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2017 Broncos Season, Quarterbacks

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We're on the cusp of a new season, so it's time to deep dive into the Broncos' roster. Today I continue my look with quarterbacks.

On The Roster:
* Trevor Siemian
* Paxton Lynch
* Chad Kelly (Rookie)
* Kyle Sloter (Rookie)

A Look at 2016: It was a year of transition for the Broncos after Peyton Manning retired. And it showed. Mark Sanchez looked to be the starter when camp began, but by the end of camp Sanchez was a Cowboy and seventh round pick Siemian took the starting gig. In 14 starts, he accumulate 3,401 yards, 18 TDs and 10 INTs. Not bad for a guy few expected much from. First round pick Lynch started a pair of games, looking very much like a rookie as he threw for 497 yards, 2 TDs and an INT. Many blamed the inexperience at quarterback for the offensive struggles, but that seems a little too easy.

What Changes in 2017: Aside from drafting Kelly as Mr. Irrelevant, and signing Sloter as an undrafted rookie, the Broncos didn't change the position group. But former of…

The Films of Christopher Nolan

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On Friday, Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Dunkirk,” was released in theaters. It’s gotten incredible reviews, and some are even labeling it as the best film of the year. It’s the ninth feature film relased. While most know him for his work on the Dark Knight trilogy, and for lending his name to the “Justice League” brand, Nolan has a diverse resume of films.
Below, I looked at his previous eight films and ranked them from least to most favorite. Disagree? Have a comment? Hit me up. And be sure to check out these Nolan films before or after seeing “Dunkirk.” It’s more than worth it.
No. 8 Memento (2000)
About:
This was Nolan’s first feature film, and I like it OK, but to me it pales in comparison to his later work. The real hook here is the format (the film is told backwards). The story is OK, and you can see some of the traits that make him a good filmmaker, but I felt like the gimmick of the film’s style overshadowed a lot here. Even a mediocre Nolan film is wonderful, though, so g…

Now Playing

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Here's a look at the new movies I saw this week.

Baby Driver
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Elza Gonzales
Synopsis: This is the latest from director Edgar Wright, and it's unlike anything he's done before. This is a high-octane action film full of great car chases, tense moments, a kicking sound track and a fun romance between Baby (Elgort), a get away driver, and Debora (James), a diner waitress. It's a story that goes in ways you don't expect and features some unbelievable driving sequences and style. This has been one of the hits of summer, and it's one of the best movies of the year so far. The final act felt a little cliche and a little less interesting, but I loved the very ending and the way the film was put together. This is a heck of a ride, and one well worth seeing on the big screen.
Rating: R for violence and language throughout. Enter with caution.
Verdict: Four stars out of four.

The Big Sick
Starring: Kumail Nan…

Best of the Small Screen, Dramas No. 6

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Over the next 6 weeks I'll be taking a look at some of my favorite TV series, broken down into three groups (Limited Run Series, Comedies, and Dramas). In my post on March 1 I laid out the ground rules for these categories and this exploration, the biggest of which is no series that are currently airing. To read the whole thing, check out the post "Best of the Small Screen" from March 1.

Today I continue my countdown with another one from Damon Lindelof

The Leftovers (2014-2017)
Number of Seasons/Episodes: 3/28
Network: HBO
Starring: Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Ann Dowd, John Carroll, and Scott Glenn
Creator: Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta
Favorite Season/Episodes: Season Three, 1.03 "Two Boats and a Helicopter," 1.06 "Guest," 2.10 "I Live Here Now," 3.02 "Don't Be Ridiculous," 3.06 "Certified," and 3.08 "The Book of Nora"
About: I've written a few times about the import…

Summer TV Roundup, Week 10

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We're deep in the midst of summer and new shows continue to flood the market. In these weekly posts I look at the pilot and second episode of new scripted shows this summer. Don't see a new show listed below? Check previous weeks.

Monday Nights:
Loaded, Mondays at 10 p.m. on AMC (Premiered July 17)
About: Ever wondered what would happen if the guys from "Silicon Valley" ever hit it big? Well, that's essentially what "Loaded" is all about. Four friends who developed an App together have just sold it for big money. But that doesn't mean everything is going smooth. Now they have to navigate the choppy waters of being successful web developers. The show comes from England, and the first episode featured stories about cars, buying stuff, and fending off a lawsuit. There's some potential here and the stars are likable enough. But I wasn't really sold on the characters or the story.
Pilot Grade: C

Tuesday Nights:
The Bold Type, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fr…

Setting Up the Chessboard

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“Game of Thrones” is back. We’ve waited over a year to be able to say that, and it feels so good. Spoilers Below! If you haven’t seen episode 7.01, “Dragonstone” do that before proceeding.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s begin. The finale of season six, “Winds of Winter,” was an all-time classic episode. It’s one of the best in the show’s run (I had it No. 3), so that is what people were likely waiting for when the new season premiered. But that’s setting the bar a touch too high for a premier episode.

“Game of Thrones” typically has somewhat of a rythmn. Finales are about wrapping up loose ends and making sure we know where everyone sits. Of course, the last finale also featured a lot of action, but typically that’s been the pattern. Premiers are about setting up the chess board and moving the pieces into place. That was the case with “Dragonstone,” an episode that began with a lot of action but quickly settled into a familiar pattern.

Retribution
When last we saw Arya (Maisie Willi…

Winter Is Here

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The day has finally arrived, as “Game of Thrones” launches its highly anticipated seventh season tonight at 9 p.m. EST on HBO. Fans of the show have had some extra time to kill this year as the season was pushed from a normal spring starting time to mid-July.

Many have re-watched the previous six seasons and 60 episodes (sometimes more than once). I did, too! And in preparation for the launch of tonight’s penultimate season, here’s a look at the 10 best episodes of the series so far. Here’s the list in ascending order:

10. “The Dance of Dragons,” 5.09 (aired June 7, 2017)
About: This is, of course, a devastating episode to watch. Most will remember it for the horrible sequence when Stannis burned, or rather allowed his daughter to burn. That was one of the top five worst things I’ve seen on this show. So why then, you might ask, is this episode on the list? Well, the episode comes around with a stunning conclusion to the tensions in Mereen with the Sons of the Harpy. When Drogon enters…