Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
I used to think that surfing iTunes was the perfect gateway to my pop past (“Hey, look! Here’s that song that was playing on the Himalaya ride at the Wisconsin State Fair in 1977!”). But then I got a subscription to satellite radio for my car and iPad—and the “wave of nostalgia” became a tsunami.
I don’t care what anyone says—turning 50 is a massive gut-check, and those who say that it’s not a big deal are either a) in denial, b) lying, or c) in their 90s. (Also, to all of my fellow body-conscious Baby Boomers out there, I apologize for using the words “massive” and “gut” in sequence.)
Netflix announced a deal on Monday to air television programming from Dreamworks Animation in what the company described as its biggest transaction ever for original first-run content.
Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.
The news that Netflix streamed more than 1 billion hours of video in June is of little surprise; the company continues to grow in popularity and now makes more revenue than any other online video provider, including Apple and Amazon.
I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …
When my college professor (who happens to be a Times columnist and writer for Shore Magazine) Philip Potempa said I could have one of his installments of his Shore blog Of Notoriety to write about whatever I wanted to, I decided to follow my love of films.
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