“The Army is not a political organization”

Disclaimer: This is a personal viewpoint, and does not represent the views of the Department of Defense, any of the Armed Forces, or any federal agency or organization.  As soon as I signed my contract in 2009, I was told a number of different things by a number of people with many years of military experience. First, that it is our duty to serve our … Continue reading “The Army is not a political organization”

Get Out (Spoiler-Free + Deep Dive Plot Analysis)

FYI: This critique is split into two sections: a spoiler-free review followed by a deep-dive plot analysis, which does contain some spoilers. A spoiler warning will precede any sections which have spoilers. Spoiler-Free Review Horror movies and I don’t normally get along. I empathize deeply with characters, I am VERY easily startled, and I kind of believe in ghosts (it is what it is). So when it comes … Continue reading Get Out (Spoiler-Free + Deep Dive Plot Analysis)

Suicide Squad (100% Certified Spoiler-Free)

T-Mobile hooked us up, yet again, with free tickets to a movie (woo!) and while I’d been looking forward to this movie all year, I was a bit disappointed to see that critics weren’t so enthused about it. Its Rotten Tomatoes score was a very rotten 26% (Though I’m really starting to lose faith in the whole system. Sausage Party is opening at 100% apparently? A … Continue reading Suicide Squad (100% Certified Spoiler-Free)

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Sing Street

We saw this movie by accident. We actually were hoping to catch an advanced screening of “The Nice Guys,” but by the time we realized the screening was the day prior, we were already finishing up our beer & dinner. So anyway, we made do with being in town, and decided to see “Sing Street.” “Sing Street” is a musical comedy-drama that made it to Sundance Film Festival … Continue reading Sing Street

Captain America: Civil War (No Spoilers)

I’ve been doing this on my own personal Facebook for some time, but it has been long enough. It is now time for the inauguration of Unwelcome Reviews – a series of completely unwarranted and informal reviews of movies, shows, and other entertainment (that I sometimes happen to see in theaters before other people do). How better to start us off than with the best comic … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War (No Spoilers)

America’s Intimacy Problem

I don’t give intimacy much thought. Honestly, it’s very American of me to do that. I don’t mean “sexy time” intimacy necessarily, but the actual meaning of intimacy. Intimate, in the Oxford English Dictionary, has quite a beautiful definition: “Inmost, most inward, deep-seated; hence, Pertaining to or connected with the inmost nature or fundamental character of a thing; essential; intrinsic.” Perhaps you’ve seen it used … Continue reading America’s Intimacy Problem