Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • 12:30 am
Wow. I noticed that most of my entries the past week or so have been very intense. So, let’s take a step back. For goodness sake, it’s Thanksgiving week! And we also need to get many of our blog lurkers and stalkers off the sidelines and onto the comments.
No one will bite…but I can’t guarantee it after this week.
Here’s the simple question:
What are you go to feel good movies that you watch to lift your spirits? The films you watch when you’re feeling down, knocked down, or in need of inspiration?
How about three? But share at least one.
My three+ in no particular order: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , chariots of fire, films, hoosiers, movies, star wars
Thursday, July 2, 2009 • 9:34 am
Stories are essential. Our ability to experience, process, and share our stories is one of the reasons that make us uniquely human and a reminder, in my opinion, of affirmation that we are created in the image of our loving God.
The Scriptures is a profound narrative of God – unfolding his identity, purpose, and commitment to His creation. It’s also a narrative about God’s relationship with humankind.
But when I talk about story, I’m talking about “all” of it and not just the nice parts. Before Christ and after Christ – which is why I’m so compelled by Paul’s ‘sharing’ of his story (before and after Christ) throughout Acts but especially when he talks to the respective kings: Felix, Festus, and Agrippa. As a pastor, I am constantly reminded that with numerous hats I wear, the three I can never take off all involve ‘the story’: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: bible, christianity, faith, deidox, documentaries, films
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 • 1:10 am
We’ve discussed some heavy issues recently on the blog so I’d like to change the pace and post something light and talk movies. Who doesn’t like to talk movies?
Last year, I asked a question about the movies that have influenced you the most and why and wow, there were some incredible comments and recommendations. I followed many of your recommendations and enjoyed many of them.
My wife and I have different preferences in films. Me like (grunt) Action and (beating chest) Sci-Fi films. And so, she takes one for the team to watch those films but I guess I need to do my part so I ask you this important question in an effort to invest in our marriage.
What are your favorite chick flicks?
In addition to “regulars” sharing their answers, I am especially inviting the lurkers and quiet blog readers to chime in. This is your chance to join in and become one of the cool people.
Here’s what I can bear watching: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , chick flicks, films, hugh grant, jerry maguire, marriage, movies
Monday, December 29, 2008 • 1:10 am
As I’m surfing through a list of the best films of 2008, I realized that Minhee and I didn’t get out very much. In fact, I don’t think we went out and saw a single movie together. Part of it is time and most of it is finances. We realized that going to see a movie now costs us about $50-$60 a pop: $20 for the movie tix and $30-$40 for a babysitter and well, no movie is worth $60. Which is another reason why the DVD is my best friend.
But we are trying to watch a film this week while we’re on vacation and have the services of our parents but to be honest, I haven’t heard of most of these films.
Here’s a list from the American Film Institute [AFI] on their Top 10 Films of 2008 and so I have to ask: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, films, movies, top 10 movies of 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008 • 1:03 am
Yesterday, I asked this blog community to post some of their most influential films. Reading people’s contributions got me thinking all day about some of those films. I shared four on my entry yesterday and am adding a few more to comprise my Top 10 ‘most influential films’ today for the heck of it.
One of the films is JoyLuck Club because it hits home in many ways. I just couldn’t measure up to my older brothers. I’m embarrassed to say that I cried like a baby when I saw this film since this hurts my street cred as an ultimate fighter angry asian man. But oh well. Here’s the ‘Best Quality Heart’ scene from YouTube. Anyone else?
In the upcoming weeks, we’ll have to share our lists of all time favorite films and ‘favorite chick flicks.’ Anyway, here’s my Ten Most Influential Films in no particular order. Feel free to add a few more on yesterday’s entry or here. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, films, movies
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • 1:01 am
A month ago, I asked my readers a simple question about “the book that influenced you” and was encouraged by peoples’ responses since there were books I hadn’t even heard of. So, in that vein, I’m asking another simple question today to balance out an intense blog week with posts about abortion and oppression of women. I want to thank folks for engaging in such thoughtful and respectful dialogue. One of my hopes in blogging is to create a level of Community and Conversation – all while hoping to direct people to the life of Christ.
In addition to “regulars” sharing their answers, I am especially inviting the lurkers and quiet blog readers to chime in. No one will bite your head off. This is your chance to join in and become one of the cool people.
Here’s the question:
What are the films that have influenced you the most and why?
I’m not necessarily asking for your favorite films or what you think is the most influential film to impact cinema but rather, the film that influenced YOU. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, best films, films, most influential film, movies