Gee, The Critics Have Always Been So Right Before?!

"The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all." -  Mark Twain 

Who knew all those years ago the great Mark Twain would inadvertently hit the nail on the head when it came to "Batman Vs. Superman - Dawn of Justice."  Critics panned it.  And it promptly went out and set the record for biggest Easter opening weekend ever.  But really, were you surprised?  Two of the THE biggest comic book heroes EVER in the same movie (with a newly revamped Wonder Woman added to the...

Don't Panic As I Grab My Harpoon And Dynamite

"We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs." -  Peter Benchley 

Before his death, Benchley came to regret writing "Jaws" and seeing the blockbuster made into the now-legendary Spielberg film.  His regret was that he incited panic and fear about sharks.  And that lead to the wholesale slaughter of a wide variety of the apex predators.  He dedicated the last years of his life to conservation and...

No Time For Sequels Doctor Jones

"It's not the years, honey; it's the mileage."  - Indiana Jones, Raiders of The Lost Ark 

Here's a transcript of my reaction to Tuesday's news of Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg signing on to do a fifth Indiana Jones movie:

(Logs on and reads tweets from various entertainment sites)

Me:  Are you fucking kidding me?!

And.. scene.   No, No, No.  Not that anyone needs to see the abomination that was "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but did you see that piece of shit?  Indy didn't just...

The Self-Aggrandizing World of "Please Vote For Me!"

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election." -  Otto von Bismarck

With that said... I'm Matt Otstot and I'm asking for your vote.  No, seriously.  I am. I am once again in the mix in the race for Fresno Famous with the Triple-A champion Fresno Grizzlies.  At stake (aside from my pride and ego) is a chance to design a game jersey and plan in-game entertainment.  Details on how and where you can vote in a sec.  But... when (or if) I win, I want to use this...

Stupid Really IS as Stupid Does

"I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids." -  Charles Barkley 

When Sir Charles said that, it caused quite a stir.  I know because I'm old enough to have seen it firsthand.  But the issue of being a role model... or, more specifically a mindless follower... needs to be addressed in this great Nation of ours, and that right quick.  Case in point -- Kim K's recent "Hey everyone I'm naked - AGAIN!" social media post.   An article in...

Remember A Long-Shot IS Still A Chance

"The only safe thing is to take a chance." -  Mike Nichols 

I saw a stat over the weekend that if you bet $100 in Vegas that the L.A. Lakers would beat the Golden State Warriors,  Nate Diaz would get the submission on Connor McGregor, and Miesha Tate would choke out Holly Holm, you'd pocked more than $31,000.  So, just like they say in "Dumb and Dumber" -- So You're saying there's a chance!  Yep, long shots can happen!  And there is NOTHING written, preordained or chiseled in stone that...

Aging in An Ageless Industry

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."  - George Burns 

Okay, I'm about to do a big NO-NO in the Entertainment Industry.  Much to my agents chagrin ..  oh, wait, I don't have one right now ... anyway...  I proudly admit that March 4th is my Birthday.  And for those with whom I share this date including:  Patricia Heaton, Landon Donovan, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Newsted --  I say rejoice!  It's the only date that is a sentence (March Fourth) and it sure beats the...

What Became Oscars So What

"Nothing can take the sting out of the World's economic problems like watching millionaires give each other golden statues." - Billy Crystal

Okay... where to start?  Well, being a white, male actor, I don't know if I can anymore.  As I wrote before the 88th Annual Academy Awards, we need to get beyond this and focus on the talent of the person and not their ethnicity.  And, I'm not a fool.  I get it, Chris Rock.  Blacks... and for that matter Women and other minorities get shafted in...