Here Comes Paramount+ ➽ Mark those calendars: CBS All Access will make its long-anticipated transition to Paramount+ on March 4, with owner ViacomCBS scheduling a preview of the rebranded service on February 24. I’m increasingly excited to see what the company will do with its main subscription streaming platform, especially now that Pluto TV’s Tom Ryan oversees streaming strategy at ViacomCBS. Also, I love this tweet from venture capitalist and analyst Matthew Ball: He notes that the “save the date” for the February investor event includes what looks to be airplane hangar doors. Ball wondered if that’s a hint that the company is considering pulling a Warner Bros. and premiering Top Gun 2 on Paramount+ at the same time it opens in theaters (or maybe instead of a theatrical launch). More intriguingly, the ViacomCBS corporate Twitter account later retweeted Ball’s speculation. It sure would be a great way to get some buzz … [Read more...] about Do Netflix’s Financials Finally Make Sense?
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The jam session at the end is my favorite credits scene, period. Did you all do it in one take?.” I recall doing three takes of something a little different and he was like, “Okay everyone, change of plans, we want to try to do this in one take.” He wanted us to feel as natural as possible and have some fun, like a jam session. We didn’t have anything planned. I was anxious because I’m one of the last ones to go and in my head I was like, Ugh, he nailed the keyboard, ugh, he nailed the drums. So I belted it out! Even though I sang “Chain of Fools” earlier in the movie, it was a smaller moment and I didn’t get to sing as loud as I wanted to. When I had this moment, I went for it. The reaction afterwards was priceless. The whole crew was like, Whoa. The acoustics in that warehouse were incredible. But Jack was the ringleader, and towards the end he was making us laugh with everything he threw at us. That’s what makes it such a … [Read more...] about Maryam Hassan Answers Every Question We Have About
Pinkins certainly isn’t, and though her post-departure comments seem to play every card at her disposal, including those of race and gender — Kulick is white — she may have done a service in surfacing some of the buried issues of classic revivals that appropriate “exotic” settings with no intent to explore them. What, after all, would have been wrong with a simple color-blind production of Mother Courage, set as usual in a generic Brechtian past? Or in exploring an African setting more seriously, even at some cost to Brecht’s design? What’s the worst that would have happened? A bad review? … [Read more...] about Theater Review: CSC’s
28. The internet is a theater all its own. Ham4Ham became a phenomenon because of Twitter, and this entire Broadway moment owes something to social media. Forums like All That Chat, Twitter feeds like @BroadwayBlack, websites like The Interval, and everyone’s Facebook page are teeming with gossip and analysis. Suddenly, every small-town drama-club geek can connect with every other small-town drama-club geek and dis a star who hasn’t learned his lines or discuss who should revive Hello, Dolly! (it’s Bette Midler) or how amazing the camerawork was in Grease: Live. The New York theater audience, for the first time since the Rodgers and Hammerstein era, reaches to Oklahoma and beyond. And when that audience gets here, they know just what to do. … [Read more...] about “HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW.”
She also opened up to The Guardian about the pressures women feel to remain youthful and said: "It's crazy. You have to be much better than your male colleagues. You still have to be a good wife and mother. And now you also have to be skinny, and you have to look 20 when you're 40. … [Read more...] about Salma Hayek, 54, makes surprising confession about her age