Will Disney save the NBA season and host the teams at Disney's Wide World of Sports? Disney and other Florida theme parks are working to develop a protocol to safely reopen when they are given the green light. To help us through another week of quarantine Disney is bringing back The Disney Family Singalong, this time Volume II.
May the 4th be with you as Disney brings Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker to Disney + on Star Wars Day! Even with the parks closed you might be lucky enough to spot Galaxy's edge branded Coke products in their distinctive containers at a store near you. Or you can make your own blue milk and green milk with this weeks make at home recipes to capture the Disney spirit.
Regal and AMC declare war on Universal for their stated intent to now release movies both in theaters and on streaming, threatening an already precarious theater industry. The Oscars take Covid into consideration and will allow streaming movies to be eligible for awards for this year only.
As always we'll wrap the show with our Insightful Picks of the Week!
insightful podcast, informative posts insights into a podcast network. Welcome to Inside Scinto Entertainment. A podcast. Siri's taking a deeper look into entertainment and media. Your hosts, Joseph and Michelle Whalen, Ah, husband and wife team of pop culture fanatics are exploring all things from music and movies to television and fandom.
Welcome to In Say, It's an entertainment. This is Episode 64. Rise of the Recipes. I'm Joseph Whaling, your host and my brilliant and energetic co host, Michelle Whalen. Are you doing today, sweetie? Good. I'm on a sugar high cause I had my doughnut. That's the best way to coming to the show. So full of energy and low, you can argue with them. So I'm gonna do the same thing I did with Madison on our insights in the teens. When I ask you how you're holding up on their quarantine, this is how many weeks in. Now,
this is the end of week, seven weeks, seven. And the only reason why I know that is I actually write it on my little work calendar can teach. So this is the end of working from home. Ah, Week seven, basically being, you know, in quarantine the Onley places that I have gone is to pick up groceries. Really? That's that's about it. Um, during this whole week, this whole seven week time, I've only had to get gas once, which is. But then again, how much we're spending on on food. Um, you know, because we're eating, you know, three meals a day, you know, at home, every now and then we we do get take out. So we are supporting our our local ah, establishments.
So you're holding up at home. You're forging periodically. It's like an episode of the walking dead.
Really, it is. You know, it was funny because we got to the point where we were doing grocery pickup for our normal or regular groceries. But then we have an Amish farmer's market that's not too far away. And I was physically going into that location, you know, every I wasn't going every week because in the beginning, I didn't go at all last week. We I didn't go this week, we actually did curbside pickup, which was the first time we had done that. And that went really smooth. So no having to go in for that this week, our regular groceries. Just like last time we ordered were actually having them delivered, so we don't actually have to go in. So we're minimizing a little bit more our interaction. So in that case, it's, you know, the weather starting to get a little bit nicer. So it's nice to actually, you know, be outside. But, you know, I'm missing seeing people, you know, other than us. Um, but there's ah, woman's group that I'm part of, and we've done a couple of zoom meeting, so that's been nice to to see on a screen later tonight. I have, ah, zoom meeting with some family. Um, so that will be nice. And, you know, fortunately, I'm still working full time, um, busier than then normal for this time of year. So I do talk to my co workers, Um, you know, during the week, every now and then. So it
sounds like you're, you know, all things considered your You're hanging in there pretty.
Yeah. And you know what? I have my ups and downs. You know, there are moments where, you know, I just want to cry, you know? And there are others where I'm like. You know what were healthy. We have a roof over ahead, our refrigerator, and our pantry is stocked. Um,
yeah, there's that. There's a lot of folks out there that are far worse off than we are.
Yeah, so, you know, it's just ones, you know. And this was one of the things that I had even brought up in. One of my you know women's groups is because of the type of job that I have. It's very analytical. Um, you know, and it's very, you know, Ah, timeline oriented. You know, it's like we do this. We do this, we do this, we do this. So for me not knowing when this is gonna end, it's so open ended. That's I think, you know, when I start thinking about that, that's when I kind of, you know, go a little crazy because I need to know when is it going to end? You know, um, you know, we pretty much know they haven't said it, but we know school is more than likely not going back. Um, the end of you know, for the end of the school year, there have been so many other states, um, that have already cancelled you know, going back until September where, you know, our school were one of the last actually still be in school, so it was almost like, Wow, maybe for at least the last, you know, month, they'll at least get to go back to see, you know, their teachers or whatever. So as of right now, we still don't know. So that's kind of disheartening. Um, I know for us the summer camp that our daughter normally goes to there Still planning camp for, you know, to start June 22nd where I know there are some other camps, um, mawr located, you know, like the New York O. R north of here that they've actually canceled. They're not even doing camp. So, you know, it makes it kind of hard, You know, when you think that way. But, you know, I think you have to kind of be in the moment. You have to just day by day, wake up, get a shower, get dressed, you know, do some things. And, you know, for some people, just getting up in the morning is tough, you know? So, you know, like I see all these people. Oh, I want to do all this crafts, and I'm gonna, you know, do this. And I'm gonna, you know, organize my closet and whatever you know, and I really don't have the free time during the week because I am just like yourself were working, you know, full time. So, really, the big difference is just not going out on the weekends. And I really do take the weekends. Besides doing you know, the podcast and and going and picking up groceries, I try to just relax and just let everything.
