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My Memorial Day gift

Published May 29, 2017

An average run to the grocery store the other day turned into anything but average. It was a gift that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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"Phoenix" is a "Vertigo"-riffing psychological slow burn that soars

Published Aug. 23, 2015

If you're planning on riffing off of one of Hollywood's greatest director's greatest movies, you better know what you're doing. Luckily, the man behind "Phoenix" is the extremely talented German director Christian Petzold, who smartly takes a touch of Hitchcock and twists it into an impressive project all of his own, a brilliantly crafted modern post-war noir carefully cloaked in mystery that slowly but satisfyingly burns to a quiet fireworks display of a finale.

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"Unbroken" transforms a remarkable life into an unremarkable movie

Published Jan. 3, 2015

You could list every potential synonym for incredible - amazing, triumphant, inspirational, awe-worthy, etc. - and it would still fall short of giving Louis Zamperini's life its due. "Unbroken," the movie blessed with bringing his remarkable story to the big screen, unfortunately lives up to none of those words. It is anything but amazing or triumphant or inspirational or awe-worthy. It manages to take cinematic gold and morph it into pewter.

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An Infamous Day

Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   December 7th. A date which will live in infamy. 70 years ago today, the generation who would become known as our greatest generation had their world turned upside down with Pearl Harbor. It has special significance with me because my grandpa...

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Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL   Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...

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