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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 Best Picture Poll

A new poll has been posted to right of this post! With the 2015 Academy Awards less than a month away, it's time to make predictions about who will be the winners of the show. The biggest category is the one we're tackling here at this blog. The race for Best Picture is on and there are so many good contenders! To which film does your vote go?

Farewell, Rajon Rondo

Well, it's happened. There have been rumors about the Boston Celtics trading Rajon Rondo for as long as I can remember, but now there is an ultimate truth to them. My favorite Celtics player since 2007 who played through it all. He played to an NBA championship, a return to the finals, the Skills Challenge, All-Star weekend, Sports Illustrated covers, and so much more en route to becoming the captain of the Celtics. And now, eight years after I took to him and his hustle, selfless play, he is no longer in Boston. On December 18, Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in return for Jameer Nelson (another great point guard), Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and two draft picks. Thank you for everything, Rondo and I still wish you the best in your NBA career. You're still one of my favorite players. To help bid farewell to his time in The Hub, here is the video montage Boston created for the point guard upon his return to the Garden. The 2008 championship team is now completely dispersed.

Parks and Recreation in Thirty Seconds

When Entertainment Weekly recently had the entire cast of Parks and Recreation in their offices for the magazine's cover shoot, they seized the opportunity to have them do something fun for a farewell to the show. Each of the regular cast members on the show now (Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, Retta, Aziz Ansari, and Nick Offerman) took thirty seconds each to describe the show. One compilation is here, but you can see all of them at the Entertainment Weekly website if you want. They're pretty entertaining!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pee-Wee Herman on Netflix

This is not big news. No, this transcends the idea of big news. This is exciting huge unprecedented STOLEN-BICYCLE level news. The new Pee-Wee Herman that Paul Reubens has been teasing for a long time has finally found its home. The Judd Apatow-produced film will be distributed by Netflix. I think it's safe to say that America is better for this. A country eagerly awaits more details...

Robin Williams and Ben Stiller: Prom Style

Oh, great. Just what we needed. Another reason to miss Robin Williams. In this video that was first uploaded in May, but resurfaced in December, Robin Williams and Ben Stiller, while on the set of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, help their co-star, Skyler Gisondo, ask a girl to his high school's prom. This is a video that demands to be treasured.

BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

This is pretty awesome and yet another example of the television innovation that has been pervading Netflix over the last two years or so. They already give you recommendations from what people like Gob Bluth and Frank Underwood are watching, but now they've taken one of their best original shows, BoJack Horseman, to the next level. BoJack was once on an old family comedy called Horsin' Around and Netflix added that as its own show to the database and now, for the holiday season, they added Sabrina's Christmas Wish: The BoJack Horseman Christmas Special to the Netflix world. This is the greatest society.

Monday, January 26, 2015

100 Favorite Movies: 31

A true modern classic. Lilo and Stitch was one of those rare Disney movies from the early-2000s that was actually good. It is a surprisingly frequently funny film with a great heart behind it. Couple that with completely innovative characters, a popping setting, and a melodious soundtrack, it's become always rewatchable. Whenever I see it on Disney Channel, I'm always primed to turn it on because it's just so good! "I can't give Pudge tuna! I'd be an abomination!"

Animated comedy directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois and written by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois in 2002.

Starring: Christopher Michael Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson, Zoe Caldwell, and Jason Scott Lee.

Tune in Wednesday (maybe) for number thirty!