Friday, May 27, 2016

2015-2016 NBA All-Blue Collar Team

NBA blue collar players
Hard work pays off.

The NBA is a league of stars. Without the mesmerizing skills of Stephen Curry, the all-world talent of LeBron James or the alien athleticism of Russell Westbrook, it wouldn't be half as fun to watch teams go at it. Star players make highlight plays. They are selected All-Stars. They rake in the big cash and are marketed globally.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Sound of Europe

The Sound of Europe

Year after year the world celebrates Eurovision, the week-long, bigger-than-life TV song competition. This year's edition in Sweden already marked the 60th time the contest took place. To celebrate the occasion, Swedish mobile provider Tele2 teamed up with digital agency Emakina to develop 'The Sound of Europe', the first-ever crowdsourced song. Download the app to add your voice to the biggest online choir ever! The online karaoke tool allows users to seamlessly add their vocals to the original song by Swedish producer Pontus Winnberg.

2015 Offseason winners: revisited

"It's on us now"
After tonight's Game 7 between the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat, we will know who has to take on LBJ's Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. In the Western Conference, MVP Stephen Curry and his Warriors will face off against Kevin Durant's Thunder. Soon we will know which teams will be battling it out in the NBA Finals

The Revenant

The Revenant

A while ago I checked out The Revenant (2015) with my better half Cuteness Everdeen Sarah. We both love Leo and the blockbusters he churns out in rapid succession, which is why we couldn't miss out on the movie that finally earned him an Oscar. The epic historical survival Western was directed, co-produced and co-written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, best known for 21 Grams with Sean Penn (2005), Biutiful with Javier Bardem (2010) and Birdman with Michael Keaton (2014). The Revenant is based on Michael Punke's book of the same name.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

On Thursday me and some former bro-workers checked out Captain America: Civil War (2016) by director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first movie of Phase Three, and the thirteenth movie overall of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Civil Wars introduces, among others, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, scheduled to appear in solo movies in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Phase Three will come to an epic conclusion with the second part of Avengers: Infinity War in 2019.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#MoreThanMean


Waddle & Silvy Show regular Sarah Spain has been one of my fave sports personalities  for the longest time. When I saw a still of her on Pro Sports Daily's Redzone Headlines, I couldn't way to find out what she was up to now.

"What exactly did happen that night on the cliff edge?"

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

I just finished reading The Shock of the Fall (2013), the debut novel of British writer Nathan Filer. It was one of the UK's best selling titles of 2014 and fell into my lap by way of Tumblr, with a good recommendation by my talented sister Margot sealing the deal. Filer was born in Bristol in 1980 and holds a degree in Mental Health Nursing. He worked in mental health research at the University of Bristol before turning to his pen to advocate about mental illness, mental health nursing and government cuts in mental health services. The Shock of the Fall has been translated into 30 languages.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2015-2016 NBA Awards Picks

2015-2016 NBA Awards

With another season in the books and the Playoffs fast underway, it is time for NBA writers all around the world to unveil their ballots. I was 6-for-6 last year so the pressure is most definitely on!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zack Snyder - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

On Thursday I checked out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) with my broworker Philippe. I'm more of a Marvel fan myself, preferring their superhero flicks over any DC Comics vehicle, save for Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but I have to admit that the BvS trailer looked quite promising.
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