No sooner did this year’s Oscar ceremony wind down than a fight is brewing about next year’s nominations...
When you hear there’s a new mobster movie coming out staring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel — and directed by Martin Scorsese — your first reaction may very well be, “I need to buy tickets!”
But you won’t, because this movie, The Irishman, will be released this year, not in traditional theatres, but on Netflix.
More and more, streaming services like Netflix are providing high quality, big name, must-see entertainment, and, not surprisingly, not everyone in Hollywood is thrilled. Representing what we might call “old Hollywood,” acclaimed director Steven Spielberg wants movies that play on streaming services to be exempt from Best Picture consideration unless they fulfill certain requirements first.
What’s a conservative to do when the old Hollywood establishment clashes with the upstart streaming services like Netflix? They both generally hate “red state” Americans, traditional values and our military. When these two corporate armies battle it out, it’s tempting say, “Can’t they both lose?”