NFL Week 5: Yes, it’s already Week 5 Edition

Rats in the cellar! The dreaded double deuce! Dot cinco goose-eggs. The worst of it is that I thought we were rolling early on, too. We nailed the Saints v. Dolphins game in London, even predicting the ugly nature of the whole affair. I didn’t see it obviously, because no one not addicted to cocaine […]

THE ABCs OF GUN CULTURE

  This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun. Gun Culture in America Since this article was originally written we have now outdone ourselves with a mass-shooting in Las Vegas. At least 50 58 59 dead and over 200 529 wounded. President Trump’s response? We need more […]

American Made

Film Title

American Made

Synopsis

A history lesson about the contras and how one bored pilot had a whole lot of fun.

Director

Doug Liman

Cast

Tom Cruise
Sarah Wright
Domhnall Gleeson
Alejandro Edda
Mauicio Mejia

This actually happened. If the only thing you think of when you hear the word contra is up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-b-a-select-start, youre not alone. Even with as much history as I consume, I still haven’t jumped into the events of the late 1970s and early 1980s involving the Central and South American rebels and their U.S. backing. But, […]

mother!

Film Title

mother!

Synopsis

God interacts with Earth and her mother and chaos is inevitable

Director

Darren Aronofsky

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
Javier Bardem
Michelle Pfeiffer
Ed Harris

“This is my body, eat. This is my blood, drink” –The Eucharist “The Bible was the Christmas Tree that allowed me to hang these ornaments on it” -Darren Aronofsky explaining the influence of The Bible on his movie “You never loved me. You only loved how I loved you.” —mother (Jennifer Lawrence) to Him (Javier […]

NFL Week 4: Liars and Swearers Edition

Words fail me. There was a time when taking a knee meant taking a knee (see featured image) I’d like to think I’m not easily taken off guard. At this point I am fully aware that the President of the United States possesses the same temper and capacity for restraint as Poison Idea. I’ve regarded […]

Junebug (2005)

Film Title

Junebug (2005)

Synopsis

And things are only getting worse

Director

Phil Morrison

Cast

Embeth Davidtz
David Kuhn
Allesandro Nivola
Amy Adams
Ben McKenzie
Celia Weston

The greatest of all crimes in American life is not rape, or murder, or even the public declaration of one’s opposition to Jesus, but rather the assumption of superiority…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Film Title

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Synopsis

The hell if I know, but Elton John does a flying kick.

Director

Matthew Vaughn

Cast

Taron Egerton
Mark Strong
Colin Firth
Hannah Alstrom
Julianne Moore
Jeff Bridges
Halle Berry
Elton John
Channing Tatum

It sucked, but not because it’s a sequel. Just before the movie It released and shattered box office records, a bunch of Chicken Littles wrote a bunch of articles bemoaning the poor summer box office returns, reheating a classic groupthink explanation for those poor returns. Variety provided a great example of this intellectual emptiness, stating […]

The 2017 adaptation Of Steven King’s Novel-IT

Film Title

It

Synopsis

More than the sum of ITs parts

Director

Andy Muschietti

Cast

Jaeden Lieberher
Sophia Lillis
Bill Skarsgard
Jack Glazer
Finn Wolfhard
Wyatt Oleff
Jeremy Taylor
Chosen Jacobs
Nicholas Hamilton

The 2017 adaptation Of Steven King’s Novel – IT – has been arguably the most anticipated big-screen manifestation of his work since The Shining. And logging on to social media has felt a little like being George Denborough or any other child in Derry, in that Pennywise has been apt to pop up out of […]

NFL Week 3: Best Friends In Love

NFL Week 3: Best Friends In Love Hey look! Reader mail! Dear J.J.: In reading your prior column, in which you went a very respectable 2-1, I was struck by your assertion that the Kareem Hunts of the world outnumber the Tyreek Hills, perhaps both inside and outside of the game of football. Do you […]

The World Ends Again This September 23

I can’t believe I’m writing about this again, as there is yet another wacky Rapture prediction. We have yet one more nut-case named David Meade who claims that the world will come to an end on Sept. 23, 2017. This will be because of some planet named Nibiru (Planet X). Also, a Space Queen is […]