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 »

  • BLTD Podcast #104 – You’re Firedcast

    Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd The Buffalo Sabres sent shockwaves throughout the National Hockey League when they fired not only head coach Dan Bylsma but also general manager Tim Murray – a drastic change for a rebuilding franchise. Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe got together for BLTD #104 to discuss the changes to the Buffalo Sabres… Read more »

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  • Gifted (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern I saw this film at a home-town cinema house in my city, even though the larger chains would be getting it, too, I found out. I’m glad I went; other than the change of scenery from the larger theatres I frequent, this film fits the independent cinema atmosphere. I’m happy to support smaller… Read more »

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  • Going in Style (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern A remake of a 1979 film of the same name (starring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg), Going in Style is a fun and poignant film about friendship, family, and taking what one is owed. Most of the build-up of the film is time spent constructing our three main characters, played by… Read more »

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  • Quick Hits: Buffalo Sabres’ End of Season Wrap

    Follow @wolfebltd And with that, another playoff-less season is in the books. 6 times in 6 years, we have no playoff hockey in Buffalo – kind of burns, eh? While it is the 6th straight playoff-less season in Buffalo, we’re truly only at the end of Year 2 of the Rebuild (Trust the Process™). It… Read more »

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  • Ghost in the Shell (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern You know that old “Where’s the beef?” commercial for Wendy’s? Perfect analogy for this movie here, I feel. I’m not going to totally destroy the thing; there are some things about it that I admire, but I’ll get to that later on. I’m a bad-news-first kind of guy, so I’ll say that piece… Read more »

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  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern With the rash of World War II and Holocaust-related films we’ve gotten in the past few decades—and will continue to get for a long time, no doubt—it’s good that, very once in a while, we see that turbulent time recounted through the eyes of a civilian. I’ve no problem with war movies—I’m rather… Read more »

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  • T2 Trainspotting (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Sequels are always a toss-up. When said sequel hits theatres two decades after the original film, it’s even more of a gamble for the filmmakers. Thank God for niche audiences and die-hard fans—willing to support their favorite franchises, regardless of the situation. I first saw Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting (1996) in college, and I… Read more »

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  • Power Rangers (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Like my beloved Transformers films that have preceded this release, such a fan favorite’s big-budget transition to the silver screen is seamless and long-overdue; with a six-movie arc in the works, we won’t be seeing the end of the ever-evolving Rangers universe anytime soon. With a sick soundtrack to boot—where even the remixes… Read more »

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  • BLTD Podcast #103 – Lifecast

    Follow @MrLgPerez Follow @wolfebltd After a hiatus, Luis Perez and Ryan Wolfe are back together on the GERE Radio Network with the latest Better Live Than Dead Podcast, entitled the “Lifecast”. Ryan talks about his trip to Las Vegas and getting engaged, while Luis tells us about how unlucky his 2017 has been so far…. Read more »

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  • Quick Hits: Buffalo Sabres vs. Islanders / vs. Maple Leafs

    Follow @wolfebltd Hear that loud, methodical ticking? That just so happens to be the time in this Buffalo Sabres’ season working its way toward zero. I’m going to keep it straight with you for a minute – I did not watch more than 10 minutes of the Sabres/Islanders game. Are you be upset? I didn’t think so…. Read more »

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