My Favorite Movies #41 – Batman Begins

Batman Begins 2005 Directed by Christopher Nolan Quick synopsis... Following the brutal murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne trains with a shadowy organization and returns to a corrupt Gotham City to deliver justice. Armed with his new skills and endless resources, he assumes a new identity and a war on crime. You know, a lot … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #41 – Batman Begins

A to Z Challenge – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Directed by Kevin Reynolds Quick Synopsis...¬†Kevin Costner stars as Sherwood Forest's outlaw hero in this 1991 version of the classic tale of intrigue, romance and pageantry. When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

A to Z Challenge – Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls 1997 Directed by Gary Fleder Quick Synopsis...¬†Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams up with escaped kidnapping victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. Late in my college career, a friend got me into … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Kiss the Girls

AFI #68 – Unforgiven

Unforgiven 1992 Directed by Clint Eastwood Netflix says... Retired gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes one last job--and even more reluctantly accepts a boastful youth (Jaimz Woolvett) as a partner. Together, they learn how easily complicated truths are distorted into simplistic myths about the Old West. Gene Hackman (who won an Oscar) and Richard … Continue reading AFI #68 – Unforgiven

AFI #72 – The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Directed by Frank Darabont Netflix says... Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden (Bob Gunton). During his long … Continue reading AFI #72 – The Shawshank Redemption

The Big Boat in the Middle of the Desert

Imagine, for a moment, that you live in a world that has never seen rain. You're in a landlocked kind of place that isn't anywhere near a significant body of water. And then you hear about this farmer that's building a huge boat in the middle of the desert. How would you respond to something … Continue reading The Big Boat in the Middle of the Desert


Narration is a device used in literature and film all the time. Sometimes it's done in the first person. Your protagonist or a supporting character may be telling the story as they see it and they'll throw in their personal quips. More often, narration, particularly in books, comes in the third person. This is where … Continue reading Narration