Sunday, December 31, 2023

The 100 Best Songs of 2023

1. Stick Season - Noah Kahan 

2. all-american bitch - Olivia Rodrigo 

3. I know it won't work - Gracie Abrams 

4. Into Your Room - Holly Humberstone 

5. get him back! - Olivia Rodrigo 

6. I Remember Everything - Zach Bryan feat. Kacey Musgraves 

7. From the Start - Laufey 

8. ceilings - Lizzy McAlpine 

9. bad idea right? - Olivia Rodrigo 

10. Feather - Sabrina Carpenter 

11. Can’t Catch Me Now - Olivia Rodrigo 

12. Kill Bill - SZA 

13. Bewitched - Laufey 

14. Jealous Moon - Sarah Jarosz 

15. De Selby (Part 2) - Hozier 

16. Maestro (Tears Don't Lie) - Wilder Woods 

17. When the Lights Go Out - Sarah Jarosz 

18. Hey Driver - Zach Bryan feat. The War and Treaty 

19. Dance the Night - Dua Lipa 

20. Buy My Round - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 

21. White Horse - Chris Stapleton 

22. Date Night (Remix) - Kita Alexander feat. Morgan Evans 

 23. True Blue – boygenius 

24. Francesca - Hozier 

25. History Books - The Gaslight Anthem feat. Bruce Springsteen 

26. vampire - Olivia Rodrigo 

27. There It Goes - Maisie Peters 

28. Elvis Impersonators - Holly Humberstone 

29. Houdini - Dua Lipa 

30. Talk Too Much - Reneé Rapp 

31. Run - Maisie Peters 

32. Positive Charge - The Gaslight Anthem 

33. greedy - Tate McRae 

34. Emily I'm Sorry - boygenius 

35. the way things go - beabadoobee 

36. A Night to Remember – beabadoobee and Laufey 

37. Madman's Eyes - Dave Matthews Band 

38. Dial Drunk - Noah Kahan 

39. The Last One - Maisie Peters 

40. All Things End - Hozier 


42. Spider Bites - The Gaslight Anthem 

43. Where do we go now? - Gracie Abrams 

44. Devotion - Arlo Parks 

45. Columbus & 89th - Sarah Jarosz 

46. Double Life - Cold War Kids 

47. Homesick - Noah Kahan 

48. 30 - Nas 

49. Little Fires - The Gaslight Anthem 

50. Fantasy - Lauren Spencer Smith with GAYLE & Em Beihold 

51. Autumn - The Gaslight Anthem 

52. Northern Attitude - Noah Kahan with Hozier 

53. Dreams – NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Judah & The Lion 

54. Glue Song - beabadoobee 

55. Heart They Didn't Break - Maddie & Tae 

56. Pretty Girls - Reneé Rapp 

57. Honey - Samia 

58. Fall In Love With Me - Morgan Wade 

59. Pegasus - Arlo Parks ft. Phoebe Bridgers 

60. I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) - Taylor Swift 

61. Monsters - Dave Matthews Band 

62. Strangers - Nickel Creek 

63. Blades - Arlo Parks 

64. Dawns - Zach Bryan feat. Maggie Rogers 

65. Break Free - Dave Matthews Band 

66. Atomic City - U2 

67. The Band And I - Maisie Peters

68. Ultraviolet - MisterWives 

69. Character Development - Allison Ponthier 

70. Sarah's Place - Zach Bryan feat. Noah Kahan 

71. Stay Right Here - Allison Russell 

72. Boyhood - The Japanese House 

73. The Alcott - The National feat. Taylor Swift 

74. Your Mind Is Not Your Friend - The National feat. Phoebe Bridgers

 75. Single Soon - Selena Gomez 

76. Tropic Morning News - The National 

77. Every Chance I Get (I Want You in the Flesh) - Dan Auerbach 

78. So Long - Danielle Ponder 

79. Running Out Of Time - Paramore 

80. Bruises - Reneé Rapp 

81. Feel Good - Jaime Wyatt 

82. Underground - City and Colour

83. Dilemma - Green Day 

84. exes - Tate McRae 

85. Act Natural - Margaret Glaspy 

86. Medal - Emily King 

87. missin u - Tori Kelly 

88. Pretty Boy - LÉON 

89. Body Better - Maisie Peters 

90. Pegasi - Jesca Hoop 

91. Midnight Heat (Live) - Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 

92. Death Wish - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit 

93. Days Move Slow - Bully 

94. Odyssey – Beck and Phoenix 

95. I've Loved You For So Long - The Aces 

96. Get Back - Margaret Glaspy 

97. One That Got Away - MUNA 

98. Texas - Jessie Murph feat. Maren Morris 

99. Nervous System - JOSEPH 

100. Thinking About You - Beck

Sunday, December 24, 2023

57 Channels and Only This Is On: January 24, 2023


A Murder at the End of the World:  Yep, I called it, the ending sucked big time.


