For the International Day of Older Persons: My Reflection on Growing Older

Allie and Noah in "The Notebook"

I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. –Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them differ … [Read more...]

Fame, Fortune, Faith, Folly, Forgiveness: “The Song” Has All That

The Song

"I have seen all things done under the sun; all of them are meaningless." --Ecclesiastes 1:14     THE SONG, the new film from City on the Hill Productions,  is infused with Scripture--based, as it is, upon Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. It's a contemporary retelling of Solomon's life, starring Alan Powell as aspiring singer/ songwriter Jed King.  Jed falls in love with Rose (Ali Faulkner), the daughter of a vineyard owner.  Shortly after their wedding, Jed writes a song expressing his lo … [Read more...]

Separated At Birth: “THE IDENTICAL” Explores Identity, Conflict, Mission

The Identical - music

First, there's the great music:  THE IDENTICAL, which is showing this week in theaters across America, is replete with rock-and-roll music that is eerily reminiscent of the great Elvis Presley.  In fact, the legendary rock star Drexel Helmsley, one of the twin protagonists played by Blake Rayne, is a dead ringer for the '50s icon; and if you're not careful, you'll slip into believing that it's Elvis's life you're peering into on the big screen.  Rayne himself, an indie recording artist and form … [Read more...]


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