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Three “I”s Suggested for Education Reform

We don't just want kids who can pass tests, but those who can also improve the iPad or fix health care. Read More »

Movie Review: The Vow

Watching poor Leo try to win Paige back may be a painful journey but it does raise interesting conversation. Read More »

Movie Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

While this film's 9/11 backdrop film may be extremely loud & incredibly close, it's not even remotely deep. Read More »

Movie Review: Hugo

The history of movies and a mystery solved is what we get in the amazing Martin Scorcese movie Hugo. Read More »

Movie Review: Straw Dogs (2011)

Washed up high school football stars in small towns can often become villains. Straw Dogs shows us the worst. Read More »

Movie Review: Everything Must Go

Will Ferrell (Nick Halsey) lends an everyman face to suburban failure and renewal in this dark comedy. Read More »

Movie Review: Win Win

The characters are real, like the ones on an ordinary suburban street. Are people more important than profits? Read More »

Movie Review: The Beaver

This is a well-acted film which portrays the taboo subject of mental illness in a family. Read More »

Movie Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Was this movie really made to talk about Kevin? Though a cool movie, I think the name is misleading. Read More »

Movie Review: Real Steel: The Underdog Fight Ensues

Family fun in the form of fighting robots. In the spirit of the Karate Kid it's a modern blast. Read More »