Time Out for Sports II: The Super Bowl

Time Out for Sports II: The Super Bowl

The Vince Lombardi Trophy

To thousands on thousands of football fans across the nation, these four words are the ultimate prize in all of football. The prize won for winning in the Super Bowl, the biggest annual sporting event of all time. This year is a big year for football fans. This year Super Bowl 50. And after that ultimate prize has been the best teams the NFL have to offer. After week of playing off through a large bracket to get to the Super Bowl, only two teams stand: the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The Bronocs upset and won over the New England Patriots, 20-18. The Panthers crushed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15.

In two weeks from the time this is being written, these two teams will go head to head in Super Bowl 50. I’m personally rooting for senior quarterback Peyton Manning & the Denver Broncos to win. However, you can never rule out the opposing team, especially when that opposing team is the Carolina Panthers, led by young quarterback Cam Newton. Cam has an Arsenal of receivers to throw to including tight end Greg Olsen. Their run game, while not the greatest, is still pretty strong.

The Broncos, on the other hand, have a good pass game & run game, with a very seasoned quarterback at the helm.

I think this game could go either way. However, I would have to put my money on the Denver Broncos, 35-21. I look forward to seeing this final game as well as watching Coldplay at halftime & the best commercials of the year.

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The Incredibles 2: An Opening Scene Sketch

The Incredibles 2: An Opening Scene Sketch

We open with the sort of spy-like score that we had, it’s reminiscent of the first film’s, as we move across a wall in Bob Parr’s home office. We see newspaper clippings: “Super Family Saves City,” “Underminer Undermined,” “The Supers Are Back,” “Frozone Returns,” “Meet The Incredibles,” “Violet Goes Solo,” etc. We then see the old Mr. Incredible 50’s style Poster get ripped from the wall by a hand and replaced by a black poster with the new double lined ‘I’ Incredibles logo. We fly through the poster as the ‘I’ backs up and moves to side revealing our Incredibles 2 title card. We lens flare transition to an urban battle between a young, Bomb Voyage II. He has black, sort of smudgy eyeliner and a less clean looking “mime” face as the last Bomb Voyage. He is clearly a younger, teenager like version with more destructive bombs. We see him bouncing from location to location tossing bombs. He is being chased by a “streak”. It’s Dash. Dash is wearing a black Incredibles costume with the new double ‘I’ logo. His dyed black hair is longer and it flops in his face whenever he isn’t running. Dash is a little more reckless that before, being a 17-year-old rebellious teenager. The two stop in a head on confrontation where Dash stops inches away from Bomb Voyage.

“It’s over, Bomb Voyage.” says Dash in a deeper, sort of menacing voice.

Bomb Voyage could be compared to The Joker in a psychological sense, he doesn’t really want anything but to be a nuisance.

“And why would you say that, Dash? We were just starting to have some fun.” He says as he leaps backwards tossing a bomb at Dash’s costume.

Just before Dash can take off and run, Jack-Jack (in his monster form & in the same costume as Dash) leaps past catching it and tossing it away, blowing a hole in the street.

“Jack-Jack? GET OUT OF HERE, THIS IS MY PATROL!”

“Relax, Dash. You would have been wine and cheese if I hadn’t shown up.”

Jack-Jack starts chasing after Bomb Voyage. Jack-Jack is about the age Dash was in the last film. He is confident and a little proud of himself, as most 5th Grade boys are. Dash races after him. There are EPIC sequences of Dash running up buildings & catching bombs and tossing them away. Mass damage is starting to be done to the civilian areas around them. The battle with Bomb Voyage is becoming a rivalry match between Dash and Jack-Jack. We see a shot of a big piece of cement building coming down upon a group of civilians when the slab suddenly stops just above them. It’s Mr. Incredible (Bob Parr). He looks older and a little more weathered than when we last saw him. His once golden hair know has grey sideburns and slight wrinkles around the eyes. He bounds over to the children and leaps in front of Bomb Voyage, punching the kid and taking him out in one punch.Dash and Jack-Jack are in an alley a ways back fighting. He carries Bomb Voyage over to them and clears his throat.  The two instantly stop fighting and look at him. They get up and dust themselves off.

Bob: “What were you two thinking? Look around! You’re not stopping the damage you’re increasing it! Dash, I told you this is why you don’t get your own patrol. Violet handled it extraordinarily well before she left!”

Dash: “(Snottily) I guess that’s easy when you have invisibility, force fields, and, oh yeah, (turning to Jack-Jack) no brother getting your way!”

Jack: “It’s not my fault you looked like you needed my help.”

