CERTIFIED FRESH! MOVIES IN THE MODERN AGE: FROM ROTTEN TOMATOES AND TYT, MATT ATCHITY

Former Editor-In-Chief at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity, presided over the website as it became a go-to destination for people deciding what films and television offerings they were going to watch.

Matt joins Mark Thompson and comic/documentary film director, J Elvis Weinstein on this episode.

Matt explains the power of “Certified Fresh”, the limited power of the superhero and tentpole films and studios generally.

Finally, Matt talks about The Young Turks and his goals for TYT.

Matt is one of the hosts of WHAT THE FLICK (which reviews movies and TV) on the TYT network.

Before Matt, Michael Shure returns from Israel and looks at the political aspirations of Jim Jordan as Jordan attempts to succeed Paul Ryan as House Speaker.  One problem Jordan may have is the trail of controversy that’s shadowing him.

Mark also asks Michael about the Endangered Species Act and why it’s rollback is a priority for Trump and Interior Sec’y Zinke.  Michael explains the politics.

00-3:16 Mark welcome, summary

3:16-26:06 Michael Shure on politics

26:06-1:21:14 Matt Atchity, J Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson

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