#ThrowbackThursday – BASEketball

Original US release date: July 31, 1998 Production budget: $20,000,000 Worldwide gross: $7,027,290 Twenty years ago, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were riding high.  Their brand-new animated series "South Park" had taken off and become a huge hit for Comedy Central and, seeing as how fandom at wide was beginning to take a greater interest... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – White Men Can’t Jump

Original US release date: March 27, 1992 Production budget: $31,000,000 Worldwide gross: $90,753,806 Released in 1992, White Men Can't Jump wasn't Woody Harrelson's first movie, but it was the film that made him a movie star.  Having shot to fame as the lovable doofus bartender Woody on "Cheers", this was Harrelson's chance to show that he... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Bend it Like Beckham

Original US release date: March 12, 2003 Production budget: $5,640,000 Worldwide gross: $76,583,333 I have scars that are still healing.  I've been a full-time teacher since essentially 2003.  Before I taught at the college where I am currently a professor, I worked at a boarding school for over seven years.  I left there in 2010... Continue Reading →

Review – I, Tonya

I have been trying my best to see this one for weeks, now.  It seems like it took forever for it to expand into a Theater Near Me and, when it finally did, I was out of town for the birth of my nephew.  I was originally going to catch Insidious: The Last Key, today, but... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Raging Bull

Original US release date: November 14, 1980 Production budget: $18,000,000 Worldwide gross: $23,383,987 I make no secret of the fact that Rocky is one of my all-time favorite films.  For me, it's tough for any other boxing film to truly compare to that undeniable classic.  However, legendary director Martin Scorsese released his own boxing movie, Raging Bull,... Continue Reading →

Review – Battle of the Sexes

I'm a pretty big tennis fan.  I'm also a fairly new tennis fan.  I became interested in the sport during the 2012 Summer Olympics.  I turned it on for background noise as I did chores around the house, but it kept grabbing my attention.  I couldn't help but notice how the players' bodies and minds... Continue Reading →

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