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Calling All Trekies: You’ll Love Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondWe’ve all heard the trite but true phrase: Be careful what you wish for. That’s the sentiment behind the newest Star Trek movie, Beyond.

I grew up in the late Sixties and Seventies. I still recall my first memory of watching the original Star Trek series at a neighbor’s house–when I was around five years old. It was magic. It fired my imagination and along with NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon, instilled in me a life-long love of space and technology. A few years later I watched re-runs of Star Trek (the original series) after school in the afternoons in my tween and then teen years. Syndication is a wonderful thing. Over and over and over again I would watch those episodes. I still recall the plot lines for many of them. I learned important life lessons from those old episodes. I’m sure Gene Roddenberry would be happy.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

the-boy-in-the-striped-pyjamas-the-boy-in-the-striped-pajamasThis review was originally posted on Nov. 30, 2008 on a different blog (no longer maintained). I’m re-running it here because I think this is an important movie. It is now out on DVD. I encourage you to rent it and watch it. Powerful.

This is not an easy review to write. Not because I don’t like or recommend the movie–I enthusiastically do! But because I don’t want to give away any of the plot, and because even two days later as I write this, the movie still haunts me.
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