Category Archives: Reviews

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

I just saw Iron Man at the theater. You’ll read some of my criticisms here, but all in all it was a fun and exhilarating cinematic ride. Oh yeah… minimal spoilers, so relax (in case you don’t read comic books)! The Acting This was a pure gem for Robert Downey Jr. as he masterfully filled [...]

The Golden Compass – a Christ-follower’s Perspective

The Golden Compass – a Christ-follower’s Perspective

I went to see The Golden Compass. I would have probably skipped this story altogether except for the controversy swirling around it… which, like any controversies, found its way into my email inbox. So not only did I see the movie but I also read the entire book series – called His Dark Materials (The [...]

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

I have to admit that I am utterly hooked on the reboot of Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi channel. When it kicked off in 2004 as a special 2-hour movie pilot I missed it (because I don’t get full cable) and thus I was left out… for too long. Whilst my friends spun yarns about [...]

Blogger’s Fuel

Blogger’s Fuel

I love coffee. I love good coffee. I love good coffee that caters to bloggers. And, most of all, I love good coffee that caters to bloggers and supports the troops! How can it get any better? The folks at Boca Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea have put together Blogger’s Fuel.com devoted to their blogging [...]

The Radical Reformission

The Radical Reformission

There are not many books that I would say are my most-recommended, and indeed ostensibly there should be only one. Well, right now – for my Christ-following readers – the next book you read needs to be the Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Really… not kidding… read the friggin’ [...]

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Confusion

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Confusion

Just when I protect good ‘ole Harry from the jowls of bloodthirsty Pharisees and legalists I go and watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and come away wondering how this movie made any money. I know the unsavory Puritans’ penchant for book burnings and the failing of a silver screen boy hero sequel [...]

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

I love dystopias… I really do. Who is actually crazy enough to keep a recommended dystopias section on their blog? Here’s a flick I just saw a few days ago. ::amazon(“B00005JLWN”, “Equilibrium”):: is a dystopic movie set in a future where war and violence have been “eradicated” by government mandated drugs that remove strong emotion [...]

Dystopias

Dystopias

I have created a page on this site of recommended dystopias. What is a dystopia you ask? Well… you can either go to the page and find out… or read on. A dystopia can be thought of as the polar opposite of a utopia. A dystopian society is usually depicted as having an authoritarian or [...]

TSO is spectacular!

TSO is spectacular!

Just saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra live… WOW! This is my third year in a row, and this time was even more lights… more lasers… more fire… more neo-classical symphonic power delivered with relentless energy for three hours of Yuletide explosion that made my chops water! There are two touring troupes, and the one that comes to [...]

Merry Axemas

Merry Axemas

Now’s as good a time as any to tell you about these two gems. Two CDs of guitar giants playing custom arrangements of Christmas favorites… called Merry Axemas and Merry Axemas Volume 2 (‘Axe’ is a nickname for a guitar). Whether it’s John Sykes lighting up God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman or Neil Schon rolling [...]