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The Five Most Overplayed Christmas Songs That I’m Just Sick Of!

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There’s two radio stations by me that have been playing 24 hour-a-day Christmas music. They’ve been treating their listeners to round-the-clock Christmas music since Thanksgiving. So all around the sounds of Christmas carols fill the airwaves up to December 25th.

One thing I’ve always encountered with tuning into both these stations is that I consistently hear the same songs again and again. And I don’t mean I hear numerous different versions of Jingle Bells – that I would welcome. But I always seem to hear the same exact Christmas songs and artists. READ MORE

Top Five Things To Do At Westworld

Westworld 2016 HBO tv series

I watched the first two episodes of HBO’s new series Westworld, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film. I thought it’s pretty good so far.

It was certainly better than CBS’ MacGyver! That pilot was just painful to sit through. I attempted to give that show another chance with episode two and I only lasted four minutes with it. Bailing on that I gave Westworld a shot and was pleasantly surprised. After the first episode I immediately wanted to watch the second. The show certainly got me intrigued and interested in continuing to watch it and where the story goes.

I started thinking of how they would promote Westworld to tourists. What kind of selling points would they use in their brochures for their theme park. So I came up with five things that maybe the creators of Westworld would use in their marketing. READ MORE

Are Hitchcock’s Films A Shared Cinematic Universe?

Alfred Hitchcock Films Cinematic UniverseAlfred Hitchcock directed over fifty films in his career. From early grainy silent films to big glossy Hollywood productions. Thanks to so many of his popular, classic films and his talents behind the camera he would become known as ‘The Master of Suspense’.

He would also become one of the most recognizable directors of all time, thanks to his weekly appearances on his own television show ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’. His rotund shape, distinct profile and dry dark humor would make him a memorable figure. READ MORE

Fantastic Voyage – 50 Years Later

Fantastic Voyage 1966 50th anniversaryFifty years ago movie audiences sat down in darkened theaters to witness a film that would take them to ‘where no one has ever been before‘.

They learned from the intriguing title card that ‘No eye-witness has actually seen what you are about to see. During an era where going to the moon would soon be upon us and where the most incredible things are happening all around us, someday, perhaps tomorrow, the fantastic events you are about to see can and will take place‘.

What a build up from an opening title card! Folks, we’re about to take a FANTASTIC VOYAGE! READ MORE

Superhero Films – Batman (1989)

Batman 1989 Haphazardstuff reviewMy superhero series continues with one of the most popular superhero films of all time.

As the summer of 1989 approached there would be one film in particular that would dominate the season, one movie that would be the most anticipated film of the year helped along by endless hype of merchandise and billboards – Batman.

With a huge budget, a young director by the name of Tim Burton, Jack Nicholson getting a huge payday, the controversial casting of Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight, complete secrecy from the set and an early movie trailer that ignited the spark in the eyes of everyone who saw it, when the film finally hit Bat fans and everyone else swarmed theaters to make it a huge hit. I go back and revisit Burton’s Batman. READ MORE