The Oscars Formula Cracked!

Want good odds on winning your Oscar bets next year and going forward? Then read on: Every year it’s the same thing. I tell my wife, “Hey, the Oscars are on.” “Want to watch?” “Sure.” “What time does it start?” she asks. “Seven.” I have to pull up the channel guide online to find whatContinue reading “The Oscars Formula Cracked!”

In Anticipation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I was warm for Star Wars growing up. I hadn’t been introduced to the far away galaxy until I was in middle school when theaters around the world re-released the original trilogy in anticipation of the newer films. I liked them, but I never really loved them. In fact, I always thought, even in middle school, thatContinue reading “In Anticipation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Let’s Be Honest About “Cars”

I don’t need to open my mouth even a little for you to know that I’m a ginormous Pixar fanatic. Everyone is a Pixar fan, but I’m a fa-na-tic. If my wife would let me, I’d decorate the house in full-sized Pixar posters. With frames. Backlit. Most people knew that Pixar was making a third installmentContinue reading “Let’s Be Honest About “Cars””

What My Three Favorite Movies Have in Common

Pixar and Disney movies aside, I have three ultimate favorite movies that I can’t ever get enough of and they all have one thing in common. Aside from the fact that they’re all based on true stories and were nominated for best picture (one won), there’s an underlying theme that drives stubborn dreamers like me backContinue reading “What My Three Favorite Movies Have in Common”

A Love Letter to Disney

A while back I wrote a love letter to Pixar Animation Studios. I’ll never forget watching my viewership skyrocket that week. What was that all about? A couple of weeks later I received an email from Pixar Headquarters thanking me for my post and saying that it’s been making the rounds in the studio. Imagine that!Continue reading “A Love Letter to Disney”

Make This Your Next Netflix Movie

Hilarity ensues in the Netflix original The Fundamentals of Caring. It’s the first Netflix original I’ve ventured to watch, but wow, I was impressed! I expected just another melodramatic indie film that attempts to tie everything together at the end just for the sake of closing out smoothly. But this Paul Rudd-led film was anything but aContinue reading “Make This Your Next Netflix Movie”

How Pixar Movies Can Make You a Better Dad

We had on The Incredibles the other night and I was stuck by a crazy thought. Bob Parr, as incredible as he is as a super hero, is actually more endearing as a dad. When he’s playing catch with his son or hugging his daughter, there’s a certain gleam in his eyes that you don’t get whenContinue reading “How Pixar Movies Can Make You a Better Dad”