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Netflix to introduce interactive shows starting with Black Mirror season 5

Don’t you hate it when you binge your way through several episodes of your favorite show, just to be smacked in the face with an ending that is either completely confusing, insulting to your intelligence, or so obvious that it ruined the last 6 hours of your life? Well geekies, Netflix plans on changing that. That’s right. Bloomberg reported earlier this week that the company that transformed (and destroyed) the video rental industry is now...

Deep Thoughts with Anthony Pizzuto: Been there, done that, bought the movie theater.

I love Amazon. You know that… They are a force that just doesn’t seem to stop growing in scope and scale. They’re like that project from hell that goes so far off the rails you forget the objective of the project to start with. What started as an online bookseller has turned into a massive marketplace for everything from books to home goods, bathroom fixtures to original movies and television shows. They have it all....

Oscars jump the shark and add new, pointless category

Darwin’s theory of evolution is “…the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioral traits” – apparently the Oscars, an odd organism unto itself, realized that it was time to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of poor ratings and real consumer tastes. Now, instead of the event being a self-indulged love fest for Hollywood’s A-listers – and a celebration of their politics, we now have a category for...

Fans start petition to support James Gunn

Now that we are learning more details about the events leading up to James Gunn being fired, options are shifting. When it got out earlier that the smear campaign links directly back to an alt-right group that tried smearing the Clinton campaign with a child sex ring lie, thousands of fans are signing a petition to get him his job back. Sign the petition here. Update: 7/22/18 10:03am When we first broke this story on 7/21...

James Gunn was targeted by Alt-Right groups in response to Rosanne firing

Pollitics hit the MCU today, and they hit it HARD. In case you have not heard, James Gunn has officially been fired by Disney and will not lead the way to the Cosmic MCU. …and Disney was wrong to fire him. I’m not defending what he said. Jokes about pedophilia and rape are disgusting. What he tweeted back in 2008 is indefensible. But Disney knew about these tweets before they hired him to direct GOTG, he...

Deep Thoughts with Anthony Pizzuto: Netflix’s Subscriber Slump

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “Deep Thoughts with Anthony Pizzuto” segment. I’ve been so busy turning my deep thoughts into geek thoughts that I haven’t had time to blog on the things that are happening in the business world today. Fortunately for you and me, something fun happened today that inspired me to brush off the deep thoughts logo and blog away. Ladies and gents, I present to you the Netflix earnings call!...

Disney Puts New Star Wars Stories on Hold

Ugh. It happened. We knew it would happen. We didn’t want it to happen but it did. Collider reported earlier that Disney has pulled the plug on any new Star Wars anthology stories for the foreseeable future. This is due primarily to the lackluster box office success of the much anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. When compared to it’s sister spin-off Rouge One, Solo opened to $84.4M and by week for grossed $192.8M while...

Disney ups bid to buy Fox – Will Comcast bid higher?

Fox accepts Disney’s newest bid, $71.3 Billion.   Last week Marvel fans where dealt some bad news when it was announced that Comcast outbid Disney’s previous offer to buy 21 Century Fox’s media empire. Today Disney got super aggressive and Fox accepted their bid of $45 per share, upping the total buy out value to over $85 billion with Disney assuming $13.5 billion of Fox’s debt. If this passes the regulatory hurtles it has in...

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