Movie Review: Dunkirk


When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney


Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards


Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense


  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...


(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith


Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

Feeny Friday

Feeny Friday: Boys II Mensa

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Episode Title: Boys II Mensa, originally aired Oct. 29, 1993

Cory cheats on an IQ test and decides to run with it. A Mensa representative comes to test him at home, so he finally comes clean to his parents and Feeny.

Before we begin with the episode, let’s just take a moment to appreciate what this episode’s title has for us.

Reference to 1990s R&B boy band? Check.

Allusion to this episode featuring our characters and the high-IQ society, Mensa? Check.

We begin in Feeny’s classroom.  Feeny’s about to pass back book reports. Cory has a red clown nose on and is silently creating antics.  Feeny catches him. Read more

Feeny Friday: Killer Bees

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Feeny Friday – “Killer Bees”

Originally Aired: Oct. 22, 1993

Episode Summary: Cory enters a geography bee for a chance to be a bat boy at the World Series. Eric is going to an Aerosmith concert with a date and is embarrassed his mom is going to the same concert.

Mr. Feeny is handing out geography tests to class.  Shocker (said with sarcasm by both me and Mr. Matthews): Minkus gets the highest score.  Cory is frustrated because he got a C.  Mr. Feeny makes a reference to the “current event” that was the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Ahhh… a simpler time. Read more

Feeny Friday: Cory’s Alternative Friends

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Season 1, Episode 4 – Cory’s Alternative Friends

Episode Summary: Shawn and Cory get split up from doing a project together, making Shawn work with Minkus and Cory with Topanga. Cory overhears girls making fun of his hair and decides to change it.

This week, we find our favorite boy meeting the world, his best friend, and crew in Feeny’s classroom presenting group projects. After the future star of The Practice presents a riveting biodegradable products presentation, Cory and Shawn present a passionate if misguided project on air pollution in Denver compared to Philly and how that makes the expansion team Colorado Rockies average four more runs a game than the pathetic Phillies. (Ah… those were the days!) Read more

Feeny Friday: Father Knows Less

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First, as penance for my Cancun spring break getting in the way of bringing you your weekly dose of Feeny last week, I provide you additional wisdom from the 1990s: What Saved by the Bell Taught Us About Sports from Outkickthecoverage.com. Enjoy! Then keep reading for what wisdom Feeny has for us this week.

Father Knows Less – October 8, 1993

Episode Summary: Alan wakes Cory up late at night to watch the end of a baseball game. Cory fails a test the next day and Mr. Feeny won’t let him re-take it. The father and son relationship is a special thing. It’s a model everything after your dad when you’re a little kid kind of thing.  It’s a put a whole stack of baloney on your sandwich like your dad kind of thing. It’s a taking your model of what a man is from your dad kind of thing.

It’s a wake your son up late at night in the 7th inning of a Phillies possible no-hitter kind of thing.  Which is exactly what Alan does in this episode. More ginormous baloney sandwiches.  More Pepsi.  More potato chips. More guy secrets.  More father-son bonding.

Feeny enters the episode at the 6 minute mark, collecting tests, pulling the test out from under a sleeping Cory who only answered one question.  Cory expresses that the no-hitter kept him up past midnight.

Feeny then insults baseball as if it’s something frivolous because it’s not academic. Hmmm… Feeny… watch yourself! But there must be a greater purpose. Feeny always has his pedagogical tricks up his sleeve.

When Alan comes home that day, Cory explains what happened, spilling the secret to Amy as well.  Alan’s in the doghouse, we have a subtle sexual allusion that I didn’t understand when I was little and originally watched the episode, and it’s up to Alan to go talk to Feeny.  Alan and Cory go see Feeny at the fence.

Alan explains that he had made plans to hang out with Cory, that something else came up (Damn you, Leonard Spinelli!), and so he woke Cory up from the no-hitter to make it up for him. He asks if Cory can make up the test. Read more

Feeny Friday: Episode Two

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By the end of most weeks, you’ve had some successes and you’ve had some failures.  But, by Friday, you’re exhausted and often feeling at the end of your rope.  It’s at this point in time, whether it’s humility you need or some encouragement, that everyone needs a healthy dose of George Feeny.  After all, most of our lives would probably be worse off and definitely be less wise without him.  On a blog where we admit that our wisdom is limited, we felt we would be doing our faithful readers a disservice to not provide some authentic wisdom at the end of every week from one Mr. George Feeny.

Happy Feeny Friday, Feeny-ites! Continuing our stroll down Wisdom Lane, this week’s second episode of season one, entitled “On the Fence,” originally aired on October 1, 1993, on the day I turned seven years old. A magical date to be sure… so surely there must be great wisdom ahead!

The summary of the episode: When Cory’s parents don’t give him the money to buy a water gun for the classes water fight. He strikes a deal with Mr. Feeny to paint his shutters and Feeny will give him the money for the gun. Corey rushes through the job and an accident occurs.

Our favorite Feeny-ite, Mr. Matthews, begins this tale having the classic debate in the lunchroom about Superman vs. Batman. Who would you rather be? Who would you rather be your dad? This debate still goes on in lunchrooms today. It’s the truly partisan topic of our time. Even if Washington, D.C. was working, they still wouldn’t be able to solve this one. Read more

Feeny Friday: “Pilot”

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By the end of most weeks, you’ve had some successes and you’ve had some failures.  But, by Friday, you’re exhausted and often feeling at the end of your rope.  It’s at this point in time, whether it’s humility you need or some encouragement, that everyone needs a healthy dose of George Feeny.  After all, most of our lives would probably be worse off and definitely be less wise without him.  On a blog where we admit that our wisdom is limited, we felt we would be doing our faithful readers a disservice to not provide some authentic wisdom at the end of every week from one Mr. George Feeny.Lots can change in a week.  While I began to accumulate Boy Meets World episodes on my DVR, Amazon had a Gold Box Deal of the Day which was every season of Boy Meets World on DVD for $65.00.  This was clearly one of the best gifts to humanity since the manna came down from heaven in the Old Testament.  After multiple friends sent me the link, there was no way to not make the purchase.  So now, thanks to the Big Guy upstairs and Amazon, Feeny Friday will bring you wisdom from Mr. Feeny, starting at the beginning, a wonderful place to start.

Boy Meets World premiered on September 24, 1993. When the “Pilot” episode aired, few knew the impact this show would ultimately have on the moral well-being and understanding of love and friendship on my generation.  But, from the start, it introduced us to a man named Mr. Feeny. Read more