Since its inception in 1997, Netflix has redefined an industry formerly dominated by brick and mortar franchises through a series of right-place, right-time innovations. Their monthly flat-rate subscription, unlimited rentals and elimination of shipping, handling and late fees were enough to drive Blockbuster into bankruptcy. The irony probably wasn’t lost on the mom and pop shops that were forced to close their doors when Blockbuster and Hollywood Videos came to town. Netflix stumbled badly ... [Read more]
Damon FAIL…Sheen FAIL…Jagger FAIL…
• Christian Bale was rough-housed by plain clothes Chinese police after attempting to visit a controversial Chinese lawyer who was under house arrest. Bale claimed he just wanted to shake the man’s hand. He happened to have a CNN camera crew in tow for the potential handshake.
• Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel brought out the ugly side of kids with crappy gifts.
The trailers for two highly anticipated films surfaced this week. Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover and David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo feature the work of two directors in their prime tackling big subject matter. Hoover is Eastwood’s first collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio who was cast in the titular role. Eastwood is working once again in historical mode covering the life of Hoover from childhood through his 50 years as the big fish in federal law enforce... [Read more]