Today's Headlines

Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * Tennessee Titans sign receiver Hakeem Nicks to a one-year deal * * * Boston Red Sox place right fielder Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list * * * ‘Furious 7′ wins the North American weekend box office for the fourth straight week with an estimated $18.3 million take; movie has made over $1.1 billion worldwide * * * Cardinals’ pitcher Adam Wainwright expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his Achilles Saturday night * * * ‘The Age of Adaline’ debuts third with an estimated take of $13.4 million; ‘Ex Machina’ expands to 1,255 theaters and finishes fifth with an estimated $5.4 million * * * Christian Bale tears knee ligaments, forces Fox to delay filming his new movie ‘The Deep Blue Good-by’ for at least a year * * * Acting chief of The Clinton Foundation says the organization ‘made mistakes…but are acting quickly to remedy them’ * * *
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Filed under: Sports
Even small changes can ruin your love for a sports team

Even small changes can ruin your love for a sports team

Congratulations to the New York Islanders, who made the playoffs for only the sixth time in the last 20 years. They are tied with the Washington Capitals in their series at two games apiece, and if they get past Washington it will be the team’s first playoff series triumph since 1992-1993. Wouldn’t that be a [...]

Filed under: Movies
‘Ex Machina’: a beautiful glimpse of the near future?

‘Ex Machina’: a beautiful glimpse of the near future?

Ex Machina only played in 39 locations this past week, but it expands nationwide this Friday. It is rated “R″ for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence and is 108 minutes long. Plot: A young programmer named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows) at a giant search engine and computer company wins a [...]

Filed under: Politics
Democrats and Republicans, not afraid to eat their own

Democrats and Republicans, not afraid to eat their own

Very few things entertain PMandS.com more than political in-fighting within the two major parties in the United States. Lets face it, the fighting between Republicans and Democrats can get old. Plus, if true compromise is to be had in Washington, politicians often have to alienate others in their own political party. Often when there is in-fighting, [...]

Filed under: Movies
Trailer Tuesday: The buzz swamps the smaller fare

Trailer Tuesday: The buzz swamps the smaller fare

Second trailers for big 2015 movies like Ant-Man, Entourage, Terminator Genisys, Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four and of course The Force Awakens have dominated the movie trailer discussion the past couple of weeks, and deservedly so. Some of those second trailers were a lot more spectacular and revealing than the initial ones. [...]

Filed under: Movies,Politics
Happy 20th anniversary to ‘The Basketball Diaries’

Happy 20th anniversary to ‘The Basketball Diaries’

On April 21st, 1995 The Basketball Diaries was released in the U.S. It didn’t make much money in the theaters, not even cracking $2.5 million domestically. Other movies released that weekend–New Jersey Drive, Crumb, The Cure–ended up making more money although I can’t recall ever seeing any of them. Basketball Diaries meanwhile, despite its limited [...]

Filed under: Movies,Politics,Sports
PM&S’ late night highlights (4/20-4/24)

PM&S’ late night highlights (4/20-4/24)

(Conan is repeats this week) The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Monday: LL Cool J, Rose Byrne, Big Sean Tuesday: Blake Lively (The Age of Adaline), “Weird Al” Yankovic, Brian Grazer, Nate Bargatze Wednesday: Russell Crowe (The Water Diviner), Gov. Chris Christie, Kenny Chesney Thursday: Chris Evans, Monty Python, LunchMoneyLewis Friday: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen  Late Show with David [...]

Filed under: Politics
This guy really didn’t like Hillary Clinton much at all

This guy really didn’t like Hillary Clinton much at all

Larry Darrell Upright died a week ago last Monday in North Carolina at age 81. The man’s death didn’t make national news, but his obituary did. Described as a staunch Republican and a man passionate about politics, Upright’s family honored him in his obituary by asking respectfully that “you do not vote for Hillary Clinton [...]

Filed under: Movies
Quick Reviews: Paul Blart 2, ‘Unfriended’ and more

Quick Reviews: Paul Blart 2, ‘Unfriended’ and more

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 (PG)–I actually was somewhat excited when the first Paul Blart movie came out in 2009. Okay, maybe not excited, but I thought the concept had the potential to amuse me. It really didn’t very much. Now comes the sequel. Once again, the producers did a pretty good job promoting it. The [...]

Filed under: Sports
Complete list and basic stats of 2015 NBA early entrants

Complete list and basic stats of 2015 NBA early entrants

It’s nothing new for lottery talent to declare for the NBA Draft, but I’m not sure there has been a year where so much late to mid-first round and second round talent has announced they are leaving school early. There could be even more talent that will join the names below–college players have until April [...]

Filed under: Movies,Politics,Sports
PM&S’ late night highlights (4/13-4/18)

PM&S’ late night highlights (4/13-4/18)

(Jimmy Fallon is repeats this week) Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Monday: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jordan Spieth, Asleep at the Wheel Tuesday: Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, Chris Stapleton Wednesday: Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris, Iron & Wine, Ben Bridwell Thursday: Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Tom Dreesen, Tracy Chapman Friday: Alec Baldwin, [...]