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Welcome to 2017

January 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Entertainment, movies

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope that this coming year brings happiness to everyone including the ability to determine what happiness is. These days the most common thing that Ellen and I do December 31st is we go out to dinner, see a movie, and then come home and attempt to stay up to […]

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Hacksaw Ridge

November 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Entertainment, movies

Ellen and I went to see Hacksaw Ridge last night. Even Ellen, who dislikes Mel Gibson, who directed the film, intensely, thought it was a very good movie. The story was based on the real story about Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. In this case for saving […]

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Batman v Superman – My Thoughts

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments · movies, Serenity

Since I wrote about the fact that I was going to see Batman v Superman on Sunday, a few people (to my amazement) actually asked what I thought about it. And since anytime I can talk about something that does not tie directly to the 2016 Presidential race is a happy place for me, I […]

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Going to Movies as a Singleton

March 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · movies

So early this morning I am going to go see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are some movies that Ellen just does not want to see, mostly those based on comic books (though she is selective, she just generally avoids those that get terrible reviews and on reflection probably should avoid those with […]

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Robot and Frank

February 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Entertainment, movies

I just finished my latest watching-while-walking-on-the-elliptical-walker movie, Robot and Frank. It is a fairly short film, just shy of 1.5 hours that tells the story of an aging jewel thief, Frank Langella, who is given a healthcare robot to take care of him because of a failing memory and general inability to take care of […]

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My Thoughts About Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

December 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Entertainment, movies

If you have not seen the new Star Wars film and do want to know anything about its plot, do not read this post. So a couple of weeks ago, Ellen and I went to see the new Star Wars movie. To be upfront about it, it was more of a check-the-box thing for me; […]

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Departures – Worth Viewing

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments · movies

The story concerns a young couple, the film begins with the husband, Daigo, a cellist whose orchestra goes out of business, needing a job. He answers an ad which says that applicants do not have to have a lot of experience, the position is high paying, and the work is with “departures”. Thinking it might […]

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Today’s Argument – Biopic

November 18th, 2014 · No Comments · movies

I have had the fortune to spend much of the last 30-some years being improved by Ellen. Remarkably I find that no matter how much she corrects, I still have much work that is needed to be done. The context of this thought resulted from my mentioning this morning that there is a new biopic […]

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The Importance of Storytelling

November 15th, 2014 · No Comments · art, atarc, history, movies, popular culture, theatre

Over the last year or so, I decided to focus a bit more on academic opportunities. I have attempted to become a better professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), helped start a non-profit focused on increasing academic involvement with government (ATARC), and this semester signed up for two graduate courses at the University […]

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Gone Girl

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments · movies

Last night, as part of the Ellen birthday set of events, culminating in her long-desired trip to New Orleans in December, we went to see Gone Girl (chosen as an alternative to Nightcrawler, and partially because Ellen does not want to see a key character that reminded her of the Michelin tire guy). I am not […]

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