Get Your Popcorn Ready!! Let’s go to the movies…

Updated: January 29, 2015

Scholars have always said that, ” Art imitates life.” Therefore,, decided to take the look at the latest movie releases and put an athletic twist to the plot. So, get your popcorn ready!!!

1. Left Behind

This is an excellent movie for Austin Rivers, who should be thankful that his “Heavenly” Father as well as his “Earthly” Father, who is the Head coach of the LA Clippers, didn’t leave him behind after he got traded to the Boston Celtics. Thank you Jesussss!!

Dear_White_People2.) Dear White People

This satire film about race-relations written and directed by Justin Simien is a movie for all those “White” sports reporters, who keep asking Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch questions. (LOL!)

3.) Birdman

This black-comedy fantasy that opened the 2014 Venice Film Festival should have starred the Miami Heat’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen instead of Michael Keaton. Seriously, just think about it for a few seconds.

4. Dracula Untold

With Duke’s Michael Krzymzewski recently recording his 1,000th career win against St. John’s last week,  I have come to a shocking conclusion that he is definitely a Vampire, who sold his soul to the Devil. Yes, Count Dracula is alive and his stays in Durham, North Carolina.

5. The Good Lie

Well, this movie might be all I need to say about the recent Deflat-gate involving the NE Patriots-QB Tom Brady and Coach Bill Bel-a-cheat….

6. Gone Girl

This movie,which is based on a Gillian Flynn’s novel-should have starred women’s US national goalkeeper Hope Solo and hre fiance Jerramy Stevens instead of Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. Really?

7. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

This movie is based on a  Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book, which is about a boy, who wakes up with gum in his hair. This, unfortunately, perfectly describes how the Cowboy fans felt after Dez Bryant caught, I mean, dropped that ball against the Green Bay Packers.

8. To Kill The Messenger 

This movie is based on a Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance:The CIA, The Contras, and Crack Cocaine. But I think, Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd, who was arrested on federal charges for allegedly trying to make a deal with undercover federal agents at a restaurant in suburban Chicago  in order to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Dallas, should’ve read the book before the movie came out.darkdark

9. The Judge

With the  preliminary hearing for former NFL all-pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women that he allegedly met at a West Hollywood nightclub set for Feb. 17, I know he definitely doesn’t  want to see any Judge.judge


10. The Book of Life

After a third-string QB from Ohio State University leads his team to National Championship victory over the Oregon Ducks, this happy-ending about Cardele Jones definitely should be a part of the Book of Life.

Eric D. Graham is a graduate  of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a BA in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Radio & Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of BASN, where his cartoon Here Comes The Hater appears weekly along with his thought-provoking articles. Graham can be reached  at

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