Friday Flashback: Every Football Game is Super Bowl-Caliber in the Bizarro World of “Any Given Sunday”

(Originally posted Feb. 3, 2017) Kevin: As Americans gather around the TV this Super Bowl Sunday to watch expensive commercials – and occasionally the accompanying football game – it’s possible they’ll get an all-time classic like Giants-Bills 1991 or Patriots-Seahawks last year. However it’s also more than likely they’ll be stuck with a desultory blowout … Continue reading Friday Flashback: Every Football Game is Super Bowl-Caliber in the Bizarro World of “Any Given Sunday”

Boycotting the NFL? Then Try the AFFA, the Bizarro Alternate Universe Football League from “Any Given Sunday”

Kevin: Well we can officially add professional football to the list of former escapist entertainments that are now politicized, with a number of players last weekend either taking a knee or staying in the locker room during the national anthem in protest of recent criticism by President Trump. That in turn has led some fans … Continue reading Boycotting the NFL? Then Try the AFFA, the Bizarro Alternate Universe Football League from “Any Given Sunday”

Three Films You Should Watch After “John Wick: Chapter 2”

Kevin: Like its titular hero, “John Wick: Chapter 2” blew away all newcomers at the box office for the second weekend in a row, again defeating anyone not made of Legos or in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship. The good word of mouth, and the fact that the follow-up is poised to be the rare sequel … Continue reading Three Films You Should Watch After “John Wick: Chapter 2”