The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #79: Slogans, underrated comedies, Nic Cage gems, and Netflix

Some weeks on The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon, we just bounce from one topic to the other, with rhyme and reason taking a backseat to general flow. Other times, we stick to a couple of movies and some calls. This week, it was a little bit of both. Some movies were reviewed and … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #79: Slogans, underrated comedies, Nic Cage gems, and Netflix

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 bar in Tucson, nestled close to the jukebox machine and the pool tables. It’s a bittersweet and fulfilling night for the Kulinas, a tortured family … More 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 remarkable and candy for the eyes, but was there any possible way I was going to be able to get Frank O. Pinion and company … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #77: Is the confusing yet intriguing ‘Tenet’ worth your time?

Where I was on 9/11: Mizzou, Hatch Hall, and a new fear

I awoke on the 4th floor of Hatch Hall at the University of Columbia, Missouri on 9-11-01. Before I could buy my way completely out of my last dream, a burning high rise building was on the television screen. I can’t forget how small that television was in our dorm room. I shared it with … More Where I was on 9/11: Mizzou, Hatch Hall, and a new fear

‘Tesla’ Review: What happens when you fall asleep during a movie

Every film critic or fan knows the feeling. The eyes are getting heavy, the energy drinks won’t work, and the movie just keeps on playing. Other people in the theater are fine, but something just isn’t clicking. Nobody wants to admit it, but I will. I tried to watch Ethan Hawke-an actor I admire if … More ‘Tesla’ Review: What happens when you fall asleep during a movie

‘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 constantly pointed the lens back at the human species and how their lives are entrapped by the concept of time. Nolan has told a mystery … More ‘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 of a literary legend, or simply taking a piece of 80’s furniture, and fitting it to your liking. Welcome to the recap of the latest … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment Episode #76: Charles Dickens film tales, ‘Cobra Kai’, and bad X-Men spin-offs

Why you should be inspired by a kid named Gauge taking down cancer

On July 21, a kid named Gauge rang a bell. It wasn’t just any bell. The now-seven-year-old didn’t get a big, new loud addition for his bike, or have a new alarm clock in the morning for school. This was The BELL for cancer survivors, something the young Gauge took down this summer. A story … More Why you should be inspired by a kid named Gauge taking down cancer