After the coffee. Before figuring out why 2014 is dragging.
The Skinny: Apparently the first Monday after Jan. 1 is the most depressing day of the year. I actually was in a good mood yesterday. Go figure. Maybe I'm just grateful not to be at the
Daily Dose: This weekend,
Digital dollars. The bigwigs of the media and technology industries are gathering this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to look at new toys and discuss the best ways to capitalize on changing media consumption habits. One bit of good news is the rise of digital sales for movies and television shows. Last year, sales topped $1 billion for the first time. Me, I still like to actually hold a box, but I'm rapidly approaching "get off of my lawn" age. More on the growth of digital from the Los Angeles Times.
Lady Jane. Director Jane Campion will head the jury for the 67th
Cat got your tongue? So far, the biggest news out of the Consumer Electronics Show is something that didn't happen. Director Michael Bay, known for big-budget and special-effects-driven films including the
Throwing a flag. The National Football League is less than thrilled with promotional spots hyping "Friday Night Tykes," a new unscripted show from the Esquire Network about a youth football league in Texas. The clips feature coaches berating kids under the age of 10, and are filled with lots of brutal helmet-to-helmet collisions. "The trailer is definitely troubling to watch," an NFL spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. The Esquire Network is owned by
Exclusive membership. It's kind of sad that in 2014 the hiring of a black woman by NBC's
It was a beautiful day.
U2 was honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last Saturday, just one of the many intriguing elements to this quirky gathering of Hollywood glitterati. If you couldn't make it, here are recaps from the