Tonight at sunset is the first day of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication, a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days. The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique nine-branched menorah one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
Today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The film was the fourth in the iconic franchise and wrapped up the storyarcs set up in the previous films. The story follows the renegade Captain James T. Kirk and his crew as they must travel back in time to then-modern day San Francisco to find two humpback whales, before their extinction, in order to stop a world-destroying probe in their time.
Ideas for the film began during the making of the third film. Director and star Leonard Nimoy chose to return and wanted to make something that not only touched on environmental concerns but was more light-hearted than the previous two entries. The idea was to have no fighting and no clear-cut villain. The scrip…
Today is the first day of the shopping season for Christmas, also known as Black Friday, eventually ending on Christmas Eve. If you choose to go out into the crowds please remember to stay safe. This is supposed to be a joyous time.
Happy Thanksgiving Day one and all. On this day of thanks be sure not to miss all the fun at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with the marching bands and parade balloons. At your Thanksgiving dinner enjoy your turkey, yams, and pumpkin pie. And for those intending to begin their Christmas shopping right away, have a safe time.
Today is the premiere of Encanto. The film is the sixtieth feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The story follows Mirabel Madrigal, the only powerless member of a magical family, as she tries to save her family's magic from disappearing.
The film features the talents of Alan Tudyk as the toucan Pico. It was originally proposed by John Lasseter before his departure from the studio.