Rooting For The “Other” Team

Browns / Steelers Rivalry

I live in Cleveland, Ohio.  I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Anyone who knows anything about the NFL knows that one of the greatest rivalries in the sport is the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. They hate each other. Their fans hate each other. The two cities hate each other. That said, there are a few people living in Cleveland that like the Steelers and I happen to be one of them.  I’m a … Continue reading

Who Wants To Be A ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

There are quite a few movies out there that get nominated for all kinds of awards that are complete crap.  This however, is not one of them.  Slumdog Millionaire has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and it may very well be just that (we’ll leave out the fact that The Wrestler and The Dark Knight weren’t even nominated, but that’s another story).  Directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting, A Life Less … Continue reading

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News

Mickey Rourke At Wrestlemania

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News. Lord… How I wish this wasn’t real.  The Wrestler is an incredible movie.  It’s great for a variety of reasons but the main reason is that it shows the “real” side of professional wrestling.  It shows how difficult this business can be on the wrestlers.  It shows how much the performers give up for their profession. If this is Rourke’s way of drumming up press for … Continue reading

‘Sea Change’ – The 5th Jesse Stone Novel

Sea Change (2006)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: Sea Change is the 5th Jesse Stone novel and was published in 2006.  There was a made for TV version of this story starring Tom Selleck that aired on May 22, 2007.  Selleck was given an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie) for his performance. PLOT SUMMARY: In Paradise, Massachusetts, the body of serial divorcee Florence Horvarth washes up on the local shore. As Stone investigates her death, … Continue reading

Damn That Hurts Don’t It? – ‘Road House’

Road House (1989)

My wife and kids were out of town a few weeks back and I had some alone time with the DVR.  I of course took it upon myself to watch a bunch of movies that I’d seen before.  When it comes to 80’s action flicks this is one of the best. The premise of the movie is pretty straight forward: Bar owner buys a place and wants to clean it up Said bar owner decides … Continue reading

Wrestling With Greatness – ‘The Wrestler’

The Wrestler (2008)

This is the type of movie that Oscar loves (as of this writing, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei have both been nominated for their performances and Rourke has already won the Golden Globe for his).  If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll like it.  If you’re a “smart” wrestling fan you’ll love it.  If you’re not into wrestling or you think it’s “fake” you’ll probably hate this flick but might be able to appreciate some of … Continue reading

‘Best Pictures’ That Just Aren’t – The 2000’s

The Oscar Statue

The most prestigious award that any movie can receive is the “Academy Award For Best Motion Picture” — The Oscar.  Once a movie has this distinction it goes down in history as the “best” movie of that year.  The red carpet at the Oscars is a huge evening every year where all the stars turn out for the event.  The Academy goes through some sort of review process and determines which picture is truly “the … Continue reading

The BMV – Finding New Ways To Irritate Me

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is finding new and inventive ways to piss me off.  Apparently it’s not good enough that I’ve got to go down there very couple of years to deal with some clerk that’s so irritated that she needs to do her job that she makes it her personal goal to ruin my day as well.  It’s not good enough that once every two years I’ve got to take time out … Continue reading

‘Saw’ – Horror Hasn’t Looked So Good In Years

Saw (2004)

Now before you get all on my case about this movie review being 5 years too late let me give you a bit of background… I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I used to.  At least I don’t watch them right when they come out.  The wife and I haven’t seen a movie in the last 15 years that we both like so it’s very rare that we rent anything.  My kids are … Continue reading