Getting Your Movie and Culture News on Satellite TV

If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re definitely interested in watching the news, but once you start, it might get a little bit overwhelming. After all, with so many different channels out there and a new opinion from each talking head with every new day, it can turn into a bit of a dog and pony show over on most of the news channels. And for anyone who simply wants to hear what’s going on in the world, chances are that everyone from FOX to CBS is going to make it take a considerable amount of time before the simple news is presented in a way that’s easy to understand.

At the same time on both cable and satellite tv, there are more and more news programs or channels that instead focus on the entertainment portion of the day’s happenings, and that means alerts on everyone from Justin Bieber to Sandra Bullock. And while this can sometimes be fun or entertaining, the truth is that no one needs to know that much about a celebrity’s personal life on a regular basis. It often gets in the way of the actual news, and that can cause a whole lot of problems if you’re trying to stay informed rather than get salacious.

But if you have satellite TV and want a daily or weekly digest that covers how the news is being reported, there are options out there that put a bit of a funny spin on things while still giving you some of the pertinent information to keep yourself up to date or keep yourself cool enough at the office. One of the best by far is Current TV’s “InfoMania,” with an adorable fresh-faced host who brings viewers through all of the week’s news. And there are particular beats for different sections of the culture and entertainment world, with one reporter focusing on the latest advertising towards women on “Target: Women” while another man dissects the weekly iTunes top 5 lists on the “White Hot Top 5.” It’s definitely not as hard-hitting as “60 Minutes,” but somehow “Infomania” provides a lot more actual information on the news compared to other shows on satellite TV that focus on jokes, too, like “The Colbert Report.”

At the same time that entertainment reporting is getting so popular, it is becoming harder and harder to get a good or decent opinion on something as simple as what movies that are out this week are worth seeing. Again, Current has everyone covered with the “Rotten Tomatoes” show. Associated with the website that ranks films according to the reviews they received from esteemed critics as well as according to popular opinion, it’s a good combination of the well-educated and the voice of the people. As far as satellite TV goes, it is also one of the less gossipy oriented film or movies shows, because there is not a focus on the current lives of the stars, but rather, the idea is to just talk about film projects or favorite movies.

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