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Top 10 Contemporary Movie Soundtracks

Great movies are not just great because of outstanding acting but also scenery and most important, music. Music not only helps set the mood for scenes but also plays a huge role in making them memorable. There are millions of movie soundtracks out there and therefore saying this list came out of analyzing all of them would be lying through my teeth, or rather, fingers.
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Posted by on November 15, 2016 in Book Review, Entertainment, Uncategorized

 

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Beowulf and Modern Day Heroes

Heroes in epic poems usually accomplish near-impossible tasks in their quest to help members of their societies from enemies. In most cases, epic heroes have to fight against powerful creatures or individuals with superhuman qualities. In some cases, these heroes are able to ascend to leadership thrones. A case in point is Beowulf, who fought powerful beasts more than once and eventually became ruler of his people. While most epic heroes’ tales are often from ancient times, some are from modern day heroes. Bruce Wayne of the Batman trilogy is an example. Both ancient and present day heroes posses powerful qualities that enable them to defeat their antagonists. On the other hand, they contrast in the sense that ancient heroes had the task of defeating creatures with superhuman qualities. Present day heroes mostly set out to correct social evils. Therefore, there are similarities and differences between past and modern day epic heroes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Book Review, Fiction

 

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Book Review: It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Mann and Ornstein

In their book It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, Mann and Ornstein (2012) bring to fore the argument that the adversarial relationship between Democrats and Republicans is inhibiting the government’s efforts to fulfill its responsibilities. Whereas the Democrats appear to be more willing to adopt a bipartisan relationship with the Republicans, the latter seem to adopt a contentious approach. The incapacitation of the government’s efforts stems from two sources: the antagonistic nature of the two parties (akin to parliamentary parties) and the non-compromising and/or combative nature of the Republican Party. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Book Review

 

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