Fargo:  Wild we got an entire episode without Dot.  But somehow the cop’s husband seems almost as bad as Don Draper.  Can either possibly make it to the end of the season?


Survivor:  Yep, I called it, Dee won.  But what I would never had guessed was the clusterfork at the last vote where everyone eligible got one vote and for some reason, someone changed their vote from Dee. Why change?  If you think you are getting votes, flipping was not going to change anything.  What stupid ending to a other mediocre at best season.  Hopefully they did a better job casting next one. 


The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion:  Okay, that was a cool elimination.


Monarch: Legacy of Monsters:  So the evil cooperation found the hacker and just let her go scot free just because Monarch showed up?  What a waste of a storyline.  And when did Kurt Russell get an army?

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

View From the Peak - Everything Coming to Paramount+ in January 2024


We’re counting down to 2024, and our top resolution for the new year is to bring you the world’s best collection of shows and films to stream. Things are looking both sexy and scary on the service in January with the premieres of two highly anticipated Original series: crime drama Sexy Beast and psychological thriller The Woman in the Wall. Next month, the second season of SkyMed will come in for a landing on the service and music fans will get an in-depth look at the life and work of legendary singer and songwriter June Carter Cash in the brand-new Original docuseries JUNE. And as football fans eagerly count down to Super Bowl LVIII, they can kick back and enjoy CBS Sports' coverage of three AFC Playoff games, including the AFC Championship which airs on January 28. For a closer look at all the entertainment coming to Paramount+ in January, check out the latest edition of View From the Peak.  


David Oyelowo in Lawmen: Bass Reeves

The New Year’s bells are about to ring, but before we sip some bubbly and toast the new content coming to the service, let’s reflect on some of the wonderful things that happened in 2023.

  • With a broad, popular offering for every member of the household, Paramount+ remained the fastest-growing streaming service in the United States
  • This year, Paramount+ became the streaming home to SHOWTIME, and provided premium subscribers access to its entire library of critically acclaimed content, including award-winning series Yellowjackets, Billions, The Chi and Dexter: New Blood.
  • With record-breaking  premieres across genres, Paramount+ welcomed a wealth of content that won over audiences all year long. Top drivers this year included Lawmen: Bass Reeves, Special Ops: Lioness, Frasier and Fellow Travelers. The unscripted space was underscored by top series including Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court, Couples Therapy and Milli Vanilli.
  • Paramount+ also saw the premieres and post-theatrical streaming debuts of huge films on the service that drove massive engagement, including Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Scream VI and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie as well as Original films Good Burger 2, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines and Love in Taipei.
  • And we were the talk of the town with this year’s awards nominations with Golden Globe nominations for 1923, The Curse, Fellow Travelers, Lawmen: Bass Reeves and Yellowjackets. We also received five Film Independent Spirit Award nominations and 12 Critics Choice Television Award nominations. 
  • CBS Sports’ presentation of its marquee live sports continues to differentiate Paramount+ in the marketplace. The platform streamed some of the year's biggest sporting events, including NFL on CBS, AFC Playoffs, UEFA Champions League and its final, The Masters, PGA Championship, March Madness, Big Ten on CBS, SEC on CBS, a full season of the National Women's Soccer League, the launch of the free 24/7 soccer channel CBS Sports Golazo Network and more than 2,500 soccer matches.


Emun Elliott and James McArdle in Sexy Beast

Next month, viewers can check out the premiere of Sexy Beast, which serves as a prequel to the critically acclaimed crime film of the same name. The series explores the relationship between Gal and Don, petty thieves in London’s East End who are looking for a major score. The pair is portrayed by James McArdle and Emun Elliott, respectively, and we sat down with the actors to learn more about how they played the younger versions of these characters.

  • Can you tell us a bit about where Don and Gal are at the start of the series?

    Emun: Don is working at his sister’s arcade. He does odd jobs and menial tasks and is very much tied to his sister and serving her. At the same time, Don is working with Gal, and they’re involved in petty crime, like theft, robberies and muggings. But Don has huge ambition to hit the big time and sees this phase as a stepping stone for him to reach ultimate glory in the gangster world. He’s looking for a sense of identity, and he finds that in his relationship with Gal and the criminal underworld.

