The American Family at Its Best: A look at UP TV’s “Bulloch Family Ranch”

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Julie and Rusty Bulloch’s ranch in Lakeland, Florida, sits upon acres of dirt and grass. But in the spiritual sense, their family home is built on the rock that Jesus talked about, the type that couldn’t be knocked down by rain, winds and floods because it was built on a solid foundation. Now, America will [Read More...]

Sheriff Walt Longmire: An Old-Fashioned Hero in a World of TV Antiheroes

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In the days of TV antiheroes like Tony Soprano and Don Draper, Sheriff Walt Longmire serves as a throwback to old-fashioned heroes like Marshall Matt Dillon of “Gunsmoke.” In fact, the series “Longmire” reminds me of that classic TV western in a couple of ways. “Longmire” – which premiered on A&E in June 2012, and [Read More...]

Can Music Heal a Broken Family: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Banner 4th of July”

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Most Hallmark Channel movies attempt to convey a sense of uplift, poignancy or inspiration strictly through the story and characters. “Banner 4th of July,” premiering Saturday June 29 at 9pmET/PT, gets an extra boost in that respect from the power of American Idol alum Brooke White’s original music and distinct vocals, which beautifully convey either [Read More...]

Spirit and Guts: Revisiting the Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel Movie “Frequency” for Father’s Day

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Anyone who’s seen the Aurora Borealis either in pictures, on video or in person knows the beauty these “Northern Lights” can produce. But they’ve rarely produced anything as beautiful as the time they allowed John Sullivan to reconnect with his long-dead father and try to save his life. That’s the premise of the film “Frequency,” [Read More...]


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