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Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * Federal appeals court deals another blow to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, denying the administration’s request to lift a lower court’s injunction on an initiative to defer the deportations of illegal immigrants and grant them work permits * * * Justice Department unseals 47-count indictment charging 14 world soccer and FIFA officials with racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud * * * FIFA says there will be no revote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups despite charges of corruption * * * Braves trade infielder Alberto Callaspo plus pitchers Eric Stults, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime to the Dodgers for third baseman Juan Uribe and pitcher Chris Withrow * * * Cavaliers rout Hawks 118-88 to sweep series and advance to NBA Finals * * * 20th Century Fox to give 2003′s ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ a reboot * * * Memorial Day 2015 at the box office made the least amount of money since 2001 * * *
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Filed under: Movies
No great need to see ‘Tomorrowland’ today, tomorrow or any other day

No great need to see ‘Tomorrowland’ today, tomorrow or any other day

Tomorrowland is rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence, thematic elements, and language. It runs two hours and ten minutes. Plot: Young pre-teen Frank Walker hauls his jetpack invention to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York to be judged by a panel headed by Dr. House, er, Nix (Hugh Laurie). Nix is impressed by [...]

Filed under: Sports
Underestimate the Lightning and Hawks at your own peril

Underestimate the Lightning and Hawks at your own peril

The south might get the respect it deserves during college football season, but it sure doesn’t seem to come NBA and NHL playoff time. I live in Washington, D.C., where the local sports populace remains despondent over the Capitals and Wizards falling in the conference semi-finals of their respective playoffs. The series loss the Capitals [...]

Filed under: Politics
Ridiculous global warming exaggerations create more skepticism, not less

Ridiculous global warming exaggerations create more skepticism, not less

President Obama will give a speech to the graduates of the National United States Coast Guard Academy today. In it he’ll tell the grads of the major, immediate military threat to our shores–global warming. I’m deadly serious. I can only hope he doesn’t try and persuade the young men and women that it was climate [...]

Filed under: Movies
Trailer Tuesday: Jem, Zac, Pan and some more Jobs

Trailer Tuesday: Jem, Zac, Pan and some more Jobs

A lot of interesting trailers out this week. I’ll get right to it. We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron and Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks). At first I thought it was just a stupid look inside the L.A. deejay scene and wasn’t enthused, but later in the trailer you get the feeling it could be [...]

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PM&S’ late night highlights (5/18-5/22)

PM&S’ late night highlights (5/18-5/22)

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Monday: Hugh Jackman, Nick Offerman, Janelle Monae Tuesday: Jamie Foxx, Carla Gugino (San Andreas) Wednesday: David Duchovny, Jeff Foxworthy, Pitbull, Kevin Eubanks Thursday: Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas), Meghan Trainor, John Legend Friday: Sting, Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Kevin Delaney Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Monday: Mariah Carey, Alexandra Daddario Tuesday: George [...]

Filed under: Politics
So you’ve decided to run for president! Are you insane?

So you’ve decided to run for president! Are you insane?

People run for president for several reasons even if they have no realistic shot of winning. Some do it just to up their stature within the party or their profile in general for when they leave politics. Some will run hoping the eventual nominee of their party will select them as Vice President. Some might actually [...]

Filed under: Movies
Reviews: ‘Mad Max: Thunder Road’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Reviews: ‘Mad Max: Thunder Road’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Not sure I’ve ever seen a movie that qualifies as non-stop action any more than Mad Max: Thunder Road (maybe Crank). You get a Max (Tom Hardy) soliloquy the first two minutes of the movie and some news reports briefly detailing why the world is now a barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland, and then boom! Over an hour [...]

Filed under: Sports
The NBA’s ‘buzzer beaters’ create playoff excitement

The NBA’s ‘buzzer beaters’ create playoff excitement

The NBA playoffs go on forever, so it’s a good thing they often turn out to be fantastic. Last night Al Horford of the Hawks made a last-second shot to oust the Wizards, off an incredible rebound on Dennis Schroder’s miss. We’re stretching the definition of a buzzer beater a little bit to really just [...]

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Trailer Tuesday: Chase and Streep take you back in time

Trailer Tuesday: Chase and Streep take you back in time

You know John Francis Daley’s face, especially if you watch TV’s “Bones.” Daley’s been an actor for a while, but now he seems to be focusing more as a director, and especially a writer. Along with his friend Jonathan Goldstein he’s written screenplays like Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and now he’s taken [...]

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PM&S’ late night highlights (5/11-5/15)

PM&S’ late night highlights (5/11-5/15)

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Monday: Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Brokaw, Death Cab for Cutie Tuesday: Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), Terry Crews, Nate Ruess, Unlocking the Truth Wednesday: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 2), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Mad Max: Fury Road), Faith No More Thursday: Bill O’Reilly, Snoop Dogg Friday: Queen Latifah, [...]