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Apocalyptic Movie Body Count Infographic

What was Hollywood’s take on the Apocalypse in 2013 and the resulting cinemagraphic body count?  Check out this infographic from Visual.ly on nine big budget ‘apocalyptic’ movies…well, really eight and the movie Grown Ups 2 thrown in for some strange reason.  Click on the ‘Read...

The Host – Prepography Movie of The Week

I wasn’t a third of the way into The Host: A Novel when I knew something was awry so I Googled the author and discovered that it was written by Stephenie Meyer, the same woman who wrote The Twilight Saga.  I’m not even sure why I finished the book…I was probably too cheap not to attempt to...

Top 10 Survival Lessons from World War Z

Producer Brad Pitt recently released a big budget movie based on the popular apocalyptic zombie book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and starring…you guessed it, Brad Pitt.  I had a chance to see World War Z recently and have condensed the survival lessons presented down to...

Review of The Expendables 2, Back for War

It sure looks like the all star cast of The Expendables 2, Back for War had a blast filming the action packed movie.  Hardly five minutes goes by between them facing a new hoard of enemies at which point they stand up next to each other, put their weapons on full-auto and mow the enemy down with the help of...

Skyfall Review

I took today’s quote from E.B. White a bit too literally recently and decided to do something I haven’t done for ages…I decided to take a day off trying to ‘change the world’ and just ‘have one hell of a good time” so I took the wife out to the movies.  Wasn’t...

Top 10 Preparedness Oxymorons

As a Military Intelligence officer I generally cringe when anyone uses the term ‘Oxymoron’ because it’s usually followed by a moronic statement that disparages the noble and honorable profession of Military Intelligence.  Before we look at the Top 10 Preparedness Oxymorons let’s...

Tomorrow When The War Began – A Review

I actually started Tomorrow When the War Began as a book a few years ago and it was just a little too ‘Judy Bloom’ for me.  I have no issues with an inner monologue, but John Marsden’s running dialog straight from his main character’s (a teenage girl) head was a little much for me. ...

Today’s Quote

Next time I’ll knock your damn head off. Clint Eastwood as Joe Kidd after punching the do-nothing...