It all began with a magazine article that exposed the world of illegal drag racing in cities across America. Creatives at Universal would make a modest action film featuring drag racing, car modification – and of course, family – from its pages. What should have been a one-off popcorn summer flick followed by a straight-to-video sequel became one of the largest film franchises of all time. Worth billions of dollars in ticket sales, it has spawned merchandise, spin-offs, and theme park attractions, and put a series of increasingly amazing stunts on the world’s movie screens. Despite the loss of a beloved lead actor, the franchise is a masterclass in world-building, raising the stakes, and growing a truly dedicated fan base internationally.
Icons Unearthed: Simpsons
Cast, crew and experts detail the secret histories of the most iconic film and television series in Icons Unearthed: Simpsons.
Icons Unearthed: Star Wars
Cast, crew and experts detail the secret histories of the most iconic film and television series in Icons Unearthed: Star Wars.
City of Likes
In “City of Likes” Megan Chernoff is a talented but unemployed copywriter in an identity crisis after the birth of her second child. Seeking a fresh start, she and her family move to New York City, where she meets Daphne Cole-a gorgeous, stylish, well-known “momfluencer”. To Meg’s surprise and delight, Daphne shows an inordinate amount of interest in Meg, showering her with compliments, attention, gifts, and all the perks that come with having a massive digital platform.
Before she knows it, Meg finds herself immersed in Daphne’s world-hobnobbing at exclusive power mama supper clubs, partaking in fancy wellness rituals, and reveling in the external validation she gets from her followers who grow daily by the thousands. Her friendship with Daphne, as well as the world she’s been granted access to, is intoxicating and all-consuming. But is it authentic?
When Meg realizes she’s losing track of what matters most-her relationship with her sons and her husband-the deep cracks in Daphne’s carefully curated façade are finally exposed. It’s up to Meg to find her way back to her real life. But first she must determine what “real” even means.
Rack Toys – Cheap, Crazed Playthings
A love-letter to fun toys that broke real easy, Rack Toys chronicles decades of cheaply made toys found on the rack of discount stores, drug stores and anywhere in-between. What these toys lacked in quality, they made up for in charm and kitsch.
Gates McFadden InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?
Join Actress and Choreographer Gates McFadden, on this light-hearted and intimate sit-down conversational series that features close friends and former co-stars reminiscing on careers, personal life and so much more.