With the imminent launch of the sequel, I feel like now is the perfect time to talk about the first entry of the Amazing Spider-Man trilogy. Reboots for franchises aren't really necessary but the argument here is that director Marc Webb (no pun intended) wanted to bring something we've never seen before in Sam Raimi's adaptations. Now that a sequel is looming over our heads, should you bother to watch the first one?.. ..
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A movie review for the film, Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary. "Draft Day" is a sports drama that stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver. During the film, Sonny struggles with making the right draft day decisions to bring his team to the Super Bowl... ..
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
As dusk gives way to dawn, the opening bars of Alan Silvestri's "Captain America Theme" mournfully yet heroically play as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) goes on his morning run. This opening scene acts as subtle foreshadowing of the themes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, which essentially asks the question: "Whatever happened to Truth, Justice, and the American Way?" Evidently, the concepts jumped ship to Marvel Studios for this film is arguably the best of all the single Marvel action hero movies to date... ..
Monday, April 21, 2014
In the Tom Cruise movie, "Minority Report," Tom plays a "PreCrime" Captain named John Anderton who apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called "precogs". The movie examines whether free will can exist if the future is set and known in advance. I thought the movie was an interesting fantasy. After all, I believe that we have the power to choose our lives in spite of our circumstances and that we can create any future we choose regardless of our past. I'll bet you're a believer too. I've subscribed to the philosophy of Joseph Campbell, the expert on how myths shape our lives, who encouraged us to "follow our bliss" and, in doing so, the world would cooperate in having us fulfill our dreams. Now I'm not so sure. Welcome to the future... ..
As our previous article discusses, primetime television rarely depicts the American Life in an accurate way. Most relationships that these show depict are romanticized and improbable, but the way that head lice treatment and symptoms are completely understated is damaging mothers and fathers that have to deal with head lice in their own homes! Television misrepresents head lice facts and most of the treatment details necessary to prevent and treat lice infestations. In this article I will discuss the ABC television show, 'Trophy Wife' and it's episode concerning head lice (Season 1: Episode 5 Lice and Beary White). Don't worry, you don't need to be a fan of the show to learn something!.. ..
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Before I begin, allow me to say that I am not here to criticize Noah or Aronofsky. I am also not interested in ad hominem arguments regarding Aronofsky (which many critics have resorted to) and neither am I here to vent about how my Christian feelings have been hurt by this film. Instead, I am going to provide, what I believe, is a very relevant evaluation (not critique) of the movie... ..
In my forty years of broadcasting experience, I've fielded thousands of questions about my work; topics include covering news, anchoring programs, interviewing world leaders and celebrities, and yes, the glamor and excitement of it all. But I can't remember anyone-whether on a street, in a classroom, or at a dinner party-ever questioning how news people behaved, or whether that behavior reflects our society... ..