Piranha!

Those who object to graphic nudity, hideous over-the-top gore or mindless stupidity had best avoid this film – but I have to confess, it made me laugh.  A remix of a 1978 Roger Corman Jaws ripoff,…

God to Gervais: No, Really – Thank You!

British Comedian Ricky Gervais ended his reputedly raucous evening of hosting The Golden Globes ceremony Sunday night with the mildly witty remark, “Thank God for making me an atheist.”  I can’t help but reflect that God…

The Fighter

If there’s any justice at the Oscars, Christian Bale is a solid lock to win Best Supporting Actor for his turn here as the meth addicted brother of an aspiring boxing champ.   I’ve heard flashy roles…

True Grit

Those who, like me, are deathlessly loyal to the memory of John Wayne may have a hard time accepting Jeff Bridges in the role that won the Duke his only Oscar.  But the truth is, while…

The Year Behind, The Year Ahead

I find talking about myself a bit like reading pornography:  it’s fun for about two minutes; after that, it takes me to a dark place I never want to visit again!  I’ve spent about a month…

The Advent Reunion, Parts 4 & 5

Here’s the ending of my Christmas ghost story. The previous parts were posted over the last two days. You can get a printed version in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

The Advent Reunion, Part 3

Parts one and two of my Christmas ghost story were posted yesterday, here’s part three with the concluding two parts tomorrow:

The Advent Reunion, Parts 1 & 2

For those who may have missed this Christmas ghost story last year, here it is again.  Parts one and two today, part two tomorrow, then the two concluding parts:

Winning Back The Arts

I made the argument on National Review Online last week that conservatives were actually winning back the arts from the left – and that we needed to do more to secure the victory: After years of…

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

I wanted to play this game before I played the excellent sequel, but when I popped it into my PS3, it froze on the third or fourth scene.  This was apparently a fairly common problem but…