Friday, September 15, 2017

No Curse for Logan!

Stephen Soderbergh copies his success with Ocean series with a flick called Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum and his bunch of misfits. Labeled as a comedy/crime/action flick, it's all and more! I was a fan of Ocean's 11.....

DUN-Good

Just when you think you've seen all the war movies, then comes Dunkirk. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk and were slowly evacuated from the beach. Over 330,000 troops were saved using naval and civilian vessels. Director Christopher Nolan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 3 of College Football & Week 2 of Pro

Lucky picks the losers of college & pro football! Week 3 of college only has one game in the Top 10 to talk about. Clemson v.s. Louisville. Lucky picked three losers in pro football to include tonights game, Houston v.s. Cincinnati. Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers! Visit Lucky at luckyslosers.com

"IT"s Disappointing

Do you hate clowns? This flick will add to your misery of clowns although not in a scary, delusional way. Stephen King's "IT" moves from the book and the 1990 TV mini series to the big screen. This flick has already made over $150 million dollars on a budget of $38 million, kudo's to the marketing. Clowns are bad enough, but a demon clown terrorizing a small town in Maine, priceless right? I haven't read the book nor have I seen the mini series starring Richard Thomas of The Waltons Fame, the late John Ritter, Tim Reid, and Annette O'Toole. Following the book the premise is the same in this newest flick directed by Andy Muschietti, is described as "Chapter One" meaning more to come later in 2018. RT and most critics love this flick, I, not one of them. I will tell you why later.

 The plot is set in 1988 where a young boy named Georgie goes missing after losing his makeshift paper boat to a storm drain. Lurking in the drain is a freaky clown named Pennywise who convinces the young lad to give up his right arm in exchange for the boat only to be pulled into the drain by Pennywise, played by Bill SkarsgĂ„rd, a Swedish model by choice.

Pennywise has been creating havoc on Derry Town every 27 years, killing children and such, and shows itself to IT's victims in the appearance of what they fear. Pennywise then goes into hibernation. Georgie's brother Bill, played by Jaeden Wesley Lieberher who has a stuttering problem and his gang of friends, go into the gutter of Derry looking for Georgie and Pennywise. Of course, "The Losers Club", locate Pennywise and their fears and, well, you know the rest is history.


"IT" isn't scary, not even remotely. Excluding the excellent acting by the "Losers Club", I found myself laughing at Pennywise pretty much the entire time his big, fat head hit the screen. All I could think of is, "WOW, this clown looks like the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland!" His movement as he attacks IT's victims is hilarious. Pennywise's scoots around like the groundhog in "Caddyshack". There is nothing about "IT" that resembles anything close to being a horror flick! I give this flick two & half stars for two reasons: The story is emotional between the club and the acting is well done. Wait for "IT" on Red Box.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 2 of College Football & Week 1 of Pro Football

Lucky has made his picks for college and pro football. Games featured are Clemson v. Auburn and Oklahoma v. Ohio State. Lucky picked three games against the spread in pro football along with several straight up.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, Passes

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kannapolis following several years of declining health. A Celebration of Ellen's life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Gary Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Born in Randolph County, October 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen, preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hepler, four sisters, Betty Hepler, Louetta Rothrock, Mae Grubb and Elsie Skeen, and three brothers, Paul, Olin and Elmer Skeen. Surviving are a son, Wayne Hepler; three grandchildren, Angela Jarrett and husband Joel, Ken Hepler and wife Rene and Melissa Brady and husband Cameron; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Hepler and wife Jennifer, Justin Hepler, Bradley Jarrett, Brooke Jarrett and Ryan Brady, Lexie Brown, Austin Brown and Eric Foster; a great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Hepler.


  Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr.

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr. of Lexington passed away August 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Dickie, as he was known to those who loved him was born January 6, 1946 to Paul and Arlene Martin Medlin, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mabe Medlin, son, Paul D. Medlin (Teresa), daughter, Tosha Medlin Briles, stepchildren, Chris Hill, Debbie (Tommy) Gordon, Mark (Janet) McDowell. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dickie is also survived by a brother, Mark Martin and sister, Saundra (Michael) Riggs. Dickie loved working with his hands and was very skillful in woodworking. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. A Celebration of Life will be announced at future date. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the Medlin family.