The difference between a monopsony and a monopoly (and why it matters for your favorite TV show)

Photo: Manuel Esteban (Shutterstock) You’ve probably noticed that your favorite streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max, once heaven for creators lured by the freedom to make shows that would never fly on TV, are increasingly resorting to tactics like the subscription price. hikes and a shift to cheaper, more formulaic (aka “safe”) content. … Read more

Ezra Miller’s story is getting darker and sadder

Ezra MillerPhoto: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) No one likes to see Ezra Miller’s name in the headlines these days. The beleaguered star of the fantastic beasts upcoming franchise and DC the flashMiller has been the subject of intense confusion, scorn and concern in recent years, beginning with the 2020 allegation and accompanying video that he … Read more

Keanu Reeves’ Constantine Sequel Kills JJ Abrams’ Constantine Show

Image: Warner Bros Television. Just before the start of the weekend, Warner Bros. Discovery surprised everyone by revealing that a sequel to their 2005 Constantine film was in development. With Keanu Reeves and original director Francis Lawrence were both set to return, it seemed like a pleasant shock…until it had to be remembered in 2021, … Read more

Warner Bros. just doesn’t care about his streaming service, huh?

Image: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If there’s one thing that sets Warner Bros. Uncovering its various rivals among major media conglomerates is how much of a fuck streak the newly merged company seems to be giving on the concept of streaming. We’ve had plenty of examples of this stupidity already, of course, starting … Read more

HBO Max Treats Fans and Animation Creators Like Garbage

infinite trainImage: HBO Max It’s telling that when trying to parse out the current PR and talent disasters surrounding HBO Max, you have to start by clarifying what you’re talking about. Are you talking about the destruction of nearly completed films, suddenly transformed from creative works into simple tax deductions under the pen of new … Read more

Animation is vital to Warner Bros., so why kill it?

Image: Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. Animation Since the sudden cancellation of the bat girl and Scoob films in July, both of which were essentially made, the new Warner Bros. Rebranded Discovery has been mired in questionable business choices. In addition to nurturing a fairly transparent desire to use the flash like a cinematic reset despite by … Read more

James Gunn Says There’s No Worry About Peacemaker Season 2

Last week has been crazy for DC fans. Not only was it announced that bat girl had been set aside by Warner Bros. Discovery as part of a broader strategy shift for the company, but the company’s investor call later in the week further unveiled upcoming changes for the HBO Max streaming service as well … Read more

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Almost Involved Peter Jackson

Image: Amazon Studios Amazon’s Next The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power The series has a great pedigree to live up to beyond bringing author JRR Tolkien’s world to life. Warner Bros.’ the Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson in the mid-2000s looms large on both the fantasy genre … Read more