Archives For The Arts


Words used to describe Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election:






I think that pretty much sums it up. Continue Reading…


Two years ago, Barkhad Abdi drove limos in Minneapolis. Today, he is an Academy Award nominated actor for his role in the brilliant Captain Phillips.

Did I mention Captain Phillips is brilliant? Because really, it is. If you haven’t seen it, why are you still reading this? Redbox that mug. Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) is stellar and Tom Hanks is well, Tom Hanks. Continue Reading…


I’m pumped to be able to review the new Mark Wahlberg film, Lone Survivor, for Christianity Today. Check it out on their site. Like, share, tweet, comment!



“Kill your darlings.” 

The one piece of advice standing between The Desolation of Smaug being a good film and The Desolation of Smaug being a great film. Continue Reading…


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a laugh-out-loud, family romp, that will make even the biggest of cynics grin. It’s all hugs and giggles as Kevin McCallister runs around New York, evading sleuthing hotel clerks and putting a damper on a pair of bumbling crooks looking to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve. Continue Reading…

Catching Fire is a Terrible Teen Movie

Wade —  November 27, 2013 —  Comments


I grew up in a family of eight. I competed in the Hunger Games every time dinner was served. And, as you can tell from my 6’1, 150 pound frame, the odds were never in my favor. When my parents walked in with fast food, my brothers descended on our kitchen table like it was an arena cornucopia. Continue Reading…


A good film is like cottage cheese. Even when it’s spoiled, there’s still much to enjoy. Saying this, I do my best to never give away any important movie plot points on my blog. That is unless it’s The Notebook. I have no qualms telling you THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END. Continue Reading…

10 Things That Make Gravity Awesome

Wade —  October 23, 2013 —  Comments


I apologize for just now hopping on the Gravity ship. I saw the new film from Alfonso Cuarón two weeks after it opened, making me feel like the kid who missed a weekend party because of his chess tournament.

Before you throw your stones, I have to remind you that I am the father of a 3 1/2 month old. So don’t blame me. Blame the baby. Continue Reading…

Daniel Craig-haters

Fans almost revolted when they heard Ben Affleck was set to play Batman in the upcoming Superman crossover film. The outcry snowballed into a mass movement that saw petitions signed and sent out around the country. One disgruntled individual actually submitted a petition to the White House, asking the government to make it illegal for Ben Affleck to play Batman, or any other superhero, for 200 years. Continue Reading…


I attended a late-night screening of Prisoners alone last week. Usually, when I leave a movie by myself after one in the morning, I expect two things. One, I look like a creep walking to my car. Two, I am fairly exhausted. After Prisoners, only one of those scenarios played out, and it wasn’t the latter. Continue Reading…