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Adams and Jefferson on Film: Ricky Jay Is Just Enough

Ricky and his secrets may be gone, but he will continue to charm and astound as long as we can enjoy his performances. 

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MoviePass: The noble, crazy experiment.

Pandora’s box has been opened, even if the folks who opened it didn’t know how to sustain the business model. The beauty of capitalism is they had their chance exposed a demand for a better way to enjoy a night on the town. Now others will compete to fill that need in a way in which everyone will get something better than they had before. I am glad to spend my dollars as smartly as possible, in order to make sure that happens. Theaters will change, or we will start a new paradigm of our life minus movies at the theater.

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Ebert Does It Better: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. […]