The Lovebirds was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on April 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that obviously didn't happen. Instead, Netflix acquired the film from Paramount during the pandemic, and released it on their streaming service this Friday. I'm grateful Netflix and Paramount found a way to give us this entertainment during … Continue reading The Lovebirds Is Carried By Its Two Leads – Review
What Happened to Movie Stars? It's a fairly well-known fact that movie stars are no longer the primary catalyst behind a film's box office success like they have been in previous decades. Gone are the days of people like Clark Gable, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, or even Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks being … Continue reading How Celebrity Killed the Movie Star – My Take
As we all know, sports leagues around the world are currently in a state of disarray. Even though some organizations in America like the UFC and NASCAR are starting to hold events again—and certain leagues outside of America like the Bundesliga have made a comeback—most of the sports world is still on pause due to … Continue reading Celebrating Our National Sports Lockdown With The Top Ten Worst Sports Moments I’ve Experienced As a Fan
Josh and Benny Safdie's parents got divorced when the two future filmmakers were still very young. Around this time, the Safdie brother's father, Alberto, had them watch the film Kramer vs. Kramer, for the purposes of explaining the situation to his two young sons. A story like this makes it clear that, at an early age, the … Continue reading The Safdie Brothers – Ranked
I have no idea when the day I can put an end to the "Quarantine Debates" series will come, but I hope it's soon. While I've enjoyed all of the topics I have covered in these blogs (Office vs. Parks and Rec, Best 2000s Comedy, Beer Pong vs. Flip Cup, Sports Without Fans, and Eli Manning's Hall … Continue reading Quarantine Debates Vol. VI: Food & Drink Lightning Round
Since the start of quarantine, movie theater owners have been eagerly waiting for the release of Christopher Nolan's newest film, Tenet. This is because many prognosticators have held the belief that this will be the film to reopen theaters, when its July 17th release date comes around. While many major studio releases—such as Mulan, No Time to … Continue reading Will Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Actually Reopen Theaters in July? (And Bonus List of My Top 5 Films of the Year So Far)
So, ESPN's The Last Dance has obviously been a saving grace for sports fans during this quarantine. The documentary has given us all something sports-related to look forward to and discuss every week, as sports leagues across the country are shut down. The discussions that have stemmed from The Last Dance though, have not been nearly as … Continue reading The Many Problems With Debating NBA Eras – My Take
When I think of the most underappreciated great shows of the last 20 years, I think of Psych. The USA Network's psychic-detective comedy series was consistently one of the smartest and wittiest shows on television during its eight year run. Throughout those eight years, the show developed a cult following that has only grown since the … Continue reading Every Season of Psych – Ranked
We might not have a season, but at least we have a schedule. In all seriousness, I have made a conscious decision to remain optimistic about the chances of the 2020-2021 NFL season starting on time/being played at all. Life is pretty bleak right now so why not comfort ourselves with the thought of football … Continue reading Giants Offseason Blog No. 5 – 2020 Schedule Thoughts and Predictions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a tendency to, let's say, behave recklessly when it comes time to select the Oscar winners each year. It is no secret amongst film fans that the Academy usually gets things wrong more often than they get things right. This has been a problem throughout the … Continue reading The Top Ten Biggest Oscar Travesties of All Time
"I make films to explore concepts and raise questions, not to tell the audience what to think." - Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos has been the mastermind behind some of the most eccentric and idiosyncratic films of the 21st century. A native of Greece, Lanthimos has been considered a pioneering voice in the so-called "Greek Weird … Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos – Ranked
I really don't want to write this. It is no secret amongst sports fans that prominent figures in sports media enjoy rehashing the same debates and the same discussion topics over and over again, until their readers and viewers would rather beat themselves with a sledge hammer than see the words "LeBron vs. Jordan" one … Continue reading Quarantine Debates Vol. V: Is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer?
I miss sports. So fucking much. I have been anxiously awaiting the return of live sports in America since all leagues were shut down last month. Like many others, I was glued to my television during the entirety of the NFL draft this past weekend just because it made me feel like sports were actually … Continue reading Quarantine Debates Vol. IV: Which Sport Will Look and Feel The Weirdest Without Fans in Attendance?
