Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Marvel Cinematic Universe Slate for 2021 and Beyond!





If you're like me--and why wouldn't you be like me?--you are absolutely in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost everything they've produced has been a creative winner, and I get excited for every announcement they make for future projects.

So imagine my excitement as I watched this 20+ minute presentation of the MCU's products releasing in 2021, 2022, and beyond. There is a metric ton of material coming out the next two to three years in both theaters and Disney+, and the fact that all of it interconnects makes it all the more thrilling. Pick up your jaw after watching this presentation given at the virtual Disney investors' meeting this past December.

Enjoy! Excelsior!

Monday, February 1, 2021

A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002)

 


Hello everyone! It's officially February. The first month of the new year is already in the past. We welcome the new month with the forgotten TV special A Charlie Brown Valentine.

This special, not to be confused with the more famous Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, features several vignettes starring the Peanuts gang in various instances of unrequited love. This special doesn't have the gravitas that Be My Valentine does, but for a Peanuts fan like me, any holiday Peanuts special is welcome.

Enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Celebrate Valentine's Day the Teen Titans GO! Way


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Sorry for the long delay, but I've been very busy getting back into the swing of things in the new year. I only have a quick minute to jump in and move into a different holiday coming our way, Valentine's Day.

A time for love, romance, flowers, and candy. And superheroes.

Yes, superheroes!

Today I present a collection of clips from one of my favorites TV shows of the last few years, Teen Titans GO! Although deemed a "kids show," it really is for anyone who loves great comedy, and Teen Titans GO! is exactly that. In these clips, you will see a sampling of the hilariously failed romance attempts among the titular Titans. It's enough to make Charlie Brown feel lucky in love.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Westinghouse Studio One, "The Play of the Nativity"



Hello all. I hope your December has been going much better than January through November did.

As we approach Christmas Day in just two days as I write this, I present from the 1950s, the production of "The Play of the Nativity" courtesy of Westinghouse Studio One.

Studio One was a weekly presentation of an adaptation or original play, and was noted for its distinguished subject matter. With the Nativity, you can't get more distinguished than that!

Enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2020

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear TV-Movie (1984)



Today's long-form program to round out the week is the 1984 TV-movie It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.

Clear stars Mickey Rooney as a retired New York City copy now living in California with his family. After Rooney's character suffers a heart attack, he begs the Powers That Be to give him just enough time to take his grandson (Scott Grimes) to New York to enjoy the grandson's first-ever white Christmas.

I've never seen the film, but I remember it airing annually for a number of years in syndication, and it always looked cute.

Enjoy! Have a great Christmasy weekend!
 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The Story of the Coca-Cola Polar Bears



Today I present a short clip documenting the origin of the Coca-Cola Polar Bears. They've been entertaining TV viewers since 1993, and I always look forward to their commercials. Here, a Coke historian details the beginnings of the holiday icons.

Enjoy!