If Larry Norman showed the world that Christians could have long hippie hair and play rock and roll? The Resurrection Band proved they could rock hard. Unlike many Christian rock acts that first appeared in the late 70s and eventually became rock and rollers*, the Resurrection Band started playing hard … Continue Reading Son of Christian Music That Doesn’t Suck
That kind of sums up the movie the Gauntlet…which Eastwood made between Dirty Harry films. It is entertaining in a rather silly way. Eastwood directed and starred in the film with the only two other names I recognized being Sondra Locke and Pat Hingle. Everyone plays it straight, but Locke … Continue Reading Every Which Way But Loose Meets Dirty Harry
Last weekend Bill asked the following: I haven’t been around in awhile, so if this is a question you’ve already answered, I apologize. But what are your goals for your art? Are you a hobbyist, or do you aspire to ultimately go pro? Just curious. I don’t know that I … Continue Reading Artistic Goals and Dreams
Man…only Pixar could have the problem where references to “mixed reviews” means the gamut is “it’s a decent film, but not their best” and “It’s totally the most awesome movie ever!” Friend (and film critic) Peter Chattaway points to some of the mixed reviews. But this is so unique to … Continue Reading Pixar’s Problem…
Next week will see a return of the “Christian Music That Doesn’t Suck” series. George Carlin has died. Love him or hate him, he helped change the face of comedy. Even though he got to be a bit to bitter for my tastes towards the end, I am sorry to … Continue Reading Facts I Learned From Where Eagles Dare
One group is claiming iPhones are sexist. Apparently they are harder to use if you have long fingernails. Technically, that is not sexist. It’s long-nailist. See, plenty of women do not have fingernails long enough to be a problem, it does not discriminate against women… if it discriminates at all, … Continue Reading The iPhone Hates Women!
No, not the dog that was sucked up by the street sweeper…gay marriage in CA. And as I understand it from those on the right…allowing gays to marry will destroy heterosexual marriages. Because we heterosexuals have kept marriage so very sacred up til now. Anyways…I am going to keep a … Continue Reading So the Big News of Yesterday?
If you like movies, you probably were impacted by the work of Stan Winston. Aliens, Jurassic Park, Terminator, Galaxy Quest, Manimal…he’s been at the forefront of fantasy effects. The guy got to create monsters and mythical creatures and space aliens…he made creations that looked real. Without his work on the … Continue Reading Stan Winston’s Final Effect (1946-2008)
I gotta ask…is this really a front page news story? It was sandwiched between a presidential poll and a news story asking about who black conservatives are likely to vote for. It’s unfortunate…but is it really in the league of the Iowa floods? In other major news…Gavin Rossdale and Gwen … Continue Reading Top News Story…
The secret job I wish I could have? The guy who picks songs for soundtracks. There are movies that need specially orchestrated music. Empire Strikes Back would have felt awkward if Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust played during the Bespin escape scene. But frankly, in plenty of movies, musical … Continue Reading My Secret Dream Job