And you know, that's one of things we tried to focus on with the podcast for the last several weeks is, you know, ways to get through things, ways to cope with it, ways to distract yourself absolutely yourself on. I think we have a lot of that today as well.
Yeah, and I think that's what's been kind of nice is that the entertainment community realizes, OK, if you went to conventions if you went to movies, if you went to concerts, you know all these things that we normally do this time of year, because I think it would have been different if it was the winter time where not a lot of these things go on. Everybody's usually staying home because it's too hold to go out. But because of the time of year, that's what's making it harder for people. And I think I gotta give props to, you know, all these different celebrities that are doing all these online things that you know, they're being mawr visible in their personal life, you know, and sharing things, You know that. I think it helps to connect us all, Really?
You know, So let's get on with the show. Okay? So today in Disney, Detective, we have some reports that Disney may actually be saving the MBA season. Then we will talk about Florida and the reopening of various businesses and the effect that's gonna have on Disney World on. Then we have an update on the Disney family Sing along. Uh, what does that actually land?
Well, this is actually Volume two. They did one a couple of weeks ago and as well, you know, we'll talk. They decided it since it was so popular, they're doing Volume two. So whole new set of ah songs and different, um celebrities toe to sing
them. Awesome. Then in our Star Wars insights. We will talk about the rise of Skywalker coming to Disney plus on May 4th Star Wars Day on. Then we have some Galaxies edge drinks that air surfacing outside of, Ah, Disneyland and Disneyworld and then to go along with the recipes we've had for the last several weeks. You can now make your green milk in your blue milk at home, so we'll talk about that recipe a little bit later. In our entertainment news, AMC has declared war on universal movies. We'll talk about that. Um, we will talk about I lost my last 10 eligibility of streaming films in Oscar's Just when we thought that that controversy had settled Finally, and then we will finish out with our insightful picks of the week. Um, sounds like a good show. Let's get on with it. Go for Disney Detective.
So this is a story that, you know, even after seeing this one, they actually there were a couple of other ones posted about the n B A that now they're thinking about even delaying the start of the season until December. So one of the stories that popped up was that the N B. A. Was actually considering playing the games at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando at Wide World of Sports. And this was something that we had talked about, Um that it, you know, it kind of makes sense. If you're not familiar with, ah, Wide World of Sports, it's this big, huge sports complex that's at Walt Disney World. Um, usually, you know, during a normal you know day, um, you know, nothing is really going on there, but they do host, um ah, spring training for a couple of teams. Play there. Ah, lot of school. Ah, you know, championships are formed. Their ah, they have many of many buildings when it's ah, marathon weekend. That's where ah lot of the ah different activities or done not necessarily the running for the kids races. The kids races air done there because they do have a track. But when you go to pick up your bibs ah, or merchandise, that's all done there. So really, it's this huge, complex multiple locations to play, you know, multiple games at one time. Plus, you figure you could house, you know not only all of the players, but even their families you know, you have so many different resorts you could pick, you know, one resort per team even, you know, and, you know, self isolate. You know, everybody. Um, so I know one of the rumors, you know, talked about that. You know, basically, every player would be tested, you know, anybody associated with the teams would have to be tested. They'd get their they'd self quarantined for two weeks, you know, and then check everybody out, you know, before playing any games and just, you know, played the whole season, you know, from Walt Disney World. But again, they're still not, You know, nothing's been confirmed. It's just, you know, because they were talking about even doing this in Las Vegas as well. You know, an area that has a lot of resorts, you know, And a lot of, you know, open space. But you could totally see Walt Disney World. Well,
that's the thing. I mean, Rob really is their own little country in the middle
I could totally see being able to regulate people that can come on and off the property, right. Much easier than you could in Vegas, right? You know where people are living there, right? Um, but yeah. The sports complex that Disney's were our world sports is I've only been there once, and that was the five K that you ran, right? And it I was shocked. I didn't realize how large it was that it realized the facility capabilities that they had there. Yeah. Um, and it's It's an ultra modern sports facility. It almost looks like an Olympic training. Really?
Oh, definitely. Yeah. Get Yeah. And they're so you know. And we were only in so many buildings, you know, we were only in a couple of them there, so many more, You know, there. Plus, they have food, you know, capabilities there too. So, you know, So they could really if they needed to, you know, do you know a basketball season, you know, in
No, I mean, they could do they They don't have a nice hockey arena.
I don't think they do, but I'm not. I'm not really sure,
but you could probably get away with several sports.
