The Moon Rises, the Phillies Season Sets

1.) I finally got to see Wes Anderson’s new film “Moonrise Kingdom” yesterday and let me just say that it was well worth the wait. That movie was incredible, 4 stars 4 sure. But then again, I love practically all (I’m looking at you Darjeeling Limited) of Wes Anderson’s movies so maybe I’m not the best person to go to for an unbiased opinion.

It’s too early to say that it’s definitely his best movie, but I think that it’s in the conversation. Royal Tenenbaums still probably holds the crown though in my opinion (it’s hard to beat lines like:  “Hell of a damn grave. Wish it were mine.”  “Look at that old Grizzly Bear.” “Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin’ the cemetery?”  “I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman” and of course “Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t.”)

Yeah, now that I go through the quotes, I think the Tenenbaums still takes it.

2.) Speaking of good movies, you should check out “Jeff, Who Lives at Home.” It is a really feel good movie that stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon. It is also directed and written by the Duplass brothers, and I am sure that most of the Headrush readers will recognize Mark Duplass as Pete Eckhart from FX’s hilarious fantasy football show “The League.”  I was surprised to find out that he writes and directs movies with his brother, but it turns out that this is the 6th movie they’ve directed together so I guess I’m a little late to the party.

3.) Alright here is my solution for fixing the Phillies:

a.) Trade Cole Hamels. Look, he’s their best player, I get that.  But he’s gone after this season. The Phillies have too much money tied up in over the hill/mediocre pitchers to make him an offer that the likes of the Yankees, or really, any team in baseball can offer him once he becomes a free agent.  So they need to trade him to get some top prospects to replenish the farm system that their idiot GM has pissed away on the likes of Hunter Pence. Then again, this is the same guy who traded Cliff Lee FOR A BAG OF MAGIC BEANS so maybe we don’t really want him dealing for prospects, eh?

b.) Trade Shane Victorino.  It’s time for that Hawaiian to fly somewhere else. Again, get some prospects or some bullpen help.

c.) Fire Juan Samuel.  Seriously, this guy is turrrrible. How in the world do you get run over by your own player?  And then look PISSED at that player for running you over?  Note to Samuel: GET THE F OUT OF THE WAY!

4.) I love how Lou Williams OPTS OUT of his contract and then tweets about how the Sixers chose to go in another direction. I’m gonna miss the boss and his boss way of thinking. I’m also going to miss Elton Brand, but come on, that guy is not worth 18 million.


  • If only we could get a bag of magic beans for Juan Samuel — worst third base coach in the history of the game. Beyond the Pence collision, there was the one where he sent a guy home on a short pop to left field and had him thrown out at the plate by a Charlie Brown-like margin. But then, THESE are the Phillies I’ve spend most of my life with — the “so bad they’re hard to watch” Phillies. Good luck with that sellout streak, Ruben.

  • Lou Williams…. good riddance, Elton Brand…. I wish we didn’t over pay you.

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