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What a game. Green Bay completes a Hail Mary pass. Rodgers to Rodgers. Packers 27, Detroit 23.

Whew.

During the post game press conference Aaron Rodgers had this to say: “You live for those moments.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Sports aren’t just a hobby of mine. My parents were raised as lifelong Packers fans. Most of my aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters are Packers fans. But it’s not just something we watch and talk about. It’s so much more.

Sports give my family something in common, regardless of age and sex. Sports can give you all of life’s emotions: Happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, humor and everything in between.

Tonight, was one of my best sports memories I’ll ever have. Tonight, for a moment, sports proved how, if only for a moment, it can pull you in; how, no matter what else is going on in your life, for a moment, you can be part of a shared experience; how after the simple act of throwing and catching a ball can make you forget anything that’s troubling you.

Tonight, the Packers provided me with one of most exciting, special sports moments I’ll ever have.

Tonight, I had one of those moments you live for.

 

“The Expendables 3” already added Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich. Now Sylvester Stallone said that Mel Gibson is close to joining the film to play the villain. Presumably he’d join previous cast members  Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jason Statham and Jet Li.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

My goodness. This is starting to sound like “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”. Alan Cumming will be back as Nightcrawler in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. If you’re keeping track, only James Marsden (Cyclops) and Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) are not coming back at this point, though that may change. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Jennifer Lawerence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy from “X-Men: First Class” and Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman from the original X-Men films. 

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

We don’t know much about the script. But “Anchorman: The Legend Continues”, which sees the return of Ron Bergundy, added another cast member. Harrison Ford is set to play a Tom Brokaw like character in the anticipated sequel. He joins Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate James Marsden, Meagan Good, John C. Reilly, Kristen Wiig and Dylan Baker in the anticipated sequel from director Adam McKay. At this point, if this film is anything short of a classic, it’ll be a massive disappointment.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

No, at least not at this point, Eddie Brock isn’t in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. But could Venom be coming anyways? Webb recently tweeted a photo of a locker, which you can see here. It looks an awful lot like the one that, in the Ultimate universe, Peter Parker and Eddie Brock are childhood friends and whose fathers were scientists together. They discover the symbiote that will become Venom in a locker.

Wait a second. Harry Osborn in the film is described as being an old friend. Obviously, Parker’s dad worked for Oscorp, meaning they could have been scientists together…is Harry taking over the Venom mantle for the movies? Of course Electro and Rhino have already been confirmed, so could this just be another step in setting up the Sinister Six?

I suppose it’ll be a while until we find out, but the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley and Sally Field.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Expendables 2” added Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and others. Now, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and company will be joined by a new cast member, and possibly three more as well. Stallone said Nic Cage is confirmed for the next film. Stallone also said that they are going after Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke (who played Tool in the first film).

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Crossbones and the Falcon are in as well, joining Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. the role of Sharon Carter has yet to be made. Imogen Poots, Alison Brie, Teresa Palmer and Jessica Findlay-Brown were the most recent names thrown out there.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Wes Anderson already has the surprise hit of the year with “Moonrise Kingdom” which starred Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and more. Now, Jude Law told MTV he has joined his next project “Grand Budapest Hotel”. Law joins Johnny Depp as the only confirmed actors. But, it has been reported that Murray, Norton, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Angela Lansbury and Willem Dafoe were also approached for roles. Law’s name was also originally included on that list so it looks like the list is credible. And, if Anderson lands these actors, you can count me in to see the film on opening night.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

 

Here’s the trailer for “Dorothy of Oz” featuring the voices of Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart and Bernadette Peters.

So we have a prequel with “Oz: The Great and Powerful” and this, a sequel. Not sure I want to see either as “The Wizard of Oz” is a classic, but I guess I’d give the nod to James Franco and Sam Raimi right now.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The film “Mud” got a lot of buzz at the Cannes film festival. Now, it’s finally been picked up as Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate hammer out the details. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Michael Shannon (“Man of Steel”). The film tells the story of two young boys living on the Mississippi who encounter a drifter with a sordid past.

I’m looking forward getting a chance to see this film!

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.