Dunkirk: Movie Review

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Dunkirk is creating a quite the blockbuster buzz amongst moviegoers and critics. This summer flick is directed by Christopher Nolan and gives a breath of fresh air to the war drama genre with the nonlinear plot line. The groundbreaking film is a visual masterpiece that gives you a perspective of war from land, sea, and air. Dunkirk is rejuvenating and reinventing the war genre where “Saving Private Ryan” left off.

The Critics

With a 93 percent freshness on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is being praised by everyone in the theater’s seats. Critics are raving over Nolan’s direction to stray away from a character driven-plot and rather chose to focus on the idea of pure human survival. Many of the characters are nameless until the end credits. The film is unsympathetic to the personal backstories of these big name actors. To many critics, they felt surprised that Nolan chose this route because he is a director known for a strong backstory.

Some even say that this is may be the first virtual reality film. Many of the shots in the film make the viewer feel literally in position with the other soldiers. It is made to make the viewer “fill-in-the -blanks” in terms of character’s stories. The story is in your own experience upon viewing the movie.

The Actors

Even with little-known information about character’s names or stories, the actors are quite well-known. Tom Hardy, who is a regular in Christopher Nolan’s film, seems to be just another average joe in the film. You can also spot another Nolan veteran, Cillian Murphy adding his finesse to the WWII thriller.  As well, Harry Style’s big film debut did not disappoint either.  Even with a few recognizable faces, it did not distract from the disconnect of individuality in the film.

The Cons

Many felt that the nonlinear plot was confusing and was difficult to connect to initially. As well, the score for the film was dramatic and sometimes overwhelming at points. With the film being created in such a “virtual reality” based way, many worry how the film will hold in the eyes of the home viewer. It is an experience to have in a theatre because of its ability to capture the viewer through its intense visuals.

The lack of character development left a few wanting a bit more from the film yet, Nolan’s bold choice of focusing on mere human survival is a new take on the war thriller genre.

Celebrity Impersonators!

As I have posted in the past, I really enjoy the art of celebrity wax figures. They have such an attention to detail and they are such a fun idea. Recently, I have come across another artistic platform of celebrity doubles – IMPERSONATORS! It is pretty cool to see actual people emulate such iconic stars. Here are a few of the ones my wonderful wife and I got to see. Madonna, Michael Jackson, and even the Blues Brothers!

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Mason Celebrates his 6th Birthday!

My wonderful son celebrated his 6th birthday! He spent the day with many friends and loved ones. That kid can eat a lot of pizza! He really loved his dinosaur cake and his party at Bounce U. Mason also enjoyed getting some PowerRanger toys on his special day as well. It is hard to believe that I am celebrating his 6th birthday already! Time flies when you are having fun raising such a loving and handsome child.

It is days like my son’s birthday that make so thankful to be a father to such a loving and caring young man. I appreciate every day I have with my wonderful family.

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My Son and I!

I wanted to share an appreciation blog of my dear family but more specifically my son, Mason! I am a proud father to such an amazing kid. I try to spend as much time as I possibly can with this young man. Here are some photos to show!

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Me holding my son Mason!

 

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My entire family enjoying the weather!

 

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My family and I celebrating Turkey Day!

 

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My wonderful son mason and myself.

 

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My family all together playing in the snow!

 

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My wonderful son Mason wearing a solid Eagles helmet.

Snow Fun – Winter 2017!

Sure, winter isn’t ideal for many things, but it is great for having fun with friends! My son Mason enjoyed a snow day recently, and as you can see, there was nothing but pure joy about being able to make snow angels, have snowball fights and go on sleigh rides.

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All of us! Monica, Mason and Me

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Here we go!

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Having so much fun.

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Mason all covered in snow.

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Say cheese!

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What is winter without snow angels?

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…and snowball fights.

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Wanna build a snowman?