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Disclaimer: If you’re a politically sensitive, easily-offended folk, this column and personal opinion may not be for you. Over dinner one evening, the family conversation pointed in a direction I wasn’t expecting, but was quite disgruntled with. My brother mentioned, off-the-cuff, that an academic...
The character of Spider-Man on the silver screen has been a topic of deliberation for many years, since the first live-action film in the early 2000s, featuring Tobey Maguire as your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. Then, add in the catastrophes which are the usage agreements between Sony and...
On my commute into work, there is an American flag which flies proudly in the lawn of a dairy farmer, not far from my home. Right on the corner, I see it proudly wave. My heart never fails to swell with patriotism as it fades out of sight in my rear-view mirror. However, I noticed on Monday...
I was just a year old when Pixar revolutionized the film industry with the first “Toy Story,” which would rocket animation to new heights back in 1993. Computer animation was just beginning to pick up steam when Pixar launched this film, which quickly put the company at the front of the race for...
If you’re anything like yours truly, you do not shy away from sitting yourself down to enjoy a fun, animated film – especially if that film is about pets, or animals in general. Such was my situation last weekend, when I saw “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” Hesitant to give the franchise another...
I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the day I told my parents about my lifelong dream to own horses.  I was so young, I probably didn’t even know how to spell “horses” properly, much less understand the responsibility of what my dream entailed. However, I do remember the day that my...
I decided to do something goofy last weekend – instead of going out and seeing a film on the big screen, I opted to stay home and rent a movie from my local Redbox. It was definitely nice to be home in pajamas instead of going out and seeing a late movie after a weekend of busy work. I rented “...
In the early years before our last Monday in May became known as Memorial Day, there was a time set aside at the end of this month to recognize the losses of the Civil War. Behind both sides of that conflict rested grieving families who desperately longed for the recognition of their loved ones,...
Did you ever just see a movie that looks great in the previews, and then when you go see it, it just falls flat? Or, you’re like me, and you get pumped for a theatrical trailer, and when you go see the film, you express your disappointment sometimes days later. I guess it depends on who you are,...
My mother and I couldn’t believe what we were hearing from the pharmacy clerk, who had spent the last few consecutive minutes looking up medication prices on her database. In a shockwave of information, she’d informed us that the antibiotics we’d been prescribed had almost tripled in price, even...

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