Browsing: Cinema & TV

A Brief History As the NFL completes week 5 of the 2016 football season, Forbes informs us that the sit down, kneel down protest mania sparked by San Francisco Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is hitting the NFL where it counts, costing the venerable football league as many as a third of its valued television viewers. Digging Deeper Kaepernick and other NFL players are protesting against their perceived racism by the police in the United States, and are claiming police are gunning down African-American men and boys for no apparent reason. Although a sizable minority of Americans seem to agree…

A Brief History On October 11, 2016, the first episode of season one of American horror anthology television series Channel Zero will air on SyFy.   Storylines for the series are based on popular creepypastas.  The first announced installment is based on webcartoonist and author Kris Straub’s Candle Cove (2009). What follows is the original short story as it appeared on the Creepypasta Wiki on October 11, 2016.  This content is available per the Creative Commons License. Digging Deeper: Candle Cove by Kris Staub NetNostalgia Forum – Television (local) Skyshale033 Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show? Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I…

A Brief History Blair Witch (2016) is an American found footage psychological horror film being released in the United States on September 16 by Lionsgate. Digging Deeper Having seen the original and sequel, we were eagerly awaiting the latest installment of the “Witch.”  Slightly slow at first, the movie develops the characters, or should we say, victims, college age kids pursuing the mysterious disappearance of the sister of one of their group in the original incident.  The found footage “real” camera work is shaky and at times disorienting, but the effect on the audience is pure terror as it is easy…

A Brief History Morgan, an upcoming 2016 American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and written by Seth Owen, is scheduled to be released on September 2, 2016 by 20th Century Fox. Digging Deeper Viewed on August 24, 2016 with only minimal knowledge of the movie (provided by the trailer), we expected a science fiction/horror type film and that is what we got. Excellent casting in every role and quality acting and directing, we enjoyed the movie quite a bit.  The build up to action was slightly slow, as is to be expected with character development, but once the…

A Brief History On August 30, 1898, American actress Shirley Booth was born.  Booth would go on to play television maid, Hazel, in the title role of the TV show.  She was famous enough in that role to make a television commercial for the new 1964 Mustang, an indication of her pop-culture standing.  Despite winning  a Best Actress Oscar and a Golden Globe for 1952’s film Come Back Little Sheba, after winning the Tony award for that role on Broadway in 1950 (and 2 other Tony awards), it is the  couple of television Emmys she won as Hazel we seem…

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