Tag: Television & Streaming

And the Oscar Goes Too

Original Post Date: August 8, 2018

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.

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TOP DECEASED CELEBRITY MONEY MAKERS OF 2017 – Part 1

Original Post Date: August 27, 2018

Top Decease Celebrity Money Makers of 2017

Hello Kings and Queens of social media, today’s blog is inspired by how much money deceased celebrities make. As I sit and drink my dirty martini and watch a rollercoaster ride “the world series” #GoDodgers I see tons of commercials featuring music or images of deceased celebrities. One deceased celebrity pops in mind Elizabeth Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011 (ranking number 12 earning $8 million). At the time of Taylor’s death her estate was worth estimated $600 million which will be close to a billion today, but that doesn’t stop her estate for raking in the money with her classic Elizabeth Arden perfumes producing “White Diamonds” and “Passion”, I got the idea to research and here’s the top deceased celebrity money makers of 2017.

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GOODNIGHT STAN LEE & THANK YOU

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Stan Lee

The world of nerds lost our hero, our rockstar Stan Lee. Stan has helped many of us generational awkwardly outcasts deal with the world by making being misfits cool. I was introduced to Marvel when my brother bought X-Men comic. I read that series and was hooked. I realized that these characters all had something in common although all the characters are misfits or outcasts they had each other creating a family or unlikely people. Fighting against a world who don’t accept their gifts, what amazing theme.

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Reboots

Reboots can mean many different things.  Rebooting can mean changing a certain aspect of your life OR the most common meaning of reboots is referring to remaking of TV shows, movies and music. Reboots can also mean projecting a need a person is lacking in their lives.

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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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creciendo el estilo de los años 80

“Creciendo el estilo de los años 80” Spanish for “growing up 80’s style” a childhood I wouldn’t change for nothing in the world is the topic of this blog post. As I sit here listening to Sirius-XM 80’s channel Don Henly “Boys of Summer memories of a time in my life where things were so simple.  Even though there’s always the threat of a nuclear war the cold war between USSR and USA at a stale-male the world waits for one to call check mate a point made in the song “Land of Confusion” by Genesis, the 80’s decade started out with a whisper ending with a bang.  80’s created a lot of innovative stuff fun stuff. Some stuff didn’t survive and some stuff did survive and we still use today. The 70’s seen the birth of 8-track tapes and vinyl (albums), the 80’s gave us cassette tapes, CD’s, video, Walkman, Atari, Cable TV and of course MTV.

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SAFELIFE -VS- SNL

Hello Social Media Knights, today blog is about that infamous SNL skit of Safelife. We all heard of those infamous Safelife commercials? “Safelife Repair, Safelife Replace” in fact 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

This post is a review.

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 canyons. This blog will focus on streaming giant Netflix and their original programming.  Netflix has started the revolution a movement really with providing original content. With hit Emmy winning award shows like Stranger Thinks, House of Cards knowing what to watch can get very tricky. After logging quite a few hours of Netflix, here are my top 7 must see Netflix TV series.

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13 Reasons Why Centers around a new high school student “Hanna Baker’s ” suicide and how her death affects the people left behind.  This series tackles many adult subjects beside suicide, the drama also deals with sexual assault, child abuse , drug abuse and of course school shootings.  This is a show worth watching, however, I don’t recommend this show for kids under the age of 15 unless supervised by, who knew that cassette tapes are back in amount High School Students.

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Altered Carbon – Is based upon Richard Morgan’s novel of the same title.  This sci-fi crime drama is set 250 years in the future.  This sci-fi crime drama is set 250 years in the future.  In the year of 2384 memories are stored in disk like objects and humans can be put into synthetic bodies called sleeves. The story follows ex-con ex-mercenary Takeshi Kovacs on his journey in solving the murder of the wealthiest man in settled worlds.  This series is very graphic and entertaining very whimsical.  Again this series is very adult themed I wouldn’t recommend this show for kids under the age of 15.

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black mirror

Black Mirror Is a series of short stories that varies in content.  Black Mirror is often compare to “twilight Zone” as the stories changes each episode.  Now in it’s 4th season, Black Mirror continues to push the envelope with over the top story lines.  My two particular favorite episode are from season 4 episode 5 titled “Metalhead”, where a woman tries to survive the dangers of robotic dogs and episode 6 title “Black Museum” where young lady traveler for a re-charge stumbling upon a museum that houses creepy artifacts.  Again this isn’t for the faint of heart although the show’s tone is not a R-rated as most Netflix originals Black Mirror doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the story telling.

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Dark Is a sci-fi drama that is set in the fictional town of Winden Germany.  This series follows a few storylines with the main story is about Johans Kahnwald his family and how they deal with the suicide death of his father.  With that being said I can’t go into anymore detail without giving away the plot.  I can say that this series is very innovated, a TV show that is way beyond it’s time. I was so intrigued by the plot that I couldn’t get enough, yes it’s that good.

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defenders

The Defenders – What do you get when you put Marvel’s un-celebrated super hero’s “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage”, and “Iron Fists” together?  You get one of the best movies series on Netflix.  This is really a no-brainer, the world of super hero’s collide when the four find themselves teaming up against the Hand and who or what is the Hand?  The Hand is an underground secret ancient originaztion lead by Alexandra played by Sigourney Weaver very calculated adversary, she really brings the hammer down on our super hero’s creating a unsuspecting villan. I do suggest that you watch the first seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fists in this order before taking on the Defenders.

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the rain

The Rain – Is a Danish sci-fi drama that follows two sibling on their quest for survival. High school student Simone and younger brother Rasmus find themselves running for the safety of the shelter from the Rain.  Six years has pass since a virus spread through the rain has nearly wiped out mankind, the two siblings curious, emerges from their bunker only to find the world they left 6 years early is gone.  The two journey from the safety of their bunker looking for food, other survivors and answers.  I highly recommend this series because it’s entertaining good and the twist is one of those WTF moments.

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River

River – is a British police drama that follows John River as her tries to solve the murder of his partner Jackie Stevie Steveson.  This drama is unusual because River sees and communicates with the dead including his partner Stevie.  This ability lands River in hot water with his superiors but the interesting thing is to see River navigate through expectant twists.  The dead people he’s investigating is assisting him in finding their killers.  River is a laid back series that starts right out of the gate with the suspense.  This is a show strictly for adults and be weary it’s very graphic.  

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Honorable mentions:

Bright

Death Note

Evil Genius

Imperial Dreams

London Spy

Lost In Space

Message From The King

Mute

The Punisher

Slasher

The Titan

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Well those are my picks to watch.  If you have your top Netflix picks share them.

Until next time…….