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The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

June 16, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

My editor and I got together in the city last week for a drink and to catch up, as it had been a while since we’d seen each other in person. Pandemic, and all. Over cocktails, we discussed the world of entertainment, all that was wrong with it and how we would fix it,... »

The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

June 9, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

I am a fan of Black Panther, though probably not as big a fan of it as most people seem to be. It’s a good movie. Very good, in fact, though I personally wouldn’t put it in the top three or four of Marvel Studios’ best “Marvel Cinematic Universe” outings. (For the record, number... »

Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from Indiana Jones 5, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

June 9, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from <em>Indiana Jones 5</em>, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

Happy Hump Day!  If Monday’s “Over the Weekend” seemed a bit slim, hang onto your hats, because news has definitely picked up since then. It’s just a few days away from the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and as mentioned last week, Director James Mangold began shooting the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 in the... »

The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

June 2, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

Remember, like just last week, when I was talking about DiscoverWarner and Netflix and how the whole Streaming Wars thing had been turned on its head? Well, apparently, we’re into Part Deux of this saga, with the news the other day that Amazon was acquiring MGM for the low, low price of $8.45 billion. ... »

The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

May 26, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

A couple days ago, I was talking to a friend about the Streaming Wars, and how, up to a couple weeks ago, it appeared that Netflix had won it just by getting such a huge head start. This was before the bombshell news that AT&T was merging WarnerMedia with Discovery, thus turning the whole... »

The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

May 19, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

You may or may not have noted that a guy named Erik Messerschmidt took home the Oscar for cinematography last month. This is only noteworthy because it was the first feature film he had ever photographed. Sure, he spent many years in the movie industry as a gaffer, but all of his actual work... »

The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

May 12, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

Any time someone shows up in your preferred news feed with an opinion, claiming to know what they’re talking about, it’s fair to ask, “Wait, who are you? What are your credentials? Why do I care?” These are good questions. I ask them myself. So now, as I show up in yours, I figure... »