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The Hunger Games


Just like that – a little over two hours is all it takes sometimes. A great book, a blockbuster movie, a terrific character, and a whole lot of talent - that’s all it takes to make a star. Sure, she already has a few golden statuette and shiny globe nominations ...

Who's Closing in KC


Hot on the heels of the news that the Kansas City Royals have lost catcher Salvador Perez for three months, the Royals and their ever hopeful fans were battered by more bad news. Stalwart closer Joakim Soria hurt his elbow and is apparently is heading toward his second Tommy John ...



GCB (ABC, Sundays, 9pm CST) I have always been a fan of satirical humor on television. It is one of the reasons The Simpsons has been a personal favorite of mine for more than 20 years. It is also why I find myself chuckling throughout each episode of ABC’s newest ...

Tourney Chances for the Jayhawks


Trying to predict the outcome of the annual March Madness extravaganza is never an easy thing. As parity becomes more prevalent in college basketball (some would argue that it is mediocrity, not parity), the excitement of the tournament has never been higher. Tuesday night’s play-in games were absolutely thrilling, with ...

John Carter


It is a big surprise to me that Hollywood waited so long to roll out a big production about the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic character, John Carter. Maybe it is because science and technology have already laid waste to the central background of Burroughs’ story – Mars. Considering some of ...

The Lorax


The Lorax is a nice little movie with an important message. Children will love the film and they won’t be able to help but grasp the theme. There is enough fun stuff in this movie that most adults will be able to enjoy itas well, for the most part. That’s ...

KC's Eternally Springing Hope


At one point, the Kansas City Royals was baseball’s model expansion franchise. They won their first division title in their eighth year in 1976. From 1976-1981, the Royals won 5 divisional titles in six years (in the strike split 1981 season, KC won one half of the season and the ...



Southland (TNT, Tuesdays, 9pm, CST) In the spring of 2009, NBC unveiled Southland as a spring replacement series. This gritty, tough, well written, and well acted gem performed well enough for NBC to renew it for at least 13 episodes on their fall schedule. NBC had the program slated to ...

The End of a Rivalry


If a rivalry has to end, I guess it should end like this one. This Saturday, Missouri will visit Phog Allen Fieldhouse for the last time, at least for the immediate future. The atmosphere in the Phog should be spectacular from start to finish and it should be a fitting ...

This Means War


This best thing about romantic comedies is that no one expects award winning performances. They are guilty pleasures to be enjoyed for what they are – fun and frivolous. As long as there are strong, likable lead characters with chemistry and the writing isn’t brutal, then it is easy to ...

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