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Week 1 Power Rankings

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1. Seahawks - So that Percy Harvin guy CAN still play some football, who would have thunk it? With his added playmaking abilities on the offensive side of the ball and the consistent dominance from the defense, I don’t see a Superbowl scenario that doesn’t include Seattle in some way or another.
2. Broncos - Denver seemed to manage just fine without Wes Welker, this time overcoming Peyton’s former team and avoiding another Andrew Luck comeback in the process. Monte Ball looks to be a fine replacement for Moreo and the same goes for Emmanuel Sanders filling in for Dekker. This team is primed for another deep playoff run and Manning may just make it back to another Superbowl yet again. Let’s just see if he can put some of this postseason inconsistency behind him this time.
3. 49ers - San Fran has a ton of players missing on their storied defense and yet they still managed to wreak havoc on the flailing Cowboys, more specifically their turnover machine of a quarterback. San Fran looks like it will likely be one of those teams that only gets better as the season goes on, regrouping with Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman around the midway point. Harbaugh’s window for a Superbowl may not be as narrow as I thought in the preseason but they’ve still got to get passed the defending champion Seahawks to get there.
4. Eagles - We saw Chip Kelly’s Eagles dominate a lot of unprepared teams last season but their comeback victory to avoid a huge upset at the hands of the Jaguars shows me they also have a lot of resilience. And with Sproles, McCoy, Maclin, and Ertz this team has plenty of explosive weapons at their disposal to get back in any game. Also encouraging to see the defense smother the Jags to a scoreless second half to secure the 0-17 point comeback and turn it into a 34-17 point win.
5. Patriots - The one year I finally buy into the Patriots pushing for another Superbowl and they lose by double digits to the Dolphins in the season opener. Thanks Brady. Getting Gronk back was a nice boost to the offense but I think most Patriot fans are still waiting for the 2012 Steven Ridley to return to the squad. Their rushing game has been abysmal and their inability to hold the lead in the second half and muster together any offense was a real eye opener. I still think the Patriots are a viable playoff contender but they may not be guaranteed a slot in the AFC title game as easily as I initially believed.
6. Saints - New Orleans kept it close with their division rivals but for a team that’s supposed to have a renewed emphasis on defense, they got absolutely manhandled by the one dimensional Falcons offense. Of course Drew Bree can go punch for punch with any offense in the league but Rob Ryan’s role with this team is to make sure that they don’t have to.
7. Bears - In what had to be one of the most disappointing losses of the opening week, Chicago virtually handed an overtime win to Buffalo with all of their sloppy play. With so many playmakers on the offensive side of the field, the Bears still looked so underwhelming in a game I think everyone expected them to win. And the defense doesn’t look like it’s turned things around from last year’s historically bad effort either. This Chicago team has huge potential but they’re going to have to hope this was a one game fluke if they’re going to keep up with the powerhouses of the NFC.
8. Cardinals - Arizona’s defense should be more than enough support for Carson Palmer to succeed with the Cardinals but with the receivers they’ve accumulated in the draft the last couple of years, he really doesn’t have any excuses left. The Cardinals did pull out the come from behind win eventually but they really shouldn’t have been in that situation in the first place with all the talent this team has.
9. Colts - Having Reggie Wayne back in Andrew Luck’s arsenal makes the Colts a threat every single week. Even if their running game and offensive line are going to keep Luck running for his life for another season. And the 0-1 start doesn’t mean anything to a team that plays in a division as soft as the AFC South, so don’t let their early loss to the Bronx scare you. This team’s just as viable as they were last year.
10. Steelers - Pittsburgh has owned the divisional rivalry with the Browns over the past few years but the Steelers nearly blew a 24 point lead until a last second field goal clinched the opening win. The Steelers have enough balance in their offensive game that even when their aging defense can’t quite hold back the opposition, they should still come out on top or at least maintain a fighting chance in most every game they play this year. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are going to propel this team to the top of the slumming AFC North.
11. Lions - Detroit started to fall back into their old habbits of letting winnable games against bad teams slip away due to bad penalties but New York just couldn’t quite capitalize on the opportunities before Detroit finally piled on too much for the Giants to overcome. Stafford and Johnson are unstoppable and as long as Fairly and Suh are able to pressure the quarterback, this team is incredibly dangereous. Hopefully Caldwell can reel in the undisciplined nature that’s gotten this team into so much trouble the past couple years and ultimately ended up costing Jim Schwartz his job.
12. Bengals - There was a lot of talk about whether or not the Bengals were committed to Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback until the organization responded with a big fat contract extension. Andy Dalton responded with a fairly unconvincing performance, outside of a game winning pass to AJ Green that saved blowing a 15 point lead. But all AJ Green has done since he came to Cinci was save Dalton so why should that change this year?
13. Falcons - Matt Ryan threw everything he had at the Saints to ensure the reigning divisional powerhouses knew that this year’s Falcons team isn’t about to settle for another four win season. But this team needed a record setting day from Ryan and a late game fumble from the Saints to win in overtime. They’re going to need some consistency in the other phases of their game if they want to win consistently.
14. Packers - Green Bay’s offensive line isn’t doing Aaron Rogers any favors and relying on Eddie Lacey to bail them out isn’t going to prove any more successful either. This team’s o-line has been as inconsistent as any in the league and hoping the boost in the backfield talent might mask that instead of addressing the issue is a huge mistake for the cheese heads.
15. Dolphins - Miami got just the explosive playmaker this offense needed in Knowshon Moreno and he and the Dolphins had one hell of a season opener against the AFC East division bullies, piling on 23 unanswered second half points. Tannehill is really coming into his own as a franchise quarterback and could easily lead this team to an unexpected wildcard birth.
