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War of the Worlds
I really dug Spielberg’s take on the story. The first alien attack is harrowing. It’s a realistic portrayal of an alien invasion from the point of view of the average Joe just trying to stay alive. Cruise’s character doesn’t save the world, but he does save his family.
Ray’s had some family issues over the years, and the story begins right in the middle of those. Yet despite the challenges, he holds it together and does what is right for his kids. He gains their respect and love in the process, and he gains it for himself as well. Ray emerges stronger and better.
Who is Ray?
If you haven’t read her memoir, you need to. Karen went through some tough things with her family, and lost her own self-respect along the way. But she found her balance and peace, with herself and her family, and grew stronger and bolder. Her journey is to be admired.
Karen is the author of Following the Whispers and a professional singer.
To you I dedicate I Won’t Back Down by Fuel. (Title leads to YouTube.)
"I won't back down, I will not bow, I've come to bring you hell..." Because you aren’t backing down, Karen. You are bringing hell to your past and winning.
Trivia and Facts:
Where does Karen live?
What year did HG Wells write War of the Worlds?
V’s trivia answers – Mark’s wife is an U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, and “At any rate, I am convinced that God does not play dice,” an objection to quantum theory, was said by Albert Einstein.
Ninja News and Entertainment News
Mel gave me the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I’ve received it before, so just want to thank Mel.
Liesel Hill posted this yesterday and I thought it was awesome:
God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.--Albert Einstein
This is a watch now original series on NetFlix.
It’s a slightly twisted Hardy Boys adventure. Like something you’d see on the CW except with gore and sex. Has a soap opera quality to it. I was a little disappointed with the season finale. Without giving anything away, all I can say is “Seen it! Do something new.”
If you’re in the mood for pulpy, gothic noir with smoking hot Famke Janssem, you could do worse than Hemlock Grove.
My May Movie Preview will be posted Monday, but thought I’d give you a sample of the awesome movies coming after that:
Man of Steel
World War Z
The Lone Ranger
Thor: The Dark World
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Yes, this year is a geek’s paradise!
Fan of the War of the Worlds remake? Following Karen? Have you watched Hemlock Grove? And what movies are you excited to see?
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