Michael Parks

Sequels Vs. Franchises
10:00 am
Wed May 29, 2013

News From Canada, Movie Franchises And Best Paid Northwest Workers

Summer blockbuseters, or "popcorn movies," often get a bad rap for lack of originality, particularly when it comes to the sequel genre. But what separates a multi-part franchise and a series of sequels?
Flickr Photo/Steve Snodgrass

 Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Also, why is Hollywood releasing “Fast and Furious 6” and “The Hangover 3?” Are these true sequels or film franchises? Film critic Robert Horton muses. Then, Michael Parks brings us the latest business news and reveals which Northwest workers are paid best.

News & Culture
10:00 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Canada, Culture And Commerce

Movie poster for "The Great Gatsby," to be released May 10.

News From Up North
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest from Canada.

"The Great Gatsby"
The latest film adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" opens Friday. Film critic Robert Horton reviews the “strangeness” of Baz Luhrmann’s filmmaking and whether or not the anachronistic elements of the film worked.

The Successes And Failures In Local Business
Boeing is sending some engineering work to South Carolina, Microsoft is rethinking design elements of Windows 8 for PCs, and State Farm will begin hiring up to 1,000 jobs in Tacoma. Michael Parks has the latest on business news.

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News & Analysis
10:00 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Canada, Culture And Commerce

Canadian flag.
Credit Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio


Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton reviews what's happening on the silver screen. Then, Michael Parks wraps up the region's recent economic news.