That first day of school can be a real doozy! With the recent success of child casts with hits like “Stranger Things” or “IT”, director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) took advantage of the huge wave and delivered a heart-tugging gem with Wonder. This is a film that stares back into the … Continue reading Wonder
Why? Kathryn Bigelow, the director that has blessed movie fans with Point Break, The Hurt Locker, and Zero Dark Thirty, has added Detroit to her profile. This particular effort would have been better suited as a documentary. Bigelow has wrangled a who’s who of hot young actors (John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Porter and Algee … Continue reading Detroit
With the Chicago Cubs clinging to a slim lead in the NL Central, and the Chicago White Sox bringing up the rear in the AL Central, one could say the crosstown rivals are heading in opposite directions. I, on the other hand, see them heading in the same direction. I am not looking at this … Continue reading Ironic rebuild could reshape the Crosstown Cup
In India, 180 children go missing daily, most are never heard from again, and even fewer are able to tell their story. Saroo Brierley, however, has been heard from again and his story is both incredibly heart wrenching and heart warming. The deservingly scrutinized and much maligned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences certainly … Continue reading Lion
"Stick to sports!" This is a saying that I have heard my entire life. This year, however, it seems to be more prevalent. I am not sure if it is the 24-hour news cycle, or the “controversial” protest by Colin Kaepernick, but I seem to hear that phrase about once a day. What troubles me … Continue reading Stick to Sports
The NFL season is upon us ladies and gentlemen. With the birth of a new season come great expectations for our favorite teams. I for one have been filled with optimism for my beloved Chicago Bears every season since 1985. Inevitably those optimistic feelings lay in the very incapable hands of Jay Cutler for at … Continue reading Unreal Expectations
Unless you have been under a rock over the past 12 months you have noticed the rise in frequency of domestic violence issues in professional sports. Like it or not professional athletes are “role models”. They may not have signed up for the title, but because they are seen on television, in magazines or any … Continue reading Domestic Violence
Marvel seems to have the formula. First Marvel dazzled audiences with The Avengers, but that was expected. Then they took us to the cosmic Marvel Universe with the little known Guardians of the Galaxy and scored big. Now they have tested their secret formula with another lesser-known character, Ant-Man. The shoot they score! Director Peyton … Continue reading Marvel wins again!
I have had three weeks to digest the latest charade that is the NBA Draft!! Let me start by stating that this has zero to do with my feelings towards the “kids” that were drafted. I am clearly aware that this is a dream come true and something that will change their lives forever. When … Continue reading Why is the NBA Draft so boring?