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Murder Mystery Review

By Paul Anthony

Well I think this time I am truly getting tired of bad films thinking they are good, I often catch myself wondering when is funny no longer funny anymore, I get my answer when I was any new movie that Adam Sandler is in. Few years back we all know the story Adam Sandler’s production company signed a contract with Netflix to produce a number films, all signs point to the fact that the contract was for 8 films and this film marks the 7th film in the contract. I’ll be honest this deal needs to end fast.

I know Netflix at first was getting a lot of views on this film which, I am going to guess people were expecting something great and comedy gold when you have Jennifer Aniston in it but when you think about that you also have to realize that Adam Sandler is in it as well. Let’s get to this review of this film This movie fell flat to me and I am being nice, this film was built as a comedy and I don’t think I even laughed once. The cast did what they could and you had some good names in this film, for starters you had Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans and Terence Stamp, though his role was more of an cameo rather then the main cast. Jennifer has been in a few good comedies the last few years. Now We know she was on friends and that was a sitcom, but with that being said I don’t find her funny on her own but give her a good cast and script and she will make you laugh, however she couldn’t in this film but that is no fault of her own. Adam’s job was to bring the laughs the problem is his style grew old like him and instead of changing it up he just keeps playing the same character and that gets old.

The plot was basic, for starters it was about a Marry couple who after 15 years of marriages seems to be falling apart because of laziness on Adam’s character to part. To spice it up he plans a last minute trip to Europe and there they get tangled into a rich family fighting for the billions of dollars, in the end they are set up to look like the killers in which case they must prove that they didn’t do it. Sounds like a fun idea for a movie but the writing was just weak and you kind of saw who was the guilty party.

Yes I am bashing this movie because, I hardly ever watched a comedy that didn’t make me laugh just a little, with that being said I am giving this film an E, they had a good idea but they just didn’t deliver good on the idea, this film could have been better but this is what is expected from an Adam Sandler movie these days and trust it is sad. We know now this was film 7 in the 8 film contract so this deal is coming to an end which may not be a bad thing for Netflix.

Spider-Man Far From Home Review

By Paul Anthony

Its a new month and we using a tier system to rank our movies, so before we get started let me explain a little about this tier system. we will be using letters to give our rating, think about it like being in school, S will be used as the top of the top movies in this case S will be Super or 100plus percentage next will A or Awesome like 90 to 100 percent rating, B will be Basic or 80 or 90 percent rating, next will be C for careful which will be 70 to 80 percent. Then we got the Letter D for Drool or 60 to 70 percent. Now we are really getting low here now we Have E for effort which is 50 to 60 percent, and now we have the lowest rating which is F which is failure which is 0-50 percent. Now that we got that out of the way let’s get to the review!

Since Marvel took over Spider-Man he has been getting many positive reviews despite there being so many films with Spider-Man since 2002, but this is Marvel second solo Spider-Man film and trust me they did deliver! For starters I am giving the film the rating of A right around 95 percent. Tom Holland continues to grow as Spider-Man and Peter Parker, its important to note that despite the two being one a key to a secret identity is being different from your alter ego. Tom Holland does a great job at growing into both roles. In Here we now seem him going through the idea of him not wanting to be the big hero yet still being a hero and wanting a normal life with his friends which makes sense because he is only 16 and been through tons. These films set a good tone with decent humor but also let Holland shine with showing how much he misses Tony, which is a good touch because Tony did want he did for Peter.

Now I am not the biggest fan of Jake Gyllenhaal but he did do a good job at Quentin Beck/ Mysterio, The trailers made it seem like he was going to be a hero pretty much every trailer made him look like a hero now not spoiling for anyone here but he is a Master of Trickery and Illusion and Marvel can’t stress that enough.

Another thing that I did like was in this film we saw more of Peter Parker rather then Spider-Man and like I said before we needed this because we saw more of Spider-Man the last few films. Usually I would knock it for that but it made sense to do that. They also explain the aftermath of the snap and explain that it is called “The Blip” and explain those who faded and came back had to start where they were before they faded so if you had a younger brother he would basically be your older brother now. Let’s get to the post credit scenes more importantly the first. We know j. Jonah Jameson is big in the Spider-Man universe and people really loved him after J.K. Simmons portray him from 2002 to 2008 in the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man with reboots we know there will be new actors for roles but then Marvel and Sony gave us a treat With J.K Simmons reprising the role! Yes its a spoiler but who cares this was just such an awesome thing to get this treat! Either Please go see the movie, the movie budget is 150 million and just in two days according the stats it has already made 130 million not bad!

