Today's Headlines

Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter at @_PMandS * * * New England Patriots trade former starting center Bryan Stork to the Redskins for a conditional seventh-round draft pick; Stork says he may retire instead of continuing to play * * * Miami Marlins acquire veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Atlanta * * * San Diego Chargers say they have pulled off the table their ‘best offer’ to holdout first round pick Joey Bosa * * * Goalkeeper Hope Solo suspended six months from the U.S. National Team for calling the Swedish team ‘a bunch of cowards’ after it beat the U.S. at the Olympics * * * Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton a ‘bigot who sees people of color only as votes;’ Clinton responds by saying Trump is ‘taking a hate movement mainstream’ * * * Hillary Clinton says accusations she used the Clinton Foundation for ‘pay for play’ while at State Department are ‘a lot of smoke’ and ‘no fire’ * * * WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says there will be more ‘significant’ information linked to the campaign of Hillary Clinton released before the Nov. 8 election * * * New in theaters nationwide this weekend: ‘Don’t Breathe’ and ‘Mechanic: Resurrection;’ playing in about 800 theaters are ‘Hands of Stone’ and ‘Southside with You’ * * * Amazon developing TV series based on Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Departed’ * * * AFI cancels ‘A Birth of a Nation’ screening and Q&A with director Nate Parker amid controversy surrounding rape charges from Parker’s past * * *
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Filed under: Movies,Politics
The Clinton Foundation or The Corleone Foundation?

The Clinton Foundation or The Corleone Foundation?

Why is it every time I hear the Clintons try and explain their questionable behavior, I think of the Corleone family? What’s worse, I usually think of the worst movie of the Godfathertrilogy, the third one. The Clintons certainly probably aren’t nearly as bad as the Corleones, at least if you don’t believe the stuff about [...]

Filed under: Sports
With McGregor and Diaz, UFC has something special

With McGregor and Diaz, UFC has something special

Fox commentator Colin Cowherd may have said it best when he categorized last weekend’s fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz as “our Ali-Frazier.” After watching the proceedings, it’s hard to disagree. Maybe UFC fights can’t go twelve rounds like boxing matches, but you could argue Cowherd was also correct when he said “boxing died” [...]

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Billy Hamilton gives us yet another highlight reel play

Billy Hamilton gives us yet another highlight reel play

If you follow MLB fairly closely or certainly if you play fantasy baseball, you are more than aware of the Reds’ Billy Hamilton. Once a shortstop in the minors, the 25-year-old Hamilton now plays in the outfield. Last night for the umpteenth time he reminded us why he now plays there. Pretty impressive, huh? But [...]

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Manufactured politics and outrage rule the Olympics

Manufactured politics and outrage rule the Olympics

And…we’re done with another Olympics. Thank goodness. Rarely had time to watch too much the last two weeks. NBC made it even more difficult with its tape delays, maximizing of advertising and repetition of certain themes and stories. Of course some of those themes and stories were pretty inspiring and incredible, though, so all-in-all the Olympics proved [...]

Filed under: Movies
‘War Dogs’ entertains, but can’t decide on a message

‘War Dogs’ entertains, but can’t decide on a message

War Dogs is a satirical take on a true story of two capitalistic gun runners during the Iraq War. The movie stars Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, and Bradley Cooper, and is rated R for language throughout, drug use, and some sexual references. Plot: In an age when many college students struggle to find a job [...]

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is some fine arthouse eye-candy

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is some fine arthouse eye-candy

Kubo and the Two Strings is the fourth film (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) from the stop-motion animators at Laika. It is directed by Travis Knight, the lead animator on the previous three films and CEO of Laika. It is rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril and it runs 104 minutes. Plot: Kubo (Art [...]

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You know ‘Ben-Hur’ is terrible almost right away

You know ‘Ben-Hur’ is terrible almost right away

Ben-Hur is a remake of the 1959 epic starring Charlton Heston. It’s directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and the original screenplay, which differs in significant ways from the 1959 version, is written by Keith R. Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). It is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing [...]

Filed under: Politics
The closest analogy to Donald Trump is Elmer Fudd

The closest analogy to Donald Trump is Elmer Fudd

There’s been a ton of humorous Internet memes and comparisons made to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this election cycle, as there were with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney last cycle. It’s almost impossible to categorize this election so far, as it has been probably the most bizarre one in modern U.S. history. Most of [...]

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John McLaughlin loved Dana Carvey’s parody of him

John McLaughlin loved Dana Carvey’s parody of him

John McLaughlin, host of the television show The McLaughlin Group for 34 straight years, apparently died this morning at the age of 89. In this era of unlimited news sources his show certainly didn’t have the impact it once did, but if you’re a long-time political junkie you know the show helped to bring political debate into [...]

Chris Jollay · Tuesday, August 16th, 2016· Tags: , , , · No Comments »
Filed under: Sports
Is extending Jeff Fisher and Les Snead the right move?

Is extending Jeff Fisher and Les Snead the right move?

Over the weekend came talk that the Los Angeles Rams are seeking to extend the contracts of Head Coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead. The pair are both in the final year of the five-year deals signed in 2012, when the Rams were in St. Louis. With the team moving to Los Angeles and [...]