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It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A review of the new Tom Hanks movie In 1998, an investigative reporter for Esquire magazine was assigned to do a profile of the TV legend, Mister Rogers. That reporter had a well-earned reputation for keen, biting cynicism, and the magazine’s editors thought it might be interesting to have their most hard-edged reporter writing a…
Christmas Savings Continue!
We love Christmas so much! The sights, the smells, the flavors all remind us of the joy of the Incarnation - when God became flesh and lived among us so that He could become the sacrifice for our sins. We love giving gifts because we've been given the greatest gift of all - salvation! We…
Our Heat is Out so the Sale is On!
Sometimes it rains and sometimes it pours. Other days, it's just cold! Sadly, we arrived home to find out that our heater was out in temperatures approaching record lows. Ugh. We had the repair guy out and we are looking at a LOT of money. We just don't have it -- all our funds are out…
Movie Review: Apollo 11
I’m a fan of historical films (see my reviews of They Shall Not Grow Old and Darkest Hour). I had read some sharp criticism of last year’s dramatization First Man and didn’t see it, but Melanie and I had a recent “date afternoon” and watched the purely documentary Apollo 11 at a local IMAX theater.…
Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
With its prequels having resolved their own struggles, and the Netflix show adding little to the world, the series finale How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World seemed to offer little more than one last visit to the picturesque village of Berk and its fantastical, improbable menagerie of dragons. But all is not well…
What To Watch For During The Big Game
It's that time again, our annual preview of commercials rolling out for "the Superb Owl" as someone cleverly said. You know what we mean, the football championship with the jealously trademarked name. Right, that one. Bloomberg reports that a thirty-second commercial for Sunday's game has been selling for $5.1 to $5.3 million this year. Though analysts say…
The Great War brought to startling life
Peter Jackson's World War I documentary is an incredible achievement   They Shall Not Grow Old - Reviewed by Hal Young I like historical films, or films which have a historical context. I grew up watching World War II movies with my dad, the way others went to all the Westerns or reveled in the…