*Bruce Willis has a new movie I've never heard of every month now. He's like the new Nicolas Cage.
*How many people think a Jared Leto Joker movie is a solid idea? Leto's performance couldn't stand out in "Suicide Squad," and that movie was so bad it would have been easy to look good by comparison. I think we're all safe in prejudging this one as a flop before it's even started.
*I'm tired of this narrative about how great the NBA is. Maybe on "basketball Twitter" it is, but I have the old-fashioned take that sports should also be judged on whether the actual games are fun to watch.
*So this new HBO show, Succession--it may well be amazing, but honestly, if it weren't HBO, would anyone give it a second look?
*I think it's irresponsible of fans to speculate Johnny Depp is sick based on a few recent photos. It could just as easily be drugs and booze.
*Glad to have Brooklyn Nine-Nine returning for another season, but the second half of the season was pretty unspectacular--enough to make me wonder if the show has enough juice for more than 13 episodes, though I love seeing the characters.
*Not sure how I feel about this Netflix/Obama deal. It seems like a gamble or maybe a waste content-wise, and it feels a bit too soon. I am not gonna call for BOYCOTTS or anything, but it just feels...weird.
*Cultureshark Instant Box Office Analysis: I drove by a theater and the parking lot was packed. The Avengers movie is clearly a smash.
*Well, much to no one's surprise, the arrival of ESPN+ on Roku means a lot of the "free" content on Watch ESPN is gone. It's not enough ESPN has to get 8 bucks from every cable subscriber. Now it has to take away the content it was giving those subscribers and charge an extra 5 bucks per for it.
*Can we talk about how Magic Bullet replacement mugs are way too expensive? Uh...they really are way too expensive. That's pretty much all I had to say.
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