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Director Sean Anders Talks About His Own ‘Instant Family’

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Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne’s comedy/drama film, Instant Family appears to be an instant hit with both critics and audiences alike. Sure, not everyone is a fan, but I suspect that people don’t actually have kids themselves. Those that do, appreciate all of the chaos and (at times) the corniness that is a part of family life. In the movie, Wahlberg and Byrne play a couple who want to start a family, but sort of feel that they are a bit old to be just starting and find themselves looking into foster care adoption and end up adopting a teen girl and her two younger siblings. Unrealistic you say? Try telling that to Sean Anders who co-wrote the script and directed the movie. He lived it. Well, mostly.

I met Anders last week to talk about Instant Family just before the film opened and my biggest question for him was how much of this film was actually based on real life. “A lot of it,” he said and then went on telling me a story about how his family came to be.

“First of all, my …

This Day in Pop Culture for August 22

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Cadillac Motor Company was Created
After the success of the Henry Ford Company a dispute arose between Ford and his investors which ended with Ford leaving his own company with a group of key partners in March 1902. The new Cadillac Automobile Company was created on this day in 1902. The company is named after French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who had also founded Detroit in 1701. The first two cars to roll off the assembly line were the Runabout and Tonneu and were complete on October 1902. The two-seat horseless carriages were powered by a 10 hp single-cylinder engine and looked suspiciously like the Ford Model A. Cadillac was purchased by General Motors in 1909 and has won the Motor Trend "Car of the Year" award five times.


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'Adventures of Superman' was Copyright Registered
On this day in 1952 a copyright was registered for the TV show, Adventures of Superman which began to air the following month. Based on the comic book and concepts by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, it was the first TV show to feature the man of steel. George Reeves played Clark Kent and his alter ego throughout the series, but Phyllis Coates who played Lois Lane, only did so for the first year. She was replaced by Noel Neill and the two faced adventures together until the series ended in 1958. The show was filmed in black and white for the first two years, but it continued to be broadcast in black and white throughout the show’s first run. America did not witness a full-color Superman until the series went in to syndication in 1965.


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