Why Do Bad Movies Win Awards?

I am a fan of movies. I will see all kinds of films: drama, science fiction, thriller, action, and whatever else. The only genre I will not watch because I do not enjoy is horror. That being said, I am also a contrarian movie reviewer. I give good movie reviews to films like Furious 7 and…

10 Books I Want To Be Movies 2014

I am a reader. No one can deny it. My shelf is filled with tons of books. One thing I love is imagining what the characters look like or sound like. One of the coolest things is seeing that book come to life. I always enjoy watching my favorite books get turned into movies as…

Thank you for helping reach 100 followers

Maybe this is not a big deal for others, but for me, I am soooo excited! I would like to thank all of my followers as well as my fellow bloggers for putting up with me! This is a great day for me!!! I’m so excited to bring you more posts and to continue on…

Movie Review- Thor: The Dark World

What is now known the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings us Thor The Dark World, a sequel to the first film with Chris Hemsworth. Thor (Chris Hemworth) is now pitted against the Dark Elf Malekith, who at one time tried to engulf the universe in total darkness. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) finds the Aether,…

Book Review- The Confirmation by Ralph Reed

Warning, this review contains some spoilers. For the second time, Ralph Reed brings us another political thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a sequel to Dark Horse (about the successful third party presidential election of Robert Long). Shortly after President Long’s inauguration, an associate justice of the Supreme…

Classic Film Review- The Great Dictator

Written, produced, directed, and starring one of the most influential stars of a generation, Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator is a true masterpiece that makes fun of Hitler and Mussolini. A Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin) saves the life of a dispatcher named Schultz (Reginald Gardiner) at the end World War 1, but in the process,…

Movie Review- Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks has not only written some bestselling romance novels, but he has also seen many adapted onto screen. Some have been more greatly received than others, but Safe Haven, directed by Lasse Hallström is somewhat enjoyable. I know I am in the minority when it comes to critics regarding this film, but I do…

Book Review- Lee Strobel’s The Ambition

Lee Strobel, author of the non-fiction The Case For Christ book series, has delved into fiction with the political drama The Ambition. The story goes that Illinois’ junior senator is being forced to resign because of a scandal. The governor of the Land of Lincoln has two very different choices. The first is a Chicago…

Movie Review- Paranoia

Based on the book by Joseph Finder by the same name, Paranoia directed by Robert Luketic (21, The Ugly Truth) and features an all-star cast. However, it lacks the suspense driven corporate espionage theme that makes the book so enjoyable. Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a low-level developer for Wyatt Mobile, but after a disastrous…

For My 25th Birthday, 15 Books That Inspired Me

Today is my 25th Birthday, and to celebrate, I decided to make a list of the 15 different nonfiction books that literally inspired me through the years. This is no where near a complete list, but these are the books that have helped motivate me, to overcome adversity, to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and to be the…

Movie Review Flashback- The Last Stand

After a long absence from starring roles, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the big screen with The Last Stand with South Korean director Kim Ji-woon’s first American film. It is a non-stop action film that makes you reminiscence about the Golden Age of Action Films (eg the 80s). Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) polices a sleepy…

Television Shows That Should Not Have Been Canceled

FIREFLY- It was canceled due to low ratings because the network did not air the episodes in the proper order. The fan base (including myself) is offended that the network did not give this show the proper treatment. It could’ve ran for years. At least we got some closure with the film Serenity. YOUNG JUSTICE-…

TOP 25 JOHN WAYNE FILMS

Today is John Wayne’s 106th birthday and as a celebration, I am posting a list of my 25 favorite films that feature the Duke in a starring role. He was a good man who was plain spoken and a true patriot. EL DORADO- Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne…

TOP 25 FAVORITE X-MEN

25. Chamber- Originally a member of Generation X, he was always an outsider even we got promoted to the X-Men. He was combined with Jonah Hex when Marvel and DC did their Amalgam series where the heroes were merged. 24. Longshot– He’s not a mutant, but he’s been a member of the X-Men. He joined…

Book Review: When Skylarks Fall

A while back, I reviewed Until the Last Dog Dies: A Joe Box Mystery written by Christian author John Laurence Robinson (Radiance, Heading Home). I gave that one a favorable review and I do the same for When Skylarks Fall: A Joe Box Mystery, the third of the series. I wish I could read Sock…

Movie Review- Skyfall

Some have called Skyfall the “greatest Bond film ever” and, while I agree that this film sets a new high bar for spy/espioage films, it just did not feel like James Bond. Though director Sam Mendes brings the British spy into the modern era, it takes a bit to get use to.  My dad grew up…

Movie Review: Red Dawn (2012 Remake)

As soon as first time film director Dan Bradley (a veteran stunt coordinator) was announced to be at the helm of the remake of the 1984 film of the same name, the liberals were already trying to criticize the film. It stars an eclectic cast of big name stars and former child actors trying to live…

TOP 10 FUTURE CASTING BATMAN POSSIBILITIES

A few of the gentlemen on this list are being discussed as a possibility, but others are simply men who, in my humble opinion, should be on the short list for future live action Batman films. They’re not in any particular order. If anyone would like to throw a name in the comment section, I…