Category Archives: The Arts

Are Movie Theaters “Dead Men Walking?”

The Aurora Theatre in East Aurora, New York. Photo: Hannah Buehler/ WKBW-TV

When Warner Brothers announced earlier this month that it would be releasing its complete slate of 2021 movie titles the same day to both theaters and its streaming service HBO Max, the movie industry lost its collective mind. Film makers, most notably Christopher Nolan, ripped the company for its move. Now, before I get to the heart of this post, let me just say that Warner Brothers was wrong to not include their partners in the decision-making process. Not only were film makers like Nolan caught unawares, so were production companies like Legendary (who finance the films). That was a mistake and it could be a costly one long-term.

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The Infinity Saga – My Rankings

Well, this just sucks. COVID and the year 2020 continues to deliver one blow after another. Black Widow, the long-awaited solo film for Scarlett Johansson’s character, is being pushed yet again, this time to May of next year – one year from its original date. As a result, other movies like The Eternals are being pushed as well. With that bit of news, I decided to re-look all of the Infinity Saga films and take a shot at what so many have already done – ranking the 23 movies.

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Live Music and Technology: What the Future May Hold

In the last couple of weeks, I wrote about how I think the pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. You can read the first of the three posts here. In my third installment about the music industry, I briefly discussed that while online content has soared during the last five months, there’s also been an uptick in virtual reality concerts like the one performed by John Legend through the Wave platform. I’ve been interested in the intersection of live music and technology for some time so I figured now was as good a time as any to discuss further.

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