Monthly Archives: March 2008

Light Up the Darkness

We saw, I Am Legend at the theater when it came out. It was alright, but I wasn’t pleased with how it ended. So when it came out on video, we gave it another try. I liked it better, but still not as much as I hoped. The Boy gave me fits about wanting to see the alternate ending, but… (more…)

Whaddya Got?

In the classic movie of 1953, The Wild One, Marlon Brando plays Johnny Strabler, a juvenile delinquent wrapped in black leather. In one of the most famous lines from the film, Mildred asks, “What are you rebelling against Johnny?” Tapping a tune on the jukebox, he lifts an eyebrow and says, “Whaddya got?”  A few years ago, the Milk Producers… (more…)

10,000 B.C.

The critics got it wrong. I heard a number of reports that this movie was bad and dumb and one of these self-proclaimed experts actually said it was “funny.” It’s not funny – although there are funny moments. It’s a serious story that carries us through struggle and genuine pain. There are physical challenges and emotional heartbreaks. Once again, I… (more…)

The Noble Politician

You know the old saying that goes, “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.” This is true in principle, but it isn’t true 100% of the time. People evolve. My experience says that politicians don’t evolve toward nobility. This makes me sad. My contention is that the higher the visibility the greater is the likelihood that the person… (more…)