Movie of the Day – Sicko

I am not doing this post to make a political statement or trying to drum up some kind of heated discussion on the topic of healthcare in America.  I mean if people want to talk about it in the comments section, please feel free to do so.  What I am wanting to talk about today is a solid documentary film, that is what I want to do and maybe some personal commentary.  No matter what Michael Moore does, he always has his detractors.  Whether they launch into the man and his weight problem, call him ultra-liberal or disparage his films as being one-sided and sensational, I got to give him some credit with his skills in terms of getting us to talk about the issues.  It might be far too left leaning for me (I don’t affiliate with Democrat or Republican parties) at times, but you got to appreciate that this individual is going out and tackling the things that matter most to Americans and bringing it to light.  That is what a good documentary is, even if there is an agenda behind it, the mechanics and themes resonate.

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Movie of the Day – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

So there is a lot of nerd rage happening on the internet about the latest news of Michael Bay raping your childhood and adding gratuitous explosions and Victoria Secret Models for no reason into some cherished property from the 80s and 90s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  If you aren’t familiar with the whole Michael Bay TMNT debacle, just do a search for that and watch your computer screen melt.  Seriously, the short story is basically Bay wants to reboot the series, not make them teenage or mutant.  They will just be referred to as Ninja Turtles, which I guess is fine or something, I don’t know.  I think I am supposed to be outraged by this but then again it’s Michael Bay and I know his movies are going to bro-ish ads for the military and underwear models.  So I can’t begrudge the guy for doing what he is familiar with, but there is one thing that nerds should never forget and that is the original 1990 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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