Draft Day gives viewers an inside look at the NFL draft


Title: Draft Day

Starring: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Bosemen, Jennifer Garner

Plot: As hours lead up to the day of the NFL draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) of the Cleveland Browns tries to pull off one of the biggest deals in NFL draft history.

Why see it: Unlike any other sports related films, this one blows all of them out of the water. Some people don’t realize how draft day in the NFL takes place, but this movie gives you an outline and a good foundation on how the draft really works and how things can alter during draft day. Most general managers take the opportunity to call others to discuss what type of players each one needs or to make a trade deal while others may look at tapes of certain guys during their college days to see what certain types of flaws a player has. This film is a great one for Browns fans because it is centered around the team. If you like the Browns, sports in general, comedy and drama, then you will enjoy Draft Day.

Grade: B+ 


Jac & Do’s great pizza, subs make it a Findlay classic

Restaurant: Jac & Do’s

Why go there:Jac & Do’s has been around for the past 50 years, and they have perfected the taste overtime. It is significant because it’s unlike any other pizza place.

They have their own flavor and have set the bar high with the variety of foods such as subs, cheese bread, dessert pizzas and salads.

What you should get:
You will have many decisions depending on if you want pizza, a sub or a dessert. The deluxe pizza is a classic and served with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green olives, onions and green peppers. A great sub to get is the Jac & Do’s Hoagie. This is made with Ham, salami, cheese and sauce baked and topped with lettuce. When it comes to dessert though, the soft and sweet cinnamon dessert pizza is covered in butter, cinnamon and sugar and topped off with vanilla frosting and melts in your mouth.

Rating: ★★★★★

La Charrita provides delicious, inexpensive Mexican cuisine

La Charrita Logo

Restaurant: La Charrita

Why go there:
The service is good and quick. They are always ready to give refills on drinks and put your order in right away. When you go, the wait is not long.

What you should get:
The Mexican Chilaquiles are delicious. Made with their tortilla chips and ranchero sauce, they top it with chicken or beef, of your choice, lettuce, sour cream and rice. It comes in a large portion and still tastes great after reheating it later on. Mexican Chilaquiles are filling, and the meal is very inexpensive for what you are getting.

Rating: ★★★★★

Magic shows new development in Coldplay’s style

Song: Magic
Artist: Coldplay
Sound: Pop
Last release: Mylo Xyloto
Why buy it: Coldplay continues to showcase their musical evolution with the new single Magic. While the song has a different sound resembling that of bands like The xx, the group still manages to put their spin on it, with a catchy chorus and an up-tempo ending. Lead singer Chris Martin’s vocals stand out against the simple background beat, going back to what Coldplay does best. The group still manages to keep their records relevant in the evolving music industry without changing their unique sound too much, and Magic definitely highlights that. This track will leave fans eagerly waiting for the band’s Ghost Stories to be released on May 19.
Grade: A

Hannibal’s New Season is Artistic, Grotesque

Title:  Hannibal 2nd Season Premiere

Hannibal Cast: Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Caroline Dhavernas (Dr. Alana Bloom), Laurence Fishburne (Jack Crawford)

Why Watch It?: For those who never bothered to watch Hannibal’s first season: fear not, this review has been carefully designed without spoilers. For those who did: fear not, the second season is off to a fantastic start! As I watched the Friday night premiere I was reminded again exactly what this show brings to the table. Carefully prepared human body parts are certainly on the menu but Hannibal’s grotesquery is served with a side of art. David Fincher-esque lighting, an eerie minimalist soundtrack and some truly surreal imagery all lend themselves to one of the most carefully crafted and effective moods I’ve ever seen on network television. Combine that with some top-notch acting and you have a show that is subtle and visceral, beautiful and terrifying. Although the whole cast does an outstanding job, the real standouts are Mads Mikkelsen and  Hugh Dancy who play off each other in a way that is compulsively watchable. People expecting a clone of Hopkin’s Lecter will find themselves sorely disappointed, but anyone approaching the show with an open mind should appreciate Mikkelsen’s performance for the brilliance that it is. He plays Hannibal with both composure and an undercurrent of the predatory. My only warning is for the faint at heart. It really is astounding that Hannibal is aired on the network as the portion sizes of gore and horror are both pretty large. Anyone still interested should check out season one first. The premiere was wonderfully intense but made for a confusing and unsatisfying point to newly invest in the story.

Grade: A+

Grey’s Anatomy exhibits interesting storyline, but ultimately falls flat

Title: Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 Midseason Premiere

Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers

Plot: After Jackson (Jesse Williams) dramatically interrupted April’s (Sarah Drew) wedding in the midseason finale, the show picks right back up where it left off with even more drama and conflict. Partnered with yet another one Dr. Shane’s (Gaius Charles) mistakes, members of the hospital are dealing with the consequences of their actions at the end of the last episode.

Why see it: Fans finally got what they have been waiting for with the Jackson and April storyline. Though many of the show’s couples are going through some tough times, it is nice to see a happy one finally. The episode does not come without its fair share of frustration, though. The interns really start to get on your nerves and make very rash decisions while under a lot of pressure that has consequences for the entire staff. The end does take an interesting spin, with the discussion of inappropriate relations in the workplace, but unfortunately, it leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth rather than support for the victims, or in this case, Jackson’s ex. While the show may still provide some interesting storylines like the strange cat man, it may be time to hang up the stethoscope while the show is still partially on top.

Grade: B