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Movie Review – Mass

Director: Fran Kranz Starring: Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney Year: 2021 Directed by the stoner guy from Cabin in the Woods, starring that random friend from The Goonies, centered on a mass shooting, and solidly in Oscar conversations?  What now?  Mass is a movie of odd choices and random pieces, but so

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Sports – NFL Picks 2021, Week 13

Here are my NFL Week 13 Picks (8-7 last week, 107-72-1 for the season) Bye teams: Panthers, Browns, Titans, Packers   Dal @ NO NYG @ Mia Ind @ Hou Min @ Det Phi @ NYJ Ari @ Chi LAC @ Cin TB @ Atl Jax @ LAR Was @ LV Bal @ Pit SF

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Movie Review – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung Year: 2021 As the 25th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi has its ups & downs; it won’t rank as the best the MCU has to offer but it definitely won’t be anywhere near the bottom either.  It’s an enjoyable, action-soaked romp through

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Movie Review – Benedetta

Director: Paul Verhoeven Starring: Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, Charlotte Rampling Year: 2021 You may not want to watch Benedetta without understanding the mind of director Paul Verhoeven first, as much as we can possibly understand what goes on in that bonkers brain of his.  Specifically, watch Flesh+Blood, one of my personal favorites, and a great

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Thought – 2022 Oscar Preview

Of course it’s too early to make Oscar predictions; the nominees are months away from being announced.  Some of what may be the best films of the year haven’t even come out yet.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it anyway and make guesses based on almost nothing.  At the very least, here

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Sports – NFL Picks 2021, Week 12

Here are my NFL Week 12 Picks (9-6 last week, 99-65-1 for the season) Bye teams: Cardinals, Chiefs   Chi @ Det LV @ Dal Buf @ NO TB @ Ind NYJ @ Hou Phi @ NYG Car @ Mia Ten @ NE Pit @ Cin Atl @ Jax LAC @ Den LAR @ GB

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