The Daley Awards – Caleb Daley

My favorite movie of 2016 was Office Christmas Party. This movie is a guilty pleasure of mine, with people hate on it, calling it raunchy and stupid. Honestly, I liked this movie because to see people like Jennifer Aniston call a child a “@#!$%” is hilarious. Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) leads a big tech company […]

Why Are There So Many Five Person Teams?: Caleb Daley


When you look in the media, you begin to see a lot of things such as 5 people teams. In television, you have Scooby Doo, Voltron, G-Force, and Power Rangers. In comics, we have The Avengers and The Justice League. In music, most boy bands consist of five people such as N-Sync, One Direction, Fall Out Boy. But what is the reason for this? You could say that with more members, you can say it (the group) has more power, but I think there is a better reason for this.

Honestly what makes up a team, the answer is honesty and trust. Plus, most teams are a family. Think about it. Voltron, the team stays together and flies together. Power Rangers must be able to trust each other to work together. For goodness sakes, the Scooby Doo gang live together in a van.

But see, the number 5 does not mean a thing. I think five is just a popular number. Look at it, like when shows use teams what are they trying to teach kids? Teamwork and teamwork isn’t just five people in a group. Teamwork is between any number.

Teamwork is everywhere in kids programming because you will have to use that skill throughout your life. You are going to have to use it in work and what makes up a marriage? Teamwork. They have been pushing this message into our brains since preschool. I mean think about it; not only does teamwork factor in shows like Scooby Doo and Voltron, it is in relationships such as Batman and Robin from Batman comics and the cartoon series. Honestly, I think five is just a number and the true message in these shows are teams are Family and they require Trust, Honesty and Reliability.

So that’s my take on this situation and thank you for reading. – The Escape (Caleb Daley)


The Escape is  2016 short film made by BMW films and this is a new series of films after their 8 short films called The Hire in 2001. It has been fifteen years since then; does the movie hold up or does it get run over by the originals?

Well, this movie is really fun and nice to watch. The plot is hard to follow, but what I pieced together is a cloning company is getting invaded by police. They save one of their creations number 5 (Dakota Fanning) and bring it on their mission to escape before police capture them. She is placed in the car with Holt (Jon Bernthal) and the driver (Clive Owen) and they go off with help from two armored cars full of soldiers.

After they drive away, police notice and it starts a chase. Eventually Holt becomes mean towards number 5 when she reveals her real name Lily. Holt snaps on her and the driver decides to leave the group. When Holt pulls a gun on him and counts down to him either stopping or being killed, the driver swerves and the bullet goes out the windshield and the driver gets the gun and kicks out Holt.

That is all I am going to give you because you need to watch this for yourself. It is only thirteen minutes long.

Now let’s talk about the actor’s performances. The Best Performance of the Short Film was Dakota Fanning as Number 5/Lily  even though with her few words we get so much character out of her. Lily/number 5 is a human clone who is very afraid and traumatized but really smart. Also what I liked is how they got Clive Owen back as the driver. The director did a great job with his cinematography and the way the movie came out with its effect were nice so overall a 5/5 for me.