My wife is from Oklahoma City. I’m from Memphis. We live in Memphis. Needless to say, the current NBA Playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies is creating a bit of tension in our house.
In order to vent some frustrations, here are our thoughts on the other’s fandom. Read more
This weekend, I had the chance to interview an up-and-coming band based out of Austin, Texas. Friendly Savages just released their first full album. They’ve been playing shows all around the Lone Star State and return to play in Nashville, TN at Exit/In this Tuesday night!
You won’t want to miss this Exclusive Interview that will have you laughing and wanting to see them play live, download their album, and just want to be friends with these guys. The band has a great story. They have a phenomenal album. Get on board now!
If you want to listen to their first single for free, go here. If you want to check out their Nashville show, go here. If you want to download the whole album, this is where you’re going to want to go. Trust us!
Check out the whole interview below, discussing the band’s history, their songwriting methods, their dreams, their goals, what’s on their DVR, what movies they’re looking forward to this summer, and so much more!
Our resident book expert, Joseph Amagliani, drops by today to share the three books he is most looking forward to for the month of May. Read more
It’s difficult to remember now, but when the first “Iron Man” blasted into theaters in 2008, the Marvel film was a bit of a shocker. Audiences were expecting standard superhero fare, and what they got was a smart, witty blockbuster that earned some of the best reviews of the year and had a sensational box office run.
Maybe that’s why when “Iron Man 2” debuted in 2010, the reception was unenthused, to say the least. The sequel isn’t guilty of being a poor production, but rather just a lackluster outing where completion of the project on time seems to have taken precedent over creativity.
Director Shane Black knows this is the series’ shot at redemption, and he wastes no time in infusing this third installment with the charm with which the first film won so many over. Robert Downey Jr. and company are back, loaded yet again with plenty of sly one-liners that are intended for more than just small chuckles. Read more
Today Joseph and Palmer give their thoughts on the new film that is spreading like wildfire, Mud. Read more
I am stepping outside of my normal post category. My posts in the past have consisted of football, basketball, test drives, and sports video games; but today I feel moved to write about something that has been weighing heavy on my heart—the idea of trying to replace God by idealizing non-eternal objects or ideas. Read more
What up Los Angeles? What’s good with ya? You guys feeling “hella” good about the game tonight? You got your Cali swag on point for tonight’s game?
Well… you might want to pump the brakes. Read more
I consider myself a horror movie buff. Seen the good ones, seen the bad ones, seen the ones other people have never even heard of.
In the past few years, I have been pleasantly surprised to see the uptick in horror-esque television shows appearing on nearly all of the major networks. Scary TV programming is very hot right now. Just look at the following list and you’ll see something that either you or someone close to you watches on a regular basis. Read more
Everything I seemed to read going into The Place Beyond the Pines tended to focus mainly on the buzzword “ambitious”. For Trance, the buzzword was “stylistic.” While I liked The Place Beyond The Pines much more than Trance, I think they both deserve a lot of praise more for what they tried to do than what they actually succeeded in doing. Read more
No matter how much I cover the film industry, I never cease to be amazed by how naïve I can be in certain situations. Take the recent acquisition of Lucasfilm by the Walt Disney Company. I hailed it as being a superb decision both fiscally and creatively for the Star Wars franchise.
That rationale was built on what I felt was a valid assumption that after George Lucas had tortured his beloved creation with a series of lame prequels in the early 2000s, Disney would very quickly swing in to save the day and administer first aid to the many wounds sustained. Instead, surgery hasn’t even been performed, and Disney is already sending out bills for the procedure. Read more