GENRE: History

Movies Valkyrie Movie Shot

This week I headed out to ski for the first time this year after taking last season off entirely. It became evident at the end of the season before that my leg still wasn’t recovered enough from my earlier break. While I went into the winter of 07-08 with lots of hope that just wasn’t […]

Movies Frost/Nixon Movie Shot

This past weekend found us at the theater to see the premiere of Frost/Nixon. This biopic details the events surrounding the 1977 interview between David Frost and Richard Nixon. Nixon had left the office of the President in disgrace three years before and felt he needed this interview to set the record straight and hopefully […]

Movies Milk Movie Shot

Last week we headed out to see the latest Sean Penn film—a biopic entitled Milk. It’s the story of the first openly gay politician elected to public office in America. The story takes place mainly throughout the 1970s and appears to stay very true to the actual events of the man and his time. The […]

Movies W. Movie Shot

On Saturday we saw the Oliver Stone biopic on George W. Bush called simply, W. There really isn’t a whole lot to like here. Stone knows how to make a riveting movie and this is not one of them. It does a great job of presenting the facts (which he’s had a past tendency to play very loose with) and the acting is […]

Movies Man on Wire Movie Shot

I nearly forgot to mention one of the better movies I’ve seen this year. It’s been a busy week so I didn’t have time to write that my son and I saw Man on Wire last week. This is a documentary that you really need to want to see to find it. It was only playing […]

Movies Charlie Wilson's War Movie SHot

We saw Charlie Wilson’s War last night. This is a movie starring Tom Hanks that I’ve been meaning to see since December and just couldn’t get to. It’s worth more of an effort. While the movie isn’t an Oscar contender it’s a bright, witty, entertaining movie that really does make you think about how our government […]

Movies National Treasure: Book of Secrets Movie Shot

Next up is National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The first incarnation of this sequel received pretty poor reviews and yet I found it entirely entertaining and interesting. When the bad reviews for this one came in I ignored them hoping it was more the same as the first time around. Sadly, this version takes just […]

Movies Letters From Iwo Jima Movie Shot

The famed World War II battle is retold from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers who lived it in Letters from Iwo Jima. Just two months after releasing Flags of our Fathers director Clint Eastwood gives us the same island battle but seen through the eyes of the other side. The first film I found to be […]