Two Cents

Two Cents 090: The Kosher Nostra

The episode in which The Academy begins fixing its accountability problem, Samsung makes a big splash with the Galaxy S8, Joss Whedon/Aaron Sorkin superhero rumors, Blumhouse may adapt Five Nights at Freddy’s, I share my breakthrough VR experience with Werewolves Within, Palmer Luckey has left Facebook/Oculus, Venice Film Festival fully embraces virtual reality. Plus the fake Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg script that floated around town, my continued vendetta against Lee Daniels’s Terms of Endearment remake/thoughts on remake culture, and the evolution of Amazon/Twitch programming, especially versus Netflix.

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Two Cents

Two Cents 032: Down with FCC, Yeah You Know Me

Jan 31 2016 – The episode in which hype builds for The Birth of A Nation, The Academy’s possible move to digital screeners, Hamilton is coming to Los Angeles, ILM’s X LAB Holo-Cinema, Star Wars Episode IX is shooting on film, Fox making domestic noir/murder mystery projects, Kathryn Bigelow re-teaming with Mark Boal, Meg Ryan moving to the director’s chair, Taika Watiti/the future of Marvel, the Blade Runner sequel, more Sundance acquisitions, Apple joining the VR game (and Google taking a bigger leap), the secret mobile ticketing arms race, Hulu becoming a hipster heaven, global competitors to Netflix, the white Michael Jackson roadtrip TV movie, and the CW airing eSports in primetime.

Dollar Reviews

Dollar Reviews 002: The Ridiculous 6

This week we review Adam Sandler’s first streaming only title, Todd Haynes’s Carol, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, In the Heart of the Sea, Murder of a Cat, Tak3n, The Haunting (1999), While We’re Young, Laggies, The Fault in Our Stars, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Dumb and Dumber To, While You Were Sleeping, Comet, Up Close and Personal, and Transparent Season 2 (54:30).

Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 002: Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut)

This weeks selection was made by Steve for purely superficial and selfish reasons; however, despite my general disliking of epics, I found myself really surprised and engaged by this spectacle. It has a great message at its core about the holy land that shouldn’t be missed.