Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

Slate (and The Atlantic) continue to prove why they are must read sources. I think I watched every episode of "Cheers" the first time around. This article gives insight into why it was addictive. This Early Cheers Episode Explains Why Everybody Still Knows the Sitcom’s Name By Nitish Pahwa June 22, 20204:52 PM Shelley Long … Continue reading Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

Hamilton fans want to know — did Disney remove any of the profanity?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DSCKfXpAGHc?enablejsapi=1& BY PROMA KHOSLA1 DAY AGO With Hamilton on its way to Disney+, hardcore Hamilfans had a question about that PG-13 rating: What about the fucks? On stage, Hamilton contains exactly three f-bombs, two of which had to be sacrificed to avoid an R rating, Lin-Manuel Miranda explained on Twitter. He even took it a step further and immediately quelled … Continue reading Hamilton fans want to know — did Disney remove any of the profanity?

Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

Such a wealth of entertainment available free this month in support of either Juneteenth or the protesters -- make sure you catch at least a few. https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2020/6/19/apple-offers-free-viewing-of-the-banker-film-to-celebrate-juneteenth Apple offers free viewing of ‘The Banker’ film to celebrate Juneteenth June 19, 2020/ Dennis Sellers To celebrate Juneteenth celebration, Apple has made its original film, “The Banker,” … Continue reading Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

NYC’s indie theatres preparing to reopen

NYC is full of movie theaters but they definitely fall into two camps -- the national chains and the locally supported indies. https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/new-yorks-indie-movie-theaters-are-cautiously-preparing-reopen New York's Indie Movie Theaters Are Cautiously Preparing To Reopen By James Ramsay June 11, 2020 1:17 p.m. • 96 Comments Nitehawk's marquee in Park Slope Scott Lynch / Gothamist On Sunday, … Continue reading NYC’s indie theatres preparing to reopen

17 Movies starring books

https://bookriot.com/2013/06/12/17-movies-starring-books/ 17 Movies Starring Books Jeff O'Neal Jun 12, 2013 We’ve done movies starring libraries and movies starring bookstores, and now it is time for the final chapter in our trilogy (since everything has to be a trilogy these days): movies starring books. In these seventeen movies, books aren’t just mentioned or seen, they are … Continue reading 17 Movies starring books

A BBC-One series worth watching

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/08/i-may-destroy-you-review-michaela-coel-could-this-be-the-best-drama-of-the-year I May Destroy You review – could this be the best drama of the year? 5 / 5 stars5 out of 5 stars.     Michaela Coel’s new series is an extraordinary, breathtaking exploration of consent, race and millennial life that works on every level Lucy Mangan @LucyMangan Mon 8 Jun 2020 18.15 EDTLast modified on Mon 8 Jun 2020 20.40 EDT  Michaela Coel, … Continue reading A BBC-One series worth watching

Sharing your Netflix password is OK but watch out for the screen limit

Every streaming service has its own rules on sharing an account. Most, like Netflix, simple conceded that sharing among a family will mean multiple locations. But even Netflix has limits. https://www.wsj.com/articles/youve-shared-your-netflix-password-with-your-entire-family-now-you-cant-watch-netflix-11591636619?mod=hp_featst_pos5 You’ve Shared Your Netflix Password With Your Entire Family. Now You Can’t Watch Netflix. Lockdowns have had people at home for months bingeing everything, … Continue reading Sharing your Netflix password is OK but watch out for the screen limit

AMC reverses earlier guidance, will be opening theatres in July

AMC only recently expressed substantial doubts about reopening at all. For them to be saying they'll be opening 1,000 theatres in July is quite the reversal, but very welcome. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/09/media/amc-theatres-reopen-earnings/index.html AMC plans to reopen its theaters in July By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business Updated 6:37 PM ET, Tue June 9, 2020 New York (CNN Business)AMC … Continue reading AMC reverses earlier guidance, will be opening theatres in July

Great movie to watch free in June “Just Mercy”

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-just-mercy-free-streaming-rental 'Just Mercy' is now free to stream through June to help educate people on systemic racism Steven Cohen Jun 2, 2020, 5:40 PM Warner Bros. has made "Just Mercy" free to rent on digital streaming platforms throughout June.The film is being offered as a resource to help educate people about the dangers of systemic … Continue reading Great movie to watch free in June “Just Mercy”

Live theatre (much less Broadway) won’t reopen until it’s safe

If you've been to a Broadway show in the past few years, you're familiar with how the audience is packed tightly even with substantial ticket prices. Implementing the standards needed to ensure that performers, staff, and the audience are kept healthy and safe will increase those prices. Despite the good will evidenced by these proposed … Continue reading Live theatre (much less Broadway) won’t reopen until it’s safe

Excellent fitness Bluetooth earbuds

Everybody has their favorites. I've used these successfully. Not my favorites, but I simply can't manage Airpods of any sort. They fall out. Isn't it grand that we're all different? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/14/beats-powerbeats-review-apples-cheaper-bluetooth-fitness-earbuds? Beats Powerbeats review: Apple's cheaper Bluetooth fitness earbuds Long battery life, comfortable and secure ear hooks and great sound for exercising The Powerbeats are … Continue reading Excellent fitness Bluetooth earbuds