Dash: “Well, maybe, you need your vision checked because I didn’t need any help!”

Bob: “ENOUGH! You are both in huge trouble!”

Bomb Voyage, who was left on the ground next to Bob, gets up and jumps on a dumpster.

BV: “Well, this has been lovely to watch, but I’ve gotta bail. BOMB VOYAGE!”

BV tosses a “mega” bomb in to the air and leaps away. The bomb grabs to a building and explodes, bring down all kind of cement, debris, and collateral pieces. Bob grabs the boys and covers them in a ball. Just as they should be smashed, the debris stops and rolls away from them. 23 year old Violet is standing over them casting a force field. She is more adult than we last saw her. Her black hair is let down and pushed back. She lets the force field go after the debris has settled. We pause for a moment as the boys stand up and see her. She’s wearing her own violet costume, designed by Edna Mode.  Just then, Elasti-Girl (aka Mrs. Incredible, aka Helen Parr) shows up. She looks older as well.

“Looking for this,” she says, all snarky, as she pulls the young Bomb Voyage over with her elastic arm. She knocks him out & cuffs him to a light post. “Time for a family meeting.”

 

 

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The KohOscars 

The KohOscars 

*UPDATE* Winners are in bold

Following the recent release of this year’s Oscar nominations, I’ve decided to release my own nominations for the first annual KohOscars. I’ll think about why I selected my nominees and announce the winners on the night of the Oscars. You are all encouraged to vote for your favorites, as it will make it a much more fun event. The nominees with the most votes will be named the winners of the first annual KohOscars. 

Best Picture:

 

  • The Martian
  • Creed
  • Jurassic World
  • Ex Machina
  • Paper Towns
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Spotlight
  • Furious 7

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

 

  • John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Chris Pratt, Jurassic World
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Henry Cavill, The Man From UNCLE
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

 

  • Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Cara Delevingne, Paper Towns
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:

 

  • Harrison Ford, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  • Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • James McAvoy, Victor Frankenstien

Best Supporting Actress:

 

  • Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Rachael McAdams, Spotlight
  • Rooney Mara, Room
  • Alicia Vikander, The Man From UNCLE
  • Kristen Stewart, American Ultra

Best Sequel:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Furious 7
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Best Cameo:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon, Jurassic World
  • Stan Lee, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Anthony Mackie, Ant-Man

Best Animated Feature:

 

  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Inside Out
  • The Good Dinsosaur
  • Shawn the Sheep Movie
  • Hotel Transylvania 2

Best Cinematography:

 

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • Jurassic World

Best Costume Design:

 

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ant-Man

Best Director:

 

  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
  • J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2

Best Documentary Feature:

 

  • Amy
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Death of Superman Lives
  • Winter on Fire

Best Film Editing:

 

  • The Martian
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Tomorrowland 
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Hair & Makeup:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Score:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Sicario 

Best Original Song:

 

  • “See You Again”, Furious 7
  • “Simple Song #3”, Youth
  • “Writing’s On the Wall”, Spectre
  • “Earned It”, 50 Shades of Grey

Best Production Design:

 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Martian
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Sound Editing:

 

  • Sicario
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Revanant
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing:

 

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects:

 

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Furious 7
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Adapted Screenplay:

 

  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, Paper Towns
  • Drew Goddard, The Martian
  • Joss Wheadon, Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, & Paul Rudd, Ant-Man
  • Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, & Michael Arndt, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Screenplay:

 

  • Brad Bird and Damien Lindelof, Tomorrowland
  • Peter Doctor, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
  • Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed
  • Carlton Cuse, San Andreas

Best Short Film:

 

  • CHIC
  • Frozen Fever
  • Aloha
  • Paperman

Special Achievement Award:

 

  •  Micah Friez, CHIC

Tune into the Oscars LIVE February 28th at 6pm Central only on ABC. I’ll release the KohOscar winners on January 17th at Noon.

Time Out for Sports: An NFL Playoff Essay

Time Out for Sports: An NFL Playoff Essay

The NFL Wild Card round has come and gone, much to my disappointment. My favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings, who were heartbreakingly defeated in the last minutes of the game by the visiting Seattle Seahawks (10-9). My AFC choice team, the Cincinnati Bengals, were also beaten in the last seconds of the game by the Pittsburg Steelers (18-16). Other victories included a shutout win for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Houston Texans (30-0) and the Green Bay Packers clinching a victory against the Washington Redskins (35-18).