The Price of an Legend

By Paul Anthony

Let’s ask ourselves how much we would spend on a Jersey? Now Imagine that jersey being from a legend an baseball god. Recently Babe Ruth’s jersey that he wore with the Yankees from 1928 to 1930. Someone bought the jersey and your mind will be Blown away when I tell you for how much!

Try spending over five million dollars on a jersey that you will never wear in your life. Crazy I know right, just think if you had five million dollars how would you spent it? I don’t know buy a nice house and new cars, have the kids college funds taken care of. However if you have 5 million to spend then you have plenty of money then but still over million is a lot for a small item. Now I get Babe Ruth was a god in the baseball world, his stats rank nearly number 1 for nearly 50 years and so forth, there may never be another player like him in anyone life time. He did things that the other home run kings never did. So it makes sense that his jersey would be auctioned off at a high price which crushed the previous record which was over 4 million dollars, oh by the way that jersey was his jersey as well when he played for the Boston Red Soxs in 1920.

I am a Baseball fan, I really am but I still think that amount of money is crazy to spend on just a jersey, but hey if you take good care of it and the older it gets then the more money it will be worth. Who knows you might even get ten million for it. Then again it can be difficult to give something up that you bought because you do love it.

Baseball has been around for a very long time, well 150 years and a Babe Ruth Jersey from that era is rare since in that time frame many people didn’t care about the jerseys and I can Imagine no body thought someone’s jersey would be worth that much money, so I’m guessing they didn’t want to take good care of them. Just think Babe Ruth played for 21 seasons and we are only hearing about two jerseys. When or if more jerseys of his pop up in auctions I am sure they will sell for even more. Just think if someone had his rookie jersey and they wanted to sell it. I would think that jersey would be over ten million but who knows we will just have to wait and see!

The Winners are!

By Paul Anthony

This week we got to crown two team champions from two different leagues and they are both first time champions! That is right the NHL season is over and so is the NBA season. Your champions are the ST. Louis Blues and the Toronto Raptors both are first time champions in franchise history. First before we get started lets say congrats to both teams for winning. The Blues needed 7 games to win and the Raptors needed six games and few injuries to do it but nonetheless became the world champs.

First let’s start with the Blues, very rare you go from being the worse team in a certain month of the season then by the end of season winning it all however they had some good motivation in doing so. The Blues caught the news that they had a young super fan named Laila Anderson who is only 11 years old but sadly is battling a life threatening autoimmune disease, its a disease that only a hand full of children get and it was her wish to see the Blues win the cup and sure enough they fought for her to the end and then the best part was, she was there at game 7 and even went on the ice to touch the cup, so good for her, it is one of those feel good moments that you just don’t get often. Now Boston took the loss and trust me they might be crying but the Boston area sport fans have been spoiled with championships.

With Championships Golden State Warriors have been reigning kings in the NBA, this year has been no different except they had to finish second instead of first. The biggest story to come out of this year finals was the Toronto Raptors fans. the team right now is celebrating the first championship in franchise history with bunch of throw away players but the fans stole the show but not inĀ  a good way.

There has been an unwritten rule in sports that you just don’t do and that is cheer at someone who just got injured, now I get you sometimes you can get caught up in the moment after all this was the championship but when Kevin Durant went down you knew something wasn’t right. There was no denying the cheers from crowds were loud when Toronto scored but then there was a pause and when the crowd saw Kevin down they got even louder then when their own team scored. At that moment we didn’t know what injury he had, considering he just came back from a calf injury, many thought he was rushed back but even Kevin said he made the choice to come back, we now know that he actually ruptured his Achilles which for what he does, this alter his career.

In the end this just didn’t look good for anyone and you know it is bad when the players on your team tells you to calm it down, even if they try to deny that, it was clear they were unhappy by there fans. At the end as well this is just a game and we have to understand that and the people that we root for and boo are people as well and Basketball like many other sports are just games. I am sure this black eye on the fan base will be a learning experience in which we will have to wait and see next season!

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