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reviewed Avatar (2009 film). July 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Okay, first of all, I'd like to say that when I watched this, I didn't have high expectations for it and even with that mindset, I still felt quite cheated when Avatar was over. What really amazes …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). March 25, 2011
posted in Forbidden Planet
The long awaited James Cameron film Avatar hit theaters this past weekend. While opening weekend raked in an estimated $77 million in domestic ticket sales and an additional $159 million in ticket sales …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I finally managed to get in to see it today, a week and two days after opening. Karen went with me and we opted for the non-Imax 3D version. I don't know what Roger Ebert was thinking - maybe invites …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Kick Ass (Movie)
   "With no power comes no responsibility.  Except that isn't true." That line from Kick Ass pretty much sums up the meta-message for Kick Ass the movie. Underdogs need …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
James Cameron, it seems to me, creates wonderful dishware in which to place the most nourishing and satisfying of those things we humans crave. All those J. Cameron-imprinted tureens and goblets took …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar is your basic outsider/broken dude finds himself in a place he dosent belong/fit in. And after being there a while he finds himself and he's a new man. Avatar felt like a play it safe movie …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Kick Ass (Movie)
***1/2 out of ****     "Kick-Ass" pretty much kicks ass in every way possible. It's profane, slightly irrelevant, and equally as entertaining to watch as it was to read when it was …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). January 24, 2011
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reviewed Glee. December 24, 2010
The cast of Glee
This isn't so much a review, as much as it is a ranting about a good tv show. I know this is somewhat out of place, Glee being a TV show and all, but I really do like this show, so I felt it necessary …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). December 19, 2010
Kick Ass (Movie)
I just saw this not an hour ago and I can safely say that it is one of the best comic book films of all time. The acting is great, the story (essentially about an amateur superhero's days in crime-fighting) …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). November 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****   James Cameron knows how to build hype. He also knows how to spend money very well. “Avatar” is the result of how Cameron spends his time and money, being a technical …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). October 09, 2010
Once in a while a movie comes along that manages to encapsulate an entire subset of human experience within 2 - 3 hours of on-screen entertainment. The Ten Commandments with Charleton Heston is a good …
reviewed Media in Peacebuilding. October 08, 2010
Media in Peacebuilding
Sheldon Himelfarb, associate vice president of USIP's Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding, talks about the power of the media in peacebuilding, efforts to win hearts and minds in …
reviewed Glee. September 30, 2010
posted in gleeful
The cast of Glee
I watched my first episode of Glee this season. The first show was hysterical with Sue and Will trying to take down "The Beast." The second show was all about "Britney" - yet it was …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). September 26, 2010
Kick Ass (Movie)
Action-packed, funny and explosive.      You cant go wrong with Kick-ass. When a high school kid decides to become a Super hero (cause no one elsr tried) hillarity ensues as not only …
Memorialization as Conflict Transformation mechanism
   Located at 1336 G Street NW, Washington, D.C, is said to be open in 2011. This museum objective is to educated those about the loss of life in Armenian culture in the early 20th century and …
reviewed Invictus. September 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Invictus (2009)
         Invictus is more about the heart of President Nelson Mandela rather than the Bokks rugby team. This film paints a beautiful picture of forgiveness, courage and the …
reviewed SFCG Annual Fundraising Reception. September 16, 2010
SFCG Annual Fundraising Reception
Search for Common Ground – Annual Fundraising Reception San Fransisco – Sunday, December 5th Transforming the way the world deals with conflict     Mark Hopkins San Francisco   …
reviewed PeaceWeek. September 09, 2010
PeaceWeek is a free global telesummit featuring more than 50 groundbreaking and inspiring peacebuilders.  It is the largest virtual peace summit ever created. It will offer you profound insights …
BBC News - Kenya president ratifies new constitution
   This article and video confirms the signs of voting that occurred in Kenya in the last two weeks. Not only did Kenyans vote on a draft of the new constitution but today is was ratified and …
Barack Obama and Palestine: Barack Obama makes his push for Palestine | The Economist
Barack Obama's success in at last persuading Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to start direct talks with Israel's prime minister, "Bibi" Netanyahu. There is to be a grand opening …
Search for Common Ground: Common Ground Awards 2010
The Common Ground Awards 2010, will be held in November this year at National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. This event is bound to be a memorable experience; it is the 12th year of the awards …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). August 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Kick Ass (Movie)
   The concept of an average, every day comic book geek donning spandex attire and becoming a super-hero is one that I find quite interesting. I'm sure there are a few crazy people in the …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). August 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I liked the movie for its graphics but  I felt it was still lacking in the story line and the choice of some of the actors they used in my opinion. The lead characters were …
reviewed Kick-Ass (movie). August 09, 2010
Kick Ass (Movie)
Kick-Ass is a cheesy fun comic book movie based on a "graphic novel" of the same name.  The story revolves around some goofy teenage (Aaron Johnson) who decides to become a real life superhero …
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