Do it within a couple of months. Okay, we're done. So again, you know, it would be cool, You know, nothing set in stone, but you know I know for people that are sports fans, you know, they're they're itching for something
people are taking to get some kind of sports. I mean, there's only so many reruns of sporting events that you watch on ESPN at this point, right? Right? Yeah. So anyway, well, because he s so we'll say. Well, say, next up, we have Walt Disney World in other theme parks and what they'll need to do in order to reopen when Florida reopens.
Yeah. So they had this big, um, you know, meeting with the Florida's Economic Recovery Task Force. And, you know, basically it included members of Walt Disney World Universal Orlando Resort trying to figure out you know, what they needed to do to to basically reopen. So there were, you know, various different guidelines and mandates and things. Um, you know, that we're giving out. So here's just, you know, ah ah, few of them. So for the theme parks themselves, the guidelines would be take markings of six feet apart in ride and attraction cues. Um, the staff are to regularly wipe down surfaces at random times. Um, Phase one and Phase two are that staff members who are 65 older are encouraged to stay home, so they don't even want cast members that are, you know, older coming to work. Um, then employees or cast members are required at risk. Oh, yeah,
at risk. They're not staying. Close your old right if you are at rest. So if you're 65 Roeder right or have any underlying medical conditions,
right? Eso cast members are supposed to wear face, mask, touch touchless hand sanitizers will be at the ticketing entrances and turn styles. Also, before and after every ride. Temperature checks for the staff prior to a shift would be done wipe down of railings and surfaces, and then they're talking about phase one would be 50% capacity, um, and face to would be 75% capacity. Um, and that's just for the theme parks. Then you know, there were some guidelines for for hotels. Housekeeping would be, um, on a limited basis. Um, basically promoting a mobile check in, which is, you know, something we were talking about before Basically not really having anybody at your front desk or very limited. Um, all employees, employees. Um, this was kind of funny. Allow employees to work from home if not playing a crucial role in servicing guests. So if you're working in a hotel, not really sure how that would work? Um, deliver room service to guests door. Not going in there room providing self parking. Disney does have a couple of valet areas, but, you know, for the most part, it is already self parking promotes social distancing hand sanitizers all over the place. Um, you know, again, everybody wearing face masks, you know, they were even talking that, like, you won't see, um, the faced characters in the park so you won't see like Peter Pan, or you won't see any of the princess's because everybody's supposed to wear a mask. Whereas the costumed characters they're, you know, already covered. So they're probably wearing something, you know, um, behind them. You know, in talking about the sneeze guards, minibars would not be stocked. Um, no self serve food options. Everything would be like prepackaged, um, pool spaces. You know, like at the pool's. The chairs would actually be six feet apart. So, you know, So they're going to spread things out. Same thing with restaurants. Restaurants would be, You know, the tables. You know six feet apart, Um, paper disposable menus So that, you know, once you've looked at the menu, it just goes in the trash. Ah, sanitizers at the table when you go into the table. So you know, it's it's going to be a lot of work to get things up and ready, you know? Plus, you figure all of the restaurants, all of the pools, you know, they pack you in
of it packed
like sardines. So, you know, again, if they're only doing 50% they can Probably That
is why we're talking about this off one earlier that this is, like, the ideal time to go when you know that capacity is going to be limited. Right? But this isn't the time to go because you don't want to be the guinea pig. Test this system,
right? Right. Right
on. And outside of theme parks themselves, we all know the tourism itself is going to take it travels. Going to take it from this. Um, and I commend Disney and the other theme parks for coming out ahead time. Yeah, and trying to get ahead of the curve on this because people need to have some level of confidence. You know, you have to know that the people that are hosting you are going out of their way to try to make you safe. Right? Um, I don't see us going back to Disney or another theme park any time in at least the next 12 to 18 months. Not until all these systems were proven out. Not until there's a vaccine available, Not some proper treatment. If you do contract this, right? Yeah. Sickness. Um, I just It's not worth the exposure. It's not about the danger. Right? Um, so Disney's gonna limit themselves to 50% capacity, but somehow I suspect that the the actual tourists will impose that limitation.
Right? And I could definitely see more of the local people going first. You know, like, or somebody that doesn't have to fly, you know, because that's the other thing, too, is OK, so when I get there, I'll be really safe. But what do I have to do to even get down there? You know, fortunately for us, when we go, we drive. So we're pretty self contained, you know, we stop off, you know, at rest stops, toe, You know, for a bathroom break, you
know, bring a port a potty
and now it's gonna be like diapers for everyone. Papers for cut the back of the van.
Put some That's just gross. Anyone. I'll see how this works. You know, Florida announced the governor. Florida announced that they're going to be starting to open up the state next week. Disney has not announced when they're gonna start opening. But I think based on that decision by the governor there probably to reevaluate and put a date out there Yeah, so hopefully it will work. Hopefully, it won't make the problem worse in. People can sort of try to start getting back to a normal life. But in the meantime, business helping us with their Disney family sing along, Let's talk about U.
