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The Interview (Movie)

TheInterviewMain Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park

Review: 3 out of 10 stars.

This is a hard movie to watch. It’s very funny in the first half, but it got very (more…)

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (Book)

ThingsThatMatterAuthor: Charles Krauthammer
Genre: Politics, religion
Year Published: 2013
Rating: So so

http://www.amazon.com/Things-That-Matter-Passions-Pastimes/dp/0385349173/

Well, controversial sure is.

Well it’s a collection of opinionated articles by a (more…)

Command Authority (Book)

CommandAuthorityAuthor: Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy (RIP)
Genre: detective, international crime, politics
Year Published: 2013
Rating: Excellent read

http://www.amazon.com/Command-Authority-Jack-Ryan-Clancy/dp/0399160477/

Review: Great detective novel about the young Jack Ryan, CIA analyst / other more trivial titles as he got himself into trying to uncover the corruption that involves international crimes. The chilling part of (more…)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Movie)

LeeDanielsTheButlerMain Cast: Forester Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, Terence Howard, Mariah Carey

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

This movie has an impressive cast, even with those who don’t usually act. And most likely because it’s based on some true events (see further for fact checking link) and not just an article, acting was much more touching and real.

The film is inspired by an article about Eugene Allen (Cecil Gaines in the movie) as a poor man who found his way to work and ultimately became one of the most prestigious butlers at the White House. (http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-11-07/politics/36906532_1_white-house-black-man-history) The story was then expanded with research, added dramatization, and romanticized former presidents who would appear to have (more…)

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