Word came down the pipeline that Braves' icon John Smoltz is packing up his gear and heading to Beantown. Normally, I would love to write about how I feel about such a defining moment in Braves' baseball history. After all, I arrived in town in 1995 and have witnessed the evolution of a perennial doormat into, well, the Atlanta Braves. But I decided I wasn't the best person to write such a piece.
"Curious Case to Benjamin Button" is a peculiar movie indeed. Rarely today do such sprawling, visually stunning films have such an impactful message to tell.
"Button" begins with a daughter beside her mother's hospital bed. While they, like the rest of New Orleans, prepare for Hurricane Katrina to make land fall, it quickly becomes clear the mother has only a short time left. During her last few hours, the mother, Daisy, asks her daughter to read to her from an old leather bound diary.
With 2006's "Casino Royale," filmmakers set a new gold standard for not only James Bond films, but the entire espionage genre. Though "Quantum of Solace" does not quite live up to its predecessor, it is none the less a fine second chapter for the new, darker Bond.
Darren Tedder lives the type of life normally reserved for the pages of an adventure novel. An underwater cinematographer by trade, the Social Circle resident spends his free time cave diving and working on his two classic racecars.