Category: Spotlight

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Time & Pressure — How I Lost My Voice: Part 1

I want to write more. I want to watch more. I want to write about what I watch more. I also work a full-time job, and by full-time, I mean thirteen hours, including showering and my commute. That leaves me with eleven hours to do with whatever I please, right? Except I have a wife and two kids. And since I’m usually gone before … Read More Time & Pressure — How I Lost My Voice: Part 1

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Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2018

Having officially finished the Oscars Challenge for the 91st Academy Awards and having seen 130 films released in the year of 2018, there’s no better time then to finally release a list of my favorite films of the year. These are the films that captivated me more than any others. The ones that captured my imagination, made me feel something, or entertained me to … Read More Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2018

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Spotlight: 2018 National Film Registry Entries

Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) Broadcast News (1987) Brokeback Mountain (2005) Cinderella (1950) Days Of Wine And Roses (1962) Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition To Crow Agency Eve’s Bayou (1997) The Girl Without A Soul (1917) Hair Piece: A Film For Nappy-Headed People (1984) Hearts And Minds (1974) Hud (1963) The Informer (1935) Jurassic Park (1993) The Lady From Shanghai (1947) Leave Her To Heaven (1945) … Read More Spotlight: 2018 National Film Registry Entries

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Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

ACTING Best Actress, Comedy Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX) Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video) Allison Janney – “Mom” (CBS) Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO) Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC) Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) Best Actor, Comedy Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC) Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC) Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) … Read More Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

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Spotlight: BBC Culture’s Top 100 World-Shaping Stories

BBC Culture released a Top 100 list of the books that authors believe to be the most time-tested, world shaping stories. Read more at: BBC Culture. 1. The Odyssey (Homer, 8th Century BC) 2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852) 3. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818) 4. Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell, 1949) 5. Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe, 1958) 6. One Thousand and One … Read More Spotlight: BBC Culture’s Top 100 World-Shaping Stories

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Television Guide 2018: An Updating List of Renewals and Cancellations

Wondering if your favorite shows got renewed or were cancelled? Below is a compiled list of the all the series and the decisions that have been made about them. The list will be updated as more information becomes available. The biggest news this year was FOX letting go of some of their most talked about comedies including “Last Man On Earth” starring Will Forte … Read More Television Guide 2018: An Updating List of Renewals and Cancellations

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Television Guide 2018: Renewed and Canceled

$100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – Renewed 12 Monkeys (SyFy) – Canceled (after fourth season) 13 Reasons Why (Netflix) – Renewed 48 Hours (CBS) – Renewed 60 Days In (A&E) – Renewed 60 Minutes (CBS) – Renewed 9-1-1 (Fox) – Renewed A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) – Canceled (after third and final season) Adventure Time (Cartoon Network) – Canceled (after final season) America’s Funniest Home … Read More Television Guide 2018: Renewed and Canceled

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Spotlight: Walt Disney & 20th Century Fox Merger

Christmas has come early for the comic book and superhero movie fans around the world, as Walt Disney has officially closed a $52 million merger with 20th Century Fox. With this deal comes all of Fox’s film properties including its Marvel brands like the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Deadpool. Other properties Disney will now envelop include the Die Hard franchise, both the Alien and … Read More Spotlight: Walt Disney & 20th Century Fox Merger

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Spotlight: 2017 National Film Registry Entries

The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress have announced the twenty-five works selected this year to be preserved by the Washington institution. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress each year names to the registry 25 motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and at least ten years old. “Ace in the Hole” (aka … Read More Spotlight: 2017 National Film Registry Entries

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Spotlight: Scarlett Johansson in Vanity Fair

On one of the most recent issues, Scarlett Johansson joined her fellow cast members to don the cover of “Vanity Fair,” but interestingly enough, Johansson has donned the cover several other times, including a few special Hollywood Issue covers and a cover with Keira Knightley and Tom Ford, completely naked, at the age of 22. She would go on to fill more and more … Read More Spotlight: Scarlett Johansson in Vanity Fair

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Spotlight: Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet

With the “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer now out, the discussion of where we’ve seen the infinity stones/gems last, how Thanos got a hold of them, and where the last one is will be the discussion among many as we patiently wait for the arrival of the film on May 4th, 2018. In the meantime, here’s a compilation of information from different sources to better … Read More Spotlight: Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet

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Spotlight: Visual Effects Society Releases Top 70 List of the Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time

300 (2007) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) The Abyss (1989) Alien (1979) Aliens (1986) An American Werewolf in London (1981) Apollo 13 (1995) Avatar (2009) Babe (1995) Back to the Future (1985) Blade Runner (1982) Citizen Kane (1941) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Darby O’Gill and the Little People … Read More Spotlight: Visual Effects Society Releases Top 70 List of the Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time