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The Boys of Summer (Minus 1) Are Back

A lot of sand is nothing to write home about. However, THE Sandlot is an entirely different (and thoroughly entertaining) story. Aside from the fact it’s been a quarter-century since The Sandlot premiered in movie theaters, this film is timeless and will always be 25 kinds of awesome.

What’s more trying: Avoiding the famed pitfalls of Friday the 13th or attempting to recover a baseball signed by Babe Ruth (or Baby Ruth, for true Sandlot fans) hit over a neighbor’s fence and into a backyard guarded a monstrous dog?

Well, you’ll only want to relive one on repeat.

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Happy Monday!

If Steven Spielberg doesn’t get you motivated on a Monday, then I don’t know who can…

Ready Player One premieres in movie theaters later this week (Tickets: Check). And if there’s another book that’s more perfectly written for Steven Spielberg to direct–I’m actually not sure that alternative book exists.

Bottom line: Ready Player One looks uniquely special for Steven Spielberg.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

When the Winter Olympics Felt the Rhythm & the Rhyme

Go USA! 

As an American, I (along with millions of others across the country) will be cheering for the athletes sporting red, white & blue. As a fan of the Olympics, cinema and the power of the human spirit, there’s a special place in my heart (along with millions of others across the country and the world) for Jamaicans in a particular winter sport…

Go USA! (and a certain women’s bobsled team from a small island nation)

P.S. I’ll never forget visiting and seeing the track where the first-ever Jamaican bobsled team made history in Calgary.  

portlAndia’s FUNny, WEIRD HIPster LEGACY

To serve as a subtle reminder about Portlandia’s eighth and final season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. on IFC starring SNL alum Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, here’s a “Flashback Friday” interview with the wildly gifted character actor “funny Freddy” (bonus points if you get the reference).

Hipsters deserve a fair amount of societal ridicule, but the simultaneous love letter cleverly written throughout Portlandia proves the paramount truth that the communities that can laugh together can live together.

And that (forgive me) will be a pretty hip legacy for Portlandia.