Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid has generated a significant amount of criticism and sparked heated discussions among fans and critics alike.
The set goes dark. The audience hushes but you can still feel the buzz of their excitement. The drummer plays an epic tom fill to start the song…somewhere in the distance there’s a glissando across a set of thousand dollar chimes.
We’ve seen it at circuses and marine parks, at zoos and racetracks. When animals are used for entertainment, they suffer—and the film and TV industries are no exception. Often torn away from their mothers as infants and subjected to lives of punishment and deprivation, animals used in movie and television productions have no control over their lives.
Sitcoms, late-night tv shows, movies, and everything in between will be feeling the pressure of an economic downturn soon, as the Writers Guild of America is organizing a strike.
This year, Netflix celebrated 25 years, having been founded in 1997, and launched in 1998. Since the platform became mainstream (no pun intended), the realm of tv has shifted into an entirely new landscape. According to Abby McCain, a writer for Zippia, 78% of U.S. households are subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, and of those people, 55% are subscribed to multiple platforms. More people have access to streaming platforms than ever before! But how exactly have these platforms reshaped the world of television? The introduction of online tv streaming services have vastly improved the entertainment industry, both in terms of convenience and content. They have done this by minimizing the amount of equipment needed in order to view content, and by producing new content for their platforms.
Movies and books are two forms of entertainment that have been around for a long time, with books being the older of the two. They have entertained so many generations of people that they are almost always on anyone’s list of favorite things to do. The distinction between films and books is in how they tell the story.
Revue Theatre has been at the center of Argentinian culture for over a century. By the end of the 1800s, scandalous Revue Plays were getting canceled due to their flashy satirization of the political and social landscape at the time. More than any other space, Revue Theatre contributed to the visibility of Argentinian tango.
As a New York native, Tuffy Questell has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years as an actor, producer, casting director, and musician passionate about increasing the expansion of the New York film market.
With the expansion of 4D movie theaters, I worry about true theatre. You know, the kind with live performers, an orchestra, intricate costume design, and lots of drama? Ever heard of it? Yikes. Shakespeare would be so disappointed.
Fights during hockey games occur frequently when there are disputes among players, however, they do not come without a cost. Each player involved in the fight will be penalized for a minimum of 5 minutes. While it is an ongoing debate, hockey fights should be here to stay.
Even though animation is a beloved genre to many movie and art lovers around the world, animation is also underappreciated. It’s easy to see why many people love animation. These films are popular world-wide with amazing companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks who brought us iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, the Disney Princesses (a personal favorite), Shrek, the Looney Tunes, and so much more. Often, animated movies are the first movies we fell in love with as children.
If you love the icon that is Betty White and binge-watching The Golden Girls, I might have the perfect opportunity for you.