The New Three “R”s: Reading, ‘Riting and Reloading?

I just gotta say… the idea that having certain teachers, like myself, armed with guns in order to protect schools from mass shootings is a particularly unsettling one. Oh, I totally get how it could sound sensible and even cost efficient. Why hire guards when our teachers can just pull double-duty for perhaps a small … Read moreThe New Three “R”s: Reading, ‘Riting and Reloading?

Jackie: The Movie Review

As the lights went down in the theater before the beginning of Jackie, I suddenly realized that my only impressions of Jackie Kennedy came from still pictures and muted newsreel footage which left me with no idea what her voice actually sounded like. Then, once Natalie Portman started speaking as the titular character, it was so strange and off-putting that … Read moreJackie: The Movie Review

A Fan of La La Land

To start off, I must admit this holiday season has reignited my love affair with the movies. Over the past ten days, I’ve seen Rogue One, Fences, Dr. Strange, and La La Land.  Of all of these, the latter is certainly the one that will stay with me the longest. Not that the others were bombs, far … Read moreA Fan of La La Land

7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 3.2

This is another in a series of ideas I’ve had that would take too long to explain in a tweet but aren’t long enough to merit the full-out blog treatment. 1) My family has been instructed that at the moment of my demise, they are to immediately dress my body up in a complete Superman … Read more7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 3.2

Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship. Fences: A Review

Recently, I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of Fences. To say that I was excited about this opportunity is an understatement. I have been a fan of August Wilson’s writing for over two decades, so to see one of his plays, my favorite in particular, come to the big screen is exciting. Fences … Read moreFatherhood, Family, and Friendship. Fences: A Review

Rogue One: More Than Hope

Let’s cut to the chase. I liked it. I liked it a lot. I liked The Force Awakens more, but I also feel this is a different film altogether. Let me explain. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of several stand-alone films in the Star Wars anthology. Given that it’s “sequel” was already released nearly … Read moreRogue One: More Than Hope

Teaser: Volume 2 – Guardians of the Galaxy

After a bit of a hiatus, Jason and I are back and excited to share some news about movies, tv, entertainment, and much more. While 2016 is coming to a close, we have number of movies and tv shows to discuss, and even more that we are looking forward to seeing in the near future. … Read moreTeaser: Volume 2 – Guardians of the Galaxy

The Infiltrator – A Film Review

Regardless of what the Supreme Court has ruled, I could never be married to the actor Bryan Cranston. I simply would never be able to trust him because I always find him so believable in every film role. He could come home after being gone for two weeks, tell me he was abducted by aliens, sent … Read moreThe Infiltrator – A Film Review