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.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

IVERSON

Iverson documentary

With Allen Iverson now officially voted into the Hall of Fame, I thought it only right to check out the IVERSON documentary when I stumbled upon it in Netflix. The cornrowed and tatted guard, who single-handedly dragged an undermanned 76ers team to the Finals in 2001, is one of the greatest players listed at 6 feet or under, and perhaps one of the most popular athletes we've ever seen. Sure, he was a controversial character and an easy target for criticism for his ball-hogging ways, but Iverson was, above all, a warrior who deeply loved the game of basketball. Through 2007-2008, he was one of the NBA's premier scorers, but bad fits (Detroit, Memphis), his daughter's health and calf surgery made for an unflashy last hurrah over his last few years. 

Another one!


Another year to the resume.
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