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Are we about to see the death of the cinema going experience? I believe we are about to say RIP To Cinemas real soon…

Welp, I’m sure you’re all noticing that Hollywood finding new and different ways of releasing new movies nowadays… thanks to covid and this stupid pandemic.

We have all these streaming services now from Netflix, Hulu, HBO MAX, APPLE TV Plus, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video and lord knows, I’m sure I’m missing some others but those are the ones I can think of at the top of my head. There is also VOD and online movie streaming where you can either buy or rent movies through Itunes movies, Google Play and things like that. VOD is a big thing right now too.

So many new movies getting released through either streaming service or VOD ’cause why? Pandemic shut down movie theaters for starters and yes, theaters are coming back but like I said in another post, it’s hard for theaters to release new movies nowadays. That is why Hollywood is releasing a lot of new upcoming movies for both streaming service and in theater at the same time. Like all those new releases coming for HBO Max, that got me thinking that Cinema is about dead.

Which is a shame, ya know? This is how we’re all supposed to be watching movies. We’re supposed to watch movies on the big screen and not the small screen but it’s amazing to me how quickly things change. I think we’re about to see the death of cinemas real fast. Sure, movie theaters are gonna come back but it’s gonna take a while for people to go to movie theaters again. No one’s gonna go back to the theaters when they come back and Hollywood knows it, that’s why they’re gonna release new movies to streaming services from now on.

This is why Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max getting a lot of new movies lately. Just last night, I watched the movie “Ava” with Jessica Chastain and it was pretty good. I’m sure that film would have gotten a huge theatrical release but because of Covid, it got a streaming release instead. I thought “Ava” was a great film, though… a good action movie you should check it out.

I also watched the live action version of “Mulan” on Disney Plus and I loved that one too. I’m sure that film would have gotten a major theatrical release as well but it ended up getting premiered on Disney Plus instead.

I am calling it now that movie theaters will disappear and the Cinema experience is about to come to an end. Streaming services and VOD Is gonna be the new future of movies sadly.

It’s a shame ’cause a lot of action movies, science fiction and horror films were meant to be watched on the big screen with all the special effects, cinematography, the loud music and loud sounds effects. All about the cinema experience. That’s what’s fun about watching movies on the big screen. We’re about to say goodbye to that.

Sad to say it but it is what it is. I used to love going to the movies too and haven’t been in a theater in a long time. Crazy.

Kev

Music I’ve been listening to on Apple Music…

I’ll have to admit that I find Apple Music streaming service quite addicting. I’ve been listening to it for quite a lot over the past week.

Lately I’ve been listening to all of Blur’s albums. You know that rock band from UK who does songs like “Song 2”, “Girls & Boys”, etc. I’ve listened to most of their albums including their new album, “The Magic Whip” which is really good! I love Blur. I dig their sound and they write good tunes.

I’ve also listened to Janet Jackson’s first two albums that she made in the 80’s and those are good albums too. Yeah, I dig Janet’s music, always had.

Last night, other than listening to Lana Del Rey’s two albums, I’ve also listened to two Deep Purple albums: “Machine Head” and “Perfect Strangers”. Both of those Deep Purple albums are classics.

Earlier this morning, I just listened to Carcass’s latest record, “Surgical Steel” that they released in 2013. I like metal and always wanted to check out Carcass. Their music is enjoyable and listenable.

That’s all for now. So far so good, Apple Music is awesome and I think it’s gonna be a game changer for the music industry. Streaming services could kill the Compact Disc for good and pretty soon record labels will be forced to release albums over the internet. How will artists get paid for their music when the Compact Disc era finally ends? Well artists can get paid from the Itunes store and they can get paid with their share from the Apple Music subscriptions. They’ll get paid by Pandora and Spotify too. So no worries folks, major label bands still can get rich with their music even if Compact Discs disappear completely.

Apple changed music history with Itunes, they’ll do the same again with Apple Music. I think Apple did a good job with it.

Kev