    James: When the series begins, Gal doesn’t realize he’s got a problem. He’s unaware that he’s blindly treading a path that’s been laid out before him. There’s something in him that longs for more, but there hasn’t been a catalyst that sort of says to him, “You can go out and get that.” He’s happy plodding along and dreaming. The world turns up for him when this woman enters his life, and he realizes, “If I’m going to go out for what I want, then the world around me is going to have to burn.” The question is: Will he do that, or accept the status quo?
  • These are characters to whom fans feel connected; are you excited to bring them to life in this new world?

    Emun: The fantastic thing about the movie is that Don is on the screen for one hour; he makes a massive impact, and then he disappears. But you never find out why Don is who he is. In our version, you get to explore why a character ended up like him. You get to delve into his vulnerabilities and his relationship with the few people who mean anything to him. It’s a rounded look at this character from both sides, in terms of his violence but also his vulnerability.

    James: This is a completely different Gal from the one we recognize in the film, so that gives me a lot of scope to play with, and that’s been fun as I get to imagine what he was like when he didn’t have the world on his shoulders. He's a bit more carefree at the beginning. He has compartmentalized his life so that he can enjoy different parts, and then he bites off more than he can chew.
  • The series follows Gal and Don’s descent into the criminal underworld. Can you tease how this creates conflict for both of them?

    Emun: Gal and Don have very different attitudes when it comes to executing a task. Gal leads with his head; Don leads from his gut and with his fists. They’re a team that works really well. Sometimes when they have to make decisions in the moment, Don makes mistakes and is far too much on the front foot, and Gal is constantly having to pull him back. There are occasions when Gal isn’t there to pull him back, and Don puts his foot in it, which leads to turbulence between the two of them. And it’s interesting to see that and see how their relationship – as all relationships do – winds in and out of each other. I think Gal and Don’s relationship is the most interesting when there is that separation and conflict between the two of them.

    James: They clearly adore each other. As we explore their pasts, you realize why Gal is so patient with Don. He’s a father figure and a brother figure to him. Gal thinks he is in control of that, but as Don grows, we see that Gal realizes he can’t contain the monster that is evolving.

Crime pays when Sexy Beast premieres on January 25.


Ruth Wilson and Daryl McCormack in The Woman in the Wall

Premiering next month, the psychological drama series The Woman in the Wall stars Ruth Wilson as Lorna, a fictional survivor of the infamous Magdalene Laundries that incarcerated “fallen women” in Ireland against their will. In the series, Lorna, who suffers extreme bouts of sleepwalking due to the trauma she experienced, makes a terrifying discovery in her home.

Extensive research was required to set this mystery against the backdrop of a true and painful period in Irish history. “We had a brilliant researcher, and we worked with a consultant at Justice for Magdalenes Research who helped us speak to a number of survivors,” said Joe Murtagh, series executive producer, writer and creator. “I really admire them for sharing their stories when you consider that one of the main objectives of these institutions was to shame and silence the women in their care.”

For Murtagh, the show is a chance to raise awareness for this largely untold history. “Our town and our characters are fictional, in part, to protect real identities and communities. This allowed us to draw on as many real-life experiences as possible and combine them in one place.”

Unravel the mystery when The Woman in the Wall premieres on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME* on January 19.


Praneet Akilla, Mercedes Morris, Morgan Holmstrom, Natasha Calis, Thomas Elms, Kheon Clarke and Aason Nadjiwon in Skymed

  • Sometimes you just can’t wait another week to watch that next episode. Your wish is granted with an entire season of SkyMed streamable on day one. The show follows the high-flying adventures of daring nurses and pilots stationed in the wilds of Canada. 
  • Long established as the home for incredible music documentaries and storytelling, Paramount+ continues this tradition with the premiere of JUNE this January. The feature-length documentary explores singer/songwriter June Carter Cash’s life and career through rare and never-before-seen archival material and interviews with family, admirers and friends, including Dolly Parton, Reese Witherspoon and Willie Nelson. 
  • Countless viewers will stream Super Bowl LVIII on Paramount+ on February 11, but a few lucky winners will get the VIP experience in person thanks to the “Hide & Peak” sweepstakes campaign. To enter the sweepstakes, viewers must search for buried QR codes that appear before popular series and movies, which can be scanned to open a landing page with further submission guidelines. Who knows, you could be headed to the big game!



