Saturday, November 5, 2022

Ridley’s Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ Said to be a “Masterpiece”


World of Reel - "Ridley’s Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ Said to be a “Masterpiece” by Viewer at Test-Screening"

Messi's Last Dance


The Ringer - "Lionel Messi’s Last Dance"
By Musa Okwonga

Andor is the Show


The Ringer - "It Was ‘Andor’ All Along"
By Alison Herman

"One could accuse Andor of running the playbook for a standard-issue gritty reboot, using signifiers like violence and pessimism as clich├ęd in their way as evil wizards and noble freedom fighters. The show’s credits are, in fact, a who’s who of modern prestige and the cynical bent that comes with it: the writers include Beau Willimon of House of Cards and Stephen Schiff of The Americans, who was originally set to serve as showrunner before Gilroy stepped in; the score was composed by Nicholas Britell, who won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Succession. But Andor is never grim for grim’s sake. Its tone is in keeping with its ideas about the everyday feel of life under totalitarian control—and makes it utterly distinct from any Star Wars we’ve seen before."

Andor (Sept. 2022)

Ryan Coogler on Black Panther 2

Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever (July 2022)

Jared Allen - Vikings Ring of Honor


Bills and Titans Unveil Renderings for New Buffalo and Nashville Cathedrals


Buffalo News - "Pegula Sports and Entertainment picks contractors to build new Buffalo Bills stadium"
Tennessee Titans - "Titans Release Renderings of Proposed New Stadium"

Public Money for Private Stadiums (Aug. 2022)

Taco Chronicles

Super Mario Coin Music


The Verge - "Mario’s coin sound has sheet music.The trademarked version of the Super Mario Bros. coin sound apparently has a tempo of 180 beats per minute, a 4/4 time signature, a decrescendo (forte to pianississimo), and a rest at the end. Amazing."