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Imagining the opening sequence for Season 4 of Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’

**The following includes SPOILERS for season 3 of Netflix’s “Kingdom”** Alvey, Jay, and Nate Kulina are seated at the table right off the main lane of a small yet cozy … Continue reading Imagining the opening sequence for Season 4 of Byron Balasco’s ‘Kingdom’

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #77: Is the confusing yet intriguing ‘Tenet’ worth your time?

A film can aim to be challenging, daring, action-packed, and mean something-but that doesn’t mean you will like it when the credits roll. Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” tries to be something … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #77: Is the confusing yet intriguing ‘Tenet’ worth your time?

‘Tenet’ carries bold aspirations, but fails to achieve greatness

Christopher Nolan takes big swings at the cinema. I’ve always appreciated the fact that this filmmaker doesn’t waste our time with retreads, repeats, or films that absolutely don’t matter. He’s … Continue reading ‘Tenet’ carries bold aspirations, but fails to achieve greatness

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment Episode #76: Charles Dickens film tales, ‘Cobra Kai’, and bad X-Men spin-offs

Sometimes, the work should be left on the page. It can be a comic book spin that created a new world of characters outside the beloved ones, translating the magic … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment Episode #76: Charles Dickens film tales, ‘Cobra Kai’, and bad X-Men spin-offs

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #75: Russell Crowe goes for broke in ‘Unhinged’

Some actors like to show up on set and make some magic and a little bit of money. They don’t stretch outside the realm of their original ability, and make … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #75: Russell Crowe goes for broke in ‘Unhinged’

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment #74: Netflix’s ‘Project Power’ is a fun pandemic diversion

Sometimes, you just need to watch a movie that doesn’t make sense and has a couple cringeworthy moments, yet makes you relax and laugh at the same time. Now, Netflix … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment #74: Netflix’s ‘Project Power’ is a fun pandemic diversion

South City Confessions: It’s perfectly fine to criticize professional baseball players without crucifying them

Sports can create a ruthless dichotomy with its fan base. Baseball is where this particular unhealthy trait can fester the most. Major League Baseball players make mistakes on the field, … Continue reading South City Confessions: It’s perfectly fine to criticize professional baseball players without crucifying them