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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Compelling Cinematic Trip Through the Inequities of War

 . Whiskey Tango Foxtrot powerfully depicts the terrible inequities of war, in this case the Afghan War (2001-2014). Tina Fey, known for her comedic background, plays the lead role as a reporter caught in the middle of unbelievable circumstances. She does an outstanding job. Everything depicted in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has an intense quality. The disruptive atmosphere of fighting, which can … Continue reading

Daddy’s Home – How Life Can Get Turned Upside-Down

Daddy’s Home — A Movie With a Powerful Message I figured I’d take advantage of Cinemark’s Tuesday $6 Movie Day and do something different, go see a show today… Initially, I planned to check out the new Star Wars flick, but went with my gut instead, and opted to see Will Farrell’s new comedy, Daddy’s Home. … Continue reading

Crossroads: Great Movie, Great Guitar Duel

Crossroads came to theaters in 1986, but even now it’s still an exciting, well produced show — the story-line, acting, and music are superb. The movie spins a tale of how a teenage boy (Ralph Macchio) and an old man (Joe Seneca), meet and make their way back to a crossroads for a musical rematch against the … Continue reading

A World Without Work – What Would It Look Like?

  For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing? Derek Thompson, a senior editor at The Atlantic, tackles this question — whether a world without work could be a good thing — in his recent article A World Without Work in the July/August … Continue reading

Time to Find Your MOOC – Online Courses For Everybody

MOOCs are online courses aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. The MOOC List provides a comprehensive list of the wide variety of online classes available. MOOCs offer traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets. Many classes also provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching … Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal in America

Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide President Obama hails today’s  Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. It’s a Bill of Rights issue, not a religious issue…

Your Mind, Your Self – Inside Out

PG,1 hr. 34 min. Animation, Kids & Family Directed By:  Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Inside Out — now here’s a movie both kids and adults can wrap their minds around. Inside Out opened this past weekend. It’s a fast-paced, funny, incredibly well animated & narrated movie, with a meaningful, thought-provoking message for all ages. The story … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Go purple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Take the Purple Pledge and help raise awareness. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. It’s a special time to remember the millions of individuals world-wide and all the family members and caregivers locally affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Honor those struggling with this disease every day by mobilizing friends, … Continue reading

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the movie The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared is a colorful, slapstick comedy about Allan Karlsson, a lifelong explosives enthusiast, who finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Seemingly out of boredom, on his 100th birthday, Karlsson leaps out a window and begins an … Continue reading

Sacramento “Ghost Bike” Memorial

The mysterious “ghost bike” decorated with flowers and chained to a light pole at the entrance to California State University Sacramento. The bike is a memorial to student Arlene Sasse, 22, who was killed by a car at this intersection in 2011. Bicyclists Killed by Motor Vehicles Nationwide California had the highest number of bicycle fatalities, … Continue reading

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