The Future of Movies

Google Pixel 4a

If you are really into Google services, like Gmail and all they offer — you may want to consider their new Pixel 4a Android phone.   It has been priced to compete squarely with Apple’s new mid-range iPhone SE.  Google even beats the price by $50, coming in at $349.  The 4a works on all major carriers.  Here is a sneak peek — https://store.google.com/us/product/pixel_4a

The Future Of Movies

Who is going to the movies?  I haven’t since last fall.  Are 15 cent tickets from AMC going to lure you in?  Have you heard of any big summer releases?  Crickets are chirping here.  Here is what Disney is doing through their Disney + app for the soon to be released Mulan movie.   They are going to release it in the app on the same day it hits the theater — for a premium charge of $30.   I was wondering when this would happen.  I know that even under normal circumstances, it could really crimp the movie theaters’ business, but this day was going to come sooner or later.  I think more new movies will come out, but I think Xfinity On Demand, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime should all get in on this cutting edge content delivery model.  Instead of 3 people going to a theater, that may or may not be safe, you pay $30 (or $40 or whatever) and watch it at home.  You can make yourself an iced tea and skip the diabetic coma soda and $10 popcorn.  It’s a win win.  Of course, not every app will have every  new movie.  There are going to be exclusive deals.  It would be nice if there is just a “movie theater app” and you don’t have to pay monthly but you can just buy individual movies that interest you.  Day 1 new movies — coming soon to a home theater near you!