Category Entertainment

Rolling Thunder Review

I was there. But I didn’t make it into the movie. Marty Scorsese’s latest film was released yesterday, not in theatres but on Netflix, which seems to be taking over the filmmaking world. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story is a look back at Bob Dylan’s landmark 1975 tour. It is an interesting choice […]

Not So Fantastic Beasts

The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday. Not surprisingly, I haven’t seen any of the nominees. It isn’t that I don’t like movies. I’m not a big movie-goer, but when we lived in Canada, I would usually have seen at least half of the Best Picture nominees over the course of the year. I never […]

Little Women

Confession time: I’ve never read Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, first published in 1868. I always thought, rightly or wrongly, that it was the sort of book women read, but real men didn’t. That meant I thought twice when offered the opportunity to preview a modern film adaptation, which hits theatres today. My […]

More Dali

As promised yesterday, a few more photos taken at the Salvador Dali exhibit at the Messmer Gallery in Riegel, Germany. Clicking on an image should enlarge it. I have lots more photos, but think this will be it for the prints. Tomorrow a couple of the sculptures.

Generating Controversy

After more than three decades together you would think a rock band would have lost its ability to stir up controversy, especially inadvertently. Therefore, I was surprised to see Stryper in the news because Walmart refused to carry their latest album, objecting to the title. I must admit, when I saw the news report and […]

God’s Not Dead

Film franchises are always risky. Just because the original film is great doesn’t mean any sequels will be. Too often it seems the studios are just trying to cash in on a popular film with substandard follow-ups. Which means I approached the third installment in the “God’s Not Dead film series with a certain amount […]

Monday Morning Issues

Definitely a first-world problem – but there is a Nobel prize in physics waiting for whomever manages to solve it. And it give me a chance to share this video. If you aren’t familiar with Steve Taylor’s work, you have been missing out on something special.