film, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with Blake Neely’s work, if not his name. What you might not know about the composer is that he also has a history composing or orchestrating for both Playtone and Amblin. Having worked on both Band…

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The Bloody Hundredth: The True Story Behind Masters of the Air

The Bloody Hundredth is a hourlong documentary telling the true story of the 100th Bomb Group featured in Masters of the Air. The documentary opens with a brief prologue before an opening montage paints a picture of what was going on in Europe. It ends with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941. The US would enter the European front and join Great Britain. They were the only European country left that were…

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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story Celebrates A Legacy

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story celebrates the lives and legacy of songwriting duo Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. My rewatch of the film comes upon learning that Richard M. Sherman passed away over the weekend. It also comes a few days after the documentary marked its 15th anniversary. The film didn’t have a big theatrical run. In fact, it’s probably had a better post-theatrical life, especially on Disney+. In fact, my initial…

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2024 National Memorial Day Concert Airs On PBS

The annual National Memorial Day Concert will air live on PBS this evening in a broadcast hosted by both Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. In addition to Mantegna and Sinise, the 35th anniversary broadcast will feature appearances from Bryan Cranston, Cynthia Erivo, Jena Malone, BD Wong, Patina Miller, Gary LeVox, Mary McCormack, Jamey Johnson, and Ruthie Ann Miles. As usual, Maestro Jack Everly will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra. America’s national night of remembrance, PBS’…

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