Interstellar.Complicated?

interstellar Well some people seem a bit confused and I don’t blame them if you don’t have a physics background this could be a hard movie to get your head around. It was still worth watching but some explanation is required. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, but we must mention Matt Damon is in it as well. (I’m kinda glad I saw The Martian before this.) Give it a view if you haven’t, but don’t get frustrated if there is something that’s a little over your head, plenty of sites explain it after you watch it.

The Martian

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In some way this movie reminded me of “Castaway.” With humor and great amount suspense this movie was a blast. Matt Damon does a wonderful job of making us believe he is marooned on Mars. Even though some of us had enough information to know what things are not believable but it’s still a good movie. You should see it if you haven’t. Enjoy!

For a Preservationist this movie was important, The Monuments Men.

monuments menThe Monuments Men told a bigger story then just the missing art and men. This movie stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, John Goodman, Dimitri Leonidas and Cate Blanchett. This is not just the story about trying to protect and get back pieces of art, but about the brave people who were trying to accomplish this and tried to not loss any of it. As a member of a preservation committee, a historian and archaeologist I found it spoke to me with a different passion. We lose buildings that represent a point in our creative past that will never been seen again on a daily basis. Art and artifacts that represent the collective accomplishments of mankind are stolen or destroyed also on a daily basis. Losing are heritage does have an impact on us all. Children will never get to see the wonders of the early Native Americans and their wonderful rock art at the rate hunters and others deface these places. The Giant Buddahs of Bamiyan destroyed in 2001, but there is momentum to rebuild them. You can not rebuild the rock art. Old buildings, artifacts that are rare, sites that have the potential to tell us more about certain times in our past need to be preserved from oil, gas, big companies, rich idiots and others who don’t care bout the collective past of humanity just their own and their all mighty dollar. Watch this movie. Remember that some things where lost to Russia at the end of the war. Help preserve and protect the past.