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Apr
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My son and I saw Captain America The Winter Soldier last night and Thought it was pretty great. For a spy flick it was closer to a Bond movie then say a Hitchcock thriller but I enjoyed the story, the cast was great, the action was awesome (though Falcon’s flight was blatantly obvious CGI, the only real disappointing FX), and the comic book references were fun to spot. #moviereview #WinterSoldier

Sep
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#theworldsend is funny, smart, and fast-paced. Worth going just to see Hong Kong fighting style (ie wirework) brilliantly translated into a couple bar fights if thats your thing. #moviereview

Jul
25th
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I’m not against a woman’s right to choose, I just think that choice should have been safe sex or abstinence. For some reason I’ve come out of late very strongly against abortion. I’ve never been for it but I’ve never taken an active stance against except in idle conversation among friends. 

More than 1.2 million babies are legally “aborted” in the USA every year - check the statistics on census.gov - maybe instead of protesting the right to choose, time could be better spent educating women on their choice to have unprotected sex. Did you know the nervous system and brain development are one of the first processes to begin? How can anyone argue that isn’t a living, human being growing in there? Imagine the world if instead of pretending aborted babies were less than nothing and we built them gravestones. 1.2 million new gravestones all over this nation every year. Maybe then people would realize the travesty we have created and accept responsibility for their choice.
I’m not against a woman’s right to choose, I just think that choice should have been safe sex or abstinence. For some reason I’ve come out of late very strongly against abortion. I’ve never been for it but I’ve never taken an active stance against except in idle conversation among friends. 

More than 1.2 million babies are legally “aborted” in the USA every year - check the statistics on census.gov - maybe instead of protesting the right to choose, time could be better spent educating women on their choice to have unprotected sex. Did you know the nervous system and brain development are one of the first processes to begin? How can anyone argue that isn’t a living, human being growing in there? Imagine the world if instead of pretending aborted babies were less than nothing and we built them gravestones. 1.2 million new gravestones all over this nation every year. Maybe then people would realize the travesty we have created and accept responsibility for their choice.
Jun
28th
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Daredevil

I forgot how bad this movie was in the last 10 years. Just awful writing and directing from the same man, Mark Steven Johnson - the same guy responsible for the first Ghost Rider travesty. It’s a sad statement to his abilities that the best performance he gets comes from Jon Favreau, who does a fine Foggy Nelson impression. Affleck and Garner aren’t the greatest actors but they both are better than this. The simplistic dialogue and over wrought attempts at drama just made me grimace in between all the trite homages to Daredevil’s comic book origins. My recommendation: wait for the inevitable reboot because #daredevil the character has a great history and deserves better treatment. #moviereview

Jun
14th
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Review: Man of Steel

Flawed but still enjoyable. The assembled cast was terrific but the script focuses entirely on Superman and his two fathers with Lois, Perry, and Emil reduced to background characters. The fight scenes were incredible but they were numerous, much too long, and it bothered me every time that Superman never attempted to direct his battles away from populated areas. I like @henrycavill a lot and #manofsteel was a good start. Let’s hope without the distraction of an origin story the sequel will be more impressive. 

Jun
8th
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Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

(+) beautiful imagery (-) over the top acting

Jun
2nd
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Age Is The Enemy

How depressing. In the shower today for the first time I had to lean against the wall while washing and rinsing my legs #gettingolder

Jun
1st
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Movie Review: The Cabin In The Woods

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Creative. Funny. Smart. Surprising. All the things one would expect from a Joss Whedon project actually. The best way to go into this movie is to know nothing at all, so I won’t be providing any spoilers. Suffice it to say that you should start off confused but intrigued. And there’s a lot of humor in here, from funny dialogue to wacky characters, that will keep you entertained while you’re trying to figure out what the heck is going on. I recommend this film to anyone interested in comedy, horror, or mysteries… and highly recommend it it to fans of all three. #josswhedon #horror #review

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Gratitude

So I just bought my 8 year old daughter tickets to her first concert: Big Time Rush with Victoria Justice! She’s been bugging me for well over a week about this, so I figured now that I’ve caved I’d be high king around the house and treated like royalty! Nope. I got a hug and a thank you. No “Daddy let me make you breakfast for being so great”, no “Daddy I’ll never date boys until I’ve moved out of your house and even then only in another town so you’ll never have to see or hear about it.”

A hug was all I got.

Still pretty great though. :-)

Mar
1st
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Fiddling with an art app for fun.

Fiddling with an art app for fun.