Review: Invictus

The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

This movie delivered the story of Nelson Mandela as he became president of Africa, and Morgan Freeman was perfect for the role. Its uncanny how he has the same mannerisms and speech pattern of Nelson Mandela, you see a side that you have never seen before, his personal side and what he did to unite his country. His name is known the world over just as Mother Teresa or Dali Lama, and this movie pulls you in and you wrapped in the story. As the story develops you get to understand what Mandela sacrificed and get excited towards the end, but even at the end of the movie I don’t understand rugby’s tactics.

Link: IMDB
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The White House has a Flickr Page

I have to say that its pretty cool that the President of the United States has a Flickr page. I think a lot of people like Obama and have hope in the guy, but he does throw in a few surprises here and there. It was mentioned that he refused to give up his Blackberry when he became President, and I really can’t blame him for it, now the NSA are working on a super Blackberry for him with all the security needed. Now they have this official Flickr page and there are some very nice pictures, I wonder what is the approval process to post up these pictures because it must be a security nightmare to have these up on the net, but he does seem to be a friendly guy.

These pictures are amazing, there is an amazing depth and clarity to them. There are a lot of photos that I liked and I think take a lot of skill to snap at that right moment, Pete Souza is one amazing photographer, I wonder how they choose him. Anyone notice that the official White House Dog “Bo” has white feet when the dog is totally black?

Link: Flickr

Obama is President

He has won most of the electoral votes, and it was a landslide in his direction. Now the real battle for the Senate and House of Congress is taking place. There is a lot of changes taking place but for the first time in History an African American is President of the United States. Now to see how he is going to patch up all the damage that has been previously done.