Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT, a story about a clown who terrifies a small-town every 27 years. The trailer is terrifying, the book scared the crap out of us as kids. The mini-series had us looking under our bed. We can only imagine what the big version is going to do to our psyche.
The book IT scared the crap out of us as kids. We can only imagine what seeing this on the big screen will do to us as adults. A group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In The Hitman’s Bodyguard the world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. They encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman]. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s notorious wife.
In Starship Troopers Traitor of Mars Johnny Rico has just been demoted and sent to a small satellite station on Mars whilst the Federation attacks the bugs’ home planet. While trying to train his new recruits on this remote quiet station, the bugs show up in a surprise attack but the Federation’s Fleet is too far away to help. It’s up to Rico and his Troopers to save the planet and uncover how the bugs made it so close to home
As I was flipping through my choices on Netflix the other night I came across That 70’s Show. I decided to watch a couple of the old episodes and came across a scene where the guys were playing quarters. It took me back to my college days and many forgetful nights. No seriously. I have no recollection of many of the nights where I was at a quarters table.
College kids and 20-somethings drinking games have evolved a long way from my days of quarters. In case you are now asking yourself, what drinking games are today’s 20-somethings playing? I am here to fill in the blanks.
Until recently, beer pong was the only drinking game that I knew was popular. However, upon attending a college graduation party for a USC grad this month I was introduced to a new game involving one team throwing a single die high into the air and letting hit a table below. The opposing team was then responsible for catching the die as it bounced off the table. If it hits the ground or the table a second time, the opposition drinks. If the opposition catches the die before it hits the ground, the die-throwing team drinks. A perfect throw is when the die hits the edge of the table and skims off directly into the ground. The game is officially known as beer die. For all the rules skim to the bottom of the article.
Now, throwing a die high up into the air is not a big athletic challenge, oh did we mention it has to go 9 feet high in the air, but catching that sucker after it hits the table requires world-class reflexes. It will literally spring off the table in a thousand different directions, or so it seems.
What’s your favorite drinking game? Is it quarters? Beer pong? Flip cup? The newest craze Beer Die? Or something else. Kandy wants to know. Tell us on social media using the hashtag #kandydrinkingames
Beer Die Rules
How Points Are Scored
When Drinking Occurs
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The 2017 MLB season has reached the critical month of June where teams begin to establish themselves as contenders or pretenders. It is time for Kandy to revisit its’ pre-season predictions and see who has surprised us and who is disappointing.
Top 3 Surprises
Honorable Mention: Speaking of the Yankees, they get nudged out of our top 3 we give them honorable mention for sitting atop the AL East, ahead of our pre-season pick the Baltimore Orioles.
Top 3 Disappointments
What about you? What teams are your biggest surprises or disappointments? We want to hear from you. We’ll publish our favorite reader’s responses in the next issue of Kandy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Studios: Lionsgate / Amazon Studios
Kandy Rating: 5 out of 5 Panties come off at the end of the night
Before we get into the review, we were going to review Transformers: The Last Knight but with less than a month to its release there still are no release notes or production notes to provide a basis for a review. So, we serve up The Big Sick which has an amazing real-life story.
Fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley will recognize the lead actor of The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani. Kumail is a Pakistan-born comedian who lived in Chicago and was a struggling stand-up comedian. One night he was heckled by Emily Gordon, who would eventually become his wife. The movie tells the story of the courtship between Kumail and Emily (played by Zoe Kazan).
Every month we review production notes, release notes and featurettes from dozens of films and tv shows. This romantic comedy, aka chick flick, is not a film you would typically find in Kandy. However, we are big fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley and we noticed a film starring one of the main characters we gave it a look. The story between Kumail and Emily captivated us and was one we just had to share. Listen up guys, if you are in relationship, no matter what level or stage it may be at, take your girl to the theatre to see this film. We guarantee later that night you will be enjoying the fruits of her nectar.