Holy cow, I love the Internet. Mobility Lab: The ultimate TV and movie public transportation database. “We’re excited to present the first-ever database of public transportation’s appearances in TV shows and movies. Entertainment plays a big role in influencing our decision-making, as we discussed in this article about Hollywood’s misrepresentation of transit. One reader even told me that her husband was scared to ride the New York subway after watching The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 in the 1970s. At Mobility Lab, we believe that we can create the transportation system we want by using the existing infrastructure in more sustainable and equitable ways. When we drive less, we make more room for biking, better bus service, and walking.”
Refinery 29: Here’s How To Make Sure You Can Watch All The Oscars Action Live. “This year will be better known as the year stars wore black to show solidarity with #MeToo and Oprah briefly suspicions of a presidential run in 2020. When Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the Oscars for the second year in a row this Sunday, you can bet there will be lots of extra careful envelope-checking before the presenters take the stage and winners are announced. If you want to avoid being the person Googling ‘what happened at the Oscars’ on Monday, here’s what you need to know to catch all of the action live.”
Boy Genius Report: YouTube TV is adding CNN, NBA basketball and the MLB – but it’ll cost you. “YouTube TV is one of the best cord-cutting cable alternatives out there as it currently stands. The pricing and channel line-up is in line with the rest of the market, but rather than having to deal with a buggy interface and limited platforms, customers can use the YouTube interface they know and love on virtually any set-top box. According to a leaked post from BuzzFeed, things are getting even better starting tomorrow.”
Engadget: How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics. “With the opening ceremonies completed and the torch lit, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are officially underway and will run through February 25th. Viewers have plenty of options to stream events this time around — and while you can watch almost everything on NBC with your cable subscription, there are several internet TV providers that include some or all of the network’s coverage through their own service subscriptions.”
Tubefilter: TBS Launches Web Series Based On An Instagram Account. “Turner-owned cable channel TBS has recently adopted a forward-thinking approach to content, and as part of that effort, it has launched a new series based off an Instagram account. Mo Welch is the primary creative force behind Blair, a series of short vignettes centered around the life of a modern misanthrope.”
TechCrunch: Facebook Watch is adding clips from the CBS late-night lineup. “Short-form content from CBS’ late-night shows ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ will now appear on Facebook Watch, according to multiple reports. It’s the latest effort by Facebook to make Watch a thing.”
Glamour: This Necessary New Site Helps You Avoid TV and Movies Tainted by Creeps. “It’s a new world out there and one that can be tough to navigate, especially if you’re wary of supporting art that’s now tarnished by the horrible behavior of certain men. Now, that’s not to say that you have to avoid any of it. I, for one, will probably still watch ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’ every time I catch them on TV. And those are some of Weinstein’s most marquee projects. But they also involve a lot of people who weren’t awful monsters. That decision is a personal one. You may feel differently, and now there’s a new website to help guide your way: Rotten Apples.” There is one movie that is marked non-problematic when I believe it is by the standards of the site (The Associate) so don’t take this as foolproof.