Last Week at the No-Budget Movies

In honor of the Oscars last night, and because we are such high-rollers, my wife and I hacked into her dad’s Netflix account a few times last week. And because I have a blog, I felt it was my civic duty to let you in on the best and worst of February 17-23rd at the…

Protecting Our Words From Eroding into Idiocracy

There is a brilliant movie that everybody should watch called Idiocracy. The premise of this gem is that two average people are frozen in time, which is the perfect start to any plot. The story goes that as time goes on, the brains behind the whole freezing operation are driven out of power and the…

Some Thoughts on The Hunger Games

A violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense…I couldn’t stop reading. –Steven King I comforted myself over and over again with Steven King’s words. If he thought a story about Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old girl fighting for survival in a winner-take-all battle was that good, I could proudly carry around a…

The Gospel of a Brother Who is For Us (Acc. to Chris Farley)

I must have seen the theatrical masterpiece Black Sheep next to a thousand times. Cinematic brilliance, if you ask me. The movie starred the late Chris Farley as Mike Donnelly, the loveable jackass brother of an aspiring politician. I might stop short of comparing the work to Shakespeare, but I think I remember reading Romeo…

About a Boy: Community, Isolation and the Gospel of Jesus

In my opinion, all men are islands. And what’s more, now’s the time to be one. This is an island age.  Now, you may very well dismiss this statement out of hand, pointing out the fact that nobody can do life alone. You may also identify with the cultural malady that such an idea points…

Illusion, Medicine and Reality: Woody Allen’s Gospel

Sometimes the illusions work better than the medicine. –Woody Allen Over the past month or so when I go to the Red Box to pick out a movie for the night, I have noticed a Woody Allen film that came out last year called You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger. Well, last night I…

Fear, Freedom and the Gospel in The King’s Speech

Happy weekend to you, dear reader. I hope you are having a good time with your significant other, or celebrating National Singles Awareness day/weekend by writing snarky comments on blogs. Whatever the case may be, thanks for stopping by. If you should find yourself looking for a good movie to take your wife, husband, boyfriend,…