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The Greatest War Movies

Hollywood has created a wealth of rich, entertaining, thought-provoking, and wonderful war movies over the years. Military, or war, movies are their own genre. America has been so heavily shaped by war that writers, directors, actors, and everyone else in the movie making world has been inspired to show reflections of American heroism on the big screen.

I'll admit, military and war movies are not my forte. However, I've seen plenty, and many of them
have made a heavy impression on me. Here's my favorite ones:

American Sniper (2014)
Don't ignore this one just because it's the most recent movie on the list. American Sniper sets itself apart from other war movies about Iraq and our most recent wars in the middle east by focusing on the real-life story of Chris Kyle. Absolutely gripping from the first scene, American Sniper is heroic, modern, tragic, and violent.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Directed by Katheryn Bigelow, who also directed modern war movie The Hurt Lo…

Top 10 Thanksgiving Movies - 2015

Thanksgiving can be a special, wondrous, and stressful time. After gorging on turkey, watching football, and settling in for the evening, many families want to enjoy some family-friendly entertainment together. It can be difficult to find movies that satisfy both 7 year old Jimmy and 65 year old Aunt Gretchen. That's why I've done the hard work for you, and sifted through thousands of movies to hand-pick the best movies to watch on Thanksgiving.

These movies are not only (mostly) family-friendly, but they capture the warmth and spirit of the Thanksgiving season while providing much needed escapism.

1. Wizard of Oz
This 1939 classic deserves to be passed down to new generations. Nostalgic for adults and fun for kids.

2. Jurassic World
New on Dvd / Blu Ray, this dinosaur blockbuster adventure is exciting for adults and kids alike.

3. The Help
This drama / comedy takes place in the racially turbulent 1960s. Even though this movie tackles race issues, there is enough levity and comed…