Review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ – From Spinner Rack to  Center Stage
Apr 2016 06

“One of the most romantic stories ever written.”

Bridges PosterOr so they say. More romantic than Gone With the Wind? Or Romeo and Juliet? How about Pride and Prejudice? Somehow it is hard for me to believe that the story of a married woman who embarks on a four-day affair while her husband and kids are away on a family trip to the fair is one of the most romantic stories ever written. Call me old fashioned.

“Robert, when we were making love last night, you said something that I still remember. I kept whispering to you about your power — and, my God, you have that. You said, ‘I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea.’ You were right. That’s what you feel, you feel the road inside of you.”

That is a line from the 1992 best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, upon which the musical is based. If you ask me, it sounds like something out of a book you would find on a dime-store spinner rack. Yet somehow the material transcended far beyond what would be expected of similar writings, masquerading as a sort of Midwestern Anna Karenina. The novel has sold more than 50 million copies since then, becoming a 1995 film directed by (and starring) Clint Eastwood before eventually becoming a Broadway musical in 2014. The production ran for less than three months, for a mere 137 performances before embarking on a national tour in late 2015.

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172: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Part 2
Mar 2016 31

Click here for Part 1.

It’s part two of our ‘Batman v Superman’ extravaganza.

Has it gotten any better? Ummm… no. It’s still the same movie. But there too much “suck” to be contained in one episode. So enjoy as our nerd outrage continues.

It’s Reel Spoilers 172: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Part 2.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Kevin Brackett, Dan Graney, Blake Fehl, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 1hr 10min

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171: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Part 1
Mar 2016 31

In the beginning there was Man of Steel. And by “in the beginning” we mean our very first episode.

This week we return to the scene of the cinematic crime for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And it’s a doozy. There’s so much nerd outrage we couldn’t contain it all in one episode!

It’s Reel Spoilers 171: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Part 1.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Kevin Brackett, Dan Graney, Blake Fehl, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 1hr 10min

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Movie Review: ‘Kilo Two Bravo’ Will Blow You Away
Mar 2016 31

KB2 posterNot since Saving Private Ryan have I seen a fact-based war movie more difficult to watch.

Kilo Two Bravo is one of those rare films, where the audience feels every uncomfortable move that the characters make.

Directed by Paul Katis, KTB tells the horrifying story of a squad of British paratroopers who unknowingly stumble into a section of Russian landmines during a 2006 mission to Afghanistan. The mines had been forgotten from decades earlier.

One soldier after another is horrifically wounded, as the tension is almost unbearable for viewers.

I found myself covering my eyes at times, wrenched in fear as I watched, waiting for the next explosive to detonate with each step the soldiers take.

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Preview: Will WWE Disappoint at Wrestlemania XXXII?
Mar 2016 31

This Sunday is the grand daddy of them all, Wrestlemania.

Last Year's Wrestlemania XXXI

Last Year’s Wrestlemania XXXI

It’s the WWE’s biggest show of the year, which will be taking place in Dallas at AT&T Stadium.

When it was first announced that Mania would be in Dallas, my friends and I were planning on going. We attended two years ago in New Orleans and it was quite epic. I say epic, not only because my man crush, The Rock was there and I got to meet Hulk Hogan, but because it truly was the spectacle of all spectacles.

This year’s mania just doesn’t have the appeal of Mania’s past. After seeing the card, my friends and I decided against going.

Injuries have hit the WWE hard in recent months. John Cena, Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Bray Wyatt, all fan favorites have been sidelined with injuries.

Shane Undertaker

So, this year’s main event is scheduled to be Undertaker, yes he’s still alive, and Shane McMahon.

Shane-o Mac’s appearance on Raw several week’s ago was epic, but the WWE’s writing has been complete shit. While fans are still excited to see McMahon take on the Dead Man, the match seems kind of pointless. My prediction is John Cena shows up and somehow slips into the Hell in the Cell, challenging Taker to a career vs. career match next year at Mania in Orlando.

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