16. Panthers - I was one of the many skeptics that didn’t buy into the Panthers being able to replicate last year’s success but seeing their defense absolutely smother the Buccs into a loss was impressive. But then again, it was a week 1 win against one of the worst offenses in the league, so the jury may still be out on Carolina…
17. Chargers - San Diego blew a perfectly winnable game in what had to be their 15 thousandth Monday Night double header in a row where they end up blowing a fourth quarter lead. The defense held Ellington and the run game pretty much in check but the pass defense has to improve, especially if they want to return to the playoffs.
18. Vikings - Cordarelle Patterson ran rampant on the Rams as the Vikings dominated in a surprisingly one sided route of St. Louis. Even more surprising was the turnaround in Minnesota’s league worst defense. Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith are shaping up to be a phenomenal secondary unit and could help this team to overachieve their meager expectations under first year coach Zimmer. And can I just say this one last time for old time’s sake: Why didn’t we start Cassel last year?!
19. Ravens - Joe Flacco threw the ball a whopping 62 times in the Ravens’ season opening loss to the Bengals, leading me to believe this team is set up for another year of ineffective offense dragging a young promising defense into mediocrity. And now with this Ray Rice situation hovering over the franchise, expect the team’s play on the field to become even more insignificant.
20. Rams - St. Louis has built up one hell of a defense but relying on a third string quarterback and a group of underdeveloped receivers to keep up with their opposition is going to keep this team at the bottom of the NFC West once again. His second consecutive season ending ACL injury has to be the final nail in the coffin for Bradford as the starter for the Rams. This team is absolutely helpless on offense without him and might already be selling bootleg Jamis Winston jerseys as speak.
21. Titans - Tennessee had an impressive debut for new head coach Ken Whisenhunt as Jake Locker threw all over last year’s Cinderella in the Kansas City Chiefs. And while Locker certainly was impressive, it was the Titans’ smothering defense that stood out to me. Holding Alex Smith is one thing, but limiting Jamal Charles to just 19 yards is saying something. I think a lot of this has to do with KC regressing but we’ll see how much in the coming weeks.
22. Cowboys - Nice to see DeMarco Murray get some steady work in this Cowboys offense for a change, sadly for him their quarterback dug them in such a huge hole early on that his production only matters to fantasy football teams, not the real kind. I wonder if Jerry plays fantasy football? And if he even bothers drafting any other players except for quarterbacks and wide receivers?
23. Bills - Even without their best defensive player, Buffalo did a fantastic job of limiting the high powered Chicago offense to a surprisingly meager performance. I still don’t see this team surviving the AFC competition but they’re really not far off. It all comes down to quarterback play and EJ still has a lot to prove.
24. Jets - It’s hard to call what the Jets did on Sunday a win, but it wasn’t as ugly as what Oakland put out on the field so I guess that’s all that matters. Or at least for this week. Geno Smith still hasn’t convinced me he’s a starter in this league and whether he gets injured or not, I think Vick will eventually take over the starting position. They’ve got enough playmakers to be competitive but without a capable quarterback, they’re going to waste.
25. Chiefs - Kansas City seemed to be everyone’s choice for most likely to back pedal coming off of an eleven win season last year and getting dominated by the Titans in week one only proves that skepticism was more than warranted. Kansas City was definitely a defense heavy squad but Smith threw 3 picks and Jamal Charles was held to just 19 yards in an atrocious offensive effort against the Titans. There’s no way they can sustain a winning record with that kind of production against a less than stellar squad like the Tites.
26. Texans - After ending last season on a 14 game losing streak, Houston got a victory in week one but it came at the cost of their number 1 overall pick. With Clowney out 4-6 weeks, JJ Watt will have to prove he’s worth the monster deal the Texans just handed him (and I’m sure he will). The offense still has a lot of work to do, but Houston’s stellar receiving corps should make things much easier for Fitzpatrick than what he had to work with in Tennessee and Buffalo.
27. Browns - I don’t think Brian Hoyer is nearly as bad as he’s being portrayed by all the fanboys clamoring to see Manziel take the field. He just doesn’t have anything to work with. And he was still able to get Cleveland within a field goal after a huge first half deficit. But ultimately this team is still a year or two away from being a contender, especially without Josh Gordon for the remainder of the year.
28. Buccaneers - The Lovie Smith era was ushered into Tampa Bay with pretty dismal results from both their offensive and defensive units. McCown struggled heavily against the Panthers defense but Tampa’s D was even more disappointing in handling backup quarterback Derek Anderson. The Panthers offense faced virtually no pressure and handled their division rivals with great ease, without their starting quarterback. Gonna be a long year for Lovie and the Buccs.
29. Redskins - RG3 didn’t look too bad out there in his return but some costly fumbles and awful defense and special teams cost Washington a very winnable game. With all the talk about this team’s renewal in the offseason, this looks incredibly similar to last year’s dreadful defensive unit and an offense that can’t make up the difference.
30. Jaguars - Jacksonville let what would have been a gigantic upset win on opening day slip right out of their grasp as the Eagles piled up on the Jags, 34-0 in the second half. I still think that if this team is serious about competing this year, they’ll put Bortles in the game. Henne is injury prone anyways so it’s likely they’ll be forced to go to their rookie acquisition at some point this season anyways, why not get him out there and have some hands on experience?
31. Giants - New York looks absolutely lost on offense. Rashad Jennings couldn’t revitalize the running game, Eli can’t stop throwing to the wrong team and the Giant receivers drop every pass they actually run the right routes to find. It’s a train wreck and the only thing worse for the Giants is the defense. I know I stuck up for Coughlin last year as New York got off to an 0-6 start but I think a coaching change might be unavoidable after another year of this…
32. Raiders - Oakland’s offense looked like an absolute joke against the Jets in their opener, not leaving much room for optimism for hopeful Raiders fans starting what’s sure to be another disappointing season. When MJD is too washed up for even Jacksonville to keep him around, maybe you ought to address some other needs in the offseason. I don’t believe in ghosts but the strongest piece of evidence thus far is Oakland’s perpetual ineptitude at putting a team together despite Al Davis’ passing.
Dodong27
Dodong27 at 07:34 PM Sep 09

