Sunday, March 1, 2015

My February 2015 Favorites

 February is always the shortest month of the year, so it doesn't seem like it was much of a month at all. I certainly saw a good number of movies, but only two I considered to be pretty good. But at least I got to see the latest season of my favorite TV show.

Fact of the Day: Praying Medicine

A Christian denomination that started in the 19th century known as Christian Science, may not exactly be that scientific. The core belief of this denomination of Christianity (which dates back to its founder Mary Baker Eddy) is that illness is an illusion that can be cured by prayer alone. Many in the faith have been put in jail after their children had died as a result of not giving them proper medical attention for common and treatable illnesses.  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009 Film) Review

 I wasn't exactly the biggest fan of the original Night at the Museum, but I thought it was okay. Not even close to Ben Stiller's best work though. I figured I'd eventually see the sequel, and I was delighted to learn that Amy Adams had a major role in it. But Amy Adams or not, I was hoping the movie would be funnier than its predecessor.

Fact of the Day: The Smithsonian

James Smithson was a English chemist who by the time he died, had a fortune. He passed it down to his nephew first, though his will said that if his nephew died without a proper heir then it would go to the United States of America. He wanted the Smithsonian Institution to be established, and it stands today as a famous group of museums and research centers in the Washington D.C. area. The odd thing is that nobody understood why he chose America, as he never once visited the country. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Leonard Nimoy who was best known for his portrayal Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek has passed away at 83. While I was too young for the original Star Trek, I've always respected him as an actor and I enjoyed seeing his cameos in the new Star Trek movies.  May he rest in peace.