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Film Fanatic: ‘mother!’ Movie Review

‘mother!’ is yet another challenging, unique and memorable film from director Darren Aronofksy.

“It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness.”

Candle

A very long time ago people used candles and oil lamps to light the darkness. In modern times electricity made lighting your home quite simple. When the power goes out we first rely on the trustworthy flashlight. I’ll have the who, what, why, and when of flashlight invention.

It Feels Like We’re Living In A Johnny Cash Song Lyric.

Umpqua North Complex Wildfire

With all of the attention being paid to the hurricane caused problems that are having a severe impact on parts of the U.S. not much attention is being paid to the fact that so much of Oregon is on fire. How many fires are there and just how are they being dealt with? I’ll explain.

It’s Not At All Like I Remember It.

It used to be a yearly television tradition. Like many traditions this one changed over time. Celebrating Labor Day just isn’t the same as it used to be. I’ll explain.

Film Fanatic: Jeremy Renner is Not a Movie Star

Jeremy Renner is not a movie star and that’s okay. While he’s starred in a number of franchises recently, his strengths as an actor lie in his smaller work.

They Are Very Useful, But Where Did They Come From?

Boxes

We use them all the time and kids like to play in the very big ones like from a refrigerator. I’m talking about cardboard boxes. Who invented them and how are they made? I’ll explain.

Just When You Think It Can’t Get Any Worse, It Does

The number of wildfires in Oregon has tripled in less than a month. Where are they and just how bad are they? I’ll explain.

They Have Been Posted, But What Do They Mean?

Hot!

With the recent heatwave and resultant warnings and advisories it is a good idea to review exactly what these important notices mean. I’ll explain.

Film Fanatic: My Five Favorite Films of the Year so Far

From gambling addicts to superheros to explorers, here’s my five favorite films of the year so far.

Just A Little Peek Can’t Hurt, Can It?

Total Solar Eclipse

As I’m sure you have heard the total solar eclipse is occurring on August 21st. Are you prepared to view it safely? I have all of the important information you need to protect your eyes.




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