Tag Archives: Hollywood

‘Iron Man’ movie’s Stark Industries is clearly a spoof of Lockheed Martin

‘Iron Man’ movie’s Stark Industries is clearly a spoof of Lockheed Martin

I have received enough feedback about my previous Iron Man post relating to the connection I drew (rather effortlessly, let’s admit) between Stark Industries and Lockheed Martin that I wanted to post about it individually. And speaking of… did anybody besides me notice that Stark Industries was a completely un-subtle spoof of Lockheed Martin Corporation, [...]

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 [...]

Charlton Heston, RIP

Charlton Heston, RIP

Charlton Heston, famed actor, constitutional rights advocate, and patriot, died Saturday night at the age of 84. Heston was the quintessential iconic male… using his rugged face and deep voice to play all manner of heroes and leaders – Marc Antony, John the Baptist, Moses, Ben-Hur to name a few. Of course, Heston was better [...]

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

So while I was blogging about musical movies (like Once) I thought I’d point out another great flick I saw recently… Walk the Line. This movie revolved around the life story of Johnny Cash and starred Joaquin Phoenix (nominated for the 2005 Academy Award as Best Actor) as Cash and Reese Witherspoon(nominated and won the [...]

Once

Once

I can get easily bored with movies. So much cliché… predictability… canned Hollywood repetition. And – being a musician – I am particularly critical of music-centered stories. That being said… I was delightfully surprised by Once. I think the movie is one of the best independent flicks I’ve seen. I watched it with my wife [...]

My Earth Day 2007

My Earth Day 2007

I like the Earth… don’t get me wrong… but I don’t like Earth Day. It’s the politics. Rather than a day dedicated to the otherwise noble pursuit of conscientious living, Earth Day is an event laden in politics and alarmism. Under the guise of appropriate global stewardship schools and institutions push left-tainted propaganda that has [...]

Never Forget

Never Forget

Five years. Doesn’t seem like it, though. September 11, 2001. I’m not blogging about this because it’s the trendy thing for online political mavens to do… I’m paying honors to the heroes – to the fallen and to the survivors. I’m paying respects to the known heroes and to the unsung heroes. To the widows [...]

Yes, I’m Going To See The Da Vinci Code… Here’s Why

Yes, I’m Going To See The Da Vinci Code… Here’s Why

I am going to see The Da Vinci Code (TDVC) movie as soon as it comes out and I’m able. I am a sincere Christ-follower (an Evangelical Christian) and I don’t believe nearly any of the historical foundation for the story. You may ask, why would you go to this movie then – I thought [...]

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’ [...]