Mr Rogers Gets Evicted

It’s a sad day in the neighborhood if you grew up watching Mr. Rogers. As a child, I used to watch his show. It was educational and you could learn something new. Of course, I always used to love the sweaters and shoes. He was a television icon. PBS has decided to evict him from many of their stations.

Mad Max – Iconic

It was one of those movies made for the male ego: fast cars, leather outfits, highway races and explosions. Not to mention the man who lost a family looking for revenge. Pretty much typical fare for the testosterone ruled cinema.

Ten Outstanding Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg

Jaws (1975) – Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss – ‘Jaws’ is based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling book by the same name about a huge Great White shark that terrorizes a small New England community. – Quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Ballet Shoes, the Movie, With Emma Watson

This is great entertainment for children, with theater, dance, music, competition, and fierce family devotion. The drama, based on Noel Streatfeild’s novel, the costumes, the characters, and the sets are wonderful. For Emma Watson fans, this is her first film outside of the Harry Potter series of films.

Don Draper Still Living With Ghosts on the AMC TV Series Mad Men

Don Draper’s character, although fully capable, and at times, masterfully ingenious at his job, is haunted by his own personality, derived from his disturbing childhood and wartime deciept. His obvious intelligence leaves the viewer wondering how he could be so misguided, and at the same time, attracts sympathy as a result of his situation.

The Little Extinguisher Box of Tricks – “Magic Extinguisher” and Early Film

A fire extinguisher: for most of us, nothing but a standard piece of safety equipment, tied to the wall with extinguisher brackets and sealed in an extinguisher box. But for the early filmmakers of a largely pre-narrative Hollywood, a fire extinguisher of the classic pre-pressurized type was just another means of struggling to develop a common language of film.

Who Says There Aren’t Smart People in Hollywood? Pop Culture Philosophers

When people usually think of philosophers, they think of people who have been dead for at least a century. Your typical layman would probably bring up Plato, Aristotle or on rare occasions, Buddha and even Descartes as examples of philosophers. Though these figures occupy a special place in the pantheon of human knowledge, who says that the modern times don’t offer us a slew of pop culture philosophers that combine crass humor, awkward antics and TV time with a host of awesome advice on how to understand life and all its idiosyncrasies.

Faded and Humiliated – Washed Up Celebrities of Yesteryears

Celebrity status can be one of the greatest gifts ever. You have the fame, the fortune and all the success you could ever crave for. But when you start to grow a little order, the fans get a little sick of your antics and you discover that you just don’t have the staying power for Hollywood, you get a little, well, washed up. And this mini-list is a tribute to those celebrities who have made it, but with the help of some screw-ups, bad attitudes, bad luck and worse acting, have fallen back to earth again.

Why You Should Consider an Internet DVD Rental Service

Online movie rental is a simple concept with some far-reaching implications. When you subscribe to an internet DVD rental service, you have access to a large library of DVD rentals that are shipped right to your door. Although the number of DVD’s you can have out at a single time may vary, you are entitled to unlimited rentals and there are no late fees. For consumers, this is a cost effective and affordable way to enjoy movies without breaking the bank.

How to Make Your Film Stand Out With Sound and Music – Part 1

As a filmmaker, you know there are several ways to manipulate your audience with camera angles, lighting, editing, etc. In the audio world, you have a great arsenal of tricks too. There are basically 2 kinds of audio in any motion picture.

DVD and Game Rental Services – A Time and Money Saving Alternative

If you are a movie buff or avid video game player, you can enjoy your hobby while saving time and cutting costs as well. How can this be? Online DVD and game rental services provide a cost effective and time saving alternative to pricey local rental stores. Read on to learn how to find a rental service that meets your needs.

Fox Network Television History

The Fox Network television history has not all been plain sailing. It was launched in October 1986 after the parent company of 20th Century Fox, TCF Holdings, sold 50% of its shares to News Corporation for $250 million in 1985.