Today's Headlines

Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * Alex Ovechkin becomes the sixth player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season in six different years * * * UConn men’s coaches will not attend the Final Four in Indianapolis due to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s travel ban to Indiana over that state’s ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ * * * Former Texas men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes reaches agreement to coach at the University of Tennessee * * * Mark Wahlberg to produce movie on Boston Marathon Bombings, ‘Patriots’ Day;’ Wahlberg could also star as Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis as well * * * Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) says he will urge the state’s lawmakers to clarify controversial ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ to avoid any possible discrimination against gays and lesbians * * * President Obama lifts military aid freeze to Egypt in place since October 2013 military coup in that country * * * President Obama vetoes a Republican effort to overturn controversial union voting rules the GOP says allows unions to put undue pressure on workers * * *
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Filed under: Movies
Trailer Tuesday: ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Spectre’ intrigue

Trailer Tuesday: ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Spectre’ intrigue

Spectre doesn’t come out until November, but it may have as much Internet buzz as any movie coming out this year with the exception of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The first trailer is well done in my opinion. It establishes the premise without giving much away. It builds mystery about the villain without revealing him, [...]

Filed under: Movies,Politics
PM&S’ late night highlights (3/30-4/3)

PM&S’ late night highlights (3/30-4/3)

Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Monday: Neil Patrick Harris, Charlie Cox (The Theory of Everything, Netflix’s Daredevil series), the Suffers Tuesday: Josh Gad, Houndmouth Wednesday: Sen. Al Franken, Billy Eichner, David Sanborn Thursday: Kelly Ripa, Aasif Mandvi, Fat White Family Friday: Mike Myers, Nick Griffin, Banks The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Monday: Helen Mirren, [...]

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‘Get Hard’ is hardly Ferrell and Hart’s best work

‘Get Hard’ is hardly Ferrell and Hart’s best work

Get Hard debuts this weekend in 3,175 theaters nationwide. It is rated “R″ for pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material. It is an hour and 40 minutes long. Plot: Will Ferrell plays James King, a millionaire Wall Street-type on top of the world. He’s making money hand over fist for his [...]

Filed under: Politics
Sorry, Mr. Penn, ISIS was around pre-Bush/Cheney

Sorry, Mr. Penn, ISIS was around pre-Bush/Cheney

Recently a number of people I know on the left have characterized ISIS as a creation, and of course the fault of, none other than George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Sean Penn in fact couldn’t resist going that route just last week, when he should have been working to promote his movie flop The Gunman [...]

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Trailers for ‘Insidious,’ ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Transporter’ sequels

Trailers for ‘Insidious,’ ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Transporter’ sequels

The big trailer released in the last week was for Mission: Impossible 5. American audiences have soured on Tom Cruise a little bit in recent years. Oblivion, Jack Reacher, Knight & Day and Valkyrie all failed to clear the $100 million mark in North America, and Edge of Tomorrow (or, Live, Die, Repeat) barely hit [...]

Filed under: Sports
It is hard not to be impressed with Chris Borland the man

It is hard not to be impressed with Chris Borland the man

It was appropriate that (now ex-) Niners linebacker Chris Borland appeared on Face the Nation yesterday. I believe the nation wanted to hear more from him. To be honest, it was hard not to be impressed with the young man. To recap, Borland, 24, decided to retire from professional football after just one season with [...]

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PM&S’ late night highlights (3/23-3/27)

PM&S’ late night highlights (3/23-3/27)

Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Monday: Ben Stiller (While We’re Young), Tove Lo Tuesday: Bill O’Reilly, Aubrey Plaza (Fresno) Wednesday: James Franco, Jake Johannsen, Action Bronson The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Monday: January Jones (X-Men: First Class), Bubba Watson, Brandon Flowers Tuesday: Elizabeth Banks, Ronda Rousey, Little Big Town Wednesday: Mitt Romney, [...]

Filed under: Sports
Izzo is Bennett kryptonite, but UVA has reason for optimism

Izzo is Bennett kryptonite, but UVA has reason for optimism

The University of Virginia is over the last two years playing the best ball they’ve seen in Charlottesville since Ralph Sampson. UVA coach Tony Bennett has only lost six times in his last 54 games–a remarkable accomplishment considering the Cavs play in the powerful ACC. Unfortunately two of those losses have now come when it mattered [...]

Filed under: Movies
‘Insurgent’ will satisfy fans, but mostly confuse others

‘Insurgent’ will satisfy fans, but mostly confuse others

Insurgent is the sequel to last year’s Divergent, and is playing this weekend in 3,875 theaters nationwide. It is rated “PG-13″ for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language. It is an hour and 59 minutes long. Plot: Shailene Woodley is back as Tris, a “Divergent” who does not fit into the five factions [...]

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Sean Penn pulls off ‘The Gunman,’ but just barely

Sean Penn pulls off ‘The Gunman,’ but just barely

The Gunman is playing this weekend in 2,816 theaters nationwide. It is rated “R″ for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexuality. It is an hour and 55 minutes long. Plot: Sean Penn plays Jim Terrier, a man working in 2006 as a private security contractor in the chaotic and violent Democratic Republic of Congo. Not only is [...]