Celebrating Soccer with Hotshot: Euro and Copa América 2024

If there’s one thing that brings people together and ignites passions worldwide, it’s soccer—or football, depending on where you’re from. It’s more than just a game; it’s a global language that connects people worldwide. Soccer promotes cultural exchange and ignites global excitement and pride in one’s country. Nowhere is this more evident than in the thrilling tournaments of the Copa América and the UEFA European Championship (Euro).  The Copa América is the leading international soccer tournament for national teams in South America. Organized by the South American Football Confederation, it is the oldest international continental football competition, first held in 1916.  On the other side of the Atlantic, The UEFA European Championship, commonly known as the Euro, is the national European teams' primary international soccer tournament. Organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), it is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world of soccer, showcasin

From The Page to The Screen: How Skip Hollandsworth’s Journalism Inspires Films

In film, inspiration often comes from the most unexpected places. For Netflix’s Hit Man , the inspiration originated not from a novel or a script written in Hollywood, but from an article published in Texas Monthly. The author behind this incredible article is Skip Hollandsworth , a journalist whose skillful storytelling has inspired several films, including Hit Man and the films Swearing Allegiance and For My Daughter's Honor , streaming on TheArchive .  Hollandsworth’s October 2001 article about the real Gary Johnson , a man known as the “most sought-after professional killer” in Houston, Texas, who was secretly working for the police. Johnson carried the persona of a dangerous assassin for hire while feeding crucial information to the police to help them bring down the criminals who hired him. Glen Powell co-wrote and starred in the Netflix film, which was directed by Richard Linklater .  Another film inspired by Hollandsworth’s journalism is Swearing Allegiance . Based on

Celebrating Father's Day with Lessons from the Film "Daddy"

Every third Sunday in June, we get a special day to celebrate the fathers in our lives who inspire the Gen-Z fashion trends , help us with homework, and answer the phone when we need help with problems big and small. Father's Day is all about celebrating the dads and father figures who make our lives special. It's a day filled with gratitude and a few dad jokes. For this Father’s Day, let's take a look at the story of Bobby Burnette from the 1987 film Daddy , a movie that’s all about the unexpected twists and turns of becoming a father.  In Daddy , starring Dermot Mulroney and Patricia Arquette, a carefree high schooler named Bobby Burnette lives the teenage dream until his world is flipped upside down when his ex-girlfriend, Stacy, is pregnant. Suddenly, Bobby’s life shifts from worrying about school dances and football games to worrying about diapers and baby names.  At first, Bobby and Stacy hope they can handle this new responsibility. They plan to navigate this new