Monthly Archives: January 2015

Black Or White: Grief and Family In B&W (Movie Review)

Trial lawyer Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner) can’t handle the direction his life is going so her turns deeper and deeper into bottles of alcohol. He’s dealing with the death of his wife in a car accident, and now trying to … Continue reading

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Paddington: Finding Home (Movie Review)

You can keep Winnie the Pooh, I’ll take Michael Bond’s Paddington. Re-imagined by Paul King and Hamish McColl, the bear from Darkest Peru finds himself in the train station, lost and seeking a home. In some ways, the cinematic version becomes an Annie-like … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: From Theology To Veronica Mars (Book Reviews)

The Dark Knight, Veronica Mars, theology by Pope Francis and the Shooks, this week’s “What I’ve Been Reading” has a little bit of something for all kinds of readers.  Batman Eternal Volume I (Scott Snyder): In this graphic novel, Jim Gordon gets … Continue reading

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Alien Outpost: Humanity’s Last Hope? (Movie Review)

Humanity was attacked by an alien race, known as “Heavies,” but we drove them back- they left a few unfortunate alien soldiers behind. Jabbar Raisani cut his teeth as an onset visual supervisor on Game of Thrones and now directs (and co-wrote) … Continue reading

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Jesus Said… (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Gospel of Luke)

This year, I entered new territory: I’m coaching my son’s eight and under basketball team at the Y. I’ve coached swimming (six year olds to high school students), soccer, and baseball before, but basketball has been… different. Some of its … Continue reading

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Lessons From A Weekend Away (A Mustard Seed Musing)

A weekend away: turn my brain off and enjoy the laughter of the kids, the splash of the water, the luxury of no phone to answer. Yes and no. It’s amazing what you can learn from a weekend spent in … Continue reading

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Birdman: We Want To Be Known (Movie Review)

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s (21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) love/hate letter to the movie industry, a mixture of satirical send-up and insightful soul-searching that hinges on the legend of Michael Keaton. Keaton, who reportedly walked away from sequels to … Continue reading

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