NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

Follow @wolfebltd Another week is in the books – football fans have had themselves a good week of football to watch. Who doesn’t love watching a rookie who has no business starting and throwing five interceptions? *sobbing* I MEAN I LOVE FOOTBALL, MAN.

Justice League (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’ve always been more of a sucker for Marvel than DC. That said, I know Marvel has had their flukes, but (more attributable to Disney’s bottomless wallet, I’d wager) they’ve always had their formula down; when Iron Man came out in 2009—you could… Read more »

Stranger Things – Season Two Review

Follow @theREELevankern No television premiere has had me this excited. Ever. The return of Stranger Things on Netflix has been all anyone’s talked about for the last six months, and it’s finally here! It’s clear that the Duffer Brothers haven’t lost the vision that they set out with, during season one; a lot of the… Read more »

Trust the Podcast #10 – Bills vs. Saints

Follow @DelReid Follow @wolfebltd Trust the Podcast is back on the air with another week of Bills analysis but this week, things are a little different. With the breaking news of Nathan Peterman getting his first NFL start over Tyrod Taylor, surely there was more than enough to talk about. That doesn’t even begin to… Read more »

NFL Power Rankings – Week 11

Follow @wolfebltd The good teams continue to win and the bad teams continue to lose – what a novel concept! These mutually exclusive events have created a bit of a logjam throughout our weekly power rankings. Either way, jump below and take a look to see where your favorite tackle football franchise ranks this week.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern When a movie kicks off with visuals that blur the line between naturally-shot and digitally-enhanced, you know you’re in for something special. The Harry Potter franchise was the first to do this, in my recorded memory, and continues to do so with its Fantastic Beasts spin-off films (yes, multiple; Warner Bros. is definitely… Read more »

Joywave Kicks Off Tour in Style

Follow @wolfebltd Rochester’s own Joywave kicked off their month-long, 21 city tour in style on Saturday night. Anthology played host to Joywave, Kopps, The Aces and The Demos. According to their Facebook page, Anthology is “a restored multi-level auto warehouse in the historic East End district”. This venue is a very nice addition to a Rochester-area… Read more »

NFL Power Rankings – Week 10

Follow @wolfebltd Heading into Week 10, the Philadelphia Eagles hold serve and continue to look very impressive in the process. Carson Wentz continues to look like a surefire MVP candidate as well. The only issue? The dreaded bye week. They need to maintain momentum moving forward. A quick side note: Continue to trust the process,… Read more »

Trust the Podcast #9 – Bills at Jets

Follow @DelReid Follow @wolfebltd The playoff momentum train came to a screeching halt last Thursday night, when the Buffalo Bills faceplanted against the New York Jets. Del Reid and Ryan Wolfe are back to try and make sense of what exactly went wrong on Thursday (spoiler: almost everything) and where the Bills go from here…. Read more »

From Greek Freak to Greek God: The Ascension of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Follow @9pointplay Put the NBA on notice. The future is here, and outcries of  “the sky is the limit” are ringing  through the air. The six-foot-eleven-inch small forward/point guard/positionless wonder of Athens, Greece is on full display. It doesn’t take statistics to see that Giannis Antetokounmpo (pronounced ah-deh-do-KUN-bo, if you’re still struggling with it) is… Read more »

  • It Comes At Night (2017)

    It Comes At Night (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern A24 is the new gold standard for independent horror-thrillers, hands down. Like their critically-acclaimed 2015 film, The Witch (stylized, The VVitch), this film is beautifully-shot. The filmmakers chose to focus on chiaroscuro (low-key lighting that causes a lot of a shot to be engulfed in shadow and darkness), and use slow-tracks and long-shot… Read more »

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  • The Mummy (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Properties based on properties based on properties. This is the future of Hollywood, folks—the endless recycling of once-popular titles for a new generation, because we’ve (for the most part) run out of new and creative ideas. Within our lifetime, both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings may fall victim to this… Read more »

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  • 2017 NBA Finals Preview: Clash of the Titans – Part III

    Follow @9pointplay For the third time in as many years, the Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This was the expected outcome from the moment last season ended, despite the fact that a third consecutive matchup has never happened before. The Cavs retained the best player in the world,… Read more »

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  • Baywatch (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Paramount just loves to throw their cash around. Sure, they can afford it; with such flagship franchises as my beloved Transformers—and their celluloid juggernaut director, Michael Bay—the studio couldn’t care less if a film they put out is a critical canner or not. As long as people flock to see their movies, it’s… Read more »

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  • BLTD Podcast #105 – The Antipincast

    Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe are back to discuss the Buffalo Sabres (finally) signing KHL free agent defenseman Victor Antipin. The guys also discuss the firing of Dan Lambert and how the organization can replace him to restore the synergy between Buffalo and Rochester. Being days away from the Stanley Cup… Read more »

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  • Special Event Review – Samurai Jack (2017)

    Follow @theREELevankern **WARNING: Some spoilers to follow! Catch the season five recap marathon this Saturday, May 27th, at 11/10c, on Cartoon Network.** Series reboots—like movie sequels—are hard, especially for beloved series or ones that’ve been absent for a period of years. Sometimes, they hits their mark; other times, they’re just trying to capitalize on a… Read more »

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  • The Wall (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern War movies are hit-and-miss with me. I haven’t seen Saving Private Ryan all the way through (don’t judge me…). I loved American Sniper—it’s a story that, I think, needed to be told. The Patriot is a good one—an annual watch, like James Cameron’s Titanic—if a bit far-fetched, but that’s just how Roland Emmerich… Read more »

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  • The Circle (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Based upon a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers, The Circle tries too hard to tackle contemporary social issues—concerning personal privacy and the boundaries of the internet—and fails. Unlike the book—which, in my research, seems to follow more of an “underdog story” arc, concerning protagonist, Mae Holland—the film is so very up-front with the… Read more »

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  • BLTD Extracast – “Angrycast”

    Follow @Husaria Follow @wolfebltd Ryan Wolfe is joined by Buffalo Twitter’s favorite, Husaria, to discuss the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills latest firings and what these mean for the franchises themselves. Also, do the Pegulas have an optics problem? Stop in for the NHL Draft Lottery takes too! It’s a good time here on the… Read more »

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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017) – An Exclusive Videogame Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Those who know me know how deep my love for quality science-fiction goes. Few, however, know that that love was firmly reinforced by the Mass Effect franchise (and that my own writing reflects not only its themes, but its style). When I first heard about Andromeda, the latest installment in the ongoing series—even… Read more »

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    Posted on April 28, 2017 by