Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This was certainly not another usual Ben Stiller movie. It was incredibly creative, different, and grabbed the viewer by the shirt collar and pulled them into the movie. The movie’s plot is simple: Stiller, someone who works with negatives and film at a major magazine, loses a famed photographer’s “best picture ever” while also having to worry about wether or not he will lose his job in a coming layoff. 

It’s a classic old vs new; the older guys are being moved out to be replaced by the newer guys who of course don’t need the older guys. Being fed up with always being on the back burner of his own life, Stiller’s character goes on the adventure of a life time. 

The film displays Stiller’s characters thoughts visually through words pictures and more. It is very refreshing and different from the majority of films that have been coming out recently.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This was certainly not another usual Ben Stiller movie. It was incredibly creative, different, and grabbed the viewer by the shirt collar and pulled them into the movie. The movie’s plot is simple: Stiller, someone who works with negatives and film at a major magazine, loses a famed photographer’s “best picture ever” while also having to worry about wether or not he will lose his job in a coming layoff.

It’s a classic old vs new; the older guys are being moved out to be replaced by the newer guys who of course don’t need the older guys. Being fed up with always being on the back burner of his own life, Stiller’s character goes on the adventure of a life time.

The film displays Stiller’s characters thoughts visually through words pictures and more. It is very refreshing and different from the majority of films that have been coming out recently.

The Edge of Tomorrow

This was a fantastic movie! Is it just me or is Tim Cruise starting to make good movies again (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow). Before seeing the movie, it looks like just another. Ground Hog Day/ Sci Fi mixture. This is far from true. Even though the plot is continuously repeating itself, the story only resets for comedic moments or key plot points. I felt myself hanging on the story wanting to know how Cruise was going to beat the evil aliens. Emily Blunt also played her role, a kick ass don’t mess with me girl, well. Cruise and Blunt made an excellent pair on screen. 

It was especially refreshing that the female lead was there to get the job done and the romance was a added bonus at the end instead of the usual other way around. It was also refreshing that she was willing to die for the cause, saving the world, rather than for the male lead. 

The movie had a good amount of comedic moments, especially in ways to kill Tom Cruise. Also the special FX were very good. It would have been incredible to see in 3D! The film is on the 2 hour side but it doesn’t feel like it. There are really no dragging moments in the film even with the repeating days.

The Edge of Tomorrow

This was a fantastic movie! Is it just me or is Tim Cruise starting to make good movies again (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow). Before seeing the movie, it looks like just another. Ground Hog Day/ Sci Fi mixture. This is far from true. Even though the plot is continuously repeating itself, the story only resets for comedic moments or key plot points. I felt myself hanging on the story wanting to know how Cruise was going to beat the evil aliens. Emily Blunt also played her role, a kick ass don’t mess with me girl, well. Cruise and Blunt made an excellent pair on screen.

It was especially refreshing that the female lead was there to get the job done and the romance was a added bonus at the end instead of the usual other way around. It was also refreshing that she was willing to die for the cause, saving the world, rather than for the male lead.

The movie had a good amount of comedic moments, especially in ways to kill Tom Cruise. Also the special FX were very good. It would have been incredible to see in 3D! The film is on the 2 hour side but it doesn’t feel like it. There are really no dragging moments in the film even with the repeating days.

Monday, July 14, 2014 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Saturday, July 5, 2014
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the best speech ever given. On July 4th, 75 years ago Lou Gehrig gave his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech. On a day when everyone else had already given their speeches and Gehrig was supposed to be saying goodbye to the game he loved, Gehrig almost didn’t give the speech. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy whispered something to Gehrig, something that no one knows but gave Gehrig the courage he needed to give his speech. His speech was not about his crippling disease that would kill him only 2 years later at the age of 37. it was about how lucky he felt that even though he had gotten a bad break, for the 35 years before that he had a great family in his parents, his wife, and his Yankee family and it was these things and more that would give him the strength, courage, and inspiration to fight against this disease. Gehrig and his speech give inspiration to everyone, especially those who have ‘been given bad breaks’ like himself. ALS, now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease still has no cure but researchers are tirelessly working on making living conditions better for those whose body, for no known reason, starts to break down. Hopefully someday soon cures will be found for ALS and all similar diseases. In the mean time, Gehrig’s words will give an inspiration for everyone to fight on and not let their bad breaks control their lives.

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the best speech ever given. On July 4th, 75 years ago Lou Gehrig gave his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech. On a day when everyone else had already given their speeches and Gehrig was supposed to be saying goodbye to the game he loved, Gehrig almost didn’t give the speech. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy whispered something to Gehrig, something that no one knows but gave Gehrig the courage he needed to give his speech. His speech was not about his crippling disease that would kill him only 2 years later at the age of 37. it was about how lucky he felt that even though he had gotten a bad break, for the 35 years before that he had a great family in his parents, his wife, and his Yankee family and it was these things and more that would give him the strength, courage, and inspiration to fight against this disease. Gehrig and his speech give inspiration to everyone, especially those who have ‘been given bad breaks’ like himself. ALS, now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease still has no cure but researchers are tirelessly working on making living conditions better for those whose body, for no known reason, starts to break down. Hopefully someday soon cures will be found for ALS and all similar diseases. In the mean time, Gehrig’s words will give an inspiration for everyone to fight on and not let their bad breaks control their lives.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Congratulations to the US Men’s Soccer team for making it out of the “group of death” and moving on in the World Cup!! The US team played well against a dominant Germany today. I have to say that I did not predict them making it out of the group stage. They have played well but I believe that their making it out is largely related to Portugal’s dismal World Cup performance. Had Portugal played to their ability against Germany, the. Us, and Ghana it there would surely be different results. They like Spain, England, Italy and most of the other European countries all had horrible showings here in Brazil and I’m sure are already working on their teams for the 2018 games in Russia. 

Hopefully the US can keep their defensive back line in order as they somewhat struggled with today. I believe that defense and fitness are two huge keys in keeping the US in the World Cup. So far they’ve proved that what is on the field matters more than what is on paper.

Congratulations to the US Men’s Soccer team for making it out of the “group of death” and moving on in the World Cup!! The US team played well against a dominant Germany today. I have to say that I did not predict them making it out of the group stage. They have played well but I believe that their making it out is largely related to Portugal’s dismal World Cup performance. Had Portugal played to their ability against Germany, the. Us, and Ghana it there would surely be different results. They like Spain, England, Italy and most of the other European countries all had horrible showings here in Brazil and I’m sure are already working on their teams for the 2018 games in Russia.

Hopefully the US can keep their defensive back line in order as they somewhat struggled with today. I believe that defense and fitness are two huge keys in keeping the US in the World Cup. So far they’ve proved that what is on the field matters more than what is on paper.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Happy 40th Birthday to Mr. Derek Jeter!! Jeter is playing his final season this year and is still performing excellently. Jeter has been the Captain of the New York Yankees for several years as well as the face of Major League Baseball!

Happy 40th Birthday to Mr. Derek Jeter!! Jeter is playing his final season this year and is still performing excellently. Jeter has been the Captain of the New York Yankees for several years as well as the face of Major League Baseball!

Monday, June 16, 2014
In other sports news, Tony Gwynn passed away this morning from a battle with cancer. Gwynn was arguably one of the best players to ever out on a Padres uniform. Thoughts are with the Gwynn family.

In other sports news, Tony Gwynn passed away this morning from a battle with cancer. Gwynn was arguably one of the best players to ever out on a Padres uniform. Thoughts are with the Gwynn family.