My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer 1991 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... In this stylish action-adventure, a stunt pilot stumbles across an experimental Nazi jet pack that transforms him into a one-man air force -- and soon becomes a target for mobsters, spies, FBI agents and millionaire Howard Hughes. How quietly majestic is this movie's score? Welcome to The … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Willow 1988 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

My Favorite Movies #45 – Independence Day

Independence Day 1996 Directed by Roland Emmerich Quick synopsis... When aliens in an enormous spacecraft suddenly arrive in Earth's atmosphere and start blowing things up, it falls to a cocky pilot (Will Smith) and a goofy scientist (Jeff Goldblum) to save the planet from total destruction. With plenty of action, special effects sequences and pithy one-liners, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #45 – Independence Day

Making Mom Watch Star Wars

Something you probably don't know about my mother is that she's a big fan of Good Morning America. This morning show, if you aren't aware, is a staple on the ABC network. ABC, of course, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney. Therefore, any time anything in relation to Disney or any of its properties needs … Continue reading Making Mom Watch Star Wars

My Favorite Movies #47 – A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember 2002 Directed by Adam Shankman Quick synopsis... When bad boy Landon (Shane West) is cast opposite the campus bookworm (Mandy Moore) in a school play, no one expects romance to bloom. Despite peer pressure and strict parents, the newly minted lovebirds forge a heartfelt bond ... until tragedy tears them apart. This … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #47 – A Walk to Remember

My Favorite Movies #48 – Apollo 13

Apollo 13 1995 Directed by Ron Howard Quick Synopsis... Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey into a thrilling saga of heroism. This movie is based on actual events. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #48 – Apollo 13

Movie Nights

Back in my Bluefield College days, specifically during my sophomore year, my roommates and I played host to a weekly movie night. Typically, these would happen sometime on Wednesday evenings, after the Baptist Student Union's weekly Bible study/worship time that we called GAP (Growth And Praise). Looking back, I'm not sure how these movie nights … Continue reading Movie Nights