Top5 Worldwide Entertainment Wishes for 2011
The YAM Magazine team wishes everyone a Happy 2011 (for those of you who live on the other side of the world), and wishes a kick ass New Year’s Eve for those of you still celebrating.
For this special day, these our five wishes for the upcoming year~
5. Successful Diva Comebacks
With the sold-out concerts given by Asian diva Faye Wong, and the release of Virtues of the Silent Orchid for the Confucius Soundtrack, we’re crossing fingers to listen to a new full-length album… one we’ve been waiting since her release of To Love back in 2003.
Another diva comeback we’re waiting for? Of course, Lauryn Hill! She’s been hinting and teasing for the past few months, and we just can’t wait for a new album… we’ve been waiting for her since The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out in 1998.
4. Asian Music Wave in America
Very much how the “Latin Wave” swept America at the end of the 90s thanks to acts like Ricky Martin… or Shakira, whom you guys have never ever fully returned. We’ve been waiting for Asians to take over the entertainment industry for a while now.
With the final realization of YG Entertainment that there’s lots of fans on this side of the world, and their expansion of subtitled content, there’s going to be more people being able to discover.
Of course, the safest bet is going to be for a K-pop act to be able to crossover, with their catchy americanized beats, and synchronized dancing — we know Americans like to dance in groups ;D — pleasing visual style and well-cut videos… they are the easiest sell. Just look at 2NE1:
But then again… with JYJ crossing over, G-Dragon and TOP with new music, a new album by DBSK… and Jay Chou promoting The Green Hornet in America… maybe some of them could make it happen.
3. Disappearance of Reality TV “Stars”
We don’t think we need any graphic to explain ourselves here.
2. Region-Free Content
We’re sure you’re tired of it, we are tired too. We just want to be able to watch videos, listen to music, buy music… buy digital content without having to find out our IP is not on the right region, or that our credit card doesn’t have a valid billing address.
Please, distributors! Otherwise, we’re just going to find some other way~~~
1. Average American Viewer + Subtitles
Ah, the old problem of why the average American moviegoer doesn’t want to read subtitles. It is obviously about getting used to them, after all many countries around the world have no problems with subtitles at all. 90% of what we get on our theaters are foreign productions that need subtitling on our own language.
With an increase on foreign films in the market (not only arthouse foreign films, but also commercial ones), we would start getting people used to reading while watching a film.
There’s also a huge plus side on this. Hearing-impaired people would be able to go to the movie more often! We have no idea how many of them have to wait for films to become available on DVD… or sometimes wait for a TV broadcast because the DVD doesn’t have captioning available!
Well, that’s it. What are your entertainment wishes for the upcoming year/decade?
We need to make those happen.