'Raya' leads the BO; reactions matter
just as much; lawyers are not journalists
Box Office - March 5-7
1. "Raya and the Last Dragon" - $8.6 million ...Some refused to show "Raya." Because of the new scheme from Disney+, "Raya" was not shown in some theaters as a sort of payback for not showing first in theaters.
2. "Tom and Jerry" - $6.6 million
3. "Chaos Walking" - $3.4 million
Note: The window has closed now and that may be the new norm, and the theater companies do not like it. Would you if you owned a theater?
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- An opinion piece should not run on the front page of a newspaper.
- The reactions to cancel culture can be just as bad. Think about your reply first as the item may not be what you think. When something gets canceled or stops production, is it that it is simply just time to retire the item or is it canceled?
- So, where those six Dr. Suess books actually still being published? And if not, was it necessary to publish a statement saying they were no longer going to be published.
- People embellish in storytelling. Is that misinformation?
- I have never been to Washington D.C. and I will hold off until the fencing is removed. Who wants to see it like this?
- TV news is more entertainment than it is news. Know that and it makes sense.
- Chris Coumo never should have interviewed his brother - EVER! I was taught that in high school journalism class. But yet, he did many times on a major TV outlet. It was not some small town paper, it was on CNN. Sheesh. Now, they are forbidding it. Sure. And now Chris is in hot water again for spouting off on the theme to "Good Times."
- The attention to the Royal Family here in the U.S. has always been tabloid-like. So, Harry and Meghan came here to live to get away from that in the UK. Sure, that will make a difference.
- Have you noticed yet that the Tiger Woods story is nothing like we were told early on? Of course not.
- Many times to the media will gets used by law enforcement and the like to push a story. Sometimes they are unaware of it. If they are aware and still do it, what does that mean? For example, if they use the media to help in finding a missing person or solving a crime, that is good. If they do it to spread false information, that is not good. What if they do both, to solve a crime? Are you OK with that?
- "Dateline" really is not that good of a show. It leaves out way too much and edits the show to look like some are guilty but are not. The more you watch the more you will realize that. Lester Holt really is not needed at all. An intro and an exit but. That is it for him. You know he is serious because he is not wearing his jacket.
- It is OK to make a money or TV show simply to entertain us. No need for a deep message or statement.
- Reboots of shows are not the same and I do not watch them. We liked the shows with the stars as they were not as they are right now. Or new actors.
- I have yet to use Zoom or anything like it during the pandemic.
- Do not rely on You Tube to make you famous. Doing the hard work still matters in life. Be yourself.
- Anchors on cable TV should not be on a round-tables and act like pundits. That is where they blur their message. They can be unbiased readers of the news and then offer up opinions on a round-table, etc. They will suggest they are moderators.
- Is Disney for kids or older people, or both? If it switches to content to please the older viewers what happens to the kids?
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