“The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

Photo Credit: Ken Levine (Allsport/Getty Images) There aren’t many sports going on in the world right now, and ESPN was certainly aware of that when it moved up the release of “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary on both the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, using unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of that championship season, as well as the … More “The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

“Fetch The Bolt Cutters”: A visceral, unforgettable musical experience

Hi everyone, it’s been awhile, hope everyone is safe and doing well through these crazy times. After eight long years since the release of “The Idler Wheel,” Fiona Apple finally dropped her fifth studio album “Fetch The Bolt Cutters,” a title that comes from a scene in the TV shot “The Fall,” with the statement … More “Fetch The Bolt Cutters”: A visceral, unforgettable musical experience

Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)

Honorable Mentions: Jojo Rabbit, Frozen II, Doctor Sleep, 1917, Ready or Not, The Dead Don’t Die, Honey Boy, Ad Astra, Lords of Chaos, Hotel Mumbai, Child’s Play, Gloria Bell, Escape Room, Her Smell, The Death of Dick Long, Rocketman, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Two Popes, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Terminator: Dark … More Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)

I saw “Cats” and am a fraction of the person I once was

Woof. “Cats” was directed by Tom Hooper and stars Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson and James Corden. The film is based on a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that is based on old collection of poems T.S. Eliot, all of which are about… cats? Of note: I haven’t … More I saw “Cats” and am a fraction of the person I once was

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is inconsistent because fans gave it no choice

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” was directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. The film is the 11th in the Star Wars universe, and takes place after the events of “The Last Jedi.” This review will avoid spoilers as much as possible. I … More “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is inconsistent because fans gave it no choice