Courageous – In Theaters September 30

Sherwood Pictures latest movie, Courageous, hits movie theaters Sept 30th.  The official movie trailer for this movie was just released on their website.  Looks like the folks at Sherwood Pictures will be putting out another good movie.  Sherwood Pictures other movies include Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof.  I have not been disappointed yet with any of their movies  My all time favorite movie by Sherwood is Facing the Giants. If you get a chance this fall, check out Courageous.

I also want to mention the movie, The Grace Card. I heard that the trailer for Courageous is played before they start this movie in the theater.   I have not seen it yet but there is a lot of buzz about this movie on the Internet.  It is not playing in too many theaters but if you do see it at your local theater, check it out and tell us what you think.

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Winter Olympics 2010 – Tape Delay?????

NBC Sucks!!!!!!

I noticed the Olympics were going to start at 7:30 PM PST, so I told my kids let’s watch.  I live on the West Coast and I knew we were going to get a slight delay, no big deal.  This was the first opening ceremonies we were going to watch as a family.  I thought it would be cool for the kids since they enjoy playing Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics on the Nintendo Wii. 

Well 7:30pm rolls around and as my family and I watched the coverage, we notice no opening ceremonies.   I thought, that’s alright, we are going to get some coverage on the luge racer, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who tragically died during a training run.  Thirty minutes into NBC’s coverage and there were still no opening ceremonies.  That was enough for us so we just turned off the television.

Whose stupid idea was it to tape delay the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics on the West Coast from 6pm to 9pm?  I can understand a slight delay but 3 hours you have to be kidding me.  But what should we expect from the network that ask Jay Leno to retire from Late Night then give the Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien but when Jay Leno thinks about coming to Late Night, NBC offers Jay a talk show at 10pm.  When Jay’s show fails at 10pm, NBC get the bright idea to move Jay to a 30 minute show from 11:35pm to 12:05 am and move the Tonight Show to 12:05am.  But would the Tonight Show, no longer be the Tonight Show after midnight?

NBC and their bright ideas and they wonder why their ratings are in the toilet.

Happy Saturday!

I went to work today in the morning.  I am in the process of cleaning our Burn-In Department.  Over the last year, we had a lot of construction in this department.  The place needed cleaning and a couple of people volunteered to come in.  I spent about four hours cleaning the area up all by myself.  My volunteers were nowhere to be found. 

I came home and played WII MarioKart with the kids.  After their nap time, we visited some old friends.  We got home a little late and now the kids are fast asleep.  Hopefully the kids sleep in tomorrow. :>

Tinkerbell – DVD Review

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We decided to buy the new DVD, Tinkerbell.  I was not to sure how the movie would be.  I was never a Peter Pan fan growing up but both my kids sure know who Peter Pan is.  Saturday night,  we sat down and watched the movie.  It was a very good straight to DVD movie from Disney.

Here is the basic description of the plot. Tinker Bell will speak in an original film that reveals many of the mysteries of nature through this Disney story.   Tinker Bell opens the doors to Pixie Hollow, a secret hideaway deep in the heart of Never Land, where the Disney Fairies make their home. 

I enjoyed the message from the film of recognizing who you are and what your talents are and how you can help the world with your own talents, instead of wishing for another person’s talent. Also a nice theme theme of dreaming for things that other people say you can never have, and having the will to work for it anyways is written into this story.

The animation is really good and the movie had a great story with some good themes. My 2 1/2 year old daughter sat through most of the movie as well as my four year old son.   If you are thinking of pick it up, I would highly recommend it.  I would give this movie a 4.5 stars out of 5.

What if Obama was born In Kenya?

What if Obama wins the election and it is determined that Obama is not a a native born US citizen?  Would Joe Biden become the next US President?

One more what if scenario.  What if the electoral vote is split and we have a tie. There is always a possibility that with 538 electors, there could be a tie with 269 votes for Obama and 269 votes for McCain. The vote would turn to Congress, with the House of Representatives voting for President and the Senate voting for Vice President.  Let’s say that the House votes for Obama for President and then the Senate votes for Palin for Vice President.  Later it comes out, that there is proof that Obama is not a native born US citizen, then would Sarah Palin be our US President?

Why doesn’t Obama submit his birth certificate to the public?  This would resolve the whole issue, if he is a native born US citizen.  It would be a tragedy, if the US elected a person who does not meet the requirement to be the president of the United States.  If Obama is elected president how could he swear to uphold the Constitution, if he is in violation of Article 2? 

Why take a chance on voting for Obama, if he is not a natural born US citizen?  Use your vote wisely, vote for John Mcain this Tuesday.  If you want to vote for Obama, then wait till Wednesday.  :>

Halloween Etiquette

We decided to take our kids to the mall this year for trick or treating. The first time we went, my son made out like a bandit but the last two years, it seems the stores in the mall are being cheap.  I now have two kids trick or treating and they are getting about half of what he got that one year between the both of them.  I was shocked to watch some stores give out only one tootsie roll.  These stores charge us an arm and a leg when we shop at them and why can’t they spend a few bucks on candy to hand out to the kids, get real!  Please note, there were a few small shops that had closed their businesses for the evening but sat in front of their shop just to pass out candy, that was very cool.

Around seven, we made it back home and we took the kids trick or treating around our neighborhood.  We live in a townhouse complex and it was a great spot to hit a lot of homes in a short amount of time.  I told my kids the rule:  if the light is on, then we can knock.  The first place we went to, the neighbors were outside talking and had their porch light on,  so we my kids said “Trick or Treat.”  Well the ladies who were outside, ran into their place and one of the guys kindly said that they have no candy.  I would like to warn anyone that if you don’t have candy, then please stay inside and turn off your porch light.  This will make for a less uncomfortable situation.  We did end up with a lot of the other neighbors giving my kids much more candy than I had expected.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Movie/DVD Review

I was excited to pick up the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  The last one was so good that I knew this one had to be.  I guess I made a bad assumption. 

The plot is very unbelievable.  The Russians infiltrate a US military base in Nevada during the 1950’s.  Of course, it is Area 51 and the Russians want what the US recovered at an alien crash at Roswell.  The story leads us to South America and the search for  El Dorado’s City of Gold. Spoiler alert: We learn during this movie that Indiana has a son played by Shia LeBeouf. Of course, Indiana Jones is able to discover the City of Gold and the secret behind our alien visitors.  The story is alright but a little bit out there. 

I just noticed that George Lucas helped to write the story so it all makes sense.  While watching the movie I swore I saw a light saber, just kidding.  If you have not seen it, don’t waste your time.  Enjoy the first three movies and skip this one.  This movie has officially killed the franchise for me. 

Note to Steven Spielberg, do whatever you can to destroy every copy of this movie.  Note to Shia LeBeouf, just keep making Transformers movies.  I can’t wait for Transformers 2.  Note to Harrison Ford, time to move on to a new role.  I liked you in Air Force One and What Lies Beneath, keep those roles coming.