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My Favorite Episodes: “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”

My Favorite Episodes: “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”

Whenever the question is asked “Which is the best TV show ever made?”, modern viewers are quick to turn to such great series as Breaking Bad or The Wire or The Sopranos.  Older heads might throw in a quick vote for such shows as E.R., M.A.S.H, All In the Family or I Love Lucy, depending […]

Postscript on my 2012 NFL Season Predictions

Postscript on my 2012 NFL Season Predictions

Today is Monday of Super Bowl Week.  The San Francisco 49ers are already in town and the Baltimore Ravens are flying in today.  So far, every weather analyst is saying the city will have great weather for this week – Wednesday being the only day we might get some rain.  All the renovations to the […]

Fox Soccer Go Bye-Bye?

Fox Soccer Go Bye-Bye?

Back in October, when NBC/Universal outbid Fox and ESPN for the TV rights of the Barclays Premier League, I asked how the loss would affect the two marquee soccer networks, Fox Soccer and Fox Soccer Plus.  (Read it here if you’re interested).  If recent rumors are to be believed, we have our answer. According to […]

Les Hornets sont morts! Vive Les Pélicans!

Les Hornets sont morts! Vive Les Pélicans!

At approximately 3:00 PM CST today, the team that was born the Charlotte Hornets in 1988 officially became the New Orleans Pelicans.  When he purchased the team back in April, owner Tom Benson had made his intentions clear to change the Hornets moniker to one he felt more appropriately tied into the region’s history and […]

“Mama, We All Go to Hell”: A Review of “Mama”

“Mama, We All Go to Hell”: A Review of “Mama”

Perhaps it’s due to Disney’s overwhelming use and sterilization, but we tend to forget that fairy tales are chockfull of horror.  Just about every one of them begins in tragedy and/or misery.  Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the woods after their father abandons them to die.  Jack gets the magic beans after being […]

A Review of “Zero Dark Thirty”:”For God & Country”

A Review of “Zero Dark Thirty”:”For God & Country”

Zero Dark Thirty is not an easy movie.  Zero Dark Thirty is not a fun movie.  Let me be clear before I get too deep into this:  You will not come out of this movie having enjoyed it.  You won’t come out recommending it to people for the thrilling chase scenes, the shootouts or the […]

Could the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?

Could the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?

I’ve been meaning to put this blog post up for a while and just couldn’t get around to finishing it for the longest time.  It runs a bit long and for that, I apologize. Last November, the first half of season three of The Walking Dead ended.  And then afterwards, a strange story started doing […]