Category Entertainment

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.

Samson

I was a little uncertain when I was asked if I wanted to preview the upcoming film Samson, which hits theatres February 16. And it wasn’t just because I’m not really into superhero movies. Back when I first started reviewing movies the process was simple. An advance press screening of the film would be scheduled […]

Never Look At The Empty Seats

He’s a simple man (by his own words) and releases his autobiography today. If you aren’t already a fan you probably won’t care enough to read it. But maybe you should reconsider Never Look At The Empty Seats. Charlie Daniels has spent more than 50 years as a musician, doing his own thing for the […]

An Untimely Passing

Gord Downie, lead vocalist of The Tragically Hip, died yesterday. He was 53. Coverage of his death dominated Canadian news. It seems fitting therefore to repeat my thoughts on The Hip and Gord Downie that were published here 14 months ago. END OF THE ROAD? August 20, 2016 Tonight Canada pauses. The Olympics are forgotten. Wars […]

Underground Adventure

The idea intrigued me, then I heard the event was free, which moved it into the “must see” category. ‎Scottish ancestry you know. Kontinuum is an underground adventure happening in Ottawa this summer, ending September 14. For me the major appeal was that much of it takes place in one of the new underground light […]

Music With A Message

Sometimes a line resonates with you; it speaks to your soul. I saw Switchfoot perform earlier this year. First time I had seen them in concert since 2011. That Switchfoot show was the best live performance I saw that year, better even than U2. There was something special about the energy of the crowd and […]