by Dawn Dziuba
by Dawn Dziuba
By Dawn Dziuba
Hello Missed It fans! This weeks installment was inspired because I heard Johnny Cash through Pandora and thought, hey maybe I should watch “Walk the Line” again. Here you go, this weeks review takes us back to 2005 when Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon lit up the screen in Walk the Line. For those who may not be into this type of movie, it was a great picture. It is pretty much about the story and life of legend Johnny Cash as he started out in making music and then him coming into his fame.
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By Dawn Dziuba,
Hello Cinesportstalk fans! I am back. Now, I know that I have been away for awhile, and for that I’m sorry. However, here we go with another installment of In Case You Missed It! This weeks review is for a little diddy that I saw called Zombieland. With the country in full zombie swing I figured why not.
by Dawn Dziuba
With week six coming to us there’s one question on every Phins fan’s mind, “What will Sparano do this week?” I was thinking that since the beginning of the year really, but then I had a strange idea. How about instead of blaming just the coach you make everyone accountable? Whoa, I know that’s deep, but in all honesty the Dolphins have no one to blame but themselves. Brandon Marshall has dropped a potential TD pass in the last 3 games and apparently can’t run on the sideline either. The play calling in the red zone is so baffling that my 87-year-old grandmother was yelling at the tv saying, “You idiots need to run to the outside!” That’s pretty bad when she even sees the disaster that is Dolphin’s football this year. It is so disheartening as a fan to wait 7-8 long months for football only to see your team eat the big one all year. Usually I’m pretty positive about these things too, I can always have something to look forward to. I can’t say that this year and it really sucks. Shoot I can’t pull out one positive thing that the Phins have shown me this year and that is really the bad part.
by Dawn Dziuba
Hello my Cinesportstalk fans! I bring to you another installment of “In Case you missed it!” With football season in full swing I thought it would be fitting to bring on a review of a movie that was all about the great game with the pigskin. This weeks movie is The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Quinton Aaron. This 2009 release was a good one, and largely based on a true story. Even though, well, to me that Hollywood embellishment has to be there it was a good movie overall and really warms the soul.
The story unfolds with Michael Oher, who is pretty much homeless, gets set up in a really great school, but is still struggling with hard times. He meets Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and she takes him in and pretty much saves him from the ruins of the street. What she doesn’t realize, at first, is that he’s a dang good football player. He starts off like any person who has never played and pretty much stinks. However, as he goes through the movie you see him progress until he has every big wig college coach drooling at the mouth for him. By the way Nick Saben is an awful actor. He tries, but eww.
While funny and lighthearted the movie is, Disney Pixar does look at the darker side of toys with a very interesting back story. Lotsa, your token bad guy, gets a look back into his life, and it is not all cute and cuddly. I would even venture to say that it might be a little scary for the very young kids, however, it brings a richness to the character like no other villain has before. You truly want to hate this bear by the middle of the movie. I guess they did the job right when creating this character. The whole story was great in the very good Disney storytelling way, and you won’t be disappointed.
All in all if you have kids this is a good watch, if you don’t, hey it’ still a good watch. I would recommend this for any Netflix user who streams, like I do, and wants to watch a really light-hearted movie. This is one of Disney Pixar’s best, and one hell of way to close out a great series. Until next week!
Hope you enjoy 🙂
by Dawn Dziuba
Hello Cinesportstalk fans! Dawn here to give you a little different movie review. Recently nothing has been blowing my skirt up in the theaters so I have been leaning more towards what is on HBO, Encore, and other various movie channels on cable. Hell, we pay all that money for 200 channels plus, so why not? Therefore, I came up with a movie review idea for movies that I didn’t catch on the silver screen, or ones that I have never heard of. Bottom line is these will be my picks for you to either watch now or to not waste your time with. Hope you enjoy!
This week’s review is for a movie called Machete. From what my husband tells me, it was advertised a bunch. I don’t remember having seen it, but it was a great flick. It’s currently running on HBO, and I’m sure you can rent, download, or buy the DVD or Blu-ray for it as well. The movie was released last year and stars Danny Trejo. He’s the token [insert Hispanic star] kinda guy. Other stars include Michelle Rodriguez (hottie) and Robert De Niro. The basis of the movie is an enraged ex-federal agent who tries to get revenge against his former boss. Yes, it has some twists and spins in it, but I don’t want to give too much away. If you like a classic hack and slash type movies, this is also your cup of tea. Director Robert Rodriguez puts on a very un-Sin City like movie and uses it to be more action oriented. The story is easy to follow, and being a fan of really witty writing, there were “LOL” moments that I still go back to watch.
Andy Reid has a good eye for talent. He has proven that over the 13 years of coaching in Philadelphia. He hasn’t made a lot of popular decisions on draft day, but I would think that the majority of his decisions have turned out good. He seems to have a good eye on the players that will make it in the NFL, especially in the skilled positions. But for some reason, his good eye turns blind when it comes to the offensive line.
From his quarterback picks it seems that Reid loves a good mobile ball chucker. I guess the starting quarterback would have to be mobile, since he seems to be getting chased out of the pocket all game. The last game against the rams, Vick was sacked 3 times. Two of those sacks came from VIck’s blind side, jesus Reid didn’t you see the movie that tells you that’s what you should be spending your money on? Any other pocket quarterback would have had a lot more sacks in that game. The offensive line looked like a bunch of turnstiles standing up front, mere annoyances than blockers. That’s why in Sundays win over the Rams Vick was the star again and showed that he can carry that offense even if the offensive line isn’t making it easy for him. The Eagles were the talk of the offseason from the big name players to the way they showed those big names in preseason, but they have to be careful that it doesn’t go to their head. That’s another reason Andy Reid is good at what he does. He stays cool and collected on the sideline, and in the press conference after. Read the rest of this entry »
True, he had a productive preseason and it did look promising, but Phins fans have been telling themselves that since he was drafted in 2008. As a die-hard fan you can’t help but compare him to Marino because, let’s face it, we are all just spoiled. However, when Monday Night Football did come around there was a different story, and Henne was the narrator. The story kind of went like this, ok boys and girls today I’m going to throw 1 touchdown, run for one, and throw for over 400 yards against the New England defense. You had to see it to believe it. Henne’s final numbers were 2 touchdowns, 416 yards passing, one interception, and at the end of the day a 93% quarterback rating. Not to shabby for a guy who has taken some severe beatings from the fans and critics in the off-season. Myself included as that became a favorite hobby of mine in the offseason. There are some holes in the Patriots defense, but I don’t think anyone would have predicted Henne being so effective. He spread the ball out and finally used Fasano like a tight end should be used. He had a great one-handed catch for 22 yards that let to the rushing touchdown by Henne a play later. Brandon Marshall lead the receiving core with 7 catching for 139 yards. They seem to be getting more in sync than they did in preseason. All in all the offense did look good. They have to keep that kind of production going all year-long. There was some coaching problems with goal like plays, and they really need to work on getting out of a hole when you’re in deep and starting at your own 2 yard line, but first things first.