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Gifted Hands: A Must-See Movie

September 28th, 2009 Comments off

giftedhandsr1artworkpicI was simply stunned at the powerful message affirming life, faith, love, devotion, sacrifice, vocation, family, forgiveness, hope, humility and joyful service that Gifted Hands offers. You simply must watch this movie. Now. Seriously, go to Red Box and get it. You will love it. I know you will.

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It’s a Star Trek thing, you wouldn’t understand

March 6th, 2009 5 comments

I'm sorry to bore out of their gourds folks who are not Trekkies, but for those of us who are…this is exciting stuff: trailer three is out, so far the best sneak-peek.

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“Juno” A Fascinating Movie From Several Perspectives

February 21st, 2009 5 comments

I watched Juno the other night. A truly fascinating glimpse into modern culture, but with a twist. It is a sweet love story, with a profoundly pro-life message throughout, whether the director/writer intended it not.The movie does not glamorize, or glorify teen sexuality, but presents a realistic, gritty depiction of the horrendous problems it causes. It affirms marriage and family. The "bad guy" in the movie ends up being a selfish pig of a thirty something who can't grow up. The movie however struck me as affirming morality and traditional life values, but…not sure why. I was intrigued then to find a review that puts its finger precisely on this disturbing aspect of the movie.

I found the movie surprisingly good, and aside from the pro-life, pro-family undercurrents of the movie, the movie was extremely well acted, directed, filmed and edited. And, with the movie comes this delightfully quirky song at the beginning that I really loved. Here is the video of the opening credits during which the song is featured, and the lyrics below.

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and greeen
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and greeen
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were a river in the mountains tall,
The rumble of your water would be my call.
If you were the winter, I know I'd be the snow
Just as long as you were with me, when the cold winds blow.

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were a wink, I'd be a nod
If you were a seed, well I'd be a pod.
If you were the floor, I'd wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I'd be a hug

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were the wood, I'd be the fire.
If you were the love, I'd be the desire.
If you were a castle, I'd be your moat,
And if you were an ocean, I'd learn to float.

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

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Trekkies Rejoice! This looks like it is going to be fantastic

November 17th, 2008 7 comments
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Final Thoughts on the Compass Rumpus

December 15th, 2007 Comments off

Well said, by fellow Lutheran Anthony Sacramone. Kudos!

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Prince Caspian is Coming

December 5th, 2007 Comments off

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Forget about the anti-Christian Golden Compass garbage. Save your money and get ready for the next installment of the Narnia movie series. Prince Caspian is coming in May. Here is a great site for regular and HD trailers.

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The Insider: How good movies could be

December 16th, 2006 Comments off

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Movies. I love them. Most of them are simply average. Mindless entertainment is ok, but…much more satisfying are those few rare movies that actually make you think and do it in such a way that is not overwrought melodrama, or sappy sentimentalism. The best movies are those that use the full power of the medium of sight and sound and a good story to get the job done. The Insider is truly a superior movie in all respects, one of the most captivating and riveting films I’ve seen in a long time.

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