Niners Nation..!!! We don't mind going under the radar. When we get the beast Aldon Smith and Navarro Bowman back, and our secondary gets healthy, it's ON like Donkey Kong!

XSsoCX
XSsoCX at 07:35 PM Sep 09

I hate to be picky, but it's Bucs, not Buccs. And I have to disagree, Tampa will win at least four Super Bowls this season.

Honestly while I don't want to suffer through another losing season, I would love for Tampa to land Mariota. I have a wicked man crush on him, even as a Trojans fan. Haha.

Dodong27
Dodong27 at 07:45 PM Sep 09

^Hahaha

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THE CLONE WARS EPISODE XLVI: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) v.s. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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After much deliberation I decided to plug my nose and dive into Michael Bay's latest steaming pile of nostalgia defilement, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And I'll do my best to avoid sounding like a predictable old cynic clinging to his childhood heroes but if you've read any of the previous Clone Wars you'll know how most of the remakes have faired thus far. But I'll try to keep an open mind and present my case for which group of heroes in a half shell made the best cinematic jump to date. Let the voting begin!

CAST

While some might argue that it really doesn't matter whose voices are coming out of the turtles' mouths, I'll argue that you sound like a jackass. And so does Leonardo for the entirety of TMNT2k14. For his entire "acting" career, Johnny Knoxville has really only been Johnny Knoxville. And hearing his voice in the new Ninja Turtles flick, you can't picture anyone but Johnny Knoxville. It just takes you out of the flick every time he speaks. Same goes for Splinter to a lesser extent but it's not nearly as obnoxious as Knoxville.

- 1 TMNT '14

The turtles as a whole are much more relatable and humanized in the original film. Raphael's angst goes much deeper than just a surly teen and Donatello's smarts extend being a geek. Feldman added a lot to the character to make him much more than your average brainy sidekick. He was smart, but also kind of a smart ass. All of that charm seems to be lost with the CGI update.

+1 TMNT '90

Megan Fox isn't nearly as bad as every was fearing. She's definitely the best looking April O' Neil we've every had and really did a pretty solid job in my opinion. Judith Hoag's character had a little more depth and believability but for me this one's a wash.

The biggest member of the cast missing from the remake was Casey Jones. He's really the only human companion that can level with the turtles and his interaction with them in the original film is one of the best aspects of the film. His absence can't be made up with by any number of Will Arnett jokes.

+1 TMNT '90

STORY

We can all rest easy knowing that the new turtles didn't come from space but the origin was tampered with a bit. And honestly I really didn't mind. The new origin story was pretty decent but it was the present tense story that felt thin and underdeveloped. Aside from than the more thoughtfully developed characters, the other huge aspect of the original film that grounds it in reality is the story of the foot clan. Their underground army of misled youth circulating a wave of crime bases the film in a much more realistic environment than the new film's transformer-like metropolitan playground of mass destruction.

