Category: TV

And the Oscar Goes Too

Today blog post is inspired by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences and the bone-head decision to add a new category to gain better ratings and secure more viewership.

Oscars to Launch A New “Popular Film” Category: Article by Jenna Amatulli Huffington Post

And the Oscar goes too…… How many times have we heard that line and thought wow this movie just won for best picture and I never heard of it. I wonder how this is possible especially when there’s great performances in movies like Chris Evan in The Avengers Infinity War (2018) or Henry Cavill in Superman Man of Steel (2013) or Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017) or Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira in Black Panther (2018). You would think that with the late Heath Ledger’s brilliant performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) winning the best supporting Oscar, that the Academy would be more open to nominating films of this caliber.

ec09b0befcfc3da84e12a8c34de9dadc_oscar-award-trophy-clipart-clipartxtras-oscar-award-trophy-clipart_197-800The bone-heads that sits on the Board of Governors are truly out-of-touch with the popular movie goer. The board seems to be blind to the the fact there are plenty of really good scripts from unknown writers to be produced and that these talents should be recognized instead of creating a new category. Popular Movie category is just that, you’re giving an Oscar to a movie that has box office success instead of the merit of the film.

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And let’s talk about viewership…….there’s a few reason why viewership has dropped and here’s why:

  • The broadcast is way too long; There’s no reason to drag this out. Give out the popular categories and drop the rest by dropping I mean drop best foreign film, animation, lighting, camera angle categories of this nature. Also eliminate the President of the Academy speech on how the Oscar is awarded. Oscar have social media account and a website this is where that speech belongs.
  • Entire show is unorganized; Fire the producer or producers because these guys can’t get their shit straight. The lag time between awarding categories or performances is too long. Too many fuck-ups it’s gets old fast. This is the Academy Awards this broadcast should be a well oiled ran machine.
  • The Hosts; Aside from Whoopi, Billy Crystal and Jimmy Kimmel, over the past 5 years the hosts sucks major red orange and blue balls. These people are performers and yet they’re bland as dry toast. The hosts can’t connect to the audience it’s a turn off and it’s really distributing.
  • Winners thank you speech; Yes it’s exciting to win but once the winner make the acceptance speech it’s like they thank everyone on the fucking planet. It’s annoying. Maybe there’s way to post a acceptance speech on social media or remind winners they have 1 minute (one and done) and not only will they be played off, they will be escorted off as well.
  • Repeat Offenders; Stop with the repeat winners constantly giving awards to the same people year after year it’s stupid really. There’s plenty of actresses who do great inceptional work that isn’t Meryl Streep.
  • Diversity; Wow what a difference a year makes, the lack of diversity is quite evident. 2017 we seen a rise in diversity of film that featured black cast or gays in leading role that being said only five films was recognized. Spectacular performances like Chadwick Boseman in Marshall (2017) or Trevor Jackson in Burning Sands (2017) was overlooked why? Halle Berry and Denzel Washington great actors but they aren’t the only black actors available.

Speaking popular movies please explain how could a brilliantly put together movie like Dunkirk (2017) the highest grossing World War II movie surpassing Saving Private Ryan losses to a movie about a mute lady who falls in love with a mute lizard-man? Not to mention that Christopher Nolan one of the best directors around he hasn’t won an Oscar and only been nominated once is just asinine.

It doesn’t take a rocket science to figure this out, the Academy doesn’t need to add more categories, just be sensible when presenting movies to the members of the Academy for voting.

That’s All.

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Garda Síochána “Guardian of the Peace”

Inspiration comes on all forms and today blog post is inspired by doing something so natural TV binge watching. I been doing a lot of that lately on Netflix catching up on my British telly as they say and I notice something very unusual, well unusual for us Americans and that is on British telly apparently police officers don’t carry guns. Amazing huh? I know I said I won’t get political here but there’s always the first the one and only exception to the rule and this blog is it. I decided to put down the martini’s, put down the remote and really think about what or how I will present this thought…..

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Cutting The Cord

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Safelife vs SNL

sl-2-745x340.jpgHello Social Media personel, today blog is about that infamous SNL skit of Safelife. We all heard of those infamous Safelife commercials? “Safelife Repair, Safelife Replace” infact I have had the pleasure of dealing with the Technicians.  I like how quickly they response, how relatively inexpensive they are but most importantly what a convenience.  You probably have no idea why I’m blogging about Safelife, last weekend SNL did a skit, the basis is that commercial but unlike the commercial the Safelife Tech is portrayed as stalking a mother/daughter duo.  Mother and daughter noticed a crack in their windshield as they were on their way to daughters High School Basketball game. Like the commercial, they called Safelife for repairs.  Unlike the commercial, a creepy tech appears played by Beck Bennett.  He fixes the crack and all is well or so we think.

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Netflix “Radius”

Hello everyone I am very excited to bring to you this blog because I am excited about Netflix sleeper hit “Radius”.  It seems like Netflix is making all the right moves with signing of both TV super media giants Fox golden boy “Ryan Murphy” creator of “American Horror Story” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and ABC hit maker “Shondra Rimes” creator of “Grey’s”, “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder” to multi-million contracts for content.  Netflix is definitely becoming a huge factor in how we watch content.  With shows like “Strangers Things”, “Death Note” and the big hit “Bright” starring “Will Smith”, Netflix is definitely a big threat to Amazon, Hulu and other streaming media making them stand up and take note. If you want the viewership and to maintain that viewership you get the best of the best right?

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what to watch on netflix

With the every changing way we watch original programming, streaming is the way to go.  Most viewers are cutting the cord so-to-speak and watching TV through Amazon Fire Stick, Google and other streaming devices.  The question isn’t how to stream but what to stream.  There are so many choices like Amazon Prime and Hulu the options are as wide as the grand canyon.

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