Boston’s first championship in five seasons came in the form of a transitional Celtics squad led by sophomore Larry Bird, whose 1979-80 rookie season saw the largely similar 1978-79 team led by then sophomore Cedric Maxwell improve by 32 wins, while losing Dave Cowens to retirement; eventually losing to a Dr. J-led Sixers squad in […]Read more "Game Film: 1981 NBA Finals"
Some call it his best album of the ’90s, and others claim the production ruined the appeal of the original compositions on this album. Wherever you stand on the matter, the level of care and respect Prince had in crafting and promoting The Gold Experience trumps everything else he worked on for Warner Bros. in […]Read more "Retroactive Review: The Gold Experience (1995)"
Normally, an album nearing its seventh year of existence is not reason enough for a retrospective on its creation, but when the world built on the album in particular is as vibrant as the hue of the artwork, then some exceptions must be made. Frank Ocean was an internet darling prior to this album, but […]Read more "Retroactive Review: channel ORANGE (2012)"
October 2018 was a surprisingly respectable month for film, which hasn’t necessarily been the case for some time now. Gravity broke the October box office opening weekend record in 2013, which had only just been previously broken in 2011, by Paranormal Activity 3 of all movies. Audiences were willing to spend money this year, as Venom smashed Gravity‘s […]Read more "The Corporate Mandate"
Context is everything, so when this record was released as a contractual obligation just 14 weeks after Come, we should have foreseen the dark days ahead. Peaking at #47 on the Top 200, it was Prince’s lowest-selling album since Dirty Mind stalled out at #43 on the same list 14 years prior. Where that album […]Read more "Retroactive Review: The Black Album (1994)"
The spirituality of Lovesexy was hinted at in tracks on Graffiti Bridge, which to most fans would suggest since that drone at the end of “Positivity” was also at the end of “The New Power Generation (Pt. II),” and the two albums that featured the band named after that song sold just as well as the last […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Come (1994)"
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics The opening game of the 2018-19 NBA season began with the two most storied franchises in the Eastern Conference facing off after the Celtics proved that the 76ers they were not ready to really compete for a title in last season’s playoffs. Both teams are young and looking to make […]Read more "2018-19 NBA Opening Night"
Game over man, game over. Warriors three-peat, the NBA is rigged, and parity is dead. Why watch when one team is certain to dominate the entire association? The other storylines mostly, and the possibility of an insane upset perhaps? After LeBron’s big move to Los Angeles, the Warriors upstaged everyone by signing arguably the most […]Read more "Ground Floor Zero: 2018-19 NBA Season Preview"
We’ll have to return to numerology to explain the rather creative approach to Prince’s platinum-selling fourteenth studio album. I’m aware I run the risk of making myself sound like a crackpot, but if you’ve been following along since For You, then you’re probably a little loony as well. Regardless, 33 is considered a master number; […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Love Symbol Album (1992)"
No one I’m aware of is really excited for this movie, least of all me. That’s what I find truly disturbing about this; I find myself trying to promote this movie to casual moviegoers more than the trailers and other casual moviegoers. ’90s nostalgia is in full force currently, and 20th Century Fox is banking […]Read more "The Predator Review"