+1 TMNT '90

DIRECTION

With all the praise I keep showering the original film with, it's definitely far from perfect. It's overly dark and somewhat clumsy with it's modest budget, but the story and characters definitely make up for it.

Liebesman shoots the new turtle film like a student of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes University, slick and emotionless with enough action and explosions to keep your inner 12 year old begging for a sequel.

+1 TMNT '14

X-FACTORS

Whenever anyone mentions the turtles, it's hard not to think of the '80s animated theme song. But the movie's original score is much more subtle and surpasses it in many ways. Not to mention the awesome early '90s songs sprinkled in throughout, the new film's music is as stale as anything in the movie.

+1 TMNT '90

And being a newer film with a much higher budget, obviously the action in TMNT '14 is much larger in scale but I think I still prefer the original's low key action scenes to the new ones. It begins to feel like you're watching a video game during most of the crucial fight scenes and especially during the downhill avalanche chase featured in the trailers. Big surprise, I'm going with the original.

+1 TMNT '90

The first film is also much funnier without pandering too hard to please kids (which I think might be the only audience that walks out of the new film feeling like they've seen a superior film).

+1 TMNT '90

FINAL VOTE

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)


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YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 02:59 PM Aug 10

I don't think I need to see the new film to know it's TMNT 1990...all the way.

But I do think the direction of that first movie is somewhat underrated, and can not really imagine Liebesman topping or even matching what Barron did with the material.

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2014 Movie Journal (So far...)

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1. Nymphomaniac - 8/10
2. Edge of Tomorrow - 8/10
3. Chef - 8/10
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 8/10
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7.5/10
6. Captain America - 7.5/10
7. Bad Words - 7.5/10
8. The Fault in Our Stars - 7.5/10
9. Grand Budapest Hotel - 7.5/10
10. Neighbors - 7.5/10
11. Calvary - 7.5/10
12. About Last Night - 7.5/10
13. Amazing Spider Man 2 - 7/10
14. Joe - 7/10
15. Godzilla - 7/10
16. 22 Jump Street - 7/10
17. Noah - 6.5/10
18. The Monuments Men - 6.5/10
19. The Sacrament - 6.5/10
20. The Expendables 3 - 6.5/10
21. Ride Along - 6/10
22. Sabotage - 5.5/10
23. Robocop - 5.5/10
24. Walk of Shame - 3.5/10
LelekPL
LelekPL at 05:38 PM Aug 05

That's a nice list. I gotta say, I'm personally very pleased with this year, a lot of pleasant surprises.

And I also started watching less films lately. I'm way more picky these days

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My Expendables 4 Wishlist

1. Kurt Russell
2. Liam Neeson
3. Michael Douglas
4. Jackie Chan
5. Jean Reno
6. Val Kilmer
7. Clint Eastwood
8. Steven Segal
9. Ray Liotta
10. Directed by John McTiernan
tbondrage99
tbondrage99 at 11:13 AM Jul 29

Yes.

tbondrage99
tbondrage99 at 11:13 AM Jul 29

Yes.

Cochise
Cochise at 12:05 PM Jul 29

Neeson and Chan are musts. Reno and Eastwood would be great too!

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10 Favorite Horror Films of the 2010's

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1. Black Swan - 8.5/10
2. Prometheus - 8.5/10
3. Paranorman - 8.5/10
4. Piranha 3D - 8.5/10
5. Prisoners - 8/10
6. Let Me In - 8/10
7. VHS 2 - 8/10
8. Insidious - 8/10
9. The Innkeepers - 7.5/10
10. Red State - 7.5/10

Based on a list by TreyTheMovieMan

XSsoCX
XSsoCX at 09:53 PM Jul 08

All stellar picks, especially one-three and five. I can't believe I'd didn't think of amt

XSsoCX
XSsoCX at 09:53 PM Jul 08

All stellar picks, especially one-three and five. I can't believe I didn't think of any of them.

cerealkiller182
cerealkiller182 at 10:04 PM Jul 08

I thought about putting Black Swan on the list, not because its not good enough to make it. I was contemplating if it was horror. I should have definitely included it, especially because I ended up counting Take Shelter.

