Culture, Entertainment and Media, Reviews

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Film Review – Showing Us How Limits Should Not Hold Us Back

Life is full of obstacles. It's a fact of our existence. However, sometimes human beings can make things harder, more complicated, than they really need to be. We display the troubling tendency of putting up barriers where none are needed. This is the dilemma which the main character of The Peanut Butter Falcon has to… Continue reading The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Film Review – Showing Us How Limits Should Not Hold Us Back

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Culture, Entertainment and Media, Reviews

Jurassic World Short Film “Battle at Big Rock” – Review

Eerie silence. A scaly predator on the loose. RVs getting tossed at the mercy of prehistoric ferocity. Panicking children and juvenile heroines. Surely, these are a classic combo for any tale in the ongoing Jurassic Park saga. While far from original in various plot elements, Colin Trevorrow’s new short film Battle at Big Rock offers an insightful and interesting… Continue reading Jurassic World Short Film “Battle at Big Rock” – Review

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“Take on Me” Is Coming for Your Love on YouTube as Iconic Video Nears 1 Billion Views

From Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, which won a BMI Film Award for music, to the creative Weezer remake video, a-ha's hit song "Take on Me" continues to live on in pop culture. Recently, the Internet has been thrilled to voice its anticipation for the official music video reaching 1 billion views on YouTube. On… Continue reading “Take on Me” Is Coming for Your Love on YouTube as Iconic Video Nears 1 Billion Views

Catholic, Reviews

Blood of the Covenant and the Jewish Mindset

The following serves as a commentary on the first chapter of Brant Pitre's book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist as well as a deeper discourse into the biblical symbolism of blood. Chapter 1: The Mystery of the Last Supper   This first chapter of Brant Pitre's Jesus and the Jewish Roots of… Continue reading Blood of the Covenant and the Jewish Mindset

History, Travel

Our Visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park

We headed out on our family’s summer vacation. There were a number of destinations we had in mind that we were keen on stopping at. Gettysburg was NOT one of them. In fact, deciding that we were even going to be driving through the town was decided on en route. But I, for one, am… Continue reading Our Visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park

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Tolkien’s Aragorn Would Not Be in Favor of the LGBTQ Lobby

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It is conceivable, and even more so, it is logical for an author to bestow those attributes which he or she feels to be honorable upon a benevolent protagonist. This includes the personality traits of such a character. Though genuinely human in feelings and various flaws, the hero of a story shall typically adhere to the virtues which its creator sees to be admirable.

The views and beliefs of a hero tend to be on a par with those of the writer who formulates the story. J.R.R. Tolkien and his life’s labor of love, The Lord of the Rings, are not exempt from this type of relationship.

This dimension of the correlation between the creative and the fruit of his work is doubtlessly important to a number of the subthemes throughout the fantasy. It cannot be overlooked. Back in May, Viggo Mortensen (who played Aragorn in the LOTR films…

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Independence Day Deserves Honor, Not Contempt

Happy 4th of July!

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“You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to…” – Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

July 4th has become almost as controversial as religious-based holidays like Christmas and Easter. The people of the United States seem to have become the most outspoken in the world when it comes to complaints regarding holidays. Only here in America could we sustain individuals who possess the liberty to moan over and criticize occasions of celebration, feasts, and memorials to courage.

People find the stars and stripes distasteful. Football players take a knee in the midst of the National Anthem. The message being sent damages the image of the United States, its icons of…

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