January, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty – Free Passes Today

January 9th, 2013 at 11:06 am by under The Movie Guru, Uncategorized

President Obama comes on the air to the American people and tells the U.S.public … and the world … that Osama bin Laden is Dead.  For either the better or the worse the world changed that day.   And ever since then many people have pondered … the way Seal Team Six went in and did their job … this could be the making of a good movie.  Well, Oscar Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow did just that.  The lady that brought you the award winning film The Hurt Locker brings you Zero Dark Thirty. 

This film has been getting many rave reviews and is up for 4 Golden Globes awards and is bound for Oscar recognition when the nominations are revealed at the end of January.  Now the film has also been criticized by certain groups for what the film represents and what it could reveal to be either true or fictitious … and maybe a security breach.  Anyhow, the film was made and everyone is raving over it.  It’s been out in Limited Release for a few weeks now and it opens nationwide This Friday, January 11th.  But, how would you like to see the movie for FREE.  The Face of CW 55 has you covered.

TODAY from 12 Noon to 2pm head to Furniture Fair in Mobile on Azalea Road and meet Dani Dials there.  She will give you, while they last, a FREE Movie Pass that will get TWO people in to see the film on Thursday, January 10th at Hollywood Stadium Theaters inMobile.  The Sneak Preview is at 7:30pm so … GET THERE EARLY!  Once the theater they will show the film is full no one else will able to get in.


Check Out This Trailer of the film at this link from IMDb ….. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2281482009/


So after you read this blog …. Get Up! …… and head to Furniture Fair on Azalea Road.  See Dani Dials and she’ll give a FREE Movie Pass to go see one of the Most Talked About Movies of 2013 …. And we are just in the middle of January ….. That’s Hollywood For Ya!

BCS Blowout?

January 7th, 2013 at 9:52 pm by under FOX10 Sports

I was impressed by the Fighting Irish today. But it wasn’t on the field, it was in the parking lot.

Bag pipes were playing, green mohawks spiked to they sky, beer pong tables…oh they were ready to party. As the fans trickled into the stadium and took their seats, I think they were also taken by surprise. Lacy Cooper made a TD within the first 7-8 minutes of the game. Then another Alabama goal, then another.

Will this game live up to the hype? So far, it’s not. And I think the fans came here for more! Well, at least Notre Dame fans did.

To be continued.

Blogging during the 3rd quarter,



Bama breaking records

January 7th, 2013 at 9:48 pm by under FOX10 Sports

It is now 35-0 in the BCS National Championship game at Sunlife stadium and the Bama fans are going crazy with excitement.

I have to admit the stadium is overwhelmingly pulling for Notre Dame while a small corner has been taken over by Alabama fans.

By the looks of things however, it makes it that much sweeter for Bama fans who are working to compete with double the amount of fighting Irish supporters.

Today has been a busy but fun-filled day in the magic city. We’ve seen tailgaters dressed in team-swag from head to toe; setting up at the stadium since 10am.

Stadium officials say 80,120 fans came out to tonight’s game; breaking several Sunlife stadium records.

That’s the best way to talk about this night; in terms of records.

By halftime Notre Dame had taken the record for biggest deficit by a number-one ranked team in the 1st quarter with 14-0 on the board.

The 28 point halftime deficit was tied for the second largest halftime deficit in BCS National Championship game history.

Many fans are already making plans to hit up South Beach to celebrate title number 15. Only time will tell.



And so it begins!

January 7th, 2013 at 9:53 am by under FOX10 Sports

The BCS National Championship game has finally arrived!

First thing this morning Bama fans began setting up their tailgates. Alabama flags are flying in the wind, “Sweet Home Alabama” is playing on the stereo system and the crockpots are out on the table.

Decked out in Bama gear, one man is wearing houndstooth boxers!

Can’t wait to see what today brings. Hopefully another National Championship! Roll Tide



The Christmas Tornado: Aftermath

January 6th, 2013 at 10:02 pm by under FOX10 News, FOX10 Stormtracker Weather, Uncategorized

On my way back home from downtown Mobile this afternoon, I decided to take a closer look at some of the damage caused by the Christmas EF-2 tornado.  I put my iPhone5 into a suction-mount on the windshield, and took a very short drive on South Carlen to Dauphin to North Carlen to Old Shell and back to Dauphin.  It’s not meant to be a comprehensive look at all the damage caused, just a taste of it.

I’m still amazed by the power of nature.  Some homes were fine while others look like they were destroyed by dynamite. Click on the link to watch the video…

Tornado aftermath

It’s almost here!

January 6th, 2013 at 4:40 pm by under FOX10 Sports

Miami Beach is packed today with Notre Dame and Alabama fans screaming “Roll Tide” and “Go Irish”.

Everywhere you look you’ll find someone decked out in collegiate gear.

For the first time it’s starting to feel like the national championship, its finally here!

With only a day left until the game, fans are dancing, singing and getting pumped up for the historic match up.



Mosleys make it to Miami

January 6th, 2013 at 1:44 pm by under FOX10 Sports

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley’s family has arrived in the “Magic City” and they’re excited about seeing the palm trees and walking on the beach before tomorrows game.

C.J’s mother, father and brother are joined by his extended family including aunts, uncles and grandmothers.

We sat down to chat about tomorrow’s game and enjoyed some good laughs.

C.J.’s father said last night, they were practicing interviewing one another for today’s fox10 interview. We were all chuckling and having a good time.

C.J comes from a fun loving family who is proud of his success thus far and ready to cheer him and team in in the championship game.

It’s great to see such a strong family supporting one of Alabama’s finest players.


Made it to Miami, now what?

January 6th, 2013 at 11:17 am by under FOX10 Sports

One day away and the traffic says it all. Thousands have made their way to the sandy beaches of Miami for the greatest game of the year. But some have one problem. They don’t have tickets to the game!

I’ve spoken to a number of people who traveled across the country hoping to find tickets at a decent price. Some are more vocal about the need than others. One guy just walked down the street just mumbling ” need tickets, need tickets.” A couple from Citronelle posted a sign on their car window. How creative!

I think most fans though just want to experience all the fanfare and take home a W.



Hometown Glory

January 5th, 2013 at 2:54 pm by under FOX10 Sports

You really are a product of your environment.

During media day at Sun Life Stadium, players like AJ McCarron and TJ Yeldon took a moment to say thank you the people who helped shape their lives.

McCarron says the Mobile Community helped raise him and become the man he is today. TJ Yeldon thanked Daphne High School for its support. It’s good to know competitive players can give credit where it is due.

I know people from their neighborhoods appreciate the gratefulness and take pride in the players accomplishments.

So when we all rise to the occasion, let us not forget who helped get his there. And if we get the national spotlight, tell the world!

Blogging from the passenger seat,




Tide fans taking over South Beach

January 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm by under FOX10 Sports

Bama and Notre Dame fans are all over South Beach! Miami Beach has transformed with vendors set up on every corner. They’re selling food, game day apparel and playing music.

There’s a zip line, a rock wall and competitive games. Ocean Drive is shut down so people can walk, bicycle, roller blade or whatever transportation you choose besides a car.

The atmosphere is great and the weather is perfect.

It’s the calm before the storm really. Everyone is hanging out, walking on the beach, touring the city and just enjoying themselves.

I met a couple from Citronelle, Al and some other fans from Tuscaloosa who flew down last night.

Anticipating the pep rally that starts at 4.