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2014 Offseason Power Rankings

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1. Seahawks - I usually get all kinds of flack for not putting the previous year’s Superbowl contenders in the top 2 positions for the the following year’s pre-season power rankings but this year is the first year that I actually agree that the reigning champs are the best team going into the upcoming season. Sure the Seahawks lost Golden Tate and Brandon Browner but as long as the Marshawn Lynch situation is rectified before the opener, I have no reason to believe this team won’t be considered for a repeat.
2. Patriots - New England gained quite a bit of talent this summer just from players recovering from injury but add to that Darelle Revis and Brandon Browner tightening up the backfield and Brandon LaFell providing some much needed depth to the thin Patriot receiving corps and I think New England might be gearing up for one last run at the Superbowl. Much like Duncan, Popavich and the Spurs; Brady, Belechic and the Patriots are ready to had some more hardware to their trophy cases before its time to ride off into the sunset. And if it comes at the expense of Peyton Manning losing more big postseason games to New England, even better.
3. Broncos - No matter which side you were pulling for in last year’s Superbowl, I don’t think anyone could have predicted a final score that one sided. The team’s swapped out Eric Decker and Knowshon Moreno for Emmanuel Sanders and Latimer which should give Peyton even more firepower at his disposal but the biggest question mark for me with Denver is the defense. Adding aging stars like Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware seems like the easy way out of addressing this team’s fundamental flaws in pass protection. But hey, look at some of the defenses Manning drug with him into the playoffs in Indianapolis…
4. 49ers - I’m a huge believer in Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers but making the NFC title game three years in a row with only a Superbowl loss to show for it makes me think that maybe this team’s window might be starting to close. The behind the scenes rumors about the San Fran front office butting heads with their head coach and their best defensive player tied up in another alcohol induced arrest…This team’s got the talent and made a lot of great moves in the offseason including a sneaky addition of Stevie Johnson to the receiving corps and completely re-tooling the secondary with some top notch veteran guys but I wouldn’t be shocked if this team has a fall from grace this year. But looking at their roster, I just don’t see how.
5. Saints - Rob Ryan is doing a hell of a job whipping this New Orleans defense into shape and rewarding him with free agent Jarius Byrd means they’ll only be more dangerous this coming season. Losing both Sproles and Moore may leave the offense a little shorthanded but I have a feeling 1st round draft pick Brandin Cooks will fit in perfectly as new go to receiver for Brees.
6. Bears - The Bears became an offense first team last year for the first time in….ever? The bad news was it came at the expense of their defense looking as bad as it has….ever? Okay, maybe both of those are a bit of a stretch but if the additions they’ve made in the offseason can get the defensive unit playing at least half as good as the offense, I think this team is about to take the unsuspecting NFC North by storm. Hell, they were one hail mary away from winning the division last year without Jay Cutler for most the season and their defense as bad as it was.
7. Eagles - Regardless of the reason, Desean Jackson is out of Philadelphia but it isn’t the offense I’m worried about with the Eagles, it’s the defense. However, signing Malcolm Jenkins and drafting a powerhouse defensive tackle should help but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see. I still think Foles running Chip Kelly’s offense should run the rest of the sorry NFC East ragged but I’m not sure what to expect from this team beyond that.
8. Steelers - After nearly sneaking into last year’s playoffs despite an 0-4 start, Pittsburgh has made some phenomenal moves in the offseason to put them right back at the top of the AFC North this year. Giving the offense dependable veterans like Lance Moore, LeGarrette Blount, and Darius Heyward-Bay was good enough for me but Shazier (their first round draft pick) looks like he could be the new blood this Steeler defense has been in need of for quite some time. Add to that a healthy Le’Veon Bell and I think Pittsburgh should have a fairly easy time floating to the top of the competitive AFC north this year.
9. Rams - St. Louis’ front office has absolutely dominated the offseason for the past couple of years now. With all the draft picks forfeited by Washington to secure RG3, the Rams have built one of the best defenses in football. They just suffer from the same disadvantage as the Cardinals in playing in the same division as the two best. If, and I know this seems like a huge if at this point, Sam Bradford can stay healthy this season, I think the Rams are poised to be a dark horse contender in the NFC. That is, if they can survive the gauntlet of the NFC Best (see what I did there)
10. Cardinals - And while San Francisco and Seattle may get all the national attention, I think Arizona may have the best defense in the league. And they just signed Antonio Cromartie. So yeah. But again, playing in the stacked NFC West may hinder this team to another playoff-free January. But all of that depends on which Carson Palmer shows up this year. And I realize it probably looks pretty absurd listing an entire division in the top 10 teams of the entire NFL but I really do believe this division is that far ahead of the rest of the league. With the division this stacked, I could really see any one of these four teams rising as NFC favorites as the season unwinds.
11. Colts - Indianapolis, like they have almost every year for the better part of a dozen seasons, should win the AFC South by default once again. Luck is carrying this team and it’s lackluster offensive line with abilities to make plays on his feet and compensate for the lack of any consistency running the ball as well. The defense is coming around but much like Peyton’s regime Indy, this team will only go as far as it’s quarterback can take them. Giving him Hakeem Nicks should help though.
12. Packers - Getting a healthy Aaron Rogers should be all the Packers need to compete in the underachieving NFC North but adding Julius Peppers and rookie cornerback Clinton-Dix doesn’t hurt either. I still expect the Bears to float to the top of the North but the Pack should be viable wildcard contenders…
13. Lions - …as should the Lions, but the same can be said about this team last year. Hiring a jellyfish of a coach like Jim Caldwell doesn’t seem like it will eradicate any of the toxicity infested into the Lions locker room by Jim Schwartz. The team did make some great personnel changes in the offseason adding some explosive new targets for Stafford in Golden Tate and rookie tight end Ebron but this team’s had a great offense for some time now. What they really need to compete is some discipline and leadership in the locker room and consistency from the defense.
14. Browns - I know this may look like a huge knee jerk reaction or fanboy gulping down the media frenzy spiked kook-aid on Johnny Manziel but I think this team was on the verge of breaking through last year. The defensive and offensive lines are amongst the best in football and adding their new first round corner to the backfield should make them one of the premier defenses in the league. Oh yeah, and they added Donte Whitner, Karlos Dansby and Ben Tate to the roster. The team was even leading the AFC North at one point last season before Hoyer was injured (I know it was early but still…). Wether Manziel or Hoyer starts this season, I still think this team will be in the playoff conversation because of how solid they are everywhere else on the field, regardless of what they get out of their quarterback.
