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The Importance of Dialogue and Dialect



The Importance of Dialogue and Dialect By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher There are a few successful popcorn movies that ignore dialect, such as DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES where one ape sounds British and another sounds American, while a third sounds Australian. Furthermore, there are, of course, people who couldn’t care less. More often than not, however, great sound and great dialect makes a movie better. One of our favorite animated movies was… Continue reading

New STAR WARS Actor Takes A Jab At Political Correctness



New STAR WARS Actor Takes Jabs at Marvel’s Political Correctness By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor Tuesday morning, breakout star John Boyega who has a leading role in the upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, went on a tongue-in-cheek rant against political correctness regarding recent Marvel Comics news. Recently, Marvel made two announcements regarding two pivotal Avengers characters who’ll be stepping down from their heroic duties in the print vers… Continue reading

The Swine in Church



The Swine in Church By David Outten, Production Editor A popular expression is to say there’s an elephant in the room. The implication is that there’s a huge problem right under everyone’s nose that no one wants to address. The church faces just such a problem. Surveys show that almost 50 percent of men in church have a problem with pornography. All too often the pastor is one of them. I was one of them. I came to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord… Continue reading

THE SIGNIFICANT LIFE



THE SIGNIFCANT LIFE could be a study guide for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. The book reveals in fascinating detail the many ways in which people fear being unnoticed and forgotten. Like Max in SPIDER-MAN 2, many people try to overcome their sense of insignificance by accomplishing great goals, being unique, associating with others who have significance, becoming infatuated with their personal history, and even in crime and criminal misbehavior. Of… Continue reading

Mendacity and Perfidy



Mendacity and Perfidy By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher The news media, whether consciously or unconsciously, by commission or omission, has supported the transformation of the United States from the Land of Freedom to the Land of Socialist Tyranny. As Paul Johnson points out in his classic work MODERN TIMES about the 20th Century, the sea change in the intellectual community occurred in the 1930s when the press was supporting Joseph Stalin, who was… Continue reading

Drugs Vs. Religion



Drugs Vs. Religion By Jerry Newcombe Americans are accepting pot in seemingly unprecedented ways. Even as it is becoming legal in more places, such as Colorado by an act of the voters a couple years ago, there are still consequences to face with the widespread use of marijuana. We still reap what we sow. Just the other day, a headline from the Associated Press (7/26/14) read, “Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless.” The art… Continue reading

Behind the Scenes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES



Cowabunga: They’re Teenagers, They’re Six-Foot Tall Mutant Turtles, and. . . They’re Ninjas! Behind the Scenes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES By Tom Snyder, Editor The new reboot of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is perhaps the most delightful surprise of the year so far. The movie is great summer fun, with lots of humor, exciting action and heartfelt, morally uplifting moments. MOVIEGUIDE® recently attended a press conference with two of the mo… Continue reading

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign: Notes on Comic-Con 2014



Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign:  Notes on Comic-Con 2014 By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor The first two days of Comic-Con 2014 may go down as a watershed sign of major new trends in American culture. In fact, there were several such signs. First, and perhaps most important, the Christian groups holding signs preaching the Gospel on the street corners here at the San Diego Convention Center have been met with even more pagan signs mocking them, saying… Continue reading

Consumers Consider Cable TV Companies Predatory



The Huffington Post reports that, according to a survey by the cg42 consulting firm, 73 percent of consumers consider Cable TV companies to  be “predatory in their practices and take advantage of consumers lack of choice.” The survey also found that 53 percent of cable subscribers would leave their cable company if given a choice. Finally, 72 percent worry that “the larger cable companies become, the worse off consumers are.” In related news, t… Continue reading

 

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