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: Cory’s Alternative Friends

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Featured, Feeny Friday, Television | 1 Comment

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

The Unintentionally Offensive

Posted on by Colin Stovall in Featured, Music | 1 Comment

People get offended. Some easier than others. There are plenty of musical artists who fall into the pool of offensiveness with things they say or do. More often than not, rappers are guilty of this charge. Tupac, Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Kilo Ali, N.W.A, Public Enemy and the list can go on for a while. I feel like this would be a great opportunity for me to insert a fictional Kanye West comment about George Bush and the unfair scrutiny rappers are subjected to by the “public” (your turn to be creative). Currently, as I write, I have Young Jeezy thumping in my head phones seeking inspiration from The Inspiration. What? Ok, I will step down from my soap box and get to the deeper issue presently at hand. Country music. Yes, country music singers get a pass for offensive lyrics the way Ricky Bobby does by saying, “With all due respect.”

Profile: Carrie Underwood. American Idol winner, cute, and blonde. But don’t let her “innocence” intoxicate you to a point where you become unaware of her endorsement of domestic violence. Confused? Allow me to explain: Read more

Movie Review: The Lorax (And Its Politics)

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | 4 Comments

Dr. Seuss

The Lorax –  **1/2 out of 4

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Some disclaimers right off the bat: I am a conservative, although usually tending towards being pragmatic, i.e. supporting those policies and laws that best implement conservative principles that construct society so that humanity is better off. “Better off” here meaning there is more freedom, more opportunity, and more justice for more people. I usually vote Republican.

Many of you may be confused as to why my review for a kids movie based on a Dr. Seuss book is beginning with disclaimers concerning my political leanings. In today’s polarized political climate, everything is politicized. We have the 24 hour cable news cycle always in need of a story to throw to the bickering, talking head pundits. There’s also the internet blogosphere where everyone’s opinion is being shouted at once into cyberspace (Irony understood). This allows us to filter our intake of news unlike ever before.  You can get your news and news analysis from people who think a lot like you, eliminating as much need for critical thinking about the issues and allowing us to simply strengthen our preconceived views of things.  Although more perspectives are available, increasingly both sides of the political aisle receive information, news, and talking points from people who think more like them and view those with other ideas through a logically fallacious straw man lens. Read more

Suggested Netflix Instant Streams

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Featured, Movies, Netflix | 6 Comments

Hmmm how to follow up my Noteworthy Films of 2012 post…

Okay so over the weekend I went through my Netflix queue and swapped out a bunch of movies and shows. Embarrassingly enough I always have the maximum number (500) of things allowed in my instant queue. As I looked through some of the things I had rated, I got to thinking that there were a good number of things that would be good to share and suggest to our readers. I’ll likely make a little series of this, giving you about 5 options per week of things that are on the instant streaming list that I would suggest.

Here are your first five. Some you may have seen. Some you may have not seen, but been given the ever so obnoxious “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN…”. Others you will hopefully have never heard of but will take a chance and trust me. These are not in any particular order. Read more

Tuesday’s With Tony: Tony’s Quest For Verification

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Today we celebrate. Break out your Cristal, Don Perionne, and Franzia because our boy Tony Allen has been verified!!!! Far too long has this Twitter account laid in the shadows of Unverificationland. But alas, the light has revealed the truth. To date, this easily makes Tony’s top ten life accomplishments. I may be slightly hyperbolic in my assumption about this achievement, but aren’t all bloggers masters of the hyperbole?

Who knew a blue circle with a check mark could generate such authority. In life we seek verification as often as possible. We say and do things to help distinguish our legitimacy and knowledge compared to others. Even Twitter allows validation amongst your peers. Read more

Sports Cinema: A Natural Love for the Game

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Baseball, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies, Sports | 1 Comment

 

Editor’s Update: On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 21st Perfect Game in Major League Baseball history. Another moment in baseball history when perfection was achieved, making the analysis below of Billy Chapel’s accomplishment appropriate to one more man who has taken the mound in the quest for perfection.

In a year when three of my favorite/most critically acclaimed films were tributes to the nostalgic era of 1920s cinema, film’s impact on America’s culture of leisure is quite clear. When people weren’t captured by the moving pictures, they were enraptured by Jack Dempsey and the sweet science or by Murderer’s Row dominating America’s pastime. News reels of Babe Ruth aired before Douglas Fairbanks graced the silver screen.  In America’s pantheon of heroes and icons, movie stars and athletic all-stars have always filled the hallowed halls. So, with spring training upon us, Opening Day weeks away, and a new film season before us, it’s time to turn to our past.

In the recent B.S. Report podcast where Bill Simmons interviewed President Obama in the White House, President Obama spoke about the power of the myth of sports, how it can bring people together who may agree on nothing else, and how it may be one of the truest meritocracies in our society.

Every winter when the Academy Awards graces the small screen, we get movie stars gushing about the history of film, how it has captured their imagination since childhood, and how it expands our horizons while carrying us to far away places and pushing our minds to think about things in ways we’ve never thought about them before. Read more