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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
2015 Oscar best picture nominees

As is tradition, here are my reviews of the 2015 Academy Award Best Picture nominees, from my least favorite to my favorite. Enjoy!

American Sniper

I have no idea what rock I was living under, but I went into American Sniper unaware it was a true story or a controversial film. I just went to see it with the same expectations I do for all potential Best Picture movies, very high ones. Clint Eastwood can make good movies and knows how to throw a punch, especially at the end. When the credits rolled, I was just as silent as everybody else. I can't deny that it was an entertaining movie.

But, of the eight, this falls as my least favorite. I've seen modern day war movies that I'd gladly watch again. This was not one of them. Also, that fake baby right? Serious misstep.

My grade: B- (See, still a high grade, just not my favorite.)

The Imitation Game

The story of Alan Turing is incredibly interesting, and even if you never see this movie, I encourage you to go read up on him. The story of Benedict Cumberbatch is almost equally interesting, and it's been intriguing watching his career explode.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Eight years ago, I paid a friend to take photos of C & I for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Day of Firsts

Today was a day of many firsts:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I grew up in a very traditional household. Mom. Dad. Three siblings. Church twice a week. Sunday meals at Grandma's house down the road. A great neighborhood with kids to play with. A few dogs. Even a garden, where I accidentally ate an earthworm still attached to a broccoli floret my mom steamed. What made my childhood less traditional, though, were the yearly trips to Disney World, Hawaii, Pebble Beach, Hilton Head... and even a few trips to Augusta to watch my dad play the Master's.