So I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, last night. Which is to say, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, last night. But the screening was delayed for 35 minutes due to some issue with the film's formatting. Then, to satisfy my alleged inconvenience, I was provided with 3(?!) free passes to a future film. And then I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And you know what? It was pretty damn good...
I won't bother reviewing it here, as the abundance of spoilers/plot twists makes that effort a tad bit futile. That, and it's already been reviewed 6 ways from Sunday. But I will recommend that you go see it. It's true to the franchise, which is great. And for a science fiction/fantasy film especially, it has some stellar acting performances (Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega, mostly. Though the holdovers more than hold their own). It's definitely the most I've ever laughed during a Star Wars movie, too. Which is always a bonus. Especially for a film like Star Wars, where you're gonna get a more active and involved viewing audience than at your typical screening. Something about everyone excitedly laughing in unison. Makes for a good time...
So instead of watching the sloppy, listless, and poorly officiaTed football this weekend, go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You should bet on those sloppy, listless and poorly officaTEd games before you do, by utilizing the advice below. But if you're going to watch anything, I advise it be Star Wars. OR anything else that's not the game involving your home team, really. But especially Star Wars...or Fargo, if you can't bring yourself to get off the couch. Wow, what a finale. But that's a different story for a different day...
Good luck, my damies. And may the force be with you...and not your bookie. Which rhymes with wookie. Because Star Wars...
Week 15 Picks
New England Patriots (-14) vs Tennessee Titans
New York Jets (-3) @ Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings (-5.5) vs Chicago Bears
New York Giants (+5) vs Carolina Panthers
Washington Tedskins (+1) vs Buffalo Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) vs Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs (-7) @ Baltimore Ravens
Houston Texans (+2.5) @ Indianapolis Colts
Oakland Raiders (+4.5) vs Green Bay Packers
Seattle Seahawks (-14.5) vs Cleveland Browns
Denver Broncos (+7) @ Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers (-1) vs Miami Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers (+7.5) vs Cincinnati Bengals
Arizona Cardinals (-3) @ Philadelphia Eagles
New Orleans Saints (-2.5) vs Detroit Lions
Last Week: 10-6-0
Overall: 101-93-6 (.520)