Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

I went to see this because I’ve played both modern versions of the video game and thought them incredibly fun, two of the best games ever. The movie–eh–not so much.  I don’t know why they can’t…

Buzzkill of the Week

Great seventh game of the NBA finals with the Los Angeles Lakers showing true grit to climb back from 13 points and snatch the championship from the equally gritty Boston Celtics.  But what was with the…

Me on Ricochet Podcast Again

I got to sit with the smart kids again on Ricochet.com‘s weekly podcast.  This time I shared hosting duties with Uncommon Knowledge‘s brilliant Peter Robinson and the brilliant writer Rob Long–truly, one of the funniest people…

Who Stole The TV Family?

There are many fine mystery programs on television these days but probably the biggest television mystery is this:  whatever happened to shows about traditional families? You’ll no doubt remember that when the Morally Challenged Poobahs of…

People of the Mist

There is something wonderful about the British genre writing done around the turn of the 19th century.  Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Anthony Hope – it feels as though you could list the…

Our Fathers: God on “Justified”

“We know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.”  Galatians 2:16 Sigmund Freud believed that God was no more than a projection of our ideal…

The Tudors, Season One

A funny story.  When Showtime’s The Tudors first came out, it was given a preview on some non-premium cable channel (USA?  I can’t remember).  So I tuned in and watched the first episode and thought, “I…

New York Nod

Was happy to get a nice nod in a New York Magazine feature called “If You Liked My Book, You’ll Like These.”  Editor extraordinaire Otto Penzler was asked for suggestions to compliment his new espionage anthology…

Is Hollywood “All About Money?”

[Note:  Due to time constraints, Andrew's Monday talk with Mike Gallagher has been moved to Tuesday this week.] One of the remarks I often hear from people who have never worked in the movie business is,…

Edge of Darkness

Mel Gibson hasn’t lost much star power since his last screen appearance more than half a dozen years ago, unfortunately the script of this picture lets him down.  Should’ve been my kind of thing too:  Mel’s…