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Entertainment consists of activities participated in during leisure time that provide amusement and diversion, and usually refers to passive rather than active activities (watching a movie or television rather than a recreational activity such as playing sports). The entertainment industry includes all of the people who work in entertainment--actors, musicians, television producers, comedians, set designers, etc. Today entertainment usually means television, movies, theater, comedy, music and literature. Entertainment news usually follows these media and the celebrities involved in them-- entertainment news might also include reviews of movies, television and books.

Some of the most prestigious awards awarded in entertainment include the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Tony Awards. The Academy Awards are bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually at one of the most publicized and televised awards ceremonies in the world since 1929. The Grammy Awards are awarded in music, the Emmy Awards in television and the Tony Awards in theater. The entertainment industry is a lucrative one--according to the Wall Street Journal Americans spent over 700 billion dollars on entertainment in 2004.

Two of the biggest advances in the history of entertainment are the invention of the cinema and the invention of television. The history of cinema began in 1894, when Jean Aime Le Roy presented the film "Marvellous Cinematograph." Cinema quickly became a worldwide industry, and by 1907 there were roughly 4000 cinemas in the U.S. showing silent films accompanied by a pianist. Television sets became commercially available in the late 1920's, and the first regularly broadcasted television service in the U.S. began in 1928. By 1947 there were roughly 44,000 television sets in the U.S., and ABC and CBS began regularly broadcasting a year later. Commercial color television was introduced in 1951, and commercial television color broadcasts were available in 1953.

The internet has vastly changed the scope of entertainment by allowing greater access to movies, television, music and even books in digital form. The internet has allowed people exposure to types of entertainment they may not have otherwise explored, and makes it easier for live entertainment to publicize shows and reach a larger audience.

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  • Oscar
    October 12, 2015
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    I agree that this is a new Golden Age of TV although I'd go even fuerhtr and say that this age is even *more* golden than the 70s-80s. I've recently revisited some of those classic shows and, well, they don't always stand the test of time. Honestly, try watch M*A*S*H without vomiting because of the incessant laugh track.On the other hand, I'm confident that many of this age's television Sopranos, Game of Thrones, etc. will be able to stand that test. (I would mention Arrested Development, except that I'm in the midst of watching season 4, and so far it's falling flat on its face.) The quality of production, acting and writing on these shows surpasses many old shows, as well as many theatrical movies. These shows also succeed because they rely on the audience's intelligence, rather than pandering to the lowest-common-denominator.Thanks for another great show, guys (though I have to debate Drew that Iron Man 3 sucked sure, it wasn't as good as it should have been, but it wasn't as purely bad as, say, Dante's Peak.)

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  • Oscar
    October 12, 2015
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    I agree that this is a new Golden Age of TV although I'd go even fuerhtr and say that this age is even *more* golden than the 70s-80s. I've recently revisited some of those classic shows and, well, they don't always stand the test of time. Honestly, try watch M*A*S*H without vomiting because of the incessant laugh track.On the other hand, I'm confident that many of this age's television Sopranos, Game of Thrones, etc. will be able to stand that test. (I would mention Arrested Development, except that I'm in the midst of watching season 4, and so far it's falling flat on its face.) The quality of production, acting and writing on these shows surpasses many old shows, as well as many theatrical movies. These shows also succeed because they rely on the audience's intelligence, rather than pandering to the lowest-common-denominator.Thanks for another great show, guys (though I have to debate Drew that Iron Man 3 sucked sure, it wasn't as good as it should have been, but it wasn't as purely bad as, say, Dante's Peak.)

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  • Oscar
    October 12, 2015
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    I agree that this is a new Golden Age of TV although I'd go even fuerhtr and say that this age is even *more* golden than the 70s-80s. I've recently revisited some of those classic shows and, well, they don't always stand the test of time. Honestly, try watch M*A*S*H without vomiting because of the incessant laugh track.On the other hand, I'm confident that many of this age's television Sopranos, Game of Thrones, etc. will be able to stand that test. (I would mention Arrested Development, except that I'm in the midst of watching season 4, and so far it's falling flat on its face.) The quality of production, acting and writing on these shows surpasses many old shows, as well as many theatrical movies. These shows also succeed because they rely on the audience's intelligence, rather than pandering to the lowest-common-denominator.Thanks for another great show, guys (though I have to debate Drew that Iron Man 3 sucked sure, it wasn't as good as it should have been, but it wasn't as purely bad as, say, Dante's Peak.)

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  • Quinton
    October 12, 2015
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    To start off: Drew Negative 6.02214179(30)d710^23 points for not only blipnhemasg our one true lord and savior, Shane Black, but also for ruining the movie for listeners who haven't seen it. It was pretty much Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Iron Man instead of an ex-con and KKBB is one of the best movies ever made (FACT).Other notes: Twilight films have never individually broken the $1B mark, however, if you're looking for a shitty movie that has I'd say Alice in Wonderland. As for movies that ended up being surprisingly good Fast 5 (Fast 6 was awesomely entertaining too, but was expected at this point) as well as 500 Days of Summer. That movie was amazing, but I wasn't expecting it I assume this episode was in honor of the WGA sponsored TV Guide list? Thoughts on it? And have either of your elders watched the classic 60s sitcom Car 54, missing from that list? Watched some great ones this past week Also, ever seen Banshee?

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    October 12, 2015
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    To start off: Drew Negative 6.02214179(30)d710^23 points for not only blipnhemasg our one true lord and savior, Shane Black, but also for ruining the movie for listeners who haven't seen it. It was pretty much Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Iron Man instead of an ex-con and KKBB is one of the best movies ever made (FACT).Other notes: Twilight films have never individually broken the $1B mark, however, if you're looking for a shitty movie that has I'd say Alice in Wonderland. As for movies that ended up being surprisingly good Fast 5 (Fast 6 was awesomely entertaining too, but was expected at this point) as well as 500 Days of Summer. That movie was amazing, but I wasn't expecting it I assume this episode was in honor of the WGA sponsored TV Guide list? Thoughts on it? And have either of your elders watched the classic 60s sitcom Car 54, missing from that list? Watched some great ones this past week Also, ever seen Banshee?

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    October 12, 2015
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    To start off: Drew Negative 6.02214179(30)d710^23 points for not only blipnhemasg our one true lord and savior, Shane Black, but also for ruining the movie for listeners who haven't seen it. It was pretty much Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Iron Man instead of an ex-con and KKBB is one of the best movies ever made (FACT).Other notes: Twilight films have never individually broken the $1B mark, however, if you're looking for a shitty movie that has I'd say Alice in Wonderland. As for movies that ended up being surprisingly good Fast 5 (Fast 6 was awesomely entertaining too, but was expected at this point) as well as 500 Days of Summer. That movie was amazing, but I wasn't expecting it I assume this episode was in honor of the WGA sponsored TV Guide list? Thoughts on it? And have either of your elders watched the classic 60s sitcom Car 54, missing from that list? Watched some great ones this past week Also, ever seen Banshee?

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    October 14, 2015
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