1/1: Changemakers
1/7: The Golden Globe Awards**
1/11: SkyMed Season 2 premiere
1/16: JUNE premiere
1/19: The Woman in the Wall* premiere
1/25: Sexy Beast premiere


January 2

America Decides (Season 2024)**
CBS News Mornings (Season 2024)**
CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson (Season 2024)**

January 6

The Uplift (Season 2024)

January 7

Here Comes the Sun (Season 2024)
The Takeout (Season 8)

January 8

Eye on America (Season 2024)**

January 10

Help! I'm in a Secret Relationship (Seasons 1-2)
The Loud House (Season 6)
The Really Loud House (Season 1)

January 17

Aerial Argentina (Season 1)

January 24

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (Season 3)

January 31

Air Disasters (Seasons 1-7)
Combat Ships (Seasons 1,3,4)
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (Seasons 1-3)


January 1

5 Card Stud
A Promise*
A Single Man*
Aeon Flux
Alex Cross*
Almost Famous
American Beauty
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
An Inconvenient Truth
Another 48 Hrs.
Approaching The Unknown
Atlantic City
Baby It's You
Bad Lieutenant*
Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct Director's Cut
Bebe's Kids
Becoming Jane
Big Jake
Black Beauty
Black Sheep
Changing Lanes
Chasing Amy
Cinema Paradiso
Coach Carter
Cop Land
Days of Heaven
Death On the Nile
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Event Horizon
Failure to Launch
Falling in Love
Flags of Our Fathers
Flight Of The Intruder
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Get Rich or Die Tryin'*
Gone Baby Gone
Good Mourning*
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween VI: The Curse Of Michael Myers
Halloween VIII: Resurrection
Hateship Loveship*
Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
Hellraiser V: Inferno
Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker
Hellraiser VII: Deader
Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld
High Noon
Hope Springs*
In Too Deep
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Jackass 2.5
Jackass 3.5
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 Unrated
Jane Eyre*
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Last Vegas
Little Women*
Losing Isaiah
Mansfield Park
Miller's Crossing
Monster Trucks
My Left Foot
Only Lovers Left Alive*
Paid in Full
Pretty In Pink
Private Parts
Reindeer Games*
Scream 2
Scream 3
Searching For Bobby Fischer
Shall We Dance?
Snow Day
Some Kind of Wonderful
Spy Kids
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids*
Support the Girls*
Surviving Christmas
Suspect Zero
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Team America: World Police
Terms of Endearment
The Adventures of Tintin
The African Queen
The Bigfoot Trap*
The Chumscrubber*
The Core
The Crow
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly*
The Drop
The Elephant Man
The First Wives Club
The Forgiven*
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Godfather (Remastered)
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (Remastered)
The Godfather Part II (Remastered)
The High and the Mighty
The Island
The Last Airbender
The Peacemaker
The People vs. Larry Flynt*
The Portrait of a Lady
The Queens of Comedy*
The Score
The Stepfather
The Thing Called Love
The Time Machine
The Untouchables
The Woman in Black
The Yards
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead*
Total Recall
Tropic Thunder
True Grit
Warrior Strong*
What Lies Beneath
When Worlds Collide
Young Sherlock Holmes

January 8

All About the Benjamins
Lords of Dogtown
Love & Basketball
Maggie's Plan
Menace II Society
Michael Clayton
The Exorcist

January 17

The Stanford Prison Experiment*

January 26

Clerks II*
You Hurt My Feelings*

January 29

Begin Again*


1/6: NCAA Men’s Basketball – Mississippi State @ South Carolina*
1/6: NCAA Men’s Basketball – TCU @ Kansas* 
1/6: NCAA Men’s Basketball – UNLV @ San Diego State*
1/7: NFL on CBS Week 18 Doubleheader (check local listings)
1/9-1/11: Coppa Italia Quarterfinals
1/12: Start of AFC Men’s Asian Cup
1/13: NCAA Men’s Basketball – San Diego State @ New Mexico*
1/13: Professional Bull Riders – Chicago*
1/13: Formula E*
1/13 or 1/14: NFL on CBS – AFC Wild Card Game
1/18: EA Sports Super Cup Semifinal – Napoli vs. Fiorentina
1/19: EA Sports Super Cup Semifinal – Inter vs. Lazio
1/20: NCAA Men’s Basketball – San Diego State @ Boise State*
1/21: NCAA Men’s Basketball – Michigan State @ Maryland*
1/20 or 1/21: NFL on CBS – AFC Divisional Playoff
1/21: Barclays Women’s Super League – Chelsea vs. Manchester United
1/22: EA Sports Super Cup Final
1/26-1/27: PGA TOUR – Farmers Insurance Open (Third and Final Round Coverage)*
1/27: NCAA Men’s Basketball – Kansas @ Iowa State*
1/28: NFL on CBS  – AFC Championship Game
1/28: Barclays Women’s Super League – Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Throughout January: Italian Serie A competition
Throughout January: AFC Men’s Asian Cup
Throughout January: Scottish Professional Football League competition
Throughout January: AFC Champions League competition
Throughout January: Barclays Women’s Super League competition

