Project ALF

Project ALF

One of the main themes of the ALF series was satire, a satire aimed at the whole Cold War period – even the way in which ALF’s Melmac was destroyed was supposed to signal the alarm as to where the world was heading, with the whole nuclear race going on. Not only the series, but […]

A Villain as a Hero

The Warriors

When it comes to cult movies, you know that the critics have bashed them upon their release only to embrace them as fine pieces of art later on: they express the social and historical context, often speaking about the common misconceptions and fears of those times. Such is the case of The Warriors, who was […]

ALF Facts You Didn’t Know

ALF

Just like today, countless of sitcom ideas were presented back then to the studios and the best of them were ordered a pilot, to see how it performs with the audiences. This was also the case of ALF – Paul Fusco came up with this idea in 1984 and pitched it to Disney and Muppet-creator […]

Beautifying History With The Tudors

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII

Upon release, and even later on, most of the criticism brought to The Tudors kept reminding everybody that the show wasn’t historically accurate and that it was sanitizing history in order to make it more appealing to the masses. The critics were even bringing Homer and his Odyssey into their discussion, as if the poet […]

The Tudors: When Changing History Works

Henry VIII as depicted in The Tudors

While named after the Tudors dynasty, the Showtime series followed specifically only the reign of Henry VIII, a king for almost 40 years known for separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and, more importantly perhaps, for his six marriages. Why do I say that a private matter from the king’s life […]

Elvis Presley – The King of Rock and Roll

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Most of the kids today have a hard time understanding exactly why Elvis Presley is considered to be one of the best musicians of all time. That’s not really surprising since most of them woke up to the music of the younger artists today. One look at YouTube videos of Elvis Presley’s past performances, however, […]