15. Bengals - Marvin Lewis is going to have his hands full making up for the loss of both Gruden and Zimmer on his coaching staff but maybe even more scrutinized will be the perseverance quarterback Andy Dalton. With AJ McCarron riding the bench, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bengals patience with Dalton all but runs out if this team can’t make it any further than the first round of the playoffs yet again, which I don’t see them doing. It’s just a question of who will take the blame for it, Lewis or Dalton.
16. Buccs - Tampa Bay underwent a huge transformation this offseason hiring Lovie Smith and taking on some phenomenal veteran talent in Alterraun Verner and Josh McCown. And adding Mike Evans to this receiving corps means this team may have overthrown Atlanta as the best receiving corps in the NFC South. It’s just a matter of how much fuel McCown has left after his remarkable year filling in for the Bears last season.
17. Falcons - Speaking of the Falcons, the team will be much better than last year with the added help to the offensive line and a healthy Julio Jones alone. But none of that effects their underwhelming defense. And last season’s big addition, Stephen Jackson, has only proven to be a giant step sideways for their flailing running attack. They’ll be much more competitive but nothing more than a runner up at best.
18. Jets - New York reached a surprising 8-8 record last season and giving the team some offensive weapons like Vick, CJ2K, and Eric Dekker, should make the team even more viable this year. But still not enough reliability offensively to pencil them into a wildcard spot in the incredibly competitive AFC.
19. Chiefs - The Chiefs defense should be even better with Dee Ford joining the d-line but I’m not sure Alex Smith can pull off another season like last year, even with Andy Reid calling the shots. If Charles goes down with an injury, which he almost always seems to do, this team’s offense will flounder almost entirely. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Aaron Murray taking snaps by the end of the year.
20. Giants - Hanging onto Coughlin was the right move for the Giants. And now with Rashad Jennings running the ball for the G-Men, Eli should finally have a stable ground game to bail him out the way Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw used to. Rookie Odell Beckham should provide a fantastic new weapon for the struggling New York passing game as well, so New York has plenty of reasons for optimism in the atrocious NFC East.
21. Texans - This Houston pass rush is about to run rampant on the NFL but that doesn’t solve any of the questions about this team’s offense. Arian Foster can only do so much so Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to have to do more than jam the ball into his midsection if this team wants to even come close to the playoff contender they were just two seasons ago. Sadly, I think this team’s window has already closed before it really ever opened.
22. Ravens - Drafting Mosely as the new Ray Lewis should help to solidify the defense but that side of the ball has never really been a problem for Baltimore. Their problem is their overpaid offense that did next to nothing last season after cashing in on a Superbowl run the year prior. Flacco’s always been inconsistent but the real underachiever on this Ravens squad is Ray Rice. Pairing that with his off the field blow ups this summer, I think Baltimore’s offense is in for an even tougher season this year.
23. Panthers - Carolina’s defense carried them pretty far last season but taking away all of the team’s starting receivers and expecting Cam Newton to carry this offense on his own is asinine. And the running game has been so spotty that you really can’t expect them to produce at the level they did last year. I see this team regressing harder than any of last year’s playoff teams, falling into the bottom spot of the ever competitive NFC South.
24. Bills - Buffalo’s a team on the verge of a wildcard berth but they still don’t have enough competency on the offensive side of the ball to make me buy into the Bills. Sammy Watkins is a fine addition but losing Stevie Johnson virtually negates it in my book. The defense will still be the shining glory for the Bills but unless EJ Manuel steps up in a major way in year 2, I think we’re in for another year with the same old 6-10 Bills.
25. Dolphins - Miami grabbed more headlines for their off the field antics this past year than anything they did on the field, which is much more troubling. This team had no business coughing up that final wildcard spot but their atrocious offensive line gave away game after game as Ryan Tannehill became the most sacked QB in the league. And when he wasn’t being dropped, his passes were. Until Tannehill gets some help, Miami’s got no reason to think anything’s getting any better this season.
26. Chargers - I know the Chargers made the playoffs last season but outside of Philip Rivers, this team is still nowhere near a postseason caliber team. I was definitely glad to see Rivers get his career back on track but San Diego’s still got issues in nearly every other aspect of their game. Their postseason birth a season ago was merely a statement on how weak the AFC competition was, not a revitalization of the Chargers.
27. Vikings - Minnesota’s got two seasons outdoors while their stadium’s being built and the roster itself is under a bit of rebuilding as well. The Vikings offense hasn’t been the same since Favre’s near Superbowl run with the squad in 09 but last year’s defense was the worst we’ve seen out of the Purple People Eaters in nearly a decade. A new head coach in Mike Zimmer, veteran defensive leaders in Captain Munnerlyn and Linval Joseph, and a slew of promising rookie talent lead by Teddy Bridgewater and Anthony Barr have the Vikings in for a whole lot of changes this season. But that’s a whole lot of uncertainty as well…
28. Cowboys - After a historically bad run by their defense, Jerry Jones retained his defensive coordinator seemingly based on nothing more than spite. Tony Romo coming off of a back surgery should be enough reason for concern if you’re a Cowboys fan but if you really expect this team to compete running the same defense as they did last year without their two best players (DeMarcus Ware joining Denver and Shaun Lee on IR), you’re in some serious Jerry Jones-sized denial.
29. Raiders - Oakland made a lot of veteran signings this offseason which have them as a dark horse contender in the AFC West with a lot of people but for me they just look like a third place fantasy football team from 2008. All the luck in the world to Matt Schaub but I don’t think he’s in any position to revitalize his career in Oakland.
30. Redskins - Bringing in some new targets and an ego inflating coach should help RG3 fans regain some of their optimism in Washington but this team’s defense is the real concern. And if RG3 doesn’t rebound from an underwhelming sophomore year, who’s he got to blame it on now?
31. Jaguars - It’s great that Jacksonville is sticking to their plan of sitting Blake Bortles and all but another year in the Chad Henne regime means another year as the worst team in the worst division in football. And even if Henne isn’t benched for performance, the dude gets injured A LOT, so to come out and make such a definitive statement about keeping Bortles off the field before the season’s even begun seems asinine.
32. Titans - Did I say Jacksonville was the worst team in the worst division in football? Because I totally forgot about the Titans. Which is really easy to do. Unless you’re compiling a list of the most mediocre franchises in pro sports. Losing Chris Johnson isn’t a problem but not replacing him is, especially if the team is buying into another year of Jake Locker running the offense.
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2014 Music Journal: Halfway Point

