Posts Tagged "Learning experience"

The Hunger Pains of Hunger Games

The Hunger Pains of Hunger Games

Remember when Hollywood sold us movies about teens getting a day off, chasing girls and getting drunk? Today Hollywood is selling teens getting in the arena, hunting others and getting famous. What happened? The Hunger Games is set in a…

Courageous. Yeah, kinda…

Courageous. Yeah, kinda…

The latest, and most watchable of the Sherwood Baptist’s movies, revolves around men desiring to be better fathers.  It’s not a great film, but it does contain all the “Jesus-porn” you’d expect, along with some truly funny gags, workman-like action…

Anonymous: Analysis

Anonymous: Analysis

Ah, historical revisionism.  My favorite.   And Anonymous tackles one of history’s greatest “what if” conspiracies: was William Shakespeare (WS) NOT the writer of his plays? The movie is daring, engaging and the acting is top notch, but it will probably…

Harry Potter: The Final Analysis

In the realm of children’s literature, The Harry Potter series has almost no equal.  It has gotten millions of children to open books in a culture of movies, video games and pornography.  So well done. I didn’t read the books. …

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is an interesting movie, but not a great one. It’s worth seeing, an eye-popping respite from the heat, with cool explosions and Bat-gadgets. It is also a stunning swan song for Heath Ledger, but Batman Begins is…