Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.
If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.
We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.
President Reagan spoke about the sacrifice of the Challenger crew and promised that they would never be forgotten; that the exploration of space would continue. Yet I don't believe that the lethargic careful dipping of our toes into the interstellar ocean is paying tribute to them.
If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.
For the first time in 823 years, July has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. There are still three fabulous July weekends to enjoy, even if next weekend is the much anticipated Carmageddon!