S. So as we mentioned during the opening, they had done the Disney family sing along a couple of weeks ago. Um, Maddie and I ended up watching it a couple days later, you know, on demand on it was cute. It was It was neat to see, you know, various celebrities at home, you know, singing their little Disney heart out and, you know, doing a little dance routines. and things like that. Um, so since it was so popular Ah, they had so many people watch it, they decided, Oh, it was 13 million people across the nation. I watched the 1st 1 and it was actually on Thursday, April 16th. You can actually find it on demand. You can find it on Disney plus even, um, so it's there as well. So they're actually doing Volume two, which will actually come out on Mother's Day a to 7 p.m. And they listed, you know, all the different. Um ah, celebrities. Ah, that we're going to be doing this one. What's kind of cool is, you know, certain celebrities that did the original songs will be singing it. And certain original Disney song stirs, I guess, are doing different Disney songs. So people that you know that, you know, like, ah, um Adina Menzel she's actually going to be doing with Ben Platt. Ah, whole new world. So where you think you hear her doing frozen is gonna, you know, do something else.
Donald Glover's owners, he's Is he singing the theme to Star Wars?
No Hakuna Machado because he was in Lion King's Ellie So It's cute. So they have, you know, uh, you know, Shakira doing try everything. And that was the song that she did for Zootopia. So kind of cool that they're doing, you know, doing that. Um, So it will be, you know, it was cute. It was our long thing. And they, you know, they have the words up on the screen with, you know, a bouncing Mickey. So you can, you know, sing along eso again. It will be on Mother's Day at 7 p.m. And then the following day, you'll be able to watch it, you know, on demand or streaming on. Ah, Disney Plus
Now, are they doing it? Are they actually doing it live? Or is it a preview?
No, it's pre recorded from from everybody's house. You know, um you know, which is
a lot of a lot of these shows that are going live broadcasts right there. Really not. Not really live
right there. They're just like we're what? We're live. Unless you happen to catch us.
Relied. Right now
we're live right now.
Much right now is not right now. And they were not lying. Oh, my
God. When will then be now? Yeah.
All right. Cool. Well, it's good to see. Ah, good to see that Disney is still kicking it up a notch to try and help people. And that was all we had for dessert, Detective.
Yeah, they were actually. Maybe we'll talk about him. You know, next week there are a couple more lawsuits that were popping up with the poor little people mover
Oh, love lawsuits against.
So we'll talk about that next week unless something else exciting comes up.
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Well, if you didn't already know, May the fourth is the official unofficial Star Wars day. I guess. You know, I don't even know how many years it's been, but it you know, so to celebrate Star Wars day, um, and may the fourth be with you and and also with you, um, Disney Plus has a hole, you know, day planned of various different things. Eso First off is the finale of Star Wars. The Clone Wars will be airing that day. Also Monday, Salah Celebration will bring the entire Skywalker saga together on streaming for the first time. So beginning May, the fourth Star Wars rise of Skywalker will be streaming on Disney. Plus, um, also, they're going to be rolling out some other content, which we, you know, knew about, um, that they're going to be having the men Laurean special that's going to come out. But the look of Disney Plus is going to be very Star Wars centric. There's going to be some Disney Gallery art that will be focused. Um, and they'll be showing ah, the concept art takeover. Um, plus you know some animated things where it will look like you're jumping into hyperspace When you, you know, select something. The one. There was another article that talked about it, Um, where a lot of the art was concept art that they showed at celebration a couple of years ago. Um, there was, I guess, a big display of various, You know, the original artwork of, you know, see Threepio and things like that. So they're going to do a whole little, you know, interface makeover? Yes. Yeah, so that, you know, should be kind of cool. And again, we knew Rises Skywalker was going to be, you know, coming out sooner and so perfect day to, ah, to do
it on. Does this mean I have to torture myself and watch it again? Awesome. So
how many times have you watched it?
I've not I've only watched it all the way through once. Okay. Okay. Um, I have not, you know, I picked it up, you know, here and there. Right? Right. I still can't get all the way through it like I watch it for a little bit. There's a scene here seen there, but there's always a scene that comes up that makes me just want to turn it off.
Well, it and it will be Monday. So, you know, it's a work week for, you know, work day for so it's kind of hard, You know, if it was something
where because it's a national
it should for you and walk around in your Darth Vader, you know, costume and mask. I think it would be perfect.
So I should do that. You should Sure. Gonna work. Like
I'm telling you, we were just saying that you should, because you know what? Nobody would be surprised. They'd be like, Look, there's Yeah, we'll say. Anyway,
um, one of the things that we love when we were at abilities Edge waas the authenticity. Yes, and even the drinks that you would get were authentic. Tell us about what's going on with them now.
