Archive for January 2014

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams
Last night on New Girl, Jess decided that she wanted to become better friends with Coach, who had recently moved back into the loft. Coach’s one great love is basketball, specifically the Pistons; and Jess figured that if she pretended to love” basketsball” and the Pistons, Coach would want to hang out with her. The... Read more »

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Movie Review: Lone Survivor
LONE SURVIVOR Genre: Military Action Rating: R Running Time: 121 mins. Premise: Based on a true story, four Navy Seals on a mission to capture or kill a high-level Taliban leader are ambushed in the mountains of Afghanistan, and struggle to make it out alive. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) co-wrote... Read more »

25 Best Tweets About the Golden Globes

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I figured out why Giuliana seems tolerable to me now. Two words: Ross Mathews. -H</p>&mdash; Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls) <a href="https://twitter.com/fuggirls/statuses/422506888790437888">January 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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These are my favorite Golden Globes tweets. There may be some time gaps in here. I blame wine and human interaction. What did you think of the Globes? Are you happy with the winners? I’m happy about some, cheesed about some others. Yay for Amy Poehler, Breaking Bad, and Alfonso Cuaron! Boo for all American... Read more »
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Thar Santa Blows: The tragic tale of a neighbor's terrifying lawn ornament

Thar Santa Blows: The tragic tale of a neighbor's terrifying lawn ornament
I first noticed Santa two weeks ago. It was hard to miss him. He was a mannequin kind of thing, sitting in the middle of someone’s lawn on our daily route to school. The armchair wasn’t even there yet. It was just Santa, on the grass. He had the kind of face that gave nightmares... Read more »

Golden Globes 2014: TV Picks

Golden Globes 2014: TV Picks
If you were sleeping this morning at 2:30 AM, you probably missed me squawking on WGN Radio with Dave Plier about my picks for the Golden Globes. Here’s the link to the podcast. The TV awards should be pretty interesting tonight. Many of the 2013 Emmy Award winners (i.e. Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Tony Hale,... Read more »

Staying Positive: 10 good things to remember during a crappy week

This has been a week, hasn’t it? We were stuck inside for two days. John’s phone broke. It took him three hours to get to work on Tuesday (it normally takes him 25 minutes). Yesterday I thought we were finally getting back to normal and things went even more to shit. Our sexy red Focus... Read more »
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Greg Maddux's induction into the Hall of Fame should get an asterisk

Greg Maddux's induction into the Hall of Fame should get an asterisk
Because of (at least one) principled moron, Greg Maddux will not be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously. MLB.com’s writers revealed how they voted and Maddux was on every ballot except one — Ken Gurnick’s, who only voted for Jack Morris. Gurnick’s reasoning was that he did not plan to ever, never, never... Read more »

Indiegogo Spotlight: Dead Draw is a crime-thriller worth supporting

Indiegogo Spotlight: Dead Draw is a crime-thriller worth supporting
Attention fellow movie lovers!  If you’re looking for the latest independent film to support, look no further.  A new indie crime-thriller called Dead Draw is in the works and it promises to be something great.  Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Grimm), and Michael Eklund (Watchmen, The Call) have all... Read more »

28 Hot Movies That Will Help You Escape The Chicago Weather

28 Hot Movies That Will Help You Escape The Chicago Weather
Public transportation is a mess.  Medical experts are warning about frostbite setting in after 5 minutes outside.  The freezing temps are setting records.  Schools are closed and kids are home playing Skylanders.  Businesses are closed and parents are working remotely from home.  And, all the news can report right now is this: It’s bleeping cold... Read more »
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11 Movies to Warm You Up On a Cold Day

11 Movies to Warm You Up On a Cold Day
Warning: This may be the dumbest post I’ve ever done. And that’s saying a lot. If a slightly better post is what you’re after, wait for John’s post this afternoon or check out my list of movies that could save your life during the Coldpocalypse. Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page... Read more »