This should be a repeat of the Australian Open final eight months ago. Thiem vs Djokovic, but Novak’s moment of madness ended that possibility, which must make the 27-year-old Austrian somewhat more comfortable going into this US Open final. It will be his third Slam final, only this time there’s no Rafa or Novak across the net. Continue reading US Open Mens Final Preview 2020
This match is a repeat of the final from three weeks ago that never happened. Osaka vs Azarenka was supposed to have been played at this very site in the lead up tournament to this Grand Slam, but Osaka withdrew with a hamstring injury. Now we get to see it. They’ve both won two majors but their careers couldn’t be more different. Continue reading US Open Womens Final Preview 2020
Be prepared to be confused upon viewing Christopher Nolan’s latest Science Fiction thriller. The mind bending time travel and convoluted plot requires not one rewatch but I’d suggest three or four. Ever since ‘Memento’ has Nolan been fascinated with the concept of time and how it can be manipulated for good or evil. Continue reading Tenet
There’s been no Grand Slam tennis since January’s Australian Open because of the pandemic. Yet, here we are seven months later, Wimbledon was cancelled and now within a six week period the US Open and Roland Garros will be played. Grand Slam tennis is back, at least as of today. Continue reading US Open Preview 2020
These are the movies Ben Affleck should be making. Playing characters beset by internal angst lands right over the plate for him, if only he’d take a swing. He plays Jack, a high school basketball star whose life never panned out. He lives a mundane existence working construction by day and drinking by night.
The Producer that ran the sci fi hit ‘Stranger Things’ for Netflix has rebooted this popular true crime show about murders, disappearances and even UFO abductions that can’t be explained or have gone ‘unsolved’ for years. Continue reading Unsolved Mysteries
The fertile musical ground that is the 90’s. An era filled with guitar driven bands that released huge records and filled stadiums with its buyers. Faith No More had already been around in various forms for ten years before this record became a behemoth. In the early days in a search for a new lead singer even Courtney Love got an audition.
Roger Federer announced on his twitter account on Wednesday that his season is done. The 38 year old Swiss revealing he’s had another recent knee surgery, which will see him off the tour until 2021. The ATP Tour ground to a halt in March this year due to the pandemic, so by the time Federer returns presumably in January that’s ten months without a competitive match. Continue reading Federer is out for the rest of the year
Don’t we love a big hook, songs that are so catchy they transcend the artist. The first few seconds of ‘Right here right now” take you back to a place in time and when the hook kicks you’re back there living it. Norman Cook, aka ‘Fatboy Slim’ has the knack for operating inside the big beat but can wander outside it with reggae, hip-hop and pop. Continue reading Fatboy Slim ‘You’ve come a long way baby’
Universal studios released ‘Trolls World Tour’, a kids movie, last month. They didn’t do it in movie theatres as they’ve been shuttered due to the coronavirus. The studio released it straight to a $20 digital rental release; it raked in US$100 million in three weeks. I’d say a lot of parents were thrilled to distract the housebound kids. Continue reading Is this the death of movie theatres?