Could I give you the top ten best restaurants in Schenectady? Sure, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're places you can afford. Instead, being that it is my hometown, let me give you a list that's not only delicious but also cost effective!
There are moments that define a nation. Moments that show us the kind of Americans we really are. Today, we’ve brought shame on our great nation: Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper has surpassed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy as the highest-grossing film of 2014. How did we let this happen? How did we let a robot baby with an uncanny valley where its face should be defeat Katniss Everdeen and Baby Groot? How?
‘American Sniper’ had a record-shattering weekend at the box office, grossing an astounding $105 million from Friday to Monday. It’s already the second biggest earner of Clint Eastwood’s entire career after ‘Gran Torino,’ and with six Academy Award nominations (and great word-of-mouth) behind it, it’s posed to become his biggest hit ever.
I wonder if Chris Kyle was a Clint Eastwood fan. ‘American Sniper’’s marketing materials describe Kyle as “the most lethal sniper in U.S. history,” but before his military career, Kyle was a cowboy. He wore a hat and boots, and even carried a six-shooter. Eventually, he gave up the cowboy life and decided to serve his country. He was a gifted marksman and trained to be a Navy SEAL. But even as a soldier, Kyle never lost that cowboy swagger—or that sense that someone has to venture out into the frontier and protect the American way of life. That’s what Kyle learned from his father—who raised him to be a “sheepdog,” a watchful protector in a world of sheep and wolves—and from watching violent Westerns like the ones that made Eastwood a major Hollywood star.
FunnyorDie.com has a skit, 'Between Two Ferns", that mocks some of the Oscar Nominees in the best way. A fun way. The video was created with Zach Galifianakis, Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper.
I remember all my female friends going crazy trying to get a glimpse of Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper while they were in Schenectady filming "A Place Beyond the Pines". Well now we can finally see the trailer for the movie.
Two major releases this weekend, First Bradley Cooper Stars as a struggling writer who finds a manuscript in an old briefcase and passes it off as his own work. But after the novel becomes a major success, the guy who actually wrote it confronts him for stealing his work in "The Words"...