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Thursday, October 30, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 81

One of the most surprisingly successful comedies movies ever made. Whoever thought a reboot of an old eighties cop show with Johnny Depp could serve as a successful series of films starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum? Not many did. Personally, I prefer 21 Jump Street to 22 Jump Street because, while both were funny, I just found the latter more cliche-y. If that makes sense. Both are good, though.

Action comedy directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and written by Michael Bacall in 2012.

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Johnny Depp, and Peter DeLuise.

Tune in tomorrow for number eighty!

Good People

Sometimes you see a really funny picture on Pinterest of someone doing something awesome/sweet/hilarious (any one of the adjectives work). But fortunately for us, not only do we have Pinterest in our lives, but we also have Buzzfeed. And Buzzfeed has compiled pictures of thirty-two people you wish you could be friends with. Each and every one is quality. I highly recommend (no pun intended) this list.

This Week's Entertainment by David


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 82

How good is this movie? Some consider it the best Disney has ever made and for good reason. Sure, it is just a retelling of Hamlet, but how does that take away from the greatness and opaque originality of it? Goosebumps can be evoked just from looking at the poster. It really is a highly quality Disney film and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention some highly quality songs from it, including Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Be Prepared, Circle of Life, and Hakuna Matata. Are you achin'? Yup, yup, yup. For some bacon? Yup, yup, yup.

Animated musical directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton in 1994.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Robert Guillaume, and Rowan Atkinson.

Tune in tomorrow for number eighty-one!

Get Well, Dustin Pedroia!

The leader of the Boston Red Sox's season was cut short this year when he had surgery on his left wrist back in September. Dustin Pedroia was having an okay year, but not his best. He was batting .278 with seven home runs and fifty-three RBIs. It's for the best, though, because the surgery hopefully will correct the problem and give him plenty of time to rest and recuperate in time for the 2015 campaign! He will always be a top notch player.

R.I.P. Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, famous for playing the James Bond villain, Jaws, and the hitman in Silver Streak, died on September 10th. He was seventy-four years old and died in the hospital after breaking his leg a week prior. I knew him best as Happy's old boss, Mr. Larson, in the movie, Happy Gilmore.

"That's three thus far, Shooter."
"Oh good, you can count."
"And you can count on me waiting for you in the parking lot!"

He was a great bit player in that movie, serving as a huge source of fear for Shooter McGavin and a source of encouragement for Happy Gilmore. After all, he was seven feet, two inches tall. He has quite the legacy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 83

I'm really not that big a fan of horror movies, but Jaws isn't really a horror movie at all. Sure, there's fear and terror and "Ah, I don't want to swim in the ocean ever again," but there's also real, genuine plot with good characters and really a terrific script. Maybe it'd be better to say it's just not a conventional horror movie. But I like it.

Thriller drama directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb in 1975.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gray, and Murray Hamilton.

Tune in tomorrow for number eighty-two!