* Title is available to Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers.

**All Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers can live stream CBS titles via the live feed on Paramount+. Those titles will be available on-demand to all subscribers the day after they air live.

Dates for library titles are subject to change.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

57 Channels and Only This Is On: December 17, 2023


A Murder at the End of the World:  The robot did it.  That is why no one can seem to find the killer.  That would be the perfect stupid ending to this stupid show.


Fargo:  I did not think we would see Lorraine defending Dot, but I guess she is the mother of her granddaughter.  But what exactly does the sheriff want from Dot?   Is he going to replace her with his current wife?  But I wonder if he did the math on Scotty’s age.  I have questions about that myself.


Survivor:  So Dee is going to win.  Though it would be more fitting if Austin somehow pulled out the win.  That would be the perfect stupid ending to this stupid season. 


The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion:  Gee, who could have seen the team with an extra player winning all three rounds?   Maybe everyone should have targeted them the first round when they had the chance.


Quantum Leap:  So Ben keeps leaping into places where the generic hot blonde chick is because they are in love.  Huh?  This was just the third time they have met.  At least the generic hot blonde did not have to make out with some old dude this time and got to make out with an international spy instead. 


Monarch: Legacy of Monsters:  So is John Goodman’s Asian granddaughter actually going to turn out to be Kurt Russell’s Asian granddaughter.  That would be the perfect stupid twist to this stupid show.  Happy early Festifus everyone.


Saturday, December 16, 2023

Around the Tubes: December 16, 2023


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on John Legend, The Black Crowes, Kenny Rogers, Of Monsters and Men, Destroy All NeighborsHazbin Hoteland Man on the Run.

Multiplatinum, 12-time Grammy® Award-winner John Legend shares a new single entitled “Don’t Need To Sleep” out today via Republic Records. Listen HERE. It soars as a standout from the We Dare To Dream Soundtrack available on all DSPs. Executive produced by EGOT® superstar Legend and Academy® Award winner Angelina Jolie, the acclaimed 2023 Tribeca Festival selection and refugee sports documentary, We Dare To Dream, is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.  Legend notably co-wrote “Don’t Need To Sleep” with Justin Tranter and Oak Felder—who also produced the song. On the track, soft strings unspool underneath striking and soulful verses punctuated by piano. It culminates on the climactic chorus as he reminds, “Don’t need to sleep to dream.”  Be on the lookout for a powerful music video to accompany the song soon.  It follows his 2022 double-album opus, LEGEND, out now. Listen HERE.

world-renowned rock band The Black Crowes released the box set of their chart-topping sophomore album, The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion, via American Recordings/UMeThe album, which entered the US Billboard album chart at No. 1 upon release in 1992, was named after a post-Civil War southern hymnal and is home to some of the band's biggest hits, including "Remedy," “Sting Me,” and "Thorn in My Pride” which were #1 on the Billboard Main Stream Rock Airplay chart for a combined total of 21 weeks. Rich and Chris Robinson, alongside producer George Drakoulias, revisited the archives for the instant classic album. They also created a special super deluxe edition featuring unreleased studio recordingsrare B-sides, a live performance from Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, TX, on February 6, 1993, and a newly remastered album from the original 1/4″ production master. The boxset features 14 unreleased recordings, including a previously unreleased studio recording of "Miserable” and a new take on the Memphis soul classic "99 Pounds. Originally from the catalog of renowned Memphis soul singer-songwriter Ann Peebles “99 Pounds” was first released on her 1972 album Straight From the Heart. The Black Crowes’ cover of is a classic Rock & Roll take on a Southern Soul ballad.  The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion is available now on stunning 4LP, 3CD, 2 CD, and 1LP formats. An exclusive, limited-edition “Remedy” Lyric T-shirt or Trucker Hat is also available as Fan Packs bundled with the 1LP in the Black Crowes official store HERE. Alongside the box set, the band released a super deluxe digital audio today. The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion is now available HERE. 