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1. Home, Like No Place Is There by The Hotelier - 9/10
2. Benji by Sun Kil Moon - 8.5/10
3. Piñata by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - 8.5/10
4. To Be Kind by Swans - 8.5/10
5. Rented World by The Menzingers - 8.5/10
6. You're Gonna Miss I t All by Modern Baseball - 8/10
7. Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me - 8/10
8. Here and Nowhere Else by Cloud Nothings - 8/10
9. Salad Days by Mac DeMarco by 8/10
10. From Parts Unknown by Every Time I Die - 8/10
11. St. Vincent by St. Vincent - 8/10
12. Glass Boys by Fucked Up - 7.5/10
13. Bon Voyage by Sport - 7.5/10
14. Present Tense by Wild Beasts - 7.5/10
15. The Unnatural World by Have a Nice Life - 7.5/10
16. Keep Doing What You're Doing by You Blew It! - 7.5/10
17. Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey - 7.5/10
18. Christmas Island by Andrew Jackson Jihad - 7.5/10
19. The Satanist by Behemoth - 7.5/10
20. Sisyphus by Sisyphus - 7.5/10
21. Lost in the Dream by War on Drugs - 7.5/10
22. The Take Off and Landing of Everything by Elbow - 7.5/10
23. The Serpent and the Sphere by Agalloch - 7.5/10
24. Voices by Phantogram - 7/10
25. It's Album Time by Todd Terje - 7/10
26. Titan by Septicflesh - 7/10
27. Lazaretto by Jack White - 7/10
28. Sun Structures by Temples - 7/10
29. Pup by Pup - 7/10
30. Blissfucker by Trap Them - 7/10
31. Holy Vacants by Trophy Scars - 7/10
32. Luminous by The Horrors - 7/10
33. Metropole by The Lawrence Arms - 7/10
34. Awake by Tycho - 7/10
35. White Light Generator by Crippled Black Phoenix - 7/10
36. Cope by Manchester Orchestra - 7/10
37. Cheatahs by Cheatahs - 7/10
38. Turn Blue by The Black Keys - 7/10
39. Don't Wait Up by Bane - 6.5/10
40. The Both by Ted Leo and Aimee Mann - 6.5/10
41. Guilty of Everything by Nothing - 6.5/10
42. The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett by the Eels - 6.5/10
43. Once More Round the Sun by Mastodon - 6.5/10
44. White Women by Chromeo - 6/10
45. Hebrews by Say Anything - 6/10
46. Joyland by Trust - 5.5/10
47. Shadows of the Dying Sun by Insomnium - 5/10
48. Melana Chasmata by Triptykon - 5/10
49. Rooms of the House by La Dispute - 3/10
50. Try Me by Self Defense Family - 0/10
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Top 10 Animated Films of the 21st Century

