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Video: Two Guys Talkin' about 'Get on Up'

Aug 01, 2014

The latest "Two Guys Talkin'" looks at musical biopics, and where the music should come from: #GetOnUp

Marla Ridenour: Tiger Woods’ fans wait for him to let loose — A miraculous round from Tiger Woods in just his third tournament following back surgery might have been too much to ask, even for the eight-time Bridgestone Invitational champion. But his large and diverse gallery at Firestone Country Club did everything it could Thursday to will some magic out of him.
Aug 01, 2014

AM repost: Marla Ridenour: Tiger Woods’ fans wait for him to let loose - Ridenour - Ohio…

Watching stuff: "Get On Up" — Chadwick Boseman makes a superb James Brown in the movie biography of the Godfather of Soul, "Get On Up." The movie itself has some problems: its structure, which moves around the chronology of Brown's life, is over-ambitious; it could have been more pointed about Brown's personal flaws, and there's at least one musical moment that does not convey what it might have*.

The Woody Allen/Bob Hope connection revisited — In an easygoing* interview by Roger Friedman for the New York Observer, Woody Allen talks about parenthood, his cinematographers and other topics; notes his disconnection from a lot of current pop culture -- and once again touches on his love for Cleveland's own Bob Hope: .

HeldenFiles: Browns vs. ‘Big Bang’ in November — Is Johnny Manziel more important than Jim Parsons? In Northeast Ohio, it sure seems so. As you likely know, the Browns will play the Bengals in prime time on WOIO (Channel 19) on Nov. 6. And that event has all kinds of programming ripples.

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer are even in quarterback battle — BEREA: Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan warned everyone not to count out rookie Johnny Manziel in his battle with veteran Brian Hoyer for the team's starting quarterback job. Although Hoyer has taken all the snaps with the first-team offense through the first five full-squad practices of training camp and Manziel has worked exclusively with the second unit, Shanahan insists the derby is a dead heat.
Aug 01, 2014

AM repost: #Browns OC Kyle Shanahan says don’t dismiss Johnny Manziel in QB derby with Brian Hoyer because it’s even:…

Aug 01, 2014

Are Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer even so far. OC Kyle Shanahan thinks so.… #Browns #NFL #JohnnyFootball

Podcast: What's fair game in covering Johnny Manziel with Nate Ulrich and Dan Hanzus — Browns beat reporter Nate Ulrich wrote a blog Wednesday that had a post with a picture that Johnny Manziel went out late Tuesday night after practice and was at a bar about two miles from Berea. Nate referred to a previous interview with Mike Evans, a teammate of Manziel's at Texas A&M, that Nate conducted in June.

Figure out parking strategy for Browns Family Day at UA’s Infocision Stadium — With GPS units pointing motorists from all over Northeast Ohio and beyond toward Akron this weekend, Akron police are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @BruceWingesABJ: You'll need a strategy for parking if you're coming to downtown Akron for the Browns Family Day…

Browns notebook: Fresh-faced Jim Leonhard welcomed to training camp — BEREA: Browns coach Mike Pettine thinks his newest defensive back looks like a tax guy. Jim Leonhard looks a bit like a teenager you'd pay 10 bucks to mow your lawn.
Aug 01, 2014

AM repost: #Browns notebook: Fresh-faced Jim Leonhard welcomed to training camp:…. Via @GeorgeThomasABJ