Posts Tagged 'Hollywood'

Video Games Have Surpassed Hollywood

For the past decade we have been in the middle of a sea change in how we get our entertainment. Gone are the days of the 1980s when television and movies are the heavy hitters in screen-based entertainment. As computer hardware has improved video games have become more and more entertaining and life-like. The other thing that’s come with that is cold hard cash. The biggest video game publishers now bring in tens of billions of dollars per year and they money the industry is making is now eclipsing Hollywood. I think that this infographic I found really drives this point home. Compared to a Hollywood movie, video games usually cost less to make, sell for much more money per unit, and entertain us for a much longer period of time.

To use a personal example, I watched all three Lord of the Rings movies in theaters, paid about $24 to see them, and was blown away on the journey they too me on for the roughly 10 hours those movies lasted. I paid $60 for Skyrim and spent about 250 hours of my life exploring that incredible fantasy-themed world and doing generally whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Guess which gave me far more for my money? The 21st century is upon us and more and more of us are now taking a more active role in our own entertainment. If you don’t believe that just follow the money.

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Los Angeles: Landmarks and Icons

Life.com’s Los Angeles: Landmarks and Icons showcases historic photos of a metropolis as quirky, charming, and schizoid as anywhere in the world. Some of the highlights include a 1939 photograph of the famous gates of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, a 1939 photograph of Simon’s drive-in on Wilshire Boulevard, and a 1930 photograph of The sound stage at 20th Century Fox where stars like Shirley Temple, Will Rogers, Betty Grable and Henry Fonda became Hollywood legends.

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Peeps in Places

Nationalgeographic.com ran a Peeps in Places Photo Challenge for Easter. They picked 17 finalists out of 400 plus entries. Some of our favorites were:

Hollywood Peep Show

Pink Peeps in Central Park

Peeps Coming to America

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Preview of the Oscar set for the 82nd Academy Awards

LAtimes.com has a slide show previewing the Oscar set for the 82nd Academy Awards. The Oscar telecast will take place Sunday, March 7 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will feature Steve Martin and  Alec Baldwin as co-hosts.

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