The movie Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, is based on a true story. That’s about all I knew — well, that and Carrell wears a prosthetic nose.
And we all know a fake schnoz can land you an Oscar. Just ask Nicole Kidman.
After seeing the film, I’m glad I was so uninformed. This telling of Olympic wrestler Mike Schultz’s relationship with his sponsor, millionaire John du Pont, is so slow and deliberate that I might have lost patience if I had known how it was going to end.
But the performances — not the plot — are the reason to see this film. All three actors disappear into these characters who, with the exception of Ruffalo, struggle with varying shades of mental illness and mommy issues.
And when actors who usually take pratfalls raise their game to this level, you simply have to see it.
Fair warning — you may never look at Michael Scott the same way again.
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It’s the first game of the season, ya’ll!
Beat Grand Canyon!
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So, I’m watching the ATP World Tour Finals on Tennis Channel whenever time zones and my time allows.
And they’re doing those creepy child escorts again for the players as they enter the indoor stadium.
I know this is a cultural difference, so I am trying not to judge.
But I think the players look uncomfortable — the kids look uncomfortable, too.
(This child looks a bit like a tween Chucky doll, which is also a bit unnerving.)
Once the players reach their chairs courtside, what are they supposed to do?
Hug the child? Pat them on the head? Ignore them and go about their prep?
All choices look creepy…from my point of view.
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This pic from the ATP World Tour Finals in London is proof positive —
Everyone should suit up for their selfies.
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Two more wins.
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Okay, patriotic sports fans.
It’s time for you to hurl your alcohol-soaked national pride at one of my favorite sporting events — a sport that dare I say more people watch year-round (instead of once every four years):
Golf’s Ryder Cup, which pits the United States Team versus The World — that’s the entire world, people — kicks off tomorrow in Scotland.
I’m giving you an entire day to prepare. Gather your buddies. Pick your bar and drink of choice. Warm up your vocal chords for the vigorous screaming that will commence.
If you’ve never experienced golf on television before, I invite you to watch these world-class players representing their countries going head-to head.
I think you will be surprised to see how truly exciting it is.
You just might find yourself screaming, beer or not beer.
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