A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – Dinner With James Cameron

With the release of his new movie, Avatar, James Cameron is foremost in the media. Whenever I see his interviews, I recall one of the most special evenings of my life: having dinner with James Cameron. The evening offered precious moments in my life as a shipwreck survivor and author.

The Real World – The Founder of the Satellite TV Reality Phenomenon

While many attribute “Survivor” as bringing the reality television phenomenon to the homes of millions of Americans, the fact of the matter is that MTV’s “The Real World” was the true founder. And with it came not only spin-offs, but also specific characteristics pertaining to the actual content and characters of reality TV shows.

The Doctor is in on Satellite TV

Medical shows have always been a big thing on television. It is just simple situational drama 101; audiences love watching doctors save lives.

Celebrities As Role Models?

In today’s world of 24/7 media young children are constantly exposed to images of their favourite pop stars or film stars. The age that children become immersed in the world of media is also getting younger as a result of the advances in media technology. Young children are still as impressionable as ever, so does this mean that celebrities should control their behaviour in order to become appropriate role models for their fans?

Why Do People Become Obsessed With Celebrities?

You only have to step into a local shop and look at the rows and rows of glossy magazines to see that we are a nation that is obsessed with celebrity. Heat magazine is one of the biggest selling magazines in the UK with a circulation of over half a million, and this is only one of a long list of celebrity gossip magazines that is produced each week.

The Hard – Hitting Reality of HBO Documentaries on Satellite TV

While HBO is renowned for its ability to entertain, with its documentaries, it spends a lot more time informing. A long-standing successful portion of the channel, HBO documentaries are often award-winning, frequently devastating, and no matter what, manage to be fascinating for all types of audience.

Valentine’s Day (2.5 Out of 5)

Jean-Luc Godard once said that the best way to criticise a film is to make another one. Consider Valentine’s Day anti-criticism.

How to Film a Movie and Get Distribution

Breaking in to Hollywood is a difficult task. There are millions trying their luck every year, while only a few hundred movies are ever produced and receive distribution.

The Missing Scene In Deliverance – When Things Aren’t Quite So Clear

A few years ago, my now-adult nephew told me about how he missed the point in the movie ‘Deliverance’. As a kid, he had only seen the edited and laundered regular TV version of the movie. Sure the canoeists had a couple of issues with the hillbillies, but should they have been angered up enough to start a backwoods body count?

Buy New Moon DVD – What Choices Do I Have?

Twilight fans, have you been waiting long for the New Moon DVD to be released? You are sure spoilt for choice! More and more versions of New Moon DVD have been announced for the past weeks, which would you buy? Or would you buy every one of them to complete your Twilight collection?

Under the Radar Television Propaganda

Now, we all know about the propaganda that goes on during commercial breaks. Ads for toxic personal care products, junk food, cancer causing cell phones and chemical pharmaceuticals (I’m just sticking to health issues here).

Why Online Hollywood Gossip?

There is so much to be said about Hollywood gossip. From rumors going around, the truth being exaggerated, paparazzi, to just plain out lies. I like to call Hollywood gossip the he said, she said, they said, we said, part of the world.