Entertainment

Reality TV & the Internet’s Role in its Publicity

Reality TV is the genre 21st century amuses us with most. It is an amalgamation of different kinds of shows, like a game show, soap opera. Documentary as well as amateur video programming, to bring about drama into people’s lives. It makes money by sharing different parts of the reality …

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Sean Penn Summons His Inner Jeff Spicoli for Upcoming “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” Table Read (Oh Yeah, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston Will Be There, Too)

The cinematic equivalent of comfort food and righteous fan porn in the year 2020 is not director Christopher Nolan’s Tenet or Josh Boone’s New Mutants but rather the proliferation of virtual table reads reuniting some of our favorite casts from our most cherished movie-going experiences. Call it a curious by-product …

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BOOK REVIEW: Everything In Its Right Place by Tobias McCorkell

Melbourne author Tobias McCorkell spent the first 25 years of his life in Coburg. He has taught creative writing at the University of Melbourne and authored works of non-fiction including editing the upcomingCop this Lot: writers on growing up class-conscious in Australia, an anthology of essays.In 2018 he appeared at the …

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The Busy Year Of TV In 1965

As I’ve gone further back in time in these looks at TV landscapes of yore, I thought I might run into a rough year or two. Especially when I got back as far as 1965. There were only three channels in the United States. How much good stuff could be …

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This Is Netflix’s Year For The Oscars

It has occurred to me that we are probably going to see movie history this year. It’s for unfortunate reasons, and that makes it not terribly exciting. In truth, it might not be that exciting anyway. I’m calling it right now: The winner of Best Picture at the Oscars will …

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Weekend Movie Binge: SNL Stars

My movie recommendations for this week takes us to Peacock, the new streaming service from NBC. I feel good about this one because Peacock is technically free, but the free version has ads. Hey, I remember when Hulu had ads. I’m OK with that. There are a lot of really …

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