Archive for March 2017

I hit #1 on Amazon's best sellers list. Here's how my life has changed.

I hit #1 on Amazon's best sellers list. Here's how my life has changed.
On Amazon there’s a list for everything. There’s a best selling list for handheld flashlights and outdoor flags and banners. Book-wise, if you start to drill down, every book is on a best sellers list. My first book, The Sound of Us (you should read it; it’s good), is currently #180 on the Amazon list... Read more »

No No, Power Rangers

No No, Power Rangers
POWER RANGERS Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 124 mins. Premise: Five renegade, detention-bound teenagers discover magic stones that give them superpowers. Working together, they unlock their mighty morphin’ skills to take on the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), who threatens to destroy the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was all the craze in the early to mid-90s but... Read more »

6 reasons I started going to church again, thanks to Donald Trump

6 reasons I started going to church again, thanks to Donald Trump
First of all, I have to say, I’m a pretty big skeptic. I’m not a believer believer. But that’s how I am about most things. There are a lot of things I LOVE, but take great issue with–TV shows, for example. There is nothing I love so much that I wouldn’t also bitch about it.... Read more »
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There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genre: Fantasy Musical Rating: PG Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: When her father is held prisoner in the Beast’s castle, Belle (Emma Watson) volunteers to take his place and finds the castle and everyone living inside has been cursed by a witch. The handsome prince is now a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens), and the support... Read more »

Top 10 presidential names that will never be popular baby names

Top 10 presidential names that will never be popular baby names
I was just thinking about the name Madison for some reason, and how that’s become a standard name for girls, after sounding “kind of weird” when it first started gaining momentum. There are Carters and Reagans aplenty in the world. And Tylers and Taylors. There was a player on Butler’s team last year (GO DAWGS!)... Read more »

Back in my day...this is how we did snow days

Back in my day...this is how we did snow days
My dad once came home with a new TV set for the family. Okay, “new” is not the word. The thing was a massive console television that had survived a fire. It was covered in a thin film of soot; and even back then, my brother and I knew this TV was OLD. It looked... Read more »
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X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet

X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet
LOGAN Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 135 mins. Premise: The year is 2029, and mutants are nearly extinct. Logan a/k/a Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hiding out near the Texas border with Charles Xavier a/k/a Professor X (Patrick Stewart) but the two find themselves on the run when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by deadly mercenaries. Behind-the-Scenes: This is Jackman’s ninth... Read more »

2017 Superlatives: Best in TV and movies so far

2017 Superlatives: Best in TV and movies so far
I’d made this 2017 resolution to blog about the best things I’d consumed each week, to kind of keep a running tab of the year so far. That didn’t pan out. But, if Donald Trump has taught me anything–Wait. That’s not right. Anyway. Here are the best in movies and TV so far this year:... Read more »

20 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2017 Edition)

20 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2017 Edition)
With Oscar season behind us, we can finally look ahead to 2017’s promising new releases. Many won’t be able to get themselves to a theater as often as they’d like, so if you’re stuck at home biding your time, here are a few of last year’s most enjoyable, criminally underseen films. Notice I said underseen,... Read more »
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GET OUT Makes American Horror Movies Great Again

GET OUT Makes American Horror Movies Great Again
Get Out Genre: Horror Rating: R Running Time: 104 mins. Premise: When Ruth (Girls’ Allison Williams) brings her black boyfriend, Chris (Sicario’s Daniel Kaluuya) home to meet her parents, Chris discovers that seemingly innocent racial tensions have a more sinister undertone. Behind-the-Scenes: Jordan Peele (of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele) makes his directorial debut. He also wrote the script. Produced... Read more »