Browse Articles by Neil Turitz

The Accidental Turitz: Want to Watch Sports on TV? Get Ready to Subscribe to a Streamer Instead

April 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Want to Watch Sports on TV? Get Ready to Subscribe to a Streamer Instead

Apple has been making a lot of noise lately about spending a lot of money to fill out its programming slate for Apple TV+ and since the company is still not buying Netflix or any other studio — something I still believe is only a matter of time — that means it’s going after... »

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The Accidental Turitz: The Mid-Budget Movie Died Long Before Netflix (or Ambulance) Showed Up

April 2022
The Accidental Turitz: The Mid-Budget Movie Died Long Before Netflix (or <i>Ambulance</i>) Showed Up

I don’t normally refer to the work of other journalists as “inane,” but I’m not sure how else to describe a piece I read this week in Variety, which basically blamed Netflix for the death of both the mid-budget movie and the original action picture. The fact that someone decided that it was Netflix’s... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Why Hollywood’s Biggest Problem — Lazy Tentpoles — Is At Least Partially Your Fault

April 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Why Hollywood’s Biggest Problem — Lazy Tentpoles — Is At Least Partially Your Fault

You may recall that just a few weeks ago, I wrote roughly 1600 words extolling the virtues of The Batman. Well, on Monday, I sat through another comic book movie, this one being Morbius. Rest assured, this week’s column will not be extolling anything about that film. Watching Morbius actually made me angry. It’s not... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Thoughts on The Slap Felt ‘Round the World and Hollywood’s Lack of Class

March 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Thoughts on The Slap Felt ‘Round the World and Hollywood’s Lack of Class

Let’s start with the fact that it was a crap joke. We all know that by now, and even Chris Rock has admitted it was a misfire that was ill-considered and in bad taste. Whether Rock knew about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia or not, at its core, the simple truth was that the joke... »

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The Accidental Turitz: With a Streamer Poised to Win Best Picture, the Oscars Are at a Tipping Point

March 2022
The Accidental Turitz: With a Streamer Poised to Win Best Picture, the Oscars Are at a Tipping Point

It took the Emmy Awards a long time to recognize cable television, and even though cable TV was really just starting in 1978, it was still enough for people to get together and create the Cable Ace Awards to recognize excellence in non-broadcast content. Throughout the 1980s, winning a Cable Ace Award was a... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Don’t Say “Gay” to Disney CEO Bob Chapek

March 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Don’t Say “Gay” to Disney CEO Bob Chapek

Back when Michael Jordan was actively playing basketball and thus, was one of the best-known people on the entire planet, he was selling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Nike gear each year. His signature sneakers were the most popular brand on the market, and thanks to his considerable prowess as both an... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Why The Batman Is the Best Batman Movie Ever Made

March 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Why <i>The Batman</i> Is the Best Batman Movie Ever Made

You may recall that roughly five months ago, I wrote an expansive piece on Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie and how the franchise should move forward. In it, I said that I believe the two best fictional characters ever created are Bond and Batman. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Why the Academy Needs to Stick to Its Guns Following Latest Oscars Controversy

March 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Why the Academy Needs to Stick to Its Guns Following Latest Oscars Controversy

We have been firmly ensconced in Oscar Season for a few weeks now, and if there was any doubt about that, the controversy that erupted over which awards would and would not be given out during the live telecast hammered it home. Because it wouldn’t be Oscar season if there wasn’t some kind of... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Does Marvel Have an Anti-Vax Problem?

February 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Does Marvel Have an Anti-Vax Problem?

Remember, just a couple of weeks ago, when I talked about how exhausting controversy is? Well, I’m still spent, because there’s just no let-up to it. Just when I think we’ve put one controversy to bed, another rears its ugly head and we’re forced to reckon with it. This week, it’s more nonsense about vaccinations,... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Disaster Master Roland Emmerich Hating on Superheroes Is Peak Irony

February 2022
The Accidental Turitz: Disaster Master Roland Emmerich Hating on Superheroes Is Peak Irony

Last week, Roland Emmerich was doing press for his latest disaster epic, Moonfall, because that’s what directors do when their movies come out. And because modern film bloggers tend to ask the same questions over and over again, he was asked about the current state of the movie industry. Since he apparently does not understand... »

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