MovieClips Site Just Purchased By Fandango

The popular ticketing website, Fandango, has just purchased MovieClips in an effort to expand its database of accessible movies. The merged company will be called Fandango MovieClips. All the great ticketing options and now with movie content.

Fandango is a fruitful movie company that sells movie tickets for more than 23,000 theaters across the United States. The company did not release any information on the financial aspects of the deal, but the business deal will surely give the company some extra footing in the movie business.

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MovieClips is a company that places clips from popular movies and puts them on YouTube for people to view. The company monetizes the clips and earns profits through advertisements. Check out their Youtube Channel to see examples of such movies.

MovieClip’s network has more than 25 YouTube channels in it, and each channel contains a wide variety of movie clips. In total, MovieClips has more than 45,000 curated clips that it displays on a daily basis. The video below was recently published of clips from the 2020 Best Picture Nominees

2020 Best Picture Nominees | Movieclips

The merger between Fandango and MovieClips will enable the companies to monetize the licensed clips to which MovieClips has access. User can give a Fandango MovieClips review to share their experiences after the merger.

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The end of an era – The American Soap Opera

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In what could the beginning of the end for all afternoon soap operas, ABC announced this week that All My Children and One Life to Live would not be renewed for next season.

This will surely come as shock to millions of viewers who faithfully tune in every day to see how the characters are doing. Who is leaving whom; who is getting married; who is getting divorced; who is getting hired; who is getting fired; have all been part of the daily happenings on these shows. Both shows were created by Agnes Nixon. Nixon created One Life to Live first. It debuted on ABC, July 15, 1968 as a half hour daytime drama. Viewers loved the dramatic plot lines and too-close-to-reality scripts which regularly turned the fictional town of Llanview upside down. Nixon modeled her ground breaking show on an actual Philadelphia suburb and everyone thought they knew someone who a particular character was based on. Viewers simply could not get enough of the weddings, babies, divorces, affairs and comings and goings of every citizen of Llanview.

One Life To Live became known as a true envelope pusher. They were the first daytime television series to offer story lines which revolved around interracial romance, illiteracy, medical misdiagnosis, racial prejudice, gang violence and teen issues, such as drug abuse and pregnancy.

In 1992 One Life To Live achieved critical acclaim when it introduced the first gay teenage character, portrayed by the then unknown actor Ryan Phillippe.  That story line culminated with the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. One Life To Live received the Outstanding Daytime Drama Award from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in 1993, 2005 and 2010. It was the first daytime show to offer a full week of live-televised programming in 2002, the same year it received its first daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. It was nominated again for the award in 2007 and 2008.

One Life To Live celebrated its 10,000th episode on August 17, 2007. The story was much the same for Nixon’s other hit daytime soap opera, All My Children. Like One Life To Live before it, All My Children debuted on ABC, January 5, 1970, as a half hour show. It immediately struck a chord with viewers who loved the twists and turns of the daily soap. They tuned in faithfully, day after day, pushing up the ratings and leading ABC to move the show to a full hour in 1970. All My Children was based around the fictional town of Pine Valley, loosely based on the Philadelphia Main Line.

In 1992 All My Children received its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. It won the award again in 1994 and 1998. In all, the daytime drama won more than 30 Emmy Awards for outstanding programming. Plot lines for All My Children have tackled everything from cochlear implants, homosexuality, pet therapy, organ donation, abortion, adoption, racial bias and Vietnam MIAs. Nothing was off limits to the writers of All My Children and they tackled every subject with the fervor reserved for afternoon soaps. Nothing could possibly be over-melodramatic enough.

On the heels of their announcement that these two iconic shows would be canceled ABC announced their replacements: The Chew a talk/reality show about healthy eating and The Revolution a talk/reality show about healthy living. Sure, the theme of the new ABC afternoon lineup might sound healthy, but whether or not it will resonate with viewers, thousands of whom have already started sounding off their dissatisfaction on forums and comment sections at the ABC web site, well, that’s another matter altogether.


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Regis Philbin – Five Great Replacement Ideas to Join Kelly Ripa

It is now official that Regis Philbin is leaving “Live with Regis and Kelly”  and the rumor mill is already buzzing about who might be his replacement.  Many names are being talked about, and each of them have some merit.  Replacing Regis Philbin is not going to be one of the easiest gigs in town, so going with a known entity is probably a good idea for ABC.  Here are five names that have been brought up, and what I think about them as a potential “Live with Regis and Kelly” co-host:

Ryan Secreast

Ryan is certainly the front runner if you go by common sense, but rarely in the world of television do they do that.  Secreast is already affiliated with ABC for the “New Year’s Rocking Eve” show, and it would make sense for him to be used here if he is so inclined.  Ryan Secreast may not want to go the route of morning talk show host, however.  His reputation has always seemed to be important to him, and manning the seat next to Ripa is not exactly screaming “young crowd coolness” like Secreast is used to doing.  Still, many think he is the most natural fit for the job and it would be hard to argue against it.

Neil Patrick Harris

Doogie Howser is not some little kid anymore, and he is my choice to take over the spot.  Harris has shown himself to be not only a wonderful actor, but a highly articulate and thoughtful person.  Neil Patrick Harris would be the perfect fit to be the straight man to Ripa as well. Harris is a funny man in his own right, and can carry portions of the show when needed. For those of us that watched him growing up as the child doctor prodigy, he comes across now as refined and the ultimate pro.  That should keep him in contention as that is the target audience for the show as well.

Jeff Probst

Probst certainly could handle the job, but I do not think that enough people would tune in. No matter how many times I watch him, I just have a hard time taking him seriously. All I can think about is Survivor when I see Probst, and the various situations that arise on that show.  Jeff Probst is a pretty sharp fellow, but he still feels “reality television” to me.  I am not sure that is the aim of the “Live with Regis and Kelly” producers are not.  Perhaps they will want to aim at a younger demographic.

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper would also be great in the job, though his shows have a tendency to become a bit heavy.  With Ripa to play off of, I think that Cooper could be a wonderful fit in this situation. Those times where he guest hosted he did a fantastic job.  Not only was he a good co-host, he was funny and engaging.

Wayne Brady

Wayne is without a doubt the most mis-used talent in Hollywood.  In this role as a side kick with Ripa, he could truly fit his talents with the audience that would appreciate him.  Brady is a great talent, and would be an awesome co-host for “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

About the only name being bandied about that I would not want is Mark Conseulos, simply because the show would become all about their family.  Husbands and wives should not co-host the show in my opinion and I feel it would become stale quickly.

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