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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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The Happytime Murders

 

If you didnt think the trailers were funny (particularly the red band), then this movie isnt for you.  But profane and inappropriate puppets are right up my alley, so I was in on the concept already.  

 

I didnt love the movie, but I didnt hate it either. I've seen worse.  And it had more of a plot than I was expecting. 

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Finally caught Hereditary.  Not so much scary as very unsettling and relentlessly WEIRD.  Toni Collette is one hell of an actress.

 

Highly recommended.

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16 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

The Nun

 

3/10

 

Not scary. Just lame and predictable.

Someone liked it, it's the #1 movie this weekend.

 

I'll give it a C.  I agree, it wasn't that scary.  The pace was so slow, I was bored for most of the movie.

 

 

I also saw "Peppermint".  Another C movie.  Your standard revenge movie.  Highlight was seeing Jennifer Garner kick some ass.

 

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Saw new Tomb Raider movie, loved it, B+. 

 

Reminded of the game, had the first three on original PlayStation.  Some things a little improbable, but well acted and mostly probable.  Totally believe the villain and seeing her go the whole movie without a gun to get two at the end, worth it.

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Hereditary - unsettling is right.  You have to really pay attention to the details.  I didn’t the first viewing but still got caught up in the building tension this movie has.  Didn’t understand the ending at first until I read up on it and watched it again and got the clues.  Really well done movie.  A lot of wide shots that draw your attention then you understand what the director was doing.  I give it an A.

 

Tag - I heard it wasn’t that good but I really enjoyed the humor and the soundtrack (very 90s).  Over the top in spots but it was a ridiculous premise to begin with.  Idk maybe this based on a real group of friends.  B-

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1 hour ago, drowland said:

 

 

Tag - I heard it wasn’t that good but I really enjoyed the humor and the soundtrack (very 90s).  Over the top in spots but it was a ridiculous premise to begin with.  Idk maybe this based on a real group of friends.  B-

Tag was based on a real story, they showed some of them at the end or during the credits.

 

 

 

 

 

I finally got around to seeing "The Meg". Pretty good mega shark movie. Give it a B+.

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I saw "Fahrenheit 11/9" today and it gets an A+ from me.  One of Michael Moore's best documentaries.  He gives his thoughts on what he felt led to Trump's election.  Trump/GOP and Hillary/Obama/Dems get pretty of criticism.  He showcases some of this year's rising Dem candidates.  He discusses 3 important issues: The Flint Water Crisis, The WV Teacher's Strike and The Parkland,FL shooting.   He doesn't say Trump is Hitler but compares now to 1930's Germany that saw the rise of Hitler.  

 

On Friday, I saw "The House with a Clock in its Walls".   I would say it's in the Goosebumps vein. A nice spooky kids flick just in time for Halloween.  It stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.  It gets a B+.

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UFO - Direct to video movie loosely based on a true story of a UFO sighting at O'Hare airport in 2006.  Anyway, they made this essentially a nerdy movie about a kid running around doing advanced math.  Literally there were entire scenes of people just doing math problems.  I appreciated what they were trying to do, as there didnt appear to be a special effect to be had. But they just made it dull.  Maybe a little less math, and a little more mystery/thriller.  I give it a C.  

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Tag wasn't "based" on a true story.  It was inspired by a true story.  They took the premise from the real group of friends who did it and then made a fictional movie about it.

 

As for recent movies seen, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - 3/10.

 

This movie was bad.  Like really bad.  Definitely one of the worst movies I've watched in full from start to finish. If I wasn't watching it with my wife I would have turned it off after like 40 minutes. Just completely forgettable and incredibly stupid with so much stupid **** that is wrong with it. It was basically like they tried to find everything that was stupid about Lost World and make it 10x stupider, and that is the plot. JP is one of my favorite movies of all time and even to today it holds up just as good as it did the day it was released, but they need to just let this franchise die. The stupid millennial nerds in this movie were just completely /facepalm worthy too. Soooooo ****ing bad.

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Hold the Dark, violent and gruesome just like human nature can be.

 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 5:22 PM, TryTheBeal! said:

Mandy is completely insane.  The wildest **** you ever saw.

 

Cage forever.

 

Watched this based in your recommendation.  So glad I did.

 

I appreciate how straight forward it was.  No extensive plot.  No filler.  No bull****.  Just creepy blue camera filters and graphic violence and murder.  Cage was born for that kinda stuff, man.

 

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I took my wife to see this one this weekend

 

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Really enjoyed it, Gaga's performance was incredible. Overall solid chick flick not on the level of The Notebook but close behind. Solid A from me. Bring kleenex if substance abuse has ever hit you closely, you will need them. 

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On 9/1/2018 at 4:31 PM, purbeast said:

Deadpool 2 - I wasn't a big fan of the first one and thought it was extremely over hyped but really liked the second one.  I think it was quite better than the first one.

 

I really liked the first one, but both me and the wife loved the second one and thought it was better than the first.  For me it was probably because it seemed to flow better and it had Cable in it.  

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Recently saw:

 

SmallFoot- Solid B.  Nice toon for the kids.

 

Venom- B-.  Tom Hardy was good.  It was too slow at first but picked up once Venom got busy snacking. 

actually, Venom was kind of funny towards the end.

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El Royale was legit af, I loved it.  Such a different type of movie, very refreshing.  It was 141 minutes but didn't feel like it at all.  Critics are whining a little bit about how it started off really strong and then went off the rails a bit at the end, and maybe I'd agree.  But overall was very happy with it, had fun watching it. 

Adrift was meh.  Semi spoiler: 

Spoiler

It was basically Life of Pi 2.0


Sorry to Bother You - I loved it.  LAD is destined for big things.

Spy Who Dumped Me - Better than I was expecting, but overall meh. 

Netflix original Private Life - Amazeballs, one of my faves this year.  Giamatti and Hahn, two of my favorite actors alive, star in a dramedy about a mid-40s couple trying to conceive.  Excellent flick.

Watched Fallout again - Still awesome!!!  I love Cavill as a bad guy, he's got the face and demeanor of an asshole.  Tom is a God, he will go down in history as a legend in Hollywood. 

Eighth Grade - OSCAR ALERT.  This movie was so good.  It's almost a movie about nothing, just a girl in his final few months of middle school.  But at the same time it captures a lot of the real life stresses and peer pressures that Gen Z is dealing with these days with 24/7 social media



 

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Bad Times at the El Royale gets a B.  A little different than your usual movie fare. I enjoyed it.

 

First Man gets a B. The story of Neil Armstrong was pretty good, a little long though.

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I’ll give Halloween a B.  Had some really good scenes and some bad plot points.  A lot of scenes that were call backs to the 1978 original and did a good job building tension.  Some of the same slasher cliches with teenagers and dumb cops.  Not sure what else there is they can do with this franchise but with the amount of money it’s going to make I’m sure they’ll keep making them.  

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