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Why Apple’s Streaming Service is a Bad Idea, and Why Disney+ Will Succeed

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– By Katherine Sanderson – On March 25th, Apple had a presentation where they officially announced that they are launching their own streaming site called Apple TV + (which was already a rip-off of Disney’s upcoming streaming service name). With each having a release date set for Fall 2019, we will see two major streaming sites …

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How the WGA’s Showdown With Talent Agencies Could Backfire

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– By James Powers – To the casual observer, it looks like Hollywood’s screenwriters really enjoy picking fights. Most of us probably remember the massive, 100-day writers’ strike that took place in 2007-2008 as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) demanded improvements to their customary contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers …

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Bird Box or (The Unexpected Virtues of Streaming)

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– By James Powers – So I’m a solid three weeks late to the party, but I finally got around to watching Netflix’s Bird Box, the Sandra Bullock thriller vehicle that has inexplicably taken the Internet by storm since its release over the holidays. According to Netflix, who are very secretive about their viewership statistics …

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Year of the Spider: Why Spider-Man Had the Best 2018

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– By Tyler Carlos – (Spoilers Below for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers: Infinity War) *** “With great power comes great responsibility.” It seems like we’ve heard those words too many times to count since the first Spider-Man film was released in 2002. Since the release of that film, starring Toby Maguire, there have been …