Just because you're polite, doesn't mean you're not a piece of shit. Throughout all of our lives, we have been told to do certain things because they are "polite." Conversely, we have been told to refrain from doing certain other things because they are "not polite." I'm here to say that it's all a bunch of … Continue reading “Polite” People Can Still Be Assholes – My Take
I was filled with an incredibly unfamiliar sensation as the 2020 NFL draft came to a close ... I was actually happy with the work done by Dave Gettleman? Like many other Giants fans, I have been a critic of Gettleman's for most of his reign as general manager. Even though Gettleman was hired a … Continue reading Giants Offseason Blog No. 4 – Post Draft Thoughts
Cory Finley's impressive second feature, Bad Education, will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys smart, well-made films. However, it will be especially compelling for people from a certain area of this country. This film is based on the true story of the largest school embezzlement scandal in American history, which took place in Roslyn, New … Continue reading Bad Education: The Most Long Island Movie of All Time? – Review
In the early 2010's, Chance The Rapper announced himself as one of the most unique and talented voices in hip-hop with 10 Day and Acid Rap. Then in 2016, he officially became one of the genre's biggest stars due to the release of his project Coloring Book—which earned him three Grammy's and launched him into the mainstream—as well as his … Continue reading The Top 30 Chance The Rapper Songs
“Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.” - Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan is certainly responsible for creating some of the most imaginative worlds to be put on screen in the last 20 years. As seen in that quote, … Continue reading Christopher Nolan – Ranked
We've debated The Office vs. Parks and Recreation, we've debated which comedy film from the 2000's is the greatest, and now it's time for the classic debate between the two classic drinking games. Quarantine Debates III, let's go. First things first, is my drinking game prime behind me? Yes. Also, is it a little bit depressing … Continue reading Quarantine Debates Vol. III: Beer Pong vs. Flip Cup
Obviously, the COVID-19 crisis has caused a lot of problems for theater chains across the country who were forced to shut down their screens indefinitely due to social distancing guidelines. AMC Theatres, America's biggest cinema chain, is no exception. In fact, they seem to be struggling more than most, as many reports have stated recently … Continue reading AMC Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy, I Miss Movie Theaters, & My Best, Worst, And Strangest Recent Theater Experiences
There may be no live sports on television at the moment but at least we have a draft and maybe an NFL season ahead of us. The first round of this year's virtual NFL draft is set to take place at 8PM EST on April 23rd—and while I'm looking forward to the incredible amounts of … Continue reading Giants Offseason Blog No. 3 – What Should We Do In The First Round?
Community is arguably one of the greatest television shows of the past decade, not to mention one of the smartest and funniest sitcoms ever written. The show's six seasons were filled with incredibly hilarious moments on screen, and a fair amount of drama behind-the-scenes as well. Since the show premiered back in 2009, Community has had one of … Continue reading Every Season of Community – Ranked
As we're all quarantined away in our respective homes, I've found that I really spend a majority of my time thinking about the same few things. Usually, these are things such as what/when am I going to eat next, what home workouts can I plan on doing (but never actually do) in order to prevent … Continue reading Stop Identifying Yourself By What Generation You Are A Part Of – My Take
Aaron Sorkin has been one of the biggest names in TV and film writing since the early 1990's. Throughout his career he has captivated audiences with his distinct, innovative, and dialogue-heavy writing style. Both his television work, which includes shows like The West Wing, Sports Night, and The Newsroom, and his films, including The Social Network, A Few Good Men, Charlie … Continue reading Aaron Sorkin – Ranked
Quarantine Debates II, let's get it. For this edition of Quarantine Debates, I am going to be choosing the single best comedy movie released between the years of 2000 and 2009. With the way the movie industry has changed this past decade, the 2000's may go down as the last great decade for traditional, r-rated … Continue reading Quarantine Debates Vol. II: What Is The Best 2000’s Comedy Movie?