Burt Reynolds

Born February 11, 1936

Burt Reynolds! There is almost nothing more that I can say about him. His name might as well be a noun, pronoun, and verb. I cannot say that he should be an adverb… but maybe. Love his movies and whether you hate his movies or not you have to admit that they are entertaining.


  • The Longest Yard (1974) – This is the original. Reynolds as Paul Crewe. Passion, comedy, drama – love it. The last scene, where Crewe goes to get the game ball is particularly good.
  • Smokey and the Bandit – I chose the YouTube clip from this movie because it is my favorite Burt Reynolds flick. There is something about the pairing of Reynolds and Gleason that you have to love.
  • Deliverance – While not my favorite. This might be Reynolds best work. This is a classic and it is also a must-see.
  • Without a Paddle – When Burt Reynolds stepped into frame, this movie grew to even bigger heights in my mind. Talk about scene stealing. He completely overshadowed everything that Green, Lillard, and Shepard had done up to this part.
  • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – OK, I lied. This is probably my favorite Burt Reynolds movie. Though, it might also be the entire cast that makes me love this movie.

My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.

-Burt Reynolds

Christian Finnegan

Christian Finnegan Born Aril 1, 1973   New York native Christian Finnegan is a brilliant stand up comedian. Ad to that his acting chops and his writing abilities and you have someone at home in front of the cameras or on a stage. A matter-of-fact delivery and...

Mad Men – Post Binge Watch

Mad Men Creator: Matthew Weiner Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, and so many more that I don't have room to list them all. MPAA Rating: TV-MA Release Year: 2007-2015 I...

Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens

I am a bit late to the party when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens but it certainly is enough of a pop-culture phenom that I want to take some time to give it some love. For me this could have been renamed - Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens! First things first, I...

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon Born April 12, 1971   Nicholas Brendon , playing Xander, was one of my favorite characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode entitled The Zeppo is the best Xander-centric episode in my opinion. The whole plot revolves around him and it isTV...

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It Do you think you can tell when someone is interested in your conversation, or into you just by looking at their eyes? Today we will use the science of eye reading to either understand what someone thinks of you, or to improve your ability to let...