V for Vendetta: Overcoming Fear with Truth

In an age when it seems every piece of news is either about an act of domestic terrorism or a salacious and scandalous revelation about a new, high-ranking official or businessman, I find these READ ON

Owen Meany’s Lesson on Heroism

The story’s setting is, fittingly, Gravesend, New Hampshire. Young boys, John Wheelwright and Owen Meany, are best friends. But Owen is a bit different. He’s a dwarf, his skin has a rather luminous glow READ ON

Some of the Best Anti-heroes on Being an Anti-hero

Anti-heroes are protagonists that are heroes, but lack all the typical characteristics of heroism, like idealism, noble courage, and morals. Many anti-heroes do the right things but for the wrong reason. Readers and viewers READ ON

The Saving Grace of Joe: A Look at Joe vs the Volcano

Ted’s taking the blog for me AGAIN this week. He’s my saving grace. Although it was over twenty years ago, I remember it like yesterday: the single funniest movie experience of my life. We’d READ ON

When the Inexplicable Has All the Answers

A Look at Netflix Original Series: Stranger Things Shakespeare’s Hamlet encounters a ghost. Stunned and yet believing, he exclaims, “There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your READ ON

What a Blast from the Past

The one cinematic representation of efficiency that I think stands out the most in my memory is a movie that came out in 1999, when most twenty-something-year-olds today were mere babes. The movie harkened READ ON

Secret Prejudices: A Look at A Walk in the Clouds

When I read Ted’s blog on Monday, I was immediately reminded of an old movie that I’ve always loved. A Walk In the Clouds, with Keanu Reeves, Giancarlo Giannini, Aitana Sanchez-Gijón, and Anthony Quinn. READ ON

A Dream is Still a Dream…Until It Becomes Reality

I’ve always admired expats. There’s always been a small part of me that would like to be one. And now more so than ever, moving abroad so as to spend less in health insurance READ ON

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: A Look at Lord of the Rings

We have a saying at my place of work that has kept us going over the last few weeks of overhauling the entire store: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. Prior to this employment, in READ ON