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Air Force One (1997)

Predictable, fun, entertaining. This movie offers no more than the average action movie in terms of plot or development, but it still has some exciting moments and is fun to watch. Recommended? This is a movie which viewers should know exactly what they are going to get out of it. (more…)

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Body Image: Men vs. Women; Inspired by John Legend’s “You & I (Nobody In the World)”

A few days ago, the music video for John Legend’s “You & I (Nobody In the World)” was uploaded to his Vevo account and has since accumulated more than 6.5 million views on YouTube. John Legend once explained that the inspiration for this song came from seeing his wife apply makeup before going out and it was his way of telling her that she does not need makeup to look beautiful. The video (below) begins with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, preparing her makeup, but then goes on to showcase many other women in similar scenarios. Featured in the video are women of different ages, races and sizes, many of whom struggling to find beauty in themselves, some after major life events. One woman in particular shows the result of a double mastectomy; another fixes a wig, possibly after surviving chemo. Even Laverne Cox, star from the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”, makes some face time in the video (she is shown in the YouTube thumbnail, her presence drawing myself and probably many others to watch this video).

Upon watching this music video, I caught on to its message almost instantly. The video is a unique take on a message that is quite common in the media today (no matter how ironically). That being said, I definitely did not expect a lot of what I saw in the video and some of the featured struggles to be present. Many different walks of life for women are represented. I really had no complaints after watching it, but I cannot say the same about many of those who commented on the video. Excluding the average YouTube comment spam and those who appreciated the video’s message, there was quite a variety of criticisms coming at the video. (more…)

From Soccer Bible

Ranking the Contenders for Each World Cup Individual Award

The World Cup is all about which nation brings the trophy home, and today, Germany and Argentina will fight for that title for the 3rd time in the last 30 years. After that, the individual awards go out, and there are 4 notable ones; The Golden Boot, The Golden Ball, The Golden Glove, and The Young Player Award. Yesterday, the finalists of each award were revealed, and going into the final, we give you a preview by ranking players based on performance. (more…)

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

Intriguing, unpredictable, intense. The dialogue and story take some time to become engaging, but once the ball starts rolling, the fascinating and well casted characters take on a life of their own as the film approaches its exciting conclusion. Recommended? This is a movie worth watching twice. (more…)

From Jakes Steaks

Netherlands vs Argentina: Match Highlights, Player Grades

Argentina took it to penalties before Serge Romero led Argentina to a fantastic victory. They go on to play Germany in the finals. (more…)

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Germany vs Brazil: Match Highlights, Player Grades

Germany got a rout today. Let the highlights speak for themselves. (more…)

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The Best 23-Man Squad of the World Cup So Far

The World Cup consists of 32 teams that fight until 1 wins. Each of those teams takes 23 players to the World Cup. Instead of ranking all the players in an orthodox manner, we created a 23-Man Squad for the best players at the World Cup. (more…)

From Be In Sportts

Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Match Highlights, Tactical Analysis, Player Grades

Louis Van Gaal helped Netherlands overcome a very defensive Costa Rica, substituting a goalkeeper as a tactical play that won Netherlands the match. (more…)

From Wallpaper Series

Argentina vs Belgium: Match Highlights, Player Grades

Argentina had a Germany esque win today, scoring 1 early goal and using sound defending to pull their way through to the semifinals. Belgium didn’t go down without a fight, and they did very well to give the 2nd favourites a run for their money.

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France vs Germany: Match Highlights, Tactical Analysis, Player Grades

Germany did well to overcome France today, getting a 1-0 win over France through defensive solidity. Although they looked suspect in the beginning, with a flu outbreak across the squad, Mats Hummels and Toni Kroos bossed the field today. (more…)