An Analysis of the Story Editha

The story Editha implied quite a prevalent and antiquated standpoint about war and its acclaimed days. The story itself embodied the kind of glamour and prestige that World War 2 movies portrayed, or so they did. Certainly, this short story tried to emphasize war as being beautiful and necessary for communal living. In some ways I can attest to that statement, but such is an immediate conclusion. The author seemingly framed the story revolving around the life of a couple.

It almost seemed like it came out of an epic love novel. Her feelings and aspirations about the honor that war brings between lovers was compelling and riveting. To the author, war was all about bringing out the victors and almost weeded out the losers that war brings. Come to think about it, war that has occurred in the past brought only horror and destruction. I am a personal believer that war is never a necessary tool to bring forth a common goal.

Being a devout Christian, conflict and struggle are among the first and foremost matters that we want to abolish. It is a sad fact though, that war cannot be avoided. Over the course of our history, a major war occurs every 100years to try alter the system that the world runs on. As new superpowers arise, the balance will shift and countries will begin having conflicts. Sad as it is, war will happen. Movies, story books and other literary devices will continue to glorify its image because people need a way to escape reality, think action movies or cartoons. Humans cannot bear the agony that war brings. There will always be more creative springs for us to hide our emotions about war but like what I said, it is a sad fact of life.

The Story of Us – 5 Reasons to See This Movie Again

The movie “The Story of Us” is not a movie that has just been previously released. It actually was released back in 1999. This is a movie that can stand the test of time because of what the movie is about. There are 5 main reasons why everyone should watch this movie again.

1. The all star cast is brilliant. The lead characters are played by Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. Rob Reiner, who also directed the movie, Rita Wilson and Julie Hagerty all play the friends of the main characters. Everyone delivers excellent performances.

2. The story is timeless because it addresses the situations that so many couples face.

3. Bruce and Michelle play a married couple named Ben and Katie, who have been married for 15 years and they have 2 children. They start to contemplate divorce because they have been married for so long that they forget why they fell in love.

4. What sets this story apart is that it is told a lot in flash backs showing how and where Ben and Katie went wrong. They try everything to stay together including therapy. Their story will inspire other couples going through the same thing.

5. The moral of the story is that everyone is not perfect and if you love someone you take them as they are. No marriage no matter how long is going to be perfect. This is the lesson that Ben and Katie learn.

This movie is awesome and everyone especially those couples experiencing the same relationship problems as Ben ad Katie should see this movie. it can be rented or purchased at any video store. Do yourself and your partner a favor and get this movie. You will be glad you did.

Movie Review – The Apostate (1999)

This is a forgettable flick despite the formidable talents of Dennis Hopper and Richard Grieco. They know how to swim but how can they save the Titanic?

Nothing works in this movie. Story, effects, characters… it’s all hackneyed, stereotypical, Devil-Meets-the-Church type of artificial conflict.

It is hard to place a finger on any one particular aspect of this film that does not work because there are so many things that do not work in tandem.

Even the music is weird — an amalgamation of spooky Gregorian chants, some electronic scratchings and base riffs emulating heart-beats, mixed with some “Clarinet Blues” from the Balkans, etc. It’s all over the place, like the plot line.

But worst of all, both Hopper and Grieco are seriously miscast. Especially watching Hopper is like watching an actor playing an actor playing a role. It is that self-conscious a performance; that on the surface and contrived. He is almost checking out his watch to see if it is time to go home.

Hopper is certainly no Hannibal Lecter in this particular film. His outbursts that were supposed to reveal some serious evil end up as the whining and protestations of a an artist bored out of his skull so he ends up butchering good looking young people right and left. All of course covered with a thin patina of “metaphysical angst” directed at Mother Mary, Jesus Himself and the Rest of The Universe.

Opposite him is the Grieco character, an artist priest… You can tell the kind of real talent Grieco has (fantastic diction, for example) but thanks to wrong directing, he ends up with an over-the-top performance that is painful to watch.

The bad guy Hopper has butchered up Grieco’s male prostitute brother. So the Grieco character makes it his business to find the left-handed artist madman. It takes a frustrated artist to find another who loves to paint with blood.

I’ll just stop there since I actually do not want you to commit the error of renting this DVD and watch it. Don’t.

A total disappointment. 1 out of 10.

Go rent the “Exorcist” if you want to really see some scary merchandise that pits the Catholic Church against Evil. Or the “Silence of the Lambs” if you enjoy the shock of facing some truly demented and twisted characters. But not this. This is just boring.