1. Wall*e
2. Shrek
3. Paranorman
4. Rango
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. The Simpsons Movie
7. The Incredibles
8. The Adventures of Tin Tin
9. Triplets of Belleville
10. Frankenweenie
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Top 10 R Rated Comedies

1. BASEketball
2. This is Spinal Tap
3. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
4. Clerks
5. Detroit Rock City
6. Office Space
7. Swingers
8. Superbad
9. Slap Shot
10. The Naked Gun
walkingdeadlover
walkingdeadlover at 08:28 AM Jun 13

BASEketball is so awesome...."We're those heart paddle things that George Clooney uses"...haha

sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 03:23 PM Jun 13

Superbad

Kevin Smith fan updated his STATUS: 3 months ago

Is it too soon to start the "man, this year has sucked for movies so far" conversation?
YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 02:20 PM Jun 06

This year has just sucked.....period.

For me at least

Kevin Smith fan posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 4 months ago

Chef



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Directed by: Jon Favreau
Written by: Jon Favreau
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Amy Sedaris, Oliver Platt, Garry Shandling
Studio: Open Road Films
Genre: Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: After an explosive exit from his job at a prestigious L.A. restaurant, Chef Carl Casper returns to his roots and rediscovers his passion for creating on a road trip with his son.

Review:

Jon Favreau's been behind some great cinema over the past decade. And like the character he plays in Chef, he seems to be returning to his roots here and reinvigorating his creative side. The film's an incredible look at the hard work and passion that goes into not only the culinary arts, but art in general...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: darqjade (8/10) , cerealkiller182 (8/10) > Display all
ericodarko
ericodarko at 08:11 AM May 08

very excited to check this out

Kevin Smith fan updated his STATUS: 4 months ago

Chef was great! Definitely the best thing Favreau's written in quite some time, check it out if it comes near you!
RagingFellaDriver16
RagingFellaDriver16 at 07:54 AM May 08

I definitely will.....This movie has ME written all over it. Can't wait to see it, hopefully theaters around me pick it up soon.

Kevin Smith fan posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 5 months ago

The Amazing Spider-Man 2



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Directed by: Marc Webb
Written by: Roberto Orci
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, Jamie Foxx, Martin Sheen, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott, Sarah Gadon
Studio: Sony
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comic Book
Official Site:
Plot: Spider Man returns to do battle with Electro, The Green Goblin, and Dennis Leary's ghost.

Review:

Expectations can play a lot into what you take out of a film. And after 2012's amazingly awful reboot, mine were lower than a Cleveland Browns fan going into this sequel. But surprisingly enough, I didn't hate the obligatory follow up. In a matter of fact, in a cheesy 90's blockbuster kind of way, I kind of liked it. And it was kind of a good movie. Kind of...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: JohnnyPHreak (7/10) , Derek237 (6/10) > Display all
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Spider-Man On Screen Villains Ranked

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1. Alfred Molina - Dr. Octopus
2. Jamie Foxx - Electro
3. James Franco - New Goblin
4. Willem Dafoe - Green Goblin
5. Rhys Ifans - The Lizard
6. Dane DeHaan - Green Goblin
7. Thomas Haden Church - Sandman
8. Paul Giammatti - Rhino
9. Topher Grace - Venom
Slick Nick
Slick Nick at 10:16 PM May 02

good ranking list....yeah Topher definitely is #9

Slick Nick
Slick Nick at 10:16 PM May 02

good ranking list....yeah Topher definitely is #9

YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 12:33 AM May 03

Think Dafoe's Goblin still tops 'em all.

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my childhood celebrity crushes

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1. Noelle Parker - Ernest Scared Stupid
2. Winona Ryder - Edward Scissorhands
3. Tiffani Thiessan - Saved by the Bell
4. Winnie Cooper - The Wonder Years
5. Amy Jo Johnson - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
6. Phoebe Cates - Gremlins (Never Really Got Over That One)
7. Christina Ricci - Casper
8. Kirsten Dunst - Jumanji/Small Soldiers
9. Emmanuelle Beart- Mission Impossible
10. Karen Duffy - Blank Check

Based on a list by writer19

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