Yes. So when you go to galaxy's edge and you want to go get a diet Coke or ah, water, when you would get the bottles, they would be these little thermal detonator shaped bottles and even, you know, they weren't be written in English. The labels would even be authentic in Arabic. Sh and So, you know, obviously Galaxies that just closed right now. Um, but, um, some people were spotting at some local grocery stores, I guess probably local to, you know, the Florida area, Um, that they were able to purchase them. Ah. So there was somebody on Twitter who posted a number of images. Actually, he was in Alabama. Ah. So they must have received ah shipment of Coca Cola products that were supposed to be obviously exclusive to the parks. Um, and he posted the the images, um, you know, saying that he went and bought, you know, So he doesn't know if, you know, it was, you know, defective or, you know, um, you know why they were even there. You know, you figure shelf life, you know, there's only so long, you know, the stuff can be sitting there. We knew Disney and
the world has a slightly longer shelf life,
obviously, but we know that they were, you know, donating food. Um, you know, to various, you know, soup kitchens and things like that. So it probably, you know, ended up like, well, you know, we know they're going to be making more. Let's, you know, kind of sell it on And, um, you know, and then they had updated a little bit later on that I guess they had bought, like, a case of it. And then when they went back, like, a couple of days later, it was all gone. So it wasn't, like, a whole lot. So you're probably not going to find it in your local target. Um, you know, but this was kind of cool that it it was making, um, you know, it's way out there.
So what I think is interesting is when Galaxies edge first launch and these products were available, they were being flagged by TSA
because we even talked about that.
Risks get on plane. Right. Um, so the fact that these things were being distributed outside of Disney Disney is kind of interesting now. Yeah. You know, I couldn't get on a plane with these things without getting getting in trouble,
right? Right. Without emptying, you know, right. Making sure it was completely empty or putting it in your, you know, checked bag or
right? Yeah, really, It's It's a It's a bulb. Right? So yeah, and you know, it has a cog looking top on the wheel, but it's a standard cap underneath. Right? Right. Uh, and it's got, you know, Coca Cola logos on the Coca Cola. You know, the regular color schemes and every right, right there just written in or ambition. They look like hand grenades. And that's what TSA is
now. It was It's only the soda that is in the, um that looks like the, um grenades, the grenades. The water is actually a regular, you know, a little bit different shape than your normal water bottle. But again, still, you know, written and has that that star Wars look to it. So So that would be cool.
Like, if we happen to findings that love to get never open. Um, Right. Right. Because we brought some back with
right and, well, they were ones that we drank, you know, so we don't have them, you know? So we need to kind of fill them with, like, sand or something to display them. Um, you know, But we did. I ended up getting them for a friend of mine for their their Children for as part of a little Disney package, because they were actually supposed to be at Disney a couple of weeks ago. Obviously there their vacation got pushed out, so I had put together a little, you know, Star Wars package. So I had gotten them. You know, nothing of soda as because it's a cool little Is
there Cool. Little? Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Eso besides, besides soft drinks way Don't you know Star Wars universe cannot live on Diet Coke alone, right? I love me some blue milk. Tell me how to make it.
Well, this is actually that there was one story that that came out a couple weeks ago, and unfortunately, we're just not in. Ah, the right part of the country. There is a Pennsylvania, um, dairy farm that they, you know, do chocolate milk and strawberry milk. They were actually coming out with blue milk, but it's like Western Pennsylvania, like, if you do Ah, you know, a search like ooh, within 25 miles. Yeah, we're, like, 100 miles away for prepackaged, you know, blue milk. So I'm guessing their recipe is probably a little bit different. Um, then this one, So again, sticking with our recipes. This was one that popped up that you can actually make the green and blue milk. Now, when we were down there, we tried both of them. I personally thought they tasted the same. I couldn't tell the difference from this. But when you hear what the ingredients are, totally not this is not the same drink. Um, so now, again, I don't know if these are the actual recipes, you know, that that Disney uses or if somebody just kind of came up, you know what their own. But what's kind of funny is that there's no milk in it at all. And we kind of could taste that, that there wasn't blue milk.
And, um, you know what? Looking at these ingredients now, you would say you tasted Kale in there. Really, I did, Yeah, I didn't think
I did. Well, maybe because I like kale, you know. So for the blue milk recipe, it's 2.5 cups of rice milk, two cups of frozen pineapple chunks, four tablespoons of coconut flavor syrup, two tablespoons of passion fruit flavor, one tablespoon lime, one tablespoon watermelon flavoring and then just blue food coloring for you know the color. Totally not what I I tasted like a fizz to it and I don't know.
Like it had some Some?
Yeah, something Seltzer's? Yeah. So, again, this could just be somebody's concoction of it to try. And
it also could you, You know, a chemical reaction between all those acidic flavours race,
right? That makes it a little bubbly. And then for green milk, it's actually a cup of almond milk, A cup of spinach, some kale, one right banana, a gala apple and crushed ice. Yeah, I see. For May, they kind
of taste degree of alcohol in it.
Well, no, you could purchase for both of them. You could get rum at it. You didn't have to. You really thought I could give our daughter? Yeah, do that? Yeah. For both of them, you could add you could buy out the alcohol toe, add Teoh. So you know, they're a
little does not sound appeal.
