*I'm not big on movie remakes, particularly those based on films I've enjoyed. So I haven't been holding out much hope for "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3". For me, the 1974 Walter Matthau-Robert Shaw-Jerry Stiller-Hector Elizondo original is the gold standard New York City thriller. But I've read decent reviews in several papers this morning of the newDenzel Washington-John Travolta version. Negative notices would have kept me out of the theater. Now, I'm willing to give this remake a look.
*TV sports broadcasting technology is highly advanced, so much so that directors refuse to let one or two replays suffice when they have a half-dozen more queued up (even if the others don't provide any additional insight). But the single biggest waste of your time is the "pitch-by-pitch" replay of a baseball at-bat. I know the games are long and down time is such that TV has to come up with some movement in between live action. But as a baseball observer with a modicum of sophistication accumulated over a half-century of watching and reporting, I'm here to tell you that the "pitch-by-pitch" replays offer nothing to the telecasts.