Movie Review: Riddick (2013)

Riddick, Vin Diesel
It’s almost unbelievable this third Riddick film ever got made after the colossal flop that was the second film: The Chronicles of Riddick.  If you’ve heard how bad that film is….well, take people’s word for it and save yourself some time.  This film is very much more in the vein of the film that introduced RIddick: Pitch Black. Continue reading Movie Review: Riddick (2013)

My Favorite Scene: Bull Durham (1988) “The Meeting on the Mound”

With Kevin Costner a part of the Jack Ryan reboot that opens on Friday, I thought we’d look back to one of his first break-out movies, Bull Durham.  I love baseball.  I grew up on a steady diet of “baseball matters and little else does”, but I have to admit I’d rather watch college or high school ball than the pros these days.  All the cheating smeared the history of the game and that was, to me, a major part of its charm and appeal.  I have actually gone to more minor league games over the last ten years than major.  Minor league baseball is kind of hilarious.  The players are anxiety-ridden messes, the quality of the game varies wildly from pitch-to-pitch and literally anything can happen.  That’s what makes this scene so good.  Dumber things than this have happened in minor league ball, but it’s a hysterical example of how to build the comedy in a scene slowly.  I think of it every time I see a catcher trot out to talk to a pitcher.

REMINDER: Vote in Video Game Poll by Friday 1/17!!

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Just a reminder to vote in our Best Video Game of 2013 Poll before voting closes on Friday.  I can tell you the voting is extremely close.  In fact, as of last night, there was a tie for #1.  So get to the KT Homepage and vote for your favorite!

FOX’s Gotham series to have Classic Batman Villains and Showcase Bruce Wayne’s Training

Batman, Marco Manev

Originally billed as a series focusing on pre-Commissioner era James Gordon, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly (via Deadline) confirmed today that the network’s upcoming series “Gotham” will chronicle the journey of a young Bruce Wayne as well saying: “The show will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape (in the finale).” Continue reading FOX’s Gotham series to have Classic Batman Villains and Showcase Bruce Wayne’s Training

Newsroom renewed for a third and final season

The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels, Aaron Sorkin, HBO

 

Bittersweet news for fans of HBO’s The Newsroom as the network has confirmed the Aaron Sorkin drama has been renewed for a third season, but it will be the show’s last.  The Newsroom has met with mixed reviews from critics, though Jeff Daniels did pick up a surprise Emmy for his portrayal of the show’s anchor.  Anyone who’s followed the blog knows  that I’m a huge fan of Sorkin’s work.  The first season of the show, which is the only I’ve seen so far, was slow to build on the sterling pilot (which contains possibly the greatest rant in television history) but was brilliant in spots and had hit its stride by season’s end.  The positive point in this is that Sorkin will probably be writing another movie soon.  Full press release from HBO after the break: Continue reading Newsroom renewed for a third and final season