It really sounds more like, you know, the protein drinks, you know, and a little bit of you know, protein
Teoh. You had mentioned tasting kale and degree milk because I had yes, we had a whole conversation because I talked about the whole episode of Cheers. Where would he was paid to endorse this beer on the beer had kale in it and then he never tasted it. And then he thinks that I thought it was disgusting. I don't remember that. It was so long ago in a galaxy far, far. Okay. All right. Well, I would would not mind trying that recipe for the blue milk, but I am we
solved to find her blender. We've way got the ingredients to make the Dole Web wake it up with an extra extra large thing of vanilla
kale. Do not belong in a drink. It's
so yeah, once we find our blender than we can try.
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com. So am See has declared war on universal movies. Something like that,
actually regal now, too.
Yeah, Regal's in there to tell us about that one.
So AMC theaters, along with Regal, have now announced that they will refuse to air any universal movie, according to a recent report. Ah, Universal's move is completely inappropriate and certainly has nothing to do with good faith, business practices, partnership and transparency, said Ah Cinema World, which is the company behind Regal theaters. Ah, so the announcement was made not long after AMC CEO Adam Aaron had announced that Universal's contact was disappointing and left AMC with no choice. Following comments on trolls, World Tour Video on demand success so basically trolls World Tour was supposed to be released in theaters a couple of weeks ago. Obviously, with everything going on, Universal had decided to do it streaming, which is you know, what a lot of studios had decided to dio to bring in some revenue as opposed to waiting Ah, and pushing it out. So, um, when they released it, they did really well. So they had basically made a comment saying that, You know, now they were thinking when they released their movies that they'll do it not only in the theaters, but they'll do it streaming as well because they had, you know, a lot of success. And this is what you know. We've been talking about two. Not everybody lives near Ah theater. Not everybody is able to go to a theater, you know, doing it streaming. You get to do it on your schedule. You don't have to worry about, you know, buying your tickets, you know, a week in advance to get a good seat. You can, you know, do it from the comfort of your home. And you can pause it when you need Teoh and, you know, be comfortable. You know, it just kind of makes sense, and especially in what we're living with right now, it makes a lot of sense. And, you know, basically, they said that, you know, effective immediately, AMC will no longer play any universal movies in any of our theaters. In the United States, Europe or the Middle East. Ah, this policy affects any and all universal movies per se, and it goes into effect today, as are theaters reopened, and it is not some hollow or inconsiderate threat.
I would give this ill conceived plan maybe a month to it, Max, because I think what's gonna happen is am C, who was already teetering on the brink of bankruptcy before the Corona virus is gonna find out that people are far less inclined to go jammed themselves into a crowded movie theater and risk getting infected again. And their numbers after reopening are gonna be abysmally low. And to further reduce those numbers by eliminating a major movie house like this because they were doing the right thing. I'm releasing things online and found success doing it decided that they're going to go with a hybrid approach. This is part of what the new normal is going to break, which is what we had talked about a few times already. Where there are emerging technologies out there right now that we're accelerated as a result of the cove in 19 situation and direct to video on demand or premium video on demand is what they're calling it,
Is one of those technologies were movies. Movie houses don't have to release just two movie theaters, right? There is an entire market segment out there that they discovered that's available to them. Now that they can tap into that doesn't mean that movie theaters air going to go away right there are. And you and I both agree that there are certain types of movies Star Wars friends, right? You have to see in the theater, right? The for the first time, there are tons of other movies that you don't need to go to the writer to see right. But traditionally, you've been forced to go to the movies,
right, Because you didn't have a non option if you wanted to see it within the first couple of months. You know, heck, until recently, you know, recently being the last 10 years. You know, if you didn't see a movie in the theater, you know, for the couple of months that it was out it was going to be a couple of years before you could rent it, you know, or, you know, even two or three years before it went to HBO where you could see it on television, whereas now there are times when the movie comes out in the theater and you can stream it on demand. You know, the same day. Not all of them now, but a good portion have been dashed.
Are the theaters air doing Sort of the same thing that cable companies did. You know, the cable companies had a monopoly on the entertainment industry when it came to that type of media, and they refuse to change their subscription models. Right was you got it all you can eat, you know, pick one of, you know, three packages that are right, Any packages and we're gonna charge your ridiculous amount of money. And what you have now is you have court cutters. You have people that are going out there and selectively getting certain subscription. What? They want their bill significantly. And they're eliminating the cable companies completely because the cable companies refused to change. This is the same exact thing in the movies, so regal and AMC don't want to change their business model because they don't know any better. Right? So they're gonna try to penalize Universal, right? Okay, Well, Universe has already proven that the traditional theatre model doesn't work yet. So the only people are gonna hurt themselves with this or the theaters. They're going to refuse to show these
because they're not going to make any money
head. The movie theater chains should be moving to a more modern model. They should be moving to their own streaming model. Yeah, where they're going to carry these movies. They're going to change their agreements with Universal and all the other studios so they can show him into theaters. Oh, and we're gonna have our own streaming service that people can come and get them if they wanna watch it at home. Right. That's the smart thing to do. Yeah, they're not doing that. They're the dumb thing.
