May 17, 2024

What happens to Imaginary Friends, (IFs) when their kids grow up? That’s the overarching premise of the new film written and directed by John Krasinski and starring Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carrell.  As a second outing from the Office alum, this movie is beautiful, heart wrenching, and newcomer Cailey Fleming carries her role in the film with incredible grace and beauty. Many years ago a friend and I had a long conversation about what it’s like inside the mind of... Read more

May 3, 2024

If you have even glanced at anything in the entertainment industry in the past year, you can see very clearly that Ryan Gosling is in his own sort of career…shall we call it a Kenaissance?  After The Fall Guy hits theaters nationwide this weekend, I think we’re going to see a whole new level of love and appreciation for him and his work. The Fall Guy is about a stuntman who gets caught up in a real life circle of... Read more

April 19, 2024

The latest film from Guy Ritchie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, tells the story of a group of operatives that are not only extremely attractive and fit, but they have also been brought together to save the world. This isn’t the Avengers. Or even the Suicide Squad. In fact, it’s not even a superhero movie at all. It’s based on a true story from World War II that was, in recent years, declassified and made public. SYNOPSIS From the official... Read more

February 2, 2024

When I went to see Cabrini (Angel Studios) a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was intrigued with what I had seen in the trailers, but I still didn’t know if the story would grab me or if the quality of the filmmaking would be up to par. But after the movie ended and the credits rolled, something amazing happened. The entire audience sat unmoving and completely still, watching each and every credit. You might think... Read more

January 25, 2024

When A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood released into theaters, I had been looking forward to it for a long time. I rarely have expectations about films because I  understand too much of the process. There’s never any way to tell what direction creatively that a team might choose to take. But with this one, I had a lot invested before it came out. I’m a big fan of Tom Hanks. They filmed in Pittsburgh with people who knew Mr.... Read more

January 18, 2024

This week I decided to do something a little different for my throwback. As much as I love film and TV, when it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and a really good book. So I thought I’d highlight a great read from one of my favorite authors, Carla Laureano. I should probably confess that Carla is one of my best friends in the world. We met several years ago when I... Read more

January 11, 2024

Whenever anyone asks me about my favorite films, Moulin Rouge is always at the top of my list. My film friends usually pause at that, then consider it, and then nod. They get it. My Christian friends are usually floored. My favorite film is a musical about a prostitute and a brothel? Yep. It really takes it to the next level when I tell them that I love the messages of faith, hope, and God’s redeeming love in the film.... Read more

January 4, 2024

In September it was announced that the soundtrack for That Thing You Do!, a delightful romp through the 60’s music scene, was finally being released in vinyl. Nearly 30 years after the movie hit screens, many fans consider this release long overdue. After all, the main theme song has been covered by groups such as Pentatonix and ‘NSync which would make one think that nearly everyone knows about this film and the fabulous music.   While talking to some folks,... Read more

December 1, 2023

If someone approached you and offered you anything that you wanted, what would you say? Then what if their next statement was what it was going to cost you. Would you give anything to get whatever you wanted? In the new film, The Shift, in theaters now, Kevin Garner (Kristoffer Polaha) is confronted with a very real and horrifying offer from someone called the Benefactor. Played with exceptional chill and swagger by Neal McDonough, the Benefactor has the ability to... Read more

November 28, 2023

You may recognize the name Brock Heasley from the recent publicity and general buzz around the new film, The Shift. Opening nationwide in theaters December 1st, The Shift is the latest release from Angel Studios, the powerful team behind the Summer Blockbuster Sound of Freedom and the international phenomenon, The Chosen. With a background in graphic design and several books under his belt, Heasley’s wrote and directed this film that is taking the faith world by storm. “For me, I... Read more

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