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Finally finished with a B.S. in History and a minor in Journalism.


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To End All Wars <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Carlyle
To End All Wars DVD ~ Robert Carlyle
This movie begins meekly enough. Its beginning reminds one of the first scenes of Bridge on the River Kwai, but then it begins to change. It moves quickly to a study on human suffering to one of kindness and forgiveness. Men who are cold warriors learn the ultimate lesson and learn to forgive, just as all men are forgiven. I was pleasantly surprised by the emotions exacted by this great film. Some would say it is an anti-war movie, but in my opinion it becomes so much better than that. It never comes across against war, but against the hatred caused by war. It is sad that this movie will be missed by so many, due to the limited release.
50 First Dates (Special Edition, Widescreen) (Bili&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Adam Sandler
Let me start out by saying that I am definitely not a fan of Adam Sandler. Most of his movies are asinine and idiotic. Apart from Happy Gilmore, I have yet to really enjoy a Sandler movie. This one starts out in the usual Sandler fashion. Gross humor abounds in the initial segments. But, that is when the movie begins to change. Enter Drew Barrymore, another movie star I'm not impressed with, and the movie begins to actually grow on you. Sandlers continual efforts to woo Barrymore reminded me of a hilarious Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day. The movie rewards you for your patience in the beginning by giving you a decent movie going experience in the end. Thanks go to Sandler for finally making… Read more
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper by Philip Sugden
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, May 26 2004
I started reading this with a passing interest. Within the first few chapters I was hooked. Sugden brings 1888 London to life in his work. His studies of culture at the time surrounding the Whitechapel murders are perfection. One who reads this will become immersed in the times. Sugden examines each murder in detail and intersperses studies of the reactions of the people and the mishandling of the police. Perhaps the best part of his work is the fact that he does not come with an agenda. Most Ripperologists try to force a suspect down your throat, but Sugden examines a number of suspects and factually disqualifies most of them. He gives pros and cons for the remaining suspects who cannot be… Read more