Ezra’s Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

As always, it is important to stress that this list is a compilation of my ten personal favorite movies of the year, and not necessarily the “best,” though I do consider the top three to be timeless, unassailable classics. The bottom three are, on the other hand, a few that I feel have not gotten […]

NFL Football: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

Here we are, again. Perhaps for the last time. The next second, let alone the next year, is undefined, but there are 1000 things happening around here, every second, every day, and especially every morning when I awake to hear them pounding outward from my temples. Let’s understand each other from Jump Street; this was […]

Heightened Your Bets with These Steps

Betting is no longer an activity that relies on pure luck. Betting has evolved and expanded greatly since the advent of modern technology and the internet. Betting is no longer purely a game of chance and impossible odds like roulette and craps. Now, with the recent introduction of sports betting, there is a higher chance […]

The 1939 movie year: First in a series.

A recent question on Jeopardy reminded me 1939 was a banner year for the release of the greatest number of quality films ever in a single year. Most were the product of the studio system. I will briefly discuss some of my favorites, starting with my favorite film genre, the Western. Jesse James ( “He […]

The Gentlemen

Film Title

The Gentlemen

Synopsis

A smooth-talking drug lord tries to sell his marijuana business, which is still illegal in 2020 somehow.

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Matthew McConaughey
Charlie Hunnam
Michelle Dockery
Hugh Grant
Jeremy Strong
Henry Golding
Colin Farrell
Eddie Marsan

Travel well indeed. Guy Ritchie needed a win. After the success of his two Sherlock Holmes films in 2009 and 2011, people largely ignored the very good The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) was an unmitigated disaster, and the Aladdin remake (2019) was a pile of shit that was […]

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Film Title

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Synopsis

One of the greatest love stories ever told. A Portrait and two ladies.

Director

Celine Sciamma

Cast

Noemie Merlant
Adele Haenel
Luana Bajrami
Valeria Golino

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a French film written and directed by Celine Scaimma. If ever a movie exhibits the concept of every frame being a painting, this is the one. After seeing Call Me By Your Name, I never thought that I would see a love story as touching and mesmerizing, but […]

Troop Zero

Film Title

Troop Zero

Synopsis

A group of kids work to have their voices heard by aliens. Seriously.

Director

Bert and Bertie

Cast

Viola Davis
Mckenna Grace
Allison Janney
Jim Gaffigan
Charlie Shotwell
Milan Ray
Johanna Colon
Bella Higginbotham

A tale of two movies. Sitting next to each other, in the same theater on the same night, my wife and I saw two entirely different movies. I saw a heartwarming movie with adorable, courageous kids, a solid story, and a tight running time that kept the film from meandering. My wife saw a jumbled, […]

Beginners Guide to Different Types of Online Casino Bonuses

It is thrilling to see the glamour and glitz online casinos now offer to their players. However, there’s another reason why players keep coming back for more- bonuses. When you register on an online casino website, most of the time, you’ll get some kind of bonus for joining and even more of those will become […]

NFL Conference Championship: Send In The Clowns Edition

Well *yawn* another sweep. I haven’t done any year-end totals yet but my unofficial scratchpad math has us somewhere in the neighborhood of 52-26, 4 out of 5 on futures and props, and $347 to Save the Hampton House. We mostly do self-deprecation around here but if another handicapper has a comparable record – free […]

Bad Boys for Life

Film Title

Bad Boys for Life

Synopsis

Two detectives try to relive the glory days.

Director

Adil el Arbi, Bilal Fallah

Cast

Will Smith
Martin Lawrence
Joe Pantoliano
Jacob Scipio
Alexander Ludwig
Charles Melton
Kate del Castillo
Paola Nunez
Vanessa Hudgens

So this is what death throes look like. When I was a sophomore in high school, I was a little too talkative one day during math class. My teacher told me stay after the bell rung, and, once everyone else had left the room, told me I could not leave until I acted like a […]