Juan’s Rant: Why Chris, Why? A Case for Medical Marijuana
Apr 2015 20

As long as I’ve been alive, I’ve associated with the Democratic Party. My grandfather is a staunch Democrat. My family drove American Cars and worked for a living, like the majority of people I know. As I grew older, I started to do what any good journalist does: question the purpose of what I believe in.

I started to look at the views of the Republican and even Tea Party. It’s not that I was bored with the Democratic Party; I felt that as a journalist and scholar, I owed it to myself.

As a former educator, the only issue I had with Chris Christie was his stance on public education. He is deathly against it. Other than that, I like the guy. He knows his stuff, he seems like he is approachable – and he is from Jersey (AKA the home of the Sopranos). Maybe we need some mafia in Washington.

Medical Marijuana LogoWell, while my stance on public vs. private education has softened, my stance on marijuana use has not. I’m not saying I’m a stoner; I’m far from it. But I’ve done my research. As someone who deals with pain on a daily basis due to spine issues, I’m willing to try anything. I currently take an Oxycodone or two a night. I was on Hydrocodone, which is extremely addictive. If my prescription ran out and I couldn’t get a refill – watch out. It was like watching an addict withdraw. So, one night I decided to try a joint. The results were magnificent.

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‏AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Opens May 1! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!
Apr 2015 20

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Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.

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90: ‘The Longest Ride’ starring Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda
Apr 2015 20

Longest RideAnd now a little something for the ladies…it’s the new Nicholas Sparks movie: The Longest Ride.

There are cowboys, bull riding, sorority girls and (of course) star crossed lovers. Will these two crazy kids from different sides of the tracks ever be able to make things work? Can a kindly elderly gentleman teach them the true meaning of love? And can audiences really be expected to choke down the second-stupidest plot twist ever seen in a Nicholas Sparks movie?

All this and more will be revealed.

It’s Reel Spoilers #90 – The Longest Ride

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett
Run-time: 1hr 35min

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89: ‘Furious Seven’ Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Apr 2015 08

Furious 7 Movie Poster Paul Walker LargeIt’s our first ever celebrity guest this week as Bill Chott joins us in the War Room.

You might recognize Bill from Wizards of Waverly Place, The Ringer or from the short-lived but now legendary Dana Carvey Show. He was also in Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups but hey, a dude’s gotta eat. Bill took time out of his busy schedule not only to join us for the show but he also sat through Furious 7.

All this plus Joe has his Paul Walker Joke Cannon™ cocked and loaded.

It’s Reel Spoilers #89 – Furious 7.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl, Bill Chott
Run-time: 1hr 33min

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88: ‘It Follows’ Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto
Apr 2015 04

it follows movie posterIt’s a busy week at the box office but we didn’t deem the top two films spoiler worthy. So Home and Get Hard get a pass. Instead we tackle the indie horror flick It Follows. Apparently there’s an “it” and it’s, um….prone to following things. It’s a taut, suspenseful thriller that achieves that rarest of feats…it gets everyone on the show to agree. And in a good way. Go figure.

It’s Reel Spoilers #88 – It Follows.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 1hr 31min

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