Forty-five years ago, on December 16, 1978, Kenny Rogers’ trademark song “The Gambler” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, giving the country star his third No. 1 of the year. “The Gambler” would spend three consecutive weeks in the top spot and become a mainstream crossover hit, climbing to No. 16 on the pop chart. In addition to becoming Kenny’s signature song, it would launch his already successful career into the stratosphere. “The Gambler,” written by Don Schlitz, would go on to win the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and spawn a TV movie on CBS with Kenny starring in the titular role as he added actor to his impressive resume. The film was a smash hit which led to Kenny Rogers becoming a household name and eventually four additional films, making it the longest running film series franchise on TV. Meanwhile, the album The Gambler, featuring the follow-up crossover smash “She Believes In Me” and standouts “I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again” and “Tennessee Bottle,” went to No. 1 on the country chart, won Album Of The Year at the Country Music Awards and went five times platinum in the U.S.  Stream The Gambler In Dolby Atmos:

Multi-platinum Icelanders Of Monsters and Men proudly present their award-winning and acclaimed short documentary TÍU on YouTube. Following the premiere at 12pm EST, the band will go live for a YouTube after party, engaging fans worldwide for what promises to be a very special chat.  Watch TÍUHERE.  When the band’s 2020 world tour was canceled due to the Covid pandemic, they set out on a friends and family road trip/adventure around their native Iceland. Footage shot by friend and director Dean Deblois (How To Train Your Dragon, Lilo and Stitch and Sigur Ros’ Heima) ultimately became what is now the short documentary TÍU which has been recognized as an “Official Selection” at 2022 & 2023 film festivals around the world including a world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and an international premiere at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. It also garnered an award in the category of “Best Short” at the 2023 Dumbo Film Festival.

- William Brown (Jonah Ray Rodrigues), a neurotic, self-absorbed musician determined to finish his prog-rock magnum opus, faces a creative roadblock in the form of a noisy and grotesque neighbor named Vlad (Alex Winter). Finally working up the nerve to demand that Vlad keep it down, William inadvertently decapitates him. But, while attempting to cover up one murder, William’s accidental reign of terror causes victims to pile up and become undead corpses who torment and create more bloody detours on his road to prog-rock Valhalla. DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS is a twisted splatter-comedy about a deranged journey of self-discovery full of goopy practical FX, a well-known ensemble cast, and LOTS of blood.  Streaming on Shudder January 12th.

Prime Video released the official trailer for Season One of the highly anticipated adult animated musical comedy Hazbin Hotel. The trailer features a new original song, “Ready For This,” from platinum-certified artist Sam Haft and Emmy-nominated Andrew Underberg, who contributed original music and lyrics for the series. The first season of Hazbin Hotel consists of eight episodes,  with four episodes premiering on Prime Video January 19, 2024 and two episodes rolling out weekly through February 2. The series will be available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.  Fans can continue to visit to pre-order special packages that include exclusive Season One merchandise until January 12, when early access to the first two episodes will be available to stream on the A24 App one week before they release on Prime Video, along with a virtual Q&A event with Vivienne Medrano and special guests.

This January, Netflix debuts the true crime feature documentary, MAN ON THE RUN, directed by Cassius Michael Kim (Stockton On My Mind, The Wonder List), uncovering the shocking true story of a corrupt group of co-conspirators who jeopardized a country's hope for financial stability. Their influence extended from the highest levels of the Malaysian government to the glamorous enclaves of Hollywood.  MAN ON THE RUN follows the enigmatic Low Taek Jho—known to most as Jho Low – a mysterious businessman and playboy. Working with former Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, Low orchestrated a scheme to exploit 1MDB, a sovereign wealth fund established in 2009 with the noble purpose of benefiting the people of Malaysia. In 2015, the intrepid journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown receives leaked financial documents, setting off a global investigation that uncovers a staggering amount of money being funneled into international bank accounts to fuel Low's extravagant lifestyle. This included the acquisition of lavish properties, a private jet, a super-yacht, paying to party with A-list celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and dating supermodel Miranda Kerr. Dubbed the “Asian Great Gatsby,” Jho Low even financed Martin Scorcese’s controversial Oscar® nominated blockbuster, The Wolf of Wall Street. He now faces charges of money laundering and a slew of other offenses related to the multibillion-dollar scandal and is wanted by international authorities. The disgraced financier is on the run and believed to be hiding in China.