The Media Crunch
Taking a Bite of Entertainment….Daily

Archive for March 2009

You Aren’t Watching the Watchmen

March 29, 2009

This weekends box office totals are in (March 27’th-29’th) and the $150 mil big budget adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel is not doing so hot. In its 4’th week out the grand total is only $163,927,282 worldwide. Doesn’t appear to be making that money back anytime soon. Then again, it was a niche movie. […]

Sean Penn to do Three Stooges Movie

March 28, 2009

The long 20 year battle to get “The Three Stooges” adapted into a film may finally be at its end. The Farrelly Brothers’, known for films such as Dumb & Dumber, Me Myself & Irene and their remake of The Heartbreak Kid have cast Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del […]

OnLive: Makes PC Upgrading Extinct for Gamers

March 28, 2009

Recently unveiled for use by the press at this year’s GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) On Live is a video games on demand service that lets you use any computer whether it be a $500 laptop or a $200 one to play the most graphically advanced and newest games out. By acting as streaming video (think […]

Why Blu-ray is Better Than DVD

March 27, 2009

To most people, a disc to a disc upgrade is nowhere near the jump that going from tapes to DVD’s was. Even more confusing to consumers is what actually differentiates DVD from this new Hi-Def format. For all of those who hate “tech jargon” explanations, here’s one for anybody and everybody as to why BD […]

AI 3/26: Megan Safe, Sarver Gone

March 26, 2009

In a surprising reveal tonight, Megan Joy was not sent packing. Even more surprising considering the criticism she received was that she wasn’t even in the bottom three. Scott MacIntyre, Michael Sarver and Matt Giraud ended up with the lowest votes after their Motown performances yesterday on Idol. A shock to both the judges and […]

03.25 American Idol Recap

March 25, 2009

Tonight featured the songs of Motown with Smokey Robinson coaching the contestants and it was definitely popping. A little over half the contestants brought it this week while others were below par. Who was the best and who was the worst? Read on to find out. Matt Giraud opened the show with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s […]

A Million Says This Will Be A Hit

March 25, 2009

The song “You’re Not Sorry” is arguably the best song off of Taylor Swift’s new album “Fearless”. Following her last two singles, this should be the third one. I believe this could be her biggest hit yet and help her album push a million more copies. Its story of heartbreak, second chances and forgiving or […]

Skip the new iPod Shuffle

March 15, 2009

Just under a week ago, Apple silently released the third generation iPod shuffle. Packing 4GB with no face buttons and a $99 pricetag, it had people talking. People who want an iPod for the name will quickly snap it up without realizing why this is the worst iPod ever released. Here’s why. Although slimmer in […]