Monday, August 29, 2016

Change of Seasons, Movie Review

The change of seasons is something that I really like and enjoy especially  when it moves from winter to spring, then summer.  The cold is something I can get tired of very easy and look forward to the warmer climate.  Fact is I can remember in the winter when I was saying to myself, “self” I will be glad when we have 100 degree days.  So, the change from cold to hot cannot come soon enough for me.  Then when it gets to the 100 plus days I am still enjoying it, and never wish for the cold days of winter.  Part of my desire for the warmth has to do with me love for receiving the sun rays and getting as much Vit D as possible.  While the seasons have always been very distinctive in West Texas with little doubt that winter has become summer, the move from summer to winter is somewhat different.  Also, over the years the seasons have changed to the point that the first freeze of the year is nearly 30 days later than when I was a kid.  That is to my liking since I can still get some sun rays a little longer in the year.  Going to climates that do not seem to change with seasons is very different that the climates that do change.  Since I have been to Hawaii a number of times I notice that their season changes are hardly recognizable!  It seems to be in the 80’s and humid all the time, including at night time.  There is never an extreme temperature drop or rise, so I think it would be very different to live in this type of climate.  Plus, what would you do with all the winter clothing that is not needed now.  As I get off of the airplane on the Big Island it feels the same each time.  While I have left a changed season in West Texas I notice there there is no change in the beautiful state of Hawaii.  In conclusion my observations are, change is good, no matter what the application is.  So, I think that seasonal change is good and offers some form of variance in our daily lives.  Instead of wearing shorts outside I will be wearing long pants, long sleeves and possibly a hat.  Then when the real cold moves in I add layers and big coat to stay warm when I go outside.  Now I have chills just thinking of it, so I believe I will get off of the subject and think about something else and hope I have some sun today.  Good day!!

Movie Reviews:

“Blood Father”, *, A very bad movie even though it had the return of Mel Gibson as an ex-convict trying to be a good father and save his daughter from the bad guys.  Gibson was sort of put on a do not hire list after some domestic violence within his real family.  This movie wasn’t that strong in script or messages, except bad ones!  Rated R-strong violence, language and drug use.

“The Legend of Tarzan”,  *****,  This was a very good movie and like no other Tarzan movie of the past.  The movie starts with Tarzan(John Clayton, Earl of Greystoke) settled out of the jungle and settled at home with Lady Jane.  Samuel L. Jackson plays the part of the good guy trying to eliminate slavery in the jungle and be rid of the slave trading villain played by Christoph Waltz.  He convinces Tarzan that he is the only one that can get this done.  Great script, great acting and a whole new look at Tarzan.  Rated PG-13-Action and violence, sensuality and rude dialogue.

“Jason Bourne”, *****, Another very good action movie staring Matt Damon as on the run Jason Bourne.  He is still underground and now being pursued by CIA Director played by Tommy Lee Jones.  A lot of action and Damon does a great job of staying undercover and on the go.  Rated PG-13-Intense violent action, strong language, guns, weapons and hand to hand violence in action context, with some blood.

“Hillary’s America:  The Secret History of the Democratic Party”, ***,  This is a documentary by Dinesh D’Souza who looks at the 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the history of the Democratic Party, in January 2014.  Regardless of how one feels about Hillary, this is a movie presenting facts and is not for entertainment.  Read the review and go based on the fact it is not a flattering documentary of this candidate for the President of the United States.  Rated PG-13 Violence, thematic elements and smoking. 

“Suicide Squad”, ***, Because of Will Smith this was better than I thought it would be. The story is based on a world crisis and the only people than can possibly save it is made up of imprisoned super-villains and offering them clemency in return for their willingness to risk their lives to save the world.  Of course there is all kinds of double crossing and lots of action.  Rated PG-13 for violence and action, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.  

“War Dogs”, ***, This movie started slow, but pulled itself up as it progressed.  Two young friends played by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller exploit a little known government initiative allowing small businesses to bid on U.S. military contracts.  Starting small, they eventually risk their lives when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan military.  This was a true story.  Rated R-language, drug use and sexual references. 

EA, SH.......:)!



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