It’s the holiday season once again, so I thought I would dig out an older project of mine.
The Network Coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become a traditional event of the holiday. Millions of people tune in to the broadcast to start their holiday morning with the images of floats and giant balloons marching down the New York streets.
They continue to watch every year despite the network coverage of the parade being absolutely terrible! It really is quite awful. One might think filming a parade might seem easy, but somehow NBC and CBS continue to use the parade to plug their shows, promote Broadway performances and focus on everything other than those big balloons.
Out of morbid curiosity I decided to watch both NBC’s and CBS coverage of the parade this year, just to find out which one is the lesser of the two evils. READ MORE
Justice League – The Release & Reception
Of course, I’ll eventually watch Warner Brothers highly-anticipated culmination of their DC Extended Universe where all of their most popular heroes come together. Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg and a freshly resurrected Superman teaming up to save the Earth! How can I miss this, no matter what people are saying about it or how dire the box office was on its opening weekend.
However, I have to admit I would much rather watch a documentary covering the story of the film’s chaotic production and a detailed account of how exactly things have gotten to the point where we are now with the DCEU. READ MORE
Hey, Remember – The Famous Press Your Luck Episode
The 1980’s had its fair share of popular television game shows. One was CBS’ Press Your Luck, in which contestants faced a big electronic board, tried to win ‘big money’ and attempted to avoid those pesky red Whammies who would take all their winnings away.
It wasn’t until contestant Michael Larson came along when those Whammies stopped their giggling. Larson had discovered a flaw in the Press Your Luck board. When he got the opportunity to face the big board he knew exactly when to press his button.
Larson was able to rack up an historic amount of game show winnings and stunned the network, in what would be one of the most notorious incidents in the annals of game show history since the 1950’s quiz show scandals – even though Larson never technically cheated at anything, he simply beat the games design, won a pile of loot and left a whole network embarrassed. READ MORE
Movie Clichés – The Ominous Parking Garage
Parking garages have become popular locations for deadly and mysterious encounters in horror, thrillers and action movies. It’s unlikely if a character places their feet on their concrete floor they’ll have an easy, whistling walk to their car. When a character finds themselves in a parking garage it can almost guarantee suspense and deadly encounters.
Parking garages also just don’t have to house a bunch of stationary cars, but they can be used as claustrophobic mazes to unleash car chases in. Movie heroes have to navigate tight corners and mammoth columns to elude bad guys with usually one way out! It takes some pretty skilled driving to escape a chase in a parking garage.
I take a look at all that classic location and the cliché of parking garages in movies. READ MORE
The Craig Reconstruction: Quantum of Solace (2008)
Followers of mine are probably aware I had previously done a review of Daniel Craig’s second 007 film Quantum of Solace quite awhile ago. However, I was unable to post it on my Youtube channel thanks to some copyright issues.
I’d like to get all of my video projects on my Youtube channel, since that would be where most of my followers can easily watch them and new viewers can discover them. So being unable to post them there is a bit frustrating.
After doing some tweaking and re-editing I’ve been able to upload the full Quantum of Solace review (along with my Casino Royale one). There are some minor changes from the original reviews, but essentially they’re the same. I’m hoping it will remain there untouched with no problems. I’m hoping to tackle Skyfall at some point.
So here is my longwinded, overlong dissection of Quantum of Solace. Enjoy!