Yeah. The only other thing that they're doing is you can go and get popcorn from them. I saw there was it would be a popcorn to go pop critic. Yeah, Really, Uh, that's what we're going to get picking. But it's a popular
thing. This is the problem is that these movie theaters, just like when they banned people from bringing outside food are
you gonna do
is make people sneak it in it. That right, people, you know, people are not gonna pay the ridiculous price. Right? So you need to find a new way to make money. And they're just about to cut their own throats here. Yeah, and put themselves out of business with stupid moves like this. So good luck.
And obviously, you know, universal. It's the fast and the Furious movies, the James Bond movie.
Oh, and and Mark my words, what you're going to see is you're going to see a lawsuit against these theaters for colluding against the theater's at this point. Right? Which is kind of ironic, because the studios used to own the theaters, right, and they had to sell them all for monopolistic reason. Right? Right. So now when these studios all get together and say, Oh, we're not going to show your movie because we're not going to get as much money because your hybrid now they're going to get sued for Colin,
Right? Right. So And I wonder how many other movie studios are gonna you know do that? You know, they Disney basically, you know, they did that with onward. It had already been in the theater for a couple of weeks before everything. And then they were like, No, we got, ah, you know and move it toe
the the power here and the power's always been in the hands of the content creators. You've always had these middle men, whether it's the recording industry, whether it's the movies, TV, whatever you've had, these middle men that have tried to exert control over distribution and in the error that we're in now, with the technology that we have now, the power is finally in the content. Creator. Yeah, yeah, So everybody, Disney Universal doesn't matter what studio it is. They have the ability to release online so and it's proven to be effective. Every example we've had so far has shown significant success, De so some theaters think that are. Some movie houses may think it diminishes the effect of the product, but it's either that or you get held hostage by the theaters, right, right. And in reality, none of the studios need the theaters at this point. Yeah, and for a theater like AMC or Regal to come out and do something like this just simply highlights how obsolete they are. Yeah, it's not doing anything for What do you do? Scare Universal into not releasing online anymore, right? Like that's the future. So you want to get with the times where you go out of business, and I don't think this is going to end well for Regal or AM
now, I don't see that either.
But apparently the Oscars air changing their rules. Now let's talk about that.
Yes, so it seems that movies that have debuted on streaming services with a theatrical release will be eligible for Oscars but Onley for this year. So obviously, with everything that's going on, um, Tuesday they made the announcement that the 93rd Academy Awards, as a response to how the pandemic is, is impacting the film industry will also, um, allow movies that didn't have their theatrical release, and this was something that we've talked about during Oscar season, You know, um, because it came up with the Netflix movies, you know, they didn't necessarily have to be in the theater for a long period of time. It's usually what was it like two weeks or something and they're in certain theaters in Los Angeles and what not So because of that you know, they're allowing movies that have gone just to stream to be eligible. Also, they're going to be condensing. Ah, some of the categories. Teoh kind of, um, together. So two of the sound categories in tow One. Um, And there, um, prohibiting DVD screeners, Um, you know, for some of the things, um, you know, so as of right now. Oh, so a seven day limited theatrical release in Los Angeles County is where they had toe, you know? So that was always one of the rules there. Obviously, they're they're lifting that. So they realize again things were changing. They have to kind of, you know, go with it. So as of right now, the, you know, the Academy Awards is still planned for February of next year. That's still, you know, they're still hoping that by then they can do it. But again, you know, they realize things air different. It's going to be a different kind of show, but they're not being a strict obviously. Um, you know, as before, because again, with with what's going on so
well, and I think yeah, yeah. The issue that I take with this is their motivation is because of the cove, it infection and people not being able to get the theaters and all that stuff, and that's it's good that they're adapting to that. But this is another situation where the Academy of Motion motion picture artists have to deal with the fact that streaming is a major, legitimate entity at this point.
And and maybe this is something that you know next year, the you know, if you have somebody like you know, universal who you know, all our movies now we're going to release them in both formats. But again, if they're releasing them in both formats, you know that I could see. But if you having
with these antiquated rules from, like, the turn of the century, where you have to release wise it only theaters in Los Angeles, right? Why isn't it nation want? Why New York Right now, if you're going to do something like that, then attach something changeable to leg. It has to premier an X number of theaters, right? I literally have it appear in one theater in Los Angeles County,
right? And that's the thing is, you know, you could almost create, you know, this one theater That's the Academy Award Theater and that, you know, for one week they show, you know, various different, you know, for the problem
is that restriction was put in place before any of this ever technology. That's true. True, they've been adaptive enough to change the awards that are given based on evolving technology. True, they refused to change the rules for qualifying. And it again, this is one of those things that they're going toe have to change. It's just that's just the way it is. You know, they in the early days, didn't allow, you know, you didn't have awards for talking movies, right? You know, So it's like, Yeah, the time been wise enough to evolve as faras that technology,
right? No. You figure they didn't have, you know, as many costuming awards and they didn't have animate, you know, Ah, award for a specific animated film or short film. Or, you know, they
were You were a few years away from streaming video surpassing box office ticket sales. And when it gets to that point, what you gonna do? You can't say it's not legitimate, right? I mean, when that's what's paying everybody salary at that point time, you damn well better pay attention, toe. So it's just Hollywood likes to be old and traditional and really they wind up just being behind the time. So that was all we had for entertainment news. We will come back after a brief break with our insightful picks of the week. Go for your insightful pick.
