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Sean Parker’s Screening Room is a subtle assault on cinema

Never in the eight years that I have been writing about film in a journalistic capacity have I dedicated an entire post to news about a startup. But today we have a precedent broken. Until now, perhaps startups didn’t really possess the potential to alter the industry to the degree that Sean Parker’s Screening Room just might. Or more frighteningly, perhaps now cinema is finally reaching the pinnacle of its vulnerability in the face of television, streaming, youtube, and even snapchat. Continue reading Sean Parker’s Screening Room is a subtle assault on cinema

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‘Star Wars’ and the disappearance of Michael Arndt

The internet blew up today. I suppose it does every day. But today one of the topics granted the pop culture status of “trending” was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It earned this because a second teaser trailer was dropped this afternoon. Personally, I found this trailer a little more inspired than the last one, released in December. But it still failed to get me at all Star Wars levels of stoked. I have a few reservations about the content of the advertisements. But the bulk of my discontentment revolves around some behind the scenes shuffling that those who don’t listen quite closely enough might have easily missed. Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ and the disappearance of Michael Arndt

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