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Movie Review – Stowaway

Director: Joe Penna Starring: Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson Year: 2021 Stowaway is like Arctic (Joe Penna’s only other feature film) combined with Life (a space adventure film that I thought was much stronger than the throw-away treatment it was afforded).  With Arctic, Penna was able to give us quiet action

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Movie Review – Newsies (1992)

Director: Kenny Ortega Starring: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman Year: 1992 One of Christian Bale’s first roles was as Jack Kelly in this 1992 Disney sensation, an event that I remember clearly and loved dearly when I was 8.  It took a while, but eventually the movie was made into a Broadway musical, the

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Movie Review – The Day After Tomorrow

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum Year: 2004 I know we like to poke fun at Roland Emmerich, his movies are silly, but I really like The Day After Tomorrow and think it’s a super-solid disaster flick.  There is a long history of terrible disaster movies, end of the world plots,

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Movie Review – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Director: George Lucas Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd Year: 1999 When I first watched Phantom Menace in the theatre, I wasn’t expecting much and didn’t get much; the prequel trilogy was never going to be up to the standard of the original, even accounting for our craving for anything Star Wars. 

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Sports – 2021 NFL Draft Recap

The 2021 NFL Draft is complete.  Seven rounds, three days, numerous trades, two hundred and fifty six of players chosen, and thirty-two teams with new players on their rosters.  In my Mock Draft, I attempted to predict the first round, and of course I got it mostly wrong.  It was fun to guess, but here’s

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Movie Review – Your Highness

Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman Year: 2011 News flash; Danny McBride isn’t funny.  Of the “ganja gang” of comedians like Franco, Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow, etc, he’s the least funny by a mile, and his entire persona just weirds me out.  He’s cocky, icky,

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