Tag: TV

Jay-Z and Weinstein Co. Team Up for Trayvon Martin Film Projects

The Weinstein Company has partnered with Jay-Z to make a series of films in memory of the Trayvon Martin. “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin,” Injustice was written by Lisa Bloom, an American Civil Rights Attorney and daughter of well-known attorney Gloria Allred. “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,”… Read More

The British are coming: BBC to launch video streaming service for U.S. viewers

BBC logo

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be launching a Netflix-style video streaming service in the United States in 2016. Programs which already air on U.S. channels, like Doctor Who or Top Gear, will not be included.   The decision to launch a video streaming service is driven by a need for increased revenue. The BBC… Read More

Dustin Hoffman’s strong opinions on the state of the film, TV industries

Dustin Hoffman at a red carpet event

The notably uncontroversial Dustin Hoffman (“The Graduate,” “Marathon Man”) drew a line in the sand recently with some incredibly impassioned remarks. During a recent interview, the Oscar winner admitted that he feels the film industry has entered its worst era in decades, while the television industry has become the medium to watch (no pun intended).… Read More

“The X-Files” returns to FOX, thanks to Netflix

“The truth is out there.” For many avid television fans, these words defined the 1990s. This simple phrase encapsulated the mystery of “The X-Files,” a classic Emmy award winning series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI paranormal investigators.   The show is remembered for helping innovate many common tropes of modern television. These… Read More

Tv Series Recommendation: Breaking Bad

When people talk about the all time great episodic television dramas, shows like “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Mad Men,” and “Deadwood” tend to be the ones that come up. This writer’s favorite, though, is AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”   No show is as enthralling, engaging, riveting, and emotionally exhausting on an episode-to-episode basis. The performances, the writing,… Read More

TV Series Recommendation: Arrested Development

There may be no such thing as the perfect TV comedy, but “Arrested Development” is probably the closest thing to it. In terms of the cast, writing, direction, and production, it truly has no equal.   Starring such talent as Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, and Will Arnett, “Arrested Development” follows the Bluths, an extremely dysfunctional, once-wealthy family who… Read More

TV Series Recommendation: Trailer Park Boys

“Trailer Park Boys” is stupid. The characters are stupid, the situations are stupid, the premise even sounds inherently stupid, but there’s a charm and cleverness to the stupidity that makes the show one of the funniest ever put on air.   “Trailer Park Boys” follows Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles — three serial petty-criminals who live in a trailer… Read More