*this article contains spoilers for the 800 Words finale that aired tonight. So read with caution*
Promos… Previews… Sneak Peeks… whatever you want to call them..
So there was once a show I absolutely loved, but fell slightly out of love with, through no fault of its own. Okay the show was partly to blame.
The blame mostly goes to television networks in general and their reliance of always showing final scenes of episodes in a promo. This is not a new thing, it has happened for years and years.
A number of years ago the now infamous ER Episode “Such Sweet Sorrow” aired. This was the episode that saw the departure of its original cast member Julianna Margulies. When she was leaving, one of the questions that were asked by the viewers was, would her character get her happy ending with Doug Ross (played by George Clooney)? (Spoiler alert: she does.)
The reason I mention this is, when Sherry Stringfield, another original ER cast member, first left the show, the network was able to promote the ending of her final episode. But when Julianna’s final regular episode aired, the network could not do this due to the ER producers keeping George’s cameo a secret from NBC until the night before the episode aired. So unknown to the promo department, Carol got her happy ending with Doug and for once it wasn’t spoiled by the promos. At the time, it was considered a masterstroke of how to keep a surprise in tact.
Fast forward to the present and here we have the 800 Words finale.
I have addressed in the past that I suffer anxiety and depression (something that has become more prevalent in today’s society).
After addressing the situation and thinking I had everything under control, I was hit for six back in September when a mini-relapse occurred. To make matters worse, I suffered a massive case of heat exhaustion whilst overseas. It was a tough period to get through, but compared to what others face in life, mine was miniscule. Continue reading
Credit: Roadshow Films
Roadshow Films and Good Dog Distribution are thrilled to announce that their new Australian film RED DOG: True Blue will screen in the Sundance Kids section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
“It is a dream come true for director Kriv Stenders and I to see the film participate at Sundance,” said producer Nelson Woss. “Selection at such a prestigious festival will ensure that RED DOG: True Blue will roam far and wide, just like the real red dog.” Continue reading
Almost six months ago I attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Due to some health issues I couldn’t do the reviews I wanted to do about the Festival until now. People have asked me what were your favourite films at the Festival?
Three absolutely stood out for me, that I keep thinking about to this day, while another I’m hoping to see again since it was a little gem.
The three that are constantly on my mind are OJ: Made in America (ESPN 30 for 30 documentary), The Bad Kids and Little Men. Three different types of films but all great in their own way. The other little gem that I hope to see again is Between Sea and Land. Continue reading
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Seven’s Rio 2016 dream team
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(8 April 2016) Seven has assembled an elite commentary team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including 15 Olympians who have won 12 gold medals and 24 Olympic medals.
Strangely in Love – Q&A
Strangely in Love is an independent film by Amin Matalqa, which takes the story of Dostoevsky’s novella White Nights and sets it in modern day Los Angeles.
Director, producer and co-writer Amin Matalqa, actress and producer Michelle Lang and costume designer Catherine Velosa have been kind enough to participate in a Q&A for this site. I thank them for their time.
In 2009, I attended the Sundance Film Festival and promised myself I’d go back again one day. This year I am attending the Festival. So far these are the films I am scheduled to see.
I will post reviews as I see the film or check out quick comments over on my Twitter account. Continue reading
This site will be going on a mini-hiatus.
I’ve got some reviews which will be queued up between now and when I leave for my USA trip on January 13.
Come January 21, check out the site as I will be at the Sundance Film Festival spending time watching some films. So I’ll post daily updates of the films as the Festival is on here during January 21-31.
I’ve recently reactivated my eBay auctions account and will be putting some old magazines online before I depart for a trip to USA in mid-January.
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