Collin Garbarino

Collin is a correspondent and movie reviewer for WORLD. He is a World Journalism Institute, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Louisiana State University graduate, and he teaches at Houston Baptist University. Collin resides with his wife and four children in Sugar Land, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @collingarbarino.

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Activism returns to the NBA

Sports | Players express their opinions on the court after U.S. Capitol riots
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 1/12/21, 04:18 pm

In an October interview with ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver described the summer of 2020 as “an extraordinary moment” in U.S. history that justified allowing some on-court activism by players.

“My sense is there will be somewhat a return to normalcy—that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor,” Silver said. But last week brought another extraordinary moment when a group of Trump supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol, and the NBA showed it’s not ready to go back to normal just yet.

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Entertainment stays home

Entertainment | Streaming TV tries to hold onto its pandemic gains
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 1/05/21, 04:51 pm

One year ago, a variety of internet TV companies lined up like pieces on a chessboard to challenge industry leader, Netflix. Disney+ and Apple TV+ had recently launched. Universal’s Peacock and HBO Max were on the way. Hulu and Amazon Prime Video braced for the onslaught.

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Warner Bros. plans film industry remodel

Entertainment | “Straight to video” gets a pandemic makeover
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 12/08/20, 07:20 pm

When Warner Bros. Pictures announced in November that Wonder Woman 1984 would come out on Christmas Day in theaters and on the streaming platform HBO Max, theater owners, desperate for a blockbuster to draw back audiences, welcomed the news. Last week, however, the studio made the unwelcome decision to extend that hybrid model to all its movies slated for release in 2021.

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