Monthly Archives: February 2015

Kingsman The Secret Service: Seeing What Others Don’t (Movie Review)

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Layer Cake) has taken Mark Millar’s graphic novel The Secret Service and turned it artfully into an artful send-up of the James Bond movies, and a social commentary on plenty of the issues that plague the … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Be Joyful (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Gospel of Luke)

Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself. “I need someone with an … Continue reading

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The Overnighters: Dealing With The Aftermath (Movie Review)

Director Jesse Stone delivered a masterpiece with his documentary, The Overnighters. When I discussed the story of Pastor Jay Reinke with him in November, he hinted at a post script interview with Reinke after the film had been edited. Now, with the … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses 2: Now They’re Their Own Bosses (Movie Review)

In the original film, Nick (Jason Sudeikis), Kurt (Jason Bateman), and Dale (Charlie Day) worked together in a comedic Strangers on a Train scenario where they would kill off each other’s Horrible Bosses. In the sequel, their Shower Buddy idea is going nowhere, … Continue reading

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And The Oscar Goes To… (Well, It SHOULD Go To…)

I’ve seen more of the films this year than in any previous year. I’m still smarting from a film like The Artist winning a few years ago; I think it’s ridiculous that a retread remake like True Grit even gets nominated. But this year, … Continue reading

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On Mercy (Mustard Seed Musing – Lent)

I’ve guest-written this for Jason Stanley’s blog as he covers Lent daily on his blog. I highly recommend Jason’s writing – and the diversity of writers he’s recruited for this Lent. Go check it out! Mercy. It’s not a word … Continue reading

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Livin’ On A Prayer (Ash Wednesday Sermon)

Livin’ on a prayer. Bon Jovi, circa 1986, nailed it in the musically excellent department, chronicling an economically-challenged couple who work hard, stick with each other, and hold onto hope livin’ on a prayer. The album Slippery When Wet was one of my … Continue reading

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The Homesman: Frontier Life Alone (Movie Review)

I’m a sucker for a western, so kicking back with The Homesman was an obvious option for an afternoon. Based on Glendon Swarthout’s novel, Tommy Lee Jones starred, directed, and produced this frontier drama that shines a light on what it was … Continue reading

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No Tears For The Dead: The Sins Of The Past (Movie Review)

No Tears for the Dead (or, The Crying Man in Korea) tells the story of Gon, a hit man who mourns the accidental death of a child when his crime boss sends him to kill the girl’s mother.  Korean action star Jang Dong-gun … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie’s Half The World: Stand In The Light (Book Review)

The second in the Shattered Sea series, Half the World finds the hero of the first story, Yarvi, now serving as the minister of Gettland. Under his watchful eye are two principle characters, the feisty, violent Thorn and the peaceful, balanced Brand. … Continue reading

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