I know it’s been a while, but we’re getting back into the Weekly Entertainment segment to ensure that you are well aware of the best games and movie recommendations each week. Normally at this point in the year we’d have a lot of sports, but obviously due to the craziness of 2020 we have no hockey or basketball right now. On top of that, even though some movie theaters are opened up again we find that it may be irresponsible to recommend that you go out and see a movie in theaters. Plus a ton of movies are either going right to streaming or have been postponed until some of the madness dies down and film crews can safely operate once more. So instead we’re going to browse through Netflix each week and pick a movie each week on that platform, since it’s one that almost every household has at its disposal. If we get solid feedback with that we may move in to Hulu and Disney Plus recommendations as well.
Now for the entertainment…
NFL: Ravens at Steelers
The AFC East is a great division for rivalries. All of these teams really want to crush each other each and every time they’re forced to share the field. And for us fans, that’s exactly what we want. Games are almost always gritty, hard-hitting, and fairly close in points. I see this game as no exception. The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently the best team in football, with a perfect 10-0 record. Some critics will say it may be the softest 10-0 team of all time, but the reality is that undefeated is undefeated and it is no easy task to do so through 10 games. Big Ben is still out there slinging it, Rookie wide receiver tandem Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson are terrorizing defenses, and Juju Smith-Shuster is is still shooting plenty of commercials and logging into Twitch instead of getting better and helping my fantasy team stay out of last place.
The Baltimore Ravens meanwhile are underperforming significantly by their standards, and by the standard they seemed to set for the franchise last year. However, Lamar Jackson is still the reigning MVP and one of the most exciting players in the NFL. Jackson and the Ravens are going to want to reset the tone for their season on Thursday by going into Pittsburgh and taking down not only a bitter rival, but the top team in the NFL.
If you’re not in a food coma from Thanksgiving dinner and can stay up for this one, tune in at 8:20 on Thursday, November 26th. on NBC.
Premier League: Tottenham at Chelsea
Tottenham right now are playing phenomenal soccer. They’re scoring goals left and right and the defense is tied for the least goals allowed in the premier league this season. The biggest headline of the year is the return of Gareth Bale, who more or less carried them to the top of the Premier League before heading off to Spain to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid. With offensive weapons like Bale, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-Min, this will no doubt be an extremely fun team to watch this year.
On the opposite side of the field you have Chelsea. Chelsea always find themselves towards the top of the table and are no different this year. Chelsea have the highest scoring offense in the Premier League thus far, so this game will have a great matchup of the top offense against the top defense. If you’re American and into soccer you’re also well aware that Chelsea has American wonderkid Christian Pulisic. While I’m not sold yet on his ability because of his constant injuries and lack of performance in high impact games, others seem to rate him as one of the top players in the world. Unsurprisingly, Pulisic is coming off another injury but is set to play against Tottenham this weekend. Will he start? Come off the bench? Not play at all? Who knows. His playing time seems to be a bit sporadic but hopefully we will get to see him go after Tottenham’s defense for a solid chunk of playing time.
Check out this one Sunday, November 29th at 11:30 am.
Netflix Movie of the Week: Ocean’s 11
The majority of people reading this will fall into one of two categories. The largest, let’s say 95%, are those of you that have seen Ocean’s 11, love it, but haven’t seen it in a while. The other largest group, I’ll estimate at about 3%, haven’t seen Ocean’s 11. Both of these are great reasons to watch it this week. Ocean’s 11 is one of the all time greats. It has a phenomenal cast led by Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon. It has a fun, creative plot with a great balance of humor, wit, and intrigue. Odds are there’s going to be some point during the week where you’ll have some time for a nice relaxing movie. This is the play.
You math whizzes are probably wondering what the other two categories are as my numbers only add up to 98%. I’ll guess that 1.5% have seen Ocean’s 11 semi-recently so watching it again may be unnecessary. The other .5%, and this number is probably much lower than that, are those that have seen the movie and didn’t like it. These people should probably be avoided.