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Vikings

cover imageI came across Vikings quite by accident. Browsing the shelves at the Maple Library one day, I noticed the cover first. Intrigued, I flipped the DVD over, read the back, and proceeded to check it out. I was hooked within minutes, and four seasons later, I’m still hooked!

Inspired by the life of Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings is a historical drama that follows early Medieval Norsemen as they raid, trade and explore the world. Wanting more than just the life of a farmer, Ragnar rises to fame by sailing to and raiding England, gaining the title of Earl, and eventually, King. He will easily become one of your favourite characters. The story itself is exciting and entertaining, and does a great job of exploring the ethics, religion and social structure of the Vikings, their enemies and their allies.

       Great content, great actors, great theme song! This is must watch TV!

The People’s Champ

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Everyone who knows me knows I have a very strong, probably unhealthy, obsession with a certain celebrity.

No, it’s not Ryan Reynolds. No, it’s not Robert Downey Jr. No, it’s not one of the Hemsworth brothers.

It’s….. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!

I think what I admire most about him is the fact that he seems so genuine, so down to Earth. Coming from humble beginnings, he understands the importance of family, friends, work ethic, and striving toward accomplishing any and all of your dreams. He is someone who is so very thankful to be where he is today, and to have gotten there by working hard and remembering where he came from. He is also great with his fans. From a shout out on social media, to live meet and greets, he lets them know they are much appreciated. To top it all off, he’s got a KILLER smile! To quote a fellow colleague: “HE’S ELECTRIFYING.”

While he wasn’t always in acting, that is what he is most known for now. Here are a few of his works that “Rock.” I hope you enjoy them.

Ballers

Central Intelligence

The Tooth Fairy

The Game Plan

Hercules

San Andreas

Pain and Gain

AND HE SINGS!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNNUk8oOg4I

Remember, Remember, The 5th of November…

“People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people”       

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November 5th is this Saturday, and what better movie to watch than V for Vendetta!

In a post-war London, a fascist government rules, hiding truths in order to control and oppress its people. The population is lied to and abused, promised security, but no freedom. That is, until V. Disguised in a mask of Guy Fawkes, a man who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament in 1605, V is a vigilante. He uses unconventional and terrorist-like tactics to fight and rebel against this government. He works quietly, he works quickly, and he works alone–until he saves the life of a young woman named Evey, who becomes his ally in this fight.