February 21, 2013 |
"Camp," a faith-based drama inspired by actual stories from camps for abused and neglected children, has its heart squarely in the right place. Unfortunately, writer-director Jacob Roebuck, a former volunteer at one of the U.S.' many Royal Family Kids camps, takes such a bland, by-the-numbers approach to his vital subject that the film, though nicely performed, rarely builds into the kind of gripping emotional journey it clearly intended. The movie involves Porsche-driving, cell-fixated investment advisor Ken (Michael Mattera)
February 9, 2008
After watching one of the most exciting Super Bowl games, some questions come to mind: 1. How did Archie Manning actually know that it wasn't in his son Eli's best interest to play for the Chargers? 2. Shouldn't the reception by David Tyree be called "The Catch 2?" It was even more important and spectacular (since it happened in the game-winning Super Bowl drive) than the one made by Dwight Clark of the 49ers in the 1982 NFC championship game against Dallas. 3. Why was wide receiver Steve Smith always an afterthought when comparing him with teammate Dwayne Jarrett during his final season at USC, and why was he drafted after Jarrett?
November 21, 2012 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - All Peyton Manning wanted was a haircut. Somewhere between his Denver home and the barber, he got lost. That's right, the NFL's premier traffic cop on the field, a guy who does commercials for cars that talk back to him, had to call his wife for directions. Mr. Manning was Mr. Magoo. "I'm calling Ashley all the time, 'Now, how do I get here again?'" he said. "She's got an unbelievable sense of direction. I don't. " The Indianapolis transplant, now star quarterback for the Broncos, eventually reached his destination - and found a bright side.
November 11, 2013 |
The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something's wrong,” warns speakeasy owner Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette), tipping off Nucky that partners Vincenzo Petrucelli (Vincenzo Amato) and Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) concealed heroin in a rum shipment leaving Florida. Outraged Nucky intercepts his trucks at White Horse Pike in New Jersey. Providing backup are Nucky's turncoat brother Eli (Shea Whigham)