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Archive for 'Movies'

Movie sequences I love

In The Bourne Ultimatum there is one sequence which astonishes me every single time I see it. It is the scene when Bourne is talking the news reporter, Simon, through Waterloo Station in London, guiding him by cell phone to avoid detection and apprehension by the various CIA teams in the area. The whole piece [...]

Little known movies I love

Every third day Clark has duty which means that he has to be on the ship for 24 hours. Which means I’m home alone. We don’t have TV–even though I enjoy TV I think if we had cable I would just watch too much of it. So we save money and keep my brain from [...]

my thoughts on things

Tuesday I woke up at 3:45a.m. and went in to work. By 6:30a.m. I was signed in as Watch Officer for the propulsion plant and proceeded to do nearly non-stop plant work, tasks requiring sustained and accurate mental focus, until 3:00a.m. Wednesday morning. I then went to bed, woke up at 5:15a.m. Wednesday morning and [...]

HBO’s Rome

HBO ran a two season series titled Rome several years back. I bought season one while deployed on HALSEY and loved it immensely. Season 2 was a present from Nick a year later. The show chronicles the rise of Julius Caesar, his assassination, and the war that followed between Octavian and Marc Antony for control [...]

no pictures, just thoughts

I finished watching the movie Watchmen. Properly reviewing it would take more time than I can give at this moment but allow me a few thoughts on the brilliant yet flawed film. I completely understand now why the comic was so prolific because the story, characters, and subject matter are brilliant. The alternative timeline to [...]