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A Real Hollywood Ending

There’s a new movie that takes the idea of practical effects and realism to another cinematic level.

Clint Eastwood is an acclaimed actor and is proving to be, with each new major motion picture under his belt, one of the best directors on the planet. And leave it to the 87-year-old all-American badass to innovate a “young man’s game” in Hollywood by not casting professional actors for events inspired by real-life heroes but by casting the real-life heroes who defined an inspiring event.

Ladies and gentlemen, the first trailer for The 15:17 to Paris (based on a book with the same name) directed by Clint Eastwood was released by Warner Bros. Pictures today.

If The 15:17 to Paris doesn’t qualify as a must-see movie, then I don’t know what does.

Mark down February 9, 2018, on your calendar as movie night. Real-life American heroes (Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone) will be given a Hollywood treatment unlike any we’ve seen before in cinema.

Along with Christopher Nolan’s surreal, yet very realistic and necessarily gritty Dunkirk and Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour led by Gary Oldman’s sublime metamorphosis as Winston Churchill, there’s been no shortage of mainstream films spotlighting incredible people and their acts of courage and bravery.

That’s worth the price of admission and so much more.

The Other D-Day (Dunkirk-Day) is Here

Christopher Nolan’s newest film has arrived in theaters across the country. And today’s blog post is fairly short and sweet going into this weekend:

Go see Dunkirk in IMAX.

‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

A spare, propulsive, ever-intensifying combat thriller, Nolan’s history lesson is both a rousing celebration of solidarity and the tensest beach-set film since Jaws (Nick De Semlyen, Empire online)

‘Dunkirk’ chronicles heroism during WWII rescue with beauty and intensity (

The Bottom Line: A stunning victory (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

For history’s sake, please go see Dunkirk this weekend.

Happy Memorial Day!

Like most holidays, we wish they were celebrated in some form everyday. And there is something to that. Today is one of those occasions: Memorial Day.

The reason we have no work or school on this Monday is to honor the brave men and women who fought and died for our country. It’s a reminder that freedom isn’t free.

Here is an image that moved me on this Memorial Day.

(Writing From My Heart Blog)

(Writing From My Heart Blog)

We Owe Countless Thanks to Those Who Served and Protected the United States of America.

Happy Veterans Day!

Today, November 11th, we pay tribute to the American men and women who have served and sacrificed for the United States of America. These brave men and women have protected the freedoms we enjoy everyday and, for that, we are forever grateful.

To live in a country where we have come to know that our fellow citizens and neighbors will always protect us, no matter what, is a truly special feeling and honor.

Below is a fitting video for Veterans Day with musical support from none other than Mr. Lee Greenwood:

Since it is 11/11, let’s all make an extra special wish and/or prayer for our brave American men and women in uniform at 11:11 a.m. and 11:11 p.m. today.

To all the American veterans: Thank You!

Happy Veterans Day and God Bless the U.S.A.!