Examining the Disney Entertainment Empire: ESPN
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Examining the Disney Entertainment Empire: ESPN

This is a  blog series dedicated towards examining the multi-faceted entertainment empire of the Walt Disney Company. The iconic Walt Disney Company is one of the most celebrated and popular corporate entities on the planet. It is the brainchild and product of Walt Disney, a creative visionary whose pioneering work with cartoon animation eventually allowed … Continue reading

Epic Endings: James Bond’s <i>Live and Let Die</i>
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Epic Endings: James Bond’s Live and Let Die

1973’s Live and Let Die represented Roger Moore’s first foray onto the silver screen as iconic secret agent/ alcoholic/ womanizer James Bond. In this nonsensical and ridiculously campy adventure, Bond faces off against the ruthless leader of a small island nation while dealing with drug cartels, beautifully exotic women, and voodoo. Widely viewed as a premier … Continue reading

Awesome Advertising: Apple’s iPad Mini
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Awesome Advertising: Apple’s iPad Mini

This commercial for Apple’s newly released iPad Mini is ingenious because it perfectly embodies the tech powerhouse’s longstanding design emphasis on minimalism and elegant simplicity. Regardless of the specific technological line, Apple packages their components into sleek and aesthetically-pleasing shells/ cases, resulting in virtually immaculate product appearances. Developed by renowned advertising mega-agency TBWA/ Media Arts … Continue reading

Epic Endings: Jimmy Barrett calls out Don Draper on <i>Mad Men</i>
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Epic Endings: Jimmy Barrett calls out Don Draper on Mad Men

For the first season and a half of the critically acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men, suave creative director/ professional womanizer Don Draper manages to cheat on his wife an alarming number of times with virtually zero consequences. Don develops a secret romantic fling with Bobbie Barrett, the wife/manager of famous insult comic Jimmy Barrett, who … Continue reading

Early Oscar Contenders: Anthony Hopkins vs. Daniel Day-Lewis
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Early Oscar Contenders: Anthony Hopkins vs. Daniel Day-Lewis

The Match Up Two of cinema’s most celebrated and accomplished acting powerhouses are set to square-off. In the left corner is the venerable Anthony Hopkins, a legendary actor with a noteworthy trophy case, best known for his skin-crawling depiction of serial killer/ cannibal Hannibal Lector.  He will be playing famous Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock in Fox Searchlight Picture’s upcoming film Hitchcock. … Continue reading