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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       

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Pacific Rim

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I saw it last night. I have a few complaints but I'd still give it a B and a recommendation. I saw it in 3d and I'd say its second only to Avatar in that regard.

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Plan on seeing this soon. Was reading a review that said the majority of scenes are @ night and while raining. The tint of the 3d wasn't affected too badly by this? I'm deciding on to 3d or not

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Yeah the fight scenes are at night in the rain. I saw 3d because iit lined up with my schedule. It looked good to me. Gives you a scope of the size of the monsters

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I want to see it. I did read a review that asked why, with so much money spent on graphics, are most of the fights at night and in the rain with lower visibility? A lot of movies seem to do that.

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Hated it. And I never hate movies.

 

The movie couldn't decide if it was a romantic epic or some crazy action sifi movie. Tried to do both and failed

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I've seen previews, it looks stupid as hell, but I tend not to think much of these sorts of movies.  Will probably RedBox.

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Plan on seeing this soon. Was reading a review that said the majority of scenes are @ night and while raining. The tint of the 3d wasn't affected too badly by this? I'm deciding on to 3d or not

Like Avatar, this is native 3d, and not converted. There's a huge difference. You owe it to yourself to watch this one in 3d.

 

The travesty, of course, is that Grown Ups 2 is beating this.

I want to see it. I did read a review that asked why, with so much money spent on graphics, are most of the fights at night and in the rain with lower visibility? A lot of movies seem to do that.

It's harder to render daylight scenes. Their budge was only so big.

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I saw it last night.....and this was the review I wrote for some friends afterwards.

 

My review of "Pacific Rim". For Sci-Fi and CG lovers, its like eating a pile of cotton candy topped with sugar and then washing that down with a Jolt Cola. Story didn't always make sense, but it didn't need to. It was all about giant robots fighting giant monsters. Overall rating.... "7.25"

xoxo

-Andy 

p.s. - The Apocalypse has been canceled.

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Midway thru I looked over at my 12 year old son. His eyes were bugged out, jaw gaping, and a huge grin on his face. Was worth every penny I paid to take him to the movies. Fun summer flick and actually pretty well acted too....and I hated the Transformer movies other than Megan Foxx.

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I just saw it! It is extremely entertaining. The fight scenes were in the dark and rain, but the robots had lights and the monsters had blue highlights. You can follow the action. If there was ever a movie made to be viewed in IMAX 3D, it's this movie. If you are looking for visual movie with action and great fight scenes this is a great choice.

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Just got back from seeing it, I enjoyed it. Definitely one of the better visual movies I've seen in a while. The action was great.

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Best giant robot vs monster movie ever made.  Definitely made for the folks who grew up watching anime.

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Just saw it in Imax 3-d (figured if they were gonna charge me an arm for 3-d might as well give them my leg too), and this was a movie I've been waiting on for some time and was quite excited. It basically met all my expectations and then some. I didn't think it'd be as entertaining as it was. The acting isn't remarkable by any means...but the last summer blockbuster action movie I saw that had above average acting was TDKR. The movie attmepts to be kinda comical at points, which is fine...I think they wanted to incorporate a subtle love theme as well, but i'm glad they left it as pretty subtle. 

 

I honestly liked it better then every transformers movie, iron man 1/2 (haven't seen 3, refuse to cause the first 2 were trash so I'll red box it) and I thought it was more entertaining then Avengers. 

 

Its definitely a "theater" movie, I'm not sure the "epicness" can be appreciated at home unless you have a decent setup. 

 

8.5/10 for me.  Other people prolly ought to knock it down 1-1.5 points if they aren't a fan of the genre this movie attempted to depict. 

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Hopefully this kills in Asia. I'd love for this movie to be viable enough to get sequels or at the very least spawn more entries in the Mecha/Kaiju genre. 

 

This movie kind of feels like it's a sequel already since we don't get the origin story shown.  We just get a briefing of the events. I'd be down with a movie covering the first SF attack and the events that follow. Not that I would mind if they just moved forward. Either way. Just give me more. 

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This movie is tracking to be just another box office flop.    There isn't a wide appeal for this type of movie in the U.S.

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Resident Evil sequels keep coming even though those movies either don't make back their budget or barely break even domestically. They make most of their money on the international market. I think the foreign take has the potential to be huge for PR seeing as how this movie is tailor made for the Asian market. That's what I'm hoping, at least. 

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PR should do well in Asia but in the U.S.  it probably made it's big money.  Especially with Despcible Me 2 raking in the money and 4 movies opening this weekend though a couple could be even more flops.   Do RE movies even cost as much as PR did.  That's where it will be hard to envision a sequel.

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Well, the RE movies are relatively cheap (about 50-60 million) compared to PR's 180 million dollar budget. I don't think PR is gonna recoup those costs domestically. Honestly, it would shock me if it did.  Thats why I hope Japan and China come through. I figure if those two markets do well enough, it might not matter that the movies dont fare as well domestically. Asia could still turn a huge profit. I'm sure the studios don't care where the money comes from, as long as the profits are there. 

 

I just really want to see more Mecha/Kaiju movies. I think the genre is begging to be a big summer movie franchise. I like what PR has done and I think there is a rich enough world from which to move forward and tell some good stories, I would love to see the Jaeger program implemented and how the Mark 1s fought their first battles. I'd love to see how each country built their programs. I'm so disappointed we didn't get to know the Russians better.  I would love to see how they move forward after the events of this movie. 

 

I'd love to see more of these as opposed to another rehash of a super hero origin story. Or needless trilogies based on a single book. Or Vampires and zombies. Or sequels to comedies that weren't very good the first time. Stop letting accountants make movie decisions. Thanks in advance Hollywood. 

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I'm down for more Kaiju movies. I love this stuff and always have. 

 

~Bang

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You may need to go to Japan or China to get your wish.

 

I don't see them greenlighting a another big budget Kaiju movie in the U.S. again.  Maybe one of those low budget Redbox rentals but it's not going to happen. 

 

PR needed to do Iron Man 3 type numbers.   You could always start a kickstarter campaign. 

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