‘Extraction’ proves that Chris Hemsworth is the real deal

Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is the kind of tough guy who wakes up from an afternoon snooze, takes a pull from his beer, and proceeds to jump hundreds of feet off a cliff down to the bottom for a little wake-up meditation. The truth is something is eating away at Tyler, serving as a catalyst … More ‘Extraction’ proves that Chris Hemsworth is the real deal

Porn site offered Joe Buck lots of money to narrate videos, but his response was priceless

I’ve gone on record here and nearly everywhere on the internet in defense of Joe Buck. The well-known and sometimes polarizing St. Louis born play-by-play sports broadcaster has enjoyed a steady rise not only in his industry, but also among the ranks of “celebrities who poke the best fun at themselves.” Self-deprecation is Buck’s weapon … More Porn site offered Joe Buck lots of money to narrate videos, but his response was priceless

20 things that run through your head while waiting in a Starbucks drive-through

I needed my fix. I needed a cup of Starbucks like a cleaning freak needs a roll of Clorox wipes. It’s part of my positive makeup. The little thing that matters most. Look, the better parts of the human mind have no quarrel with this coronavirus; it simply wants what was coming for the last … More 20 things that run through your head while waiting in a Starbucks drive-through

Thank you, Sam

When I think of the late Sam Imperiale, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” comes to mind. My wife’s father did what he wanted, when he wanted, and how he wanted. Sometimes, it was the greatest thing to watch on this Earth. He could make everybody in the room laugh. Seriously, send this man into the largest … More Thank you, Sam

‘Birds of Prey’ is an unapologetic female-empowered romp for the ages

If there’s one thing I like about the movies, it’s watching something meaningful and entertaining that also manages to not be too overbearing with its tone and message. If there’s a single trick that filmmakers try to pull off in their comic book adaptations these days, it’s serving something up that’s visually stunning and pleasuring … More ‘Birds of Prey’ is an unapologetic female-empowered romp for the ages

‘1917’ is a highly original and devastating cinematic journey

What if you had a matter of hours to take a message across enemy territory all the way to a large platoon of your fellow soldiers who were about to walk into a trap-and your own brother way among the members walking into impending doom? That’s the dilemma for a pair of British soldiers, Blake … More ‘1917’ is a highly original and devastating cinematic journey

‘Good Boys’ is overrated, certainly not a laugh-out-loud comedy

Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) are inseparable allies in the treacherous world of modern day sixth grade. Max is smitten with a girl in his grade, so much that her wringing out her retainer renders him useless. Thor wants to sing in his class recital, but fears the backlash … More ‘Good Boys’ is overrated, certainly not a laugh-out-loud comedy

Why ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is the best movie I’ve seen this year

“Friends are the family you choose.” Carl’s (Bruce Dern) advice to young Zak (Zack Gottsagen) create the foundation that Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s superb new film, The Peanut Butter Falcon, is built upon. A phrase that undercuts all the hate in the world with a powerful swipe of the inevitable, yet fairly unpredictable, way … More Why ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is the best movie I’ve seen this year

Brody Stevens: Gone too soon, but many laughs left behind

When I was 25 years old, Richard Jeni took his own life. One of my favorite comedians growing up was suddenly gone, lacking the will to live on. To say I didn’t understand it would be an understatement. My thought process was simple: How could someone so talented, successful, and on the up kill himself? … More Brody Stevens: Gone too soon, but many laughs left behind