Eso, my insightful pick is its streaming. So it's a dark comedy. It's a British, um, you know, drama slash comedy called after Life. Um, it is written and stars Ricky Gervase, who I happen toe to really enjoy. You know his his style. Um, So the story is that Tony had a perfect life until his wife, Lisa, died after that tragic event, the formerly nice guy changed. After contemplating taking his own life. Tony decides that he would rather live long enough to punish the world by saying and do whatever he likes. He thinks it's a superpower not caring about himself or anyone else, but it ends up being trickier than he envisioned when his friends and family tried to save the nice guy that they used to know. Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervase stars in the comedy Siri's which he also writes and directs. Um, the second season, actually, just ah, started streaming Ah, a couple of weeks ago. Ah, the first season actually came out in March of 2019. Um, there's only 12 episodes total between the two seasons. Um, and it's just kind of like, you know, don't lose hope. Don't give up. Um, you know, things kind of suck, but you know that that's kind of the underlining thing. There's lots of flashbacks. Um, of his wife, Lisa. Um, she ended up, you know, dying of breast cancer and their video clips, you know, from when things were fine. And then there's video clips of her doing like a log, um, to him, like, don't stop doing this. You really like doing this. They had a dog, you know, And in the beginning, like he's not even taking care of the dog. And then he realizes, you know, I got at least take care of the dog. Um, you know, when he goes to work, you know, in sweatpants every day. Um, you know, and he has this job that he just doesn't really care about. But, you know, he goes to anyway and you know all the different co workers and you know, there's some funny parts. You know, too. And there's some, you know, kind of sad parts. But again, it's kind of the you know what you have to live your life and make the best of it is kind of the underlining theme. So of course, with everything that is going on, it's, you know, it's an interesting you know, little show to watch that
interesting Good. Thank you. So my pick this week is I know shocker. A documentary, is it? Yeah. So I get it. I'm boring. I watched a documentary for a moment.
It's totally okay.
This one is actually a really good one. This is called Eight Days to the Moon and back. It's currently streaming on Amazon Prime. It was originally someone the other day. It was originally a
Hey, someone's at the side door.
Um, yeah, it was originally a, um, PBS BBC special that was created. The film includes recently declassified mission audio audio recordings Ah, new studio footage in a variety of NASA and news archives and a recreation of the journey using computer generated imagery with access to previously classified and litter Little heard rare audio recordings and using amazing reenactment and special effects. Eight Days to the Moon and Back captures the story of Apollo 11. As it really happened from these unique audio recordings we here and now concede the Apollo 11 cruise real fears excitement from within the spacecraft, offering an intimate look into the breathtaking and all inspiring journey of the most important and celebrated mission ever flown. Um, for the first time, this film takes audiences inside the mission to experience the actual journey in the most intimate and spectacular fashions. The look and feel of this movie, um, is very similar to the Apollo eight Mission control simulation at Kennedy Space. Okay, okay, So if you've ever done the tour of the Saturn five building in Kennedy Space Center in Florida, um, the one part of the tour takes you into the actual control room that Apollo eight that was used for the Apollo eight launch and they take you through minute by minute and you hear the audio recorded and as each person's talking their station late up from overhead light. So you feel what's going on and what this movie does is really the same thing. So they have actors that are portraying the characters and as they speak their dialogue, it's not their voice, you hear. It's the actual radio recordings. That's cool. That's clear. And it's stuff that has never been broadcast before, right? Right. And they mix that with actual footage, video and photos of the mission. They show you the behind scene stuff. They show you interviews that have not aired since they originally broadcast. Okay, it's it's really probably the best Apollo 11 documentary I've ever seen. And not that it gets down into the nitty gritty technical stuff. Right? Right. It's just you feel like you're going through the experience. Definitely one to watch if you're a space buff, Um, or if you just love documentaries eso It's airing now on streaming now rather on Amazon Prime. Very good pick. So I think that was all we had this week. Um, please subscribe to us on Apple podcast Spotify and Google podcast stitcher. I heart radio tuning or any major podcast provider out there. You could subscribe to our audio, um, for insights into entertainment or are video which contains all of our podcast at insights into things we would love to hear from you. If you want to reach out to us via email, you can get us at comments and insights into things dot com.
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