Tag Archives: Engineer’s Room

Engineer’s Room: Let’s Talk About …

Normally, in this space we talk about movies and television program linked by some sort of unifying theme. This month, we’re going to talk about programs that talk about programs... More

Hammer Films

Today, the UK’s Hammer Films is still best known for its string of gothic horror films from the 1950s through 1970s (thanks in large part to their frequent appearance on televisi... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2023 Golden Globes

The 80th annual Golden Globe awards were presented on Jan. 9, honoring outstanding motion pictures and television programs from 2022. There were 135 nominations in 27 different cat... More

Engineer’s Room: Fox Film Corp.

The 2019 Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox[1] resulted in the creation of two companies:[2] 20th Century Studios,[3] now owned by The Walt Disney Company, and FOX Corporation,... More

Boxing Day

Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) gets all the press, so it tends to overshadow its sibling Dec. 26, the second day of Christmas.[1] In traditionally Catholic countries, Dec. 26 is St. Steph... More

Turkiye Day

November is all about Thanksgiving in the United States,[1] and Thanksgiving is all about the turkey[2] – it’s even known as Turkey Day. According to the National Turkey Federa... More

Engineer’s Room: Bollywood

RRR (2022) is something of a cultural phenomenon, likened to The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) by John Powers, pop culture critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, for the level of audienc... More

Men in Tights

As I sit here, pondering life’s many mysteries, I find myself wondering, “Why do superheroes wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes?” Are they in that much of a... More

Everybody Loves Bacon

On July 8, 1958 Ruth and Edmund Bacon welcomed their sixth child, Kevin, into the world. Perhaps knowing that he was destined to become the center of the universe, they stopped the... More

Hollywood Before There Was Hollywood

The American motion picture industry evolved from a novelty into a business at the turn of the 20th century in New York City. From its silent start all the way through the Studio E... More