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Going Above & Beyond for Your Customer!

In this episode I discuss about my first experience using a nationwide company. They took my initial unsatisfactory experience and were able to go above and beyond my expectations. They earned my trust my business and this review!

Movie Review: Battle Los Angeles (2011)

**Disclaimer: This review was filmed on March 13th, 2011 but not posted until March 26th, 2011**

Comparison between the Flip Ultra and the Nikon Coolpix L110

In this vlog entry I talk about doing videos with the Nikon Coolpix L110 versus using a Flip Ultra video camera.

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03.11.11

Today has been very emotional for many people here in the United States and around the world as we have all tuned in to news stations, watched the latest information come across Google Realtime, or scoured the Internet for more information on those in Japan, the Pacific, and the west coast of the United States.  Let us all keep those that have been effected by the earthquake off the coast of Japan and the ensuing tsunami in our prayers.

Awesome Books Issue No. 1

A short video on a great local business in Cary, NC and my ramblings on some great books that you’ll want to read if you are looking at blogging, marketing a business, using social media and turning your passions into a business!

Movie Review: Devil (2010)

Have you ever found yourself having a great day and just want to have a good scare to end it?  You know, that feeling that you just want to sit down with your favorite snack and hope that the movie that you are about to watch is going to make you look around the room one last time before you turn off the light as you go to bed!  Maybe it’s just me – Ha!  Anyway I had that hankering last night so I made a last minute run to Blockbuster to take advantage of two of the five exchanges that we had with our Blockbuster by Mail subscriptions this month.   There I eagerly exchanged Diary of a Whimpy Kid (a 2 out of 5 stars) with Devil, from producer M. Night Shyamalan.

Once I got home with my movie(s)…I also rented Knight and Day…I sat down and got ready for a suspenseful scary movie.  What I ended up watching was a good movie but definitely not something that had me jumping in my seat.  Rather I was drawn into an interesting story line that had some “clincher” moments but made me wanting more in the fright factor.  Compared to some of Night’s other movies, I would say this was head and shoulders over Lady in the Water and the Village and just a bit shy of the story telling experience of The Sixth Sense.   My summarization:  Devil is a great movie to watch and one that I would encourage anyone to watch.  Just go into the movie looking for a physiological thriller versus a fright factor movie.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Movie Review: The Next Three Days

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My wife and I celebrated our 11th anniversary this weekend and I was able to convince Kelly to go see The Next Three Days as our date night movie!  I had seen the previews for this movie with much anticipation when the trailers began showing in late summer and was very excited that we were finally going to see this movie, on our anniversary none-the-less!

Okay, I have to honest.  I think that overall Russell Crowe is a very good and well versed actor.  Off hand, I can’t think of a movie that he has been in that I haven’t enjoyed, not that I try to go out of my way to watch every movie he’s been in like our oldest daughter does with Gary Oldman (love you Arianne)!  In this movie I felt that Russell Crowe did a superb job in showing the emotions of his character, John Brennan, a history teacher who’s wife is wrongfully accused of murder.  You the viewer get to see the initial desperate and less than rational thinking Brennan initially goes through once he realizes he will not be able to get his wife out of jail through the judicial system.  As the movie progresses we get to see how Brennan is able to channel his love and his belief that his wife has been truly misjudged into a laser focused mission to get his wife out.  Despite some holes within the movie explaining how Brennan is able accomplish certain plot points, I’m sure a simple fact of time and what was necessary to drive the plot, I think that Crowe did a fantastical job!

As to Elizabeth Banks’ character, Lara Brennan, though I felt she did a descent job in the character role, I walked away from the movie wanting to have been included into more into her own personal struggle.  That is, beyond the blatant and conspicuous emotions that one would expect when one imagines the feelings, emotions, and thoughts one would have if put away for a crime not committed.  Now I know that this was the main premise of the movie, but I think this area of thought and exploration could have made for a fantastic subplot.  But, I digress, this lacking in the movie had very little to do with Elizabeth’s acting skills but moreover what the writers and directors could have done.  Overall Elizabeth brought a reasonably developed character for what she  was given as a wife, mother, and a woman where all obvious evidence pointed to her as the murderer.

Two other actors and their respective characters that I feel bare mention are that of Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde.  Without giving too much away, I’ll say that one character we see only a brief glimpse at but that interaction has profound plot ramifications.  The other character we see multiple times with interactions that I feel were shallow in plot depth yet drawn out in frankly a poor attempt at a subplot that ultimately dead-ends.  Do each of these characters serve their purposes?  Yes.  Could the story stand without one of them?  I believe so.

So in closing, was this movie worth the twenty plus bucks to see it in the theater instead of waiting to see it on Blu-ray?  Hands down, yes!  Will it be a movie  that I add to my personal library?  Based solely on plot, probably not, but I’ll definitely watch it again once it is released to gleam some further points of the plot I’d like to zero in on.   What are your thoughts on this movie?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this review and your recommendations for other movies that I should watch!

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