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Stephen King’s IT will scare you #$@*!

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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.

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IT Trailer

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.

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The HITMAN’S Bodyguard

The Hitmans Bodyguard

Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) in THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD. Image Courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.

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. 

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

 

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

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Summer Drinking Games

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

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Beer Die Rules
The Necessities

  • Four Players, Two on each time
  • Dice
  • 8 ft x 2 ½ ft table
  • 4 Red cups – 1 cup placed in each corner of the table
  • Beer

How Points Are Scored

  1. Plunk – A player shoots the die into the opposing players cup. Remember the die has to go at least 9 feet in the air. The shooting team earns two points.
  2. If a player on defense drops the die, fails to catch the die after it hits the die, or uses more than a single hand to catch the die the shooting team earns a single point.
  3. If the shooting team throws a die into the air and it falls short of the midway point of the table the defending team earns a point.
  4. If a shot hits any of the red cups on the table it is considered a dead shot and no points are awarded.
  5. If a shot hits the centerline it is considered a dead shot and no points are awarded.

When Drinking Occurs

  1. Plunk – the team that gets plunked must finish their beers
  2. Shooter Misses the Table – the shooting team must take a sip of their beer
  3. Point Score – anytime a team has a point scored against, it must take a sip of its beer
  4. Number 5 – anytime the number 5 shows on the die on the table the team must chug its beers.

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2017 Major League Baseball Top 3 Surprises and Disappointments

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

  1. Minnesota Twins – based on all our pre-season research, i.e. baseball experts’ reviews and predictions, we expected the Twins to have the worst record in baseball. However, they currently sit atop the American League Central division. Way to go young Twins! Our pre-season AL Central favorites the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians are contenders closely on the heels of the Twinkies.
  2. Colorado Rockies – ok, we admit the Rockies success thus far is not a surprise to us but is to many baseball experts. We had the Rockies battling the Giants for the NL West crown. We’ll talk more about the Giants on our list of Most Disappointing.
  3. Houston Astros – again, not a surprise to us that they are sitting atop the AL West division but certainly a surprise to many baseball experts. What is surprising to us is that they currently have the best record in baseball and are on pace to win 117 games. They best hope the young Yankees implode down the stretch so as to not meet up in the playoffs. We recall the last time a team won over 110 games and met a Yankees team in the playoffs, the 2001 Seattle Mariners won 116 games but lost in the ALCS to the Yankees 4 – 1.

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

  1. New York Mets – we had very high expectations for the Metropolitans this season but they have greatly underperformed. Some would point to injuries to the starting pitchers, bullpen and position players. The remaining players who are healthy have for the most part have failed to carry the load in the absence of their teammates. The one prediction that looks like a lock for us is that Michael Conforto has replaced Curtis Granderson as the starting centerfielder.
  2. San Francisco Giants – we could easily play the Giants in the number one slot but we had the Mets winning the WS this season so even though the Giants have a worse record they slide to position number two. Bochy will make a run with this team but they are too far out already to reach the post-season in a division that is way more competitive than anyone predicted.
  3. Chicago Cubs – we, like every other expert, expected so much more from the Cubs this year. They seem to be finding their stride but to be barely over .500 at this point in the season is disappointing. If they are planning to return to the World Series this year they are going to need to go on a serious run. The Nationals and NL West teams are looking very formidable. Home field advantage could very well decide who reached the WS from the NL this year.

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 sports@kandymag.com

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The Big Sick Preview

Rated: R
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.

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