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Review “Rules Don’t Apply”

As an Academy Award-winning director (Reds), film actor and auteur, and since it has been 16 years since he made a film, a new film by Warren Beatty is important. Rules Don’t Apply is a good romantic comedy and dramatic film … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven

Remaking a classic among classic films is where most directors should fear to tread. In remaking The Magnificent Seven, one of the most recognized American Westerns and is itself a reimagining of one of the greatest films in all of … Continue reading

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Sermon: “What’s My Line?”

Sermon on Psalm 96 “What’s My Line?” AKA The historic Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Frank Zappa and United Methodist Church Sermon http://www.christ4u.org/christ4u/sermon_6_2_2013_9_00am____

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A 9/11 Flashback

In 1898, H.G. Wells wrote a story of about a time traveler who builds his own time machine and is able to travel forward 800,000 years. What he finds is a society that seems to be living in harmony, but … Continue reading

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The “Jaws of Discipled Life”

Last year I attended a Dallas Film Society screening of “Jaws” with a friend of mine.   This was the last of a series of films selected by Dallas Morning News film critic Chris Vognar.   I had not seen the film … Continue reading

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The Joy of Jury Duty

I had jury duty the other morning. I seem to have an aura around me that attracts jury invites. Two days after I received this jury summons, I received one from Wichita County, my former home. In all I have … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but not Very Obvious.

This review originally appeared in the United Methodist Reporter. Set in New York City during the painful days following the 9/11 attack, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” opens a window to the struggle and pain the tragedy inflicted on a … Continue reading

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