Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I’m still confused by Jodie Foster’s speech. If you can explain it, let me know. And, last I checked, I heard Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were hosting. But I don’t remember seeing them? One thing I’m not confused about is why Girls (best comedy) and Lena Dunham (best actress, comedy) won. The only thing keeping me from watching the season two premiere was…the Golden Globes. Not sure I made the right decision.
On to the five:
- Django Unchained. The D is silent…and that’s about all that’s silent. This movie will not and should not be ignored. I’m still trying to get my head around how I want to even review it (those who know me know I’m a huge Tarantino fan). What I can say is that it’s vintage Tarantino, exceptionally written, incredibly acted and all around a great movie. The scene mocking the KKK takes me back to one of my favorite scenes in Reservoir Dogs (debating the meaning of ‘Like a Virgin’).
- Joe Biden is talking gun violence with the video game industry. Biden met with the video game industry on Friday looking for ideas on how to curb gun violent. Not sure what good that’s going to do. Personally, I’ve never understood why people blamed rock music, then movies – and now video games – for violence. Like anything else in this life, these things come with a responsibility. Whether it’s letting your kids listen, watch or play things that may not be suited for them – or teaching them why it’s not appropriate to do so – we don’t need the government to control our consumption of them. (Full story:http://tinyurl.com/celh4uh)
- Cable TV=Dinosaur? Pay TV declined for the first time…ever. Granted, it’s only down a small percent but it’s forecasted to continue to decline over the next five years. Why? Well, people are pissed at their service, the bills and don’t consume television the same way. Some of my friends tell me they did it and haven’t looked back. http://tinyurl.com/cznqgz2
- Only 20% of Coca-Cola’s fb fans are in the U.S., which means… Walmart is the number one fb fan. It has the most U.S-based fans – are you surprised? http://tinyurl.com/amlwrhz
- Four trends seen at the Consumer Electronics Show. I have to say that I actually agree with all four of these…and it’s a little refreshing that they are more about the ‘consumer’ and less about the ‘electronics’. I love that the focus is more on the user, how they’re using it and what we can learn from their usage. It’s a very exciting time to be in the marketing profession. http://tinyurl.com/dxtu6jz