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A Golden Cup for the World

Sam Neill is the man.

First, it was his unforgettable portrayal of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park. Then, he was the dad in the emotionally futuristic movie, Bicentennial Man. Now, Mr. Neill has taken it to yet another level of awesomeness:

The beautiful game.

United Passions tells the before untold story of bringing the world the most golden of all cups (technically, it’s a golden statue now, but whatever).

While FIFA (Sepp Blatter in particular) is currently facing very serious accusations today, there is no doubt that the creation of the World Cup was a shining sports moment of the 20th century.

On a related note, Sam Neill for FIFA President on May 29th of 2015, anyone?

Hey, if he can escape an island of attacking dinosaurs (twice), he can probably handle some soccer executives, including the French…just as long as nobody pops that bottle of champagne he’s saving in the fridge.

United Passions arrives in theaters and iTunes on June 5, 2015.

The Bicentennial!

This is the 200th Post on Jimmy’s Daily Planet!

It’s a bit surreal to be writing my 200th blog post. To be more precise, it was never on my horizon to even think this far into the future when I first started Jimmy’s Daily Planet. I knew what I wanted this website to be in the beginning and it’s been gradually evolving with each new post. I for one am truly excited to see where it continues to go from here!

Just reflecting solely on the number 200 reminds me of what a big number it is. The United States of America is 237 years old, there are more than 200 restaurants in New York City…plus 4,000 other ones, an electric motorcycle has broken the 200 mph barrier, there are at least 200 different types of wine in most grocery stores these days and I’ve probably quoted my favorite television shows and movies more than 200 times.

But maybe it’s just a matter of perspective. Whose perspective? How about a robot with a perfectly pertinent name for today’s celebratory occasion with the always amazing Sam Neill as his somewhat reluctant comedic sidekick:

(Oh, and this post is also two hundred words long)

Here’s to 200 More!