Ben Davis

26 Apr 19
Cowboys Wire

It was a wild opening night for the 2019 NFL Draft. Kyler Murray went first overall to the Arizona Cardinals, which wasn’t a surprise, but teams like the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants both managed to introduce some madness to the festivities. The Giants selecting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall might be […]

26 Apr 19
TEN

One of the most popular genres in the film industry is the horror genre. A new subdivision of the horror genre has been on the rise recently: psychological horror. These stories rely on mental, emotional and psychological states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle viewers. The most recent of this subgenre is Escape Room. Released on January 4th, 2019, the thrilling film features six main characters as they struggle to survive the escape room designed specifically for them. The film was suspenseful and tense at times, but the story itself is blatantly similar to films such as Saw and Cube, which takes away from its originality.

26 Apr 19
MMA Junkie

Check out the results from the official UFC Fort Lauderdale fighter weigh-ins.

26 Apr 19
Emerging Civil War

“What was so wrong with slavery and why did it cause the Civil War” this question was asked of a seasonal park ranger at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center a few years ago. This question was asked by a white mother from New York, with her husband and teenage children beside her. As she finished […]

26 Apr 19
CHESMONTSPORTS.COM

Downingtown West claimed its second straight Ches-Mont League National Division Championship with a 7-0 win over West Chester East Thursday. The Whippets have not dropped a divisional match in two seasons during their title runs. Downingtown West 7, WC East 0 Singles: Brett Graybill (DW) def. Johnny Gluchowski (WCE) 6-0, 6-0; Josh Biskowitz (DW) def. […]

26 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

The ’90s was a magnificent decade for world cinema. The romcoms reigned the box office. Critics and viewers fell in love with the same movies. And most importantly, people enjoyed the habit of ‘going to the movies’. Here is the list of really good 90s movies on Amazon Prime that are available to stream right […]

26 Apr 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Just how far can you get in the New York City socialite scene without a real fortune of your own? Incredibly far, in the case of Anna Delvey – real name Anna Sorokin – who allegedly tricked the city’s elite into thinking she was a billionaire heiress. She reportedly hired a private jet, went to […]

26 Apr 19
Davis Enterprise

Plenty of laughs What: Sacramento Theatre Company’s “Disaster!” When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 12 Where: STC’s main stage at 1419 H St. in Sacramento Tickets: $20-$38, available in person at the theater, online at tickets.sactheatre.org or by calling 916-443-6722 The laughter […]

26 Apr 19
The Draft Wire

The first round of the 2019 NFL draft featured a flurry of late trades, a handful of surprise picks (both reaches and steals), and left a handful of prospects still on the board that were expected to come off the board Thursday night. With the board reset for more action Friday night, here’s an updated […]

26 Apr 19
Boston Herald
MOVIE REVIEW “Red Joan” Rated R. At Kendall Square Cinema. Grade: B- In “Red Joan,” a slightly dull drama “inspired by a true story,” Judi Dench plays an Englishwoman in her 80s, whom we see in opening scenes trimming a hedge in front of her modest suburban home in the spring of 2000. Sitting inside, the woman we will know as Joan Smith (Dench) reads the obituary of Sir William Mitchell. Suddenly, MI5 bursts in and arrests Joan and carts her away in handcuffs. She has no idea why. Well, as it turns out maybe she has. We flash back to Cambridge 1938, where a pert and petite young Joan (Sophie Cookson, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”) studies physics and is the only woman in most of her classes. One fateful night, Sophie meets the exotic, beautiful and free-spirited Sonya Galich (an appealing Tereza Srbova), a Russian Jew whose family fled oppression to England. Would Joan be interested in attending the Socialist Club’s film night? She would. I wasn’t quite sure what they were showing. Probably Eisenstein. Before you know it, Joan is working on the bomb for Britain and torn between the (not so) dashing Soviet spy Leo Galich, Sonya’s mysterious brother, and her married scientist boss Max Davis (Stephen Campbell Moore), who has stood up for Joan in the face of male scorn in the lab and has no idea Joan is passing secrets to the Reds. Oh, the tangled webs we weave. “Red Joan” is not much a showcase for Dench, who insists like Sgt. Schultz on TV’s “Hogan’s Heroes” that she “knows nothing” before they ply her with tea. There is some boring business about a mink coat Joan owns that Sonya borrows and never returns. The film, which was directed by the estimable Trevor Nunn (of the British theater’s smash hits “Cats,” “Les Miserables,” “Nicholas Nickleby”) and written by Lindsay Shapero (“Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax”), is just too obvious. Following a scene in which Sonya gives Joan the “gift” of a miniature camera, we get a montage of junior spy Joan shooting pics of top secret images and pages and freezing like a deer in headlights when she hears someone. Actor Ben Miles does what he can as Joan’s shocked and distraught son Nick, a respected attorney. If Leo called Joan, “My little comrade,” one more time I was going to plotz. “Red Joan,” which is no “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” is based on a novel by Jennie Rooney that was inspired by the life of the British spy Melita Norwood. (“Red Joan” contains brief sexually suggestive scenes and nudity.)
26 Apr 19
Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints stood pat as expected, letting the first 32 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft pass by without making a trade up. The board is set up well for them for the second day of selections; the Saints have just one pick at No. 62, near the end of the second round, […]

26 Apr 19
sethburn

(Sorry for all the Twitter spam. WordPress is being a bit weird and I’m not sure why) 2019 NFL Draft Grades (Update: Links to the positional grades and comments) Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends Offensive Linemen Defensive Linemen Edge Rushers Linebackers Cornerbacks Safeties     I was working on doing adjustments for positional […]

26 Apr 19
Quemado Institute

The End of Truth . . . Or Is It? Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum Quemado Institute April 24, 2019 In the first commentary posted below, Caitlin Johnstone makes an alarming case that an imminent truth blackout is bound to result from the US indictment and extradition of Julian Assange. Johnstone’s bedrock premise, as revealed in […]

26 Apr 19
FlixChatter Film Blog

Ok, as a massive Bond fan, today’s a big day. Somehow I missed the news that they were going to do a LIVE stream right from Goldeneye, Ian Fleming’s legendary Jamaican villa. Yep, the same exact location where Fleming wrote all those 007 novels. Apparently next week on April 28 the cast/crew will begin to […]

26 Apr 19
Phuture Phillies

Clearwater (8-13) lost to Tampa, 6-3. Alejandro Requena (1-1, 3.05) squandered a 3-1 lead the Threshers’ offense gave him in the top of the fifth.  He completed five innings and gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 11 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.  Austin Ross (4.26) gave up a run on 2 […]

26 Apr 19
Pure EVil MMA

UFC Sunrise will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The main event was originally supposed to be Jacare Souza vs. Yoel Romaro. When Romaro dropped out of the contest Jack Hermansson stepped in on a few weeks notice to take the fight. Greg Hardy will return and have his second co-main event […]