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Tom Hanks stars as Captain John Miller in this World War 2 epic. The movie starts out during the invasion of Normandy. This is one of the most realistic, gripping scenes I’ve ever seen in a war movie. It really spares nothing in portraying the violence of war. After this Miller is sent to lead a crew of eight into France to save Private James Ryan who under special circumstances is requested to be sent home. With this movie you really feel like you are part of the war. The actors do an amazing job and you truly feel for them. This movie is powerful although brutal and not for the faint of heart. If you like war movies then this movie is essential to see and I highly recommend it.

MPAA Rating: R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language.





Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the biggest weapons manufacturer in America. He is a genius and billionaire. On a trip to the middle east to show off a new missile he is captured by terrorists who want him to build them the missile for them. While imprisoned he builds a high tech armor and escapes. When he gets back to America he decides to give up building weapons and becomes the superhero Iron Man. The special effects for Iron Man are amazing especially in the flight scenes. The acting is great especially because of the witty dialogue. I definitely recommend this because it is a pretty sweet summer blockbuster and a great action movie.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content.




Schindler’s List is one of the most moving movies I have ever experienced. It is the story of Oskar Schindler a war profiteer, and member of the nazi party that saves 1100 Polish Jews during the war. It is a super powerful, tragic story and the movie tells it well. Everything about the movie is amazing. The acting is superb, and the music is powerful. This is a powerful movie and everyone should see it at least once in their lifetime. I highly recommend it.

MPAA Rating: R


Spider-Man 2 is an awesome sequel that picks up two years after the first movie. Peter is struggling keeping in control between his two identities. His love is engaged to someone else, his once amazing grades are now slipping, and his best friend wants to kill Spider Man. Also there is a new villian Doc Ock(Alfred Molina), a brilliant scientist, who in an experiment gone wrong ended up with eight crazy metal arms that basically control him. This movie had great special effects that improve on the first movies and the fight scenes are really crazy. The story is brilliant and the acting is great as well. It’s a truly great sequel and definitely check it out.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized action violence.


Of any comic book heroes spider-man is definitely coolest in my book. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is the local nerd who lives with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York. He is in love with the girl next door Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip he gets bitten by an experimented on spider and receives special powers. He uses his powers and becomes the hero of New York although not everyone loves him. Peter’s best friend Harry’s father (Willem Defoe) becomes the psychopathic Green Goblin and it is up to Spider Man to save the day. Spider-Man is a super fun movie with cool special effects and just a good story. The actors do a great job and the movie transitions seemlessly between the action, comedy, and dramatic moments. This movie is also build on great morals and it shows all the movie through. “With great power comes great responsibility.” I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen it, if there even is anyone who hasn’t.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence and action.


Glory Road tells the story of Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) the coach of Texas Western. This story is a big part of sports history because this was the first team to start 5 black players in the NCAA. The movie goes through when Don first becomes the coach, how he recruits players, how the team deals with and overcomes racism, and wins the 1966 NCAA basketball championship. It’s a heartfelt movie much like Remember the Titans with good acting, and enjoyable basketball.

MPAA Rating: PG for racial issues including violence and epithets, and mild language.

Right now during the spring is a terrible time for movies coming out in theaters. I have not been to a movie in probably a month or almost two so my blog is slacking in new movies and I apologize. Right after Christmas and all through the spring is just not a great time for movies. Summer blockbusters and from November to December is when all the really great ones come out. Soon it will be May and near the end of that month is when summer movies start coming out. So until then I will probably hold out on going to the theaters.



Cinderella Man is the inspiring true story about James Braddock a boxer during the Great Depression. Braddock (Russell Crowe) is a down and out has been barely getting by, and trying to support his family. He goes every day to the docks looking for work and sometimes gets a fight at night. Braddock gets back into boxing and trains to fight Max Baer the champ who has previously killed two men in the ring. This movie is superb in almost every way. The story is gripping and amazing, the acting is brilliant, and the boxing in intense and very real. This movie has a lot of heart and I highly recommend it.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense boxing violence and some language.



Oh beautiful spring

what true joy you bring

you are a magnificent thing

that makes me wish to sing

the color of green

the suns bright sheen

the air so clean

its a glorious scene

the end of the cold

what beauty untold

around this I wish

all the seasons would mold

the flowers in bloom

the bees buzz and zoom

there is no gloom

no feeling of doom

the animals are back

the ducks with their quack

the bears in their black

they are hungry for a snack

but do not fear

for they will not attack

there is so much to do

so much to see

so much for you

so much for me

so much to do