Review

WOODLAWN – Football, Faith, & Film

I am a sucker for great sports movies! Anybody that’s been around me for a while knows that many times I explain the point I’m trying to make through sports analogies. I just have a real passion for the dedication, ...
From the Director

CAPTIVE- Raises the Faith-Based Film Bar

  A few months ago, my lead editor came up to me and said, “I’ve got a  movie trailer you need to see!”  So I sat down, afternoon Starbucks in hand, and pressed play. As the scenes of CAPTIVE rolled ...
Review

90 Minutes in Heaven Review: Reality vs. the Supernatural

When I was in high school wrestling with what I believed, I would see constant images on the TV of Christians who had huge hair, or hair form-frozen into a perfect shape, crying eyes overloaded with heavy dark mascara, and ...
From the Director

THE FOCUS ON “WAR ROOM” DEPENDS ON THE LENS– Movie ...

As I attempted to buy tickets to see the new release “War Room” last night, the 7:30 p.m. showing was sold out. So, we left the office, and went to an earlier showing. Even at 4:05 p.m. there was well ...
From the Director

Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (Review)

It was tradition: the best part of a James Bond movie was the suck-the-breath-out-of-you opening sequence.  Even Christopher Nolan showed he knew that at the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises.  But, here is today’s truth:  A great action movie ...
From the Director

ANT-MAN: A Pint-Size Powerhouse

I went to the movie theater not expecting a whole lot. Just another Marvel superhero movie.  Frankly, we’ve really become conditioned to these flicks.  And, they been around so long, some of the superheros have been rebooted into new movie ...
Review

Review: TERMINATOR GENISYS – “Old & Obsolete?”

There was a point in time when it seemed like there were a lot of new things in the movie theaters. Horrifically “real” sharks that terrorized people at the beach, aliens that burst from inside the human body, marshmallow men ...
From the Director

INSIDE OUT — A Character Trip!

Strap in and get ready for a movie that takes you on an emotional journey that leaves you with sides hurting from all of the laughter. Typical goal when making a movie: Actors are usually consumed with the idea of ...
Film

JURASSIC WORLD: A Wildly Fun Nightmare

   Those nightmares.  You know. The ones that make you wake up in a cold sweat and out of breath. Those horrific dreams where you are falling and falling, or fleeing from tornados or trying to outrun a giant T-Rex! Jurassic ...
From the Director

The Director’s Story Behind CCM Stories

  People care about people. I learned this valuable lesson in the early days of my career from some incredibly wise mentors. It is a nugget, as a storyteller, that I have never forgotten. It doesn’t matter that Mary Richards ...