This weekend is the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, with the remaining teams battling to get to Super Bowl 50 and win the shiny gold Vince Lombardi trophy. This weekend we have the following match-ups:

Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) at New England Patriots (12-4)at 3:35pm* on CBS (1/16)

Green Bay Packers (11-6) at Arizona Cardinals (13-3) at 7:15pm* on NBC (1/16)

Seattle Seahawks (11-6) at Carolina Panthers (15-1) at 12:05pm* on FOX (1/17)

Pittsburg Steelers (11-6) at Denver Broncos (12-4) at 3:40pm* on CBS (1/17)

*All times Central.

Taking a look at the games, it seems like a bunch of good matches. The Chiefs have a strong defense with a semi-strong offense. The Patriots strengths come from their offense, mainly all-star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady can make a receiver out of just about anyone; his favorite being Julian Edelman. The Patriots’ pass dominant offense should be a force to reckon with for Kansas City. However, on the flip side of the coin, the Chiefs have one of the best pass rush defenses in the NFL, not to mention Knile Davis being a beast running back. My prediction for this game is a very slim Chiefs victory, 21-14.

The Green Bay Packers are another strong defense, they have four strong players who are the go-too gladiators for the team: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson carry the pass game, Eddie “The Locomotive” Lacey leading the rush game, and rounding us out as the head of the Green Bay defense, Clay Matthews. The Packers are a well rounded team that would normally give any team a run for its money. Except their opponents are the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are one of the best teams in the league this year, holding the second seed in the National Football Conference (NFC). The Arizona Cardinals last played the Green Bay Packers in week 16 of the regular season, where the Cardinals absolutely annihilated the Green Bay Packers, the final score being 38-8. The Cardinals have a solid offense with quarterback Carson Palmer and veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, as well as Michael Floyd at WR and Andre Ellington as running back. The Cardinals also have one of the most difficult pass rush defenses to beat. The last time the Packers and Cardinals played, the Packers were quickly disassembled as a team, with Aaron Rodgers completing just 15 passes of his 28 attempts, gaining just 151 yards, and throwing one interception. Compare that to Carson Palmer’s 18/27 and a total of 265 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fitzgerald gained a touchdown and received 4 catches for 29 yards.
It will be a difficult game for Green Bay to win. My prediction for this one is an Arizona Cardinals victory, 35-14.

Now we come to a game that looks very clear cut on paper, but could very well be the best game of the round: the Seattle Seahawks at the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have the better offense, with Cam Newton at Quarterback and his wide array of receivers. The Seahawks have a strong offense with quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch. The absence of Lynch, and the Seahawks offense in general, almost cost the Seahawks their wild card game. If the team doesn’t come out stronger than they did last week, they do not stand a chance against Cam and the Panthers. My prediction is a Panthers victory, 28-21.

The last game of the round is another seemingly simple game, that I believe to be rather cut and dried, however there is no such thing in this game. The Pittsburg Steelers will travel to Colorado to face the Denver Broncos. The Steelers will be coming into this game with a large handicap, their best wide reciever Antonio Brown is injured and their star quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger is questionable. The Broncos will be coming out strong with all-star QB Peytun Manning and his army. I’m predicting this one to be a W for the Broncos, 21-7.

Updates:

The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, advancing them to the AFC Championship game.

The Green Bay Packers fell in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals, 26-20. The Cardinals will advance to the NFC Championship.

The Carolina Panthers overtook the Seattle Seahawks, 31-24, and will advance to play the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game.

The Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburg Steelers, 23-16, and will advance to Boston to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Introduction

Introduction


Hello, my name is Kaleb Koho. I’m just your average movie-loving, God-fearing, entertainment nerd & high school student. I have a passion for writing. It’s something I’ve always loved to do. My passion for the art comes, mainly from God, as he created me with all my flaws and passions, but also from reading.

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. When one cracks open a book, they are instantly transported into another world with relatable characters and colorful settings. One of my favorite books (or rather book series) is The Chronicles of Narnia. In Narnia, we are introduced to some of the most colorful characters like the Pevensie Family, Aslan, Caspian, Reepicheep, and so many more. In one book, Aslan (and the author) create Narnia and paint a beautiful picture of a land far away yet closer than we think. The writer has the chance to give readers a one way ticket into a place only that creator can take them to.

Movies are the more popular medium and it’s understandable. Films do the same thing as books only you have the picture painted for you before your eyes, making it an understandably more appealing medium. Screenwriting is the chance to tell stories through film. If you haven’t caught on yet, stories are some of my favorite creations ever.

In a nutshell, my name is Kaleb and I love writing stories. I’m a high schooler and this is just the beginning of a different kind of blog that I hope you all enjoy.