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Best Homecomings in Movie History: Apollo 13

Houston, we have a problem. You’ve probably said that phrase hundreds of times, but these were actual words uttered in one of the most desperate moments in US history. The Apollo 13 mission and crew were in despair. They didn’t think they’d be able to get home.

February 21 / 2014

Classic Movies You Need to Watch this Holiday Season

Here are some of the classics I’ll be enjoying this season with my loved ones.

How To: Create a Backyard Movie Screen

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Homes that are Ready for World War Z

The movie World War Z continues to ignite the conversation and question of the zombie apocalypse. Take a look at some homes that have prepared themselves for the possible takeover.

June 21 / 2013
Author Ariel Williams
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Category Pop Culture
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Argo: The Most Unique and Secretive Homecoming Ever

Hi. My name’s Kevin Harkins and I’m gonna get you home. For me, that was the most memorable line from the Oscar-nominated film, Argo. The nominee for best picture redefines the term thriller, but at its core it’s a film about the most unique and secretive homecoming in American history.

February 12 / 2013

Is Les Misérables the Most Home-Centric Musical of All Time?

Many forget that Les Misérables was originally a book written by Victor Hugo in 1862 and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of all time. However, the popularity of the long running Broadway show and the recent popularity of the Golden Globe nominated and probably Oscar nominated film has brought this French Revolution based story to its height of popularity. While the tale is centered mainly around Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption, I would argue that there is an underlying message on the importance of home especially in the recent cinematic adaptation directed by Tom Hooper.

How to Quickly Skip Those Annoying Previews on Your Home DVDs

I have 3 kids and an extended family with tons of kids so come the holidays when we feel that something is about to break in the house, it’s time to put on a DVD for the kids. But you know kids’ attention spans. If you don’t get that movie on in the first 60 seconds of them sitting down, you’ve lost them. Of course, those annoying trailers have to start, you hit the skip button on the remote but it doesn’t always let you skip right to the movie.

December 11 / 2012
Author David Marine
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Category Home Tech
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The Original Halloween Home of Michael Myers

Halloween is not just a time for candy, costumes and neighborhood lawn decor. It’s also a time that features some of the scariest homes in cinematic history. If you look at the history of horror, you’ll notice that many homes are central characters in the film. Psycho, The House on Haunted Hill, and Cabin in the Woods are just a few examples.

What Dad Really Wants For Father’s Day

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply.  “We’re raising boys.”  ~Harmon Killebrew I couldn’t think of a better quote than the one above to illustrate how Father’s Day and the Value [...]

June 15 / 2012

A Video Tour Through the Real Life House from “Up”

There are plenty of movies where a house is a central character to the plot of the story. You’ve got The Shining, The Money Pit, and Duplex just to name a few. But one of the most recent (and most popular) movies to use a home in a supporting role is Disney’s and Pixar’s movie, Up.

August 11 / 2011
Author David Marine
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Category General
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