Question of the Week #320

Since being deprived of the Internet would be viewed by many as a serious punishment, do you think it is right to give Internet access to those in prison who are ostensibly being punished for a serious crime they've committed? I think it's okay to allow limited internet access to convicts. The internet can be … Continue reading Question of the Week #320

79 – Cool Hand Luke

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 79 – Cool Hand Luke

AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 Directed by David Lean Netflix says... Director David Lean's sweeping epic--best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary--is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise. It's nice to see Alec … Continue reading AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Monarch

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom without an heir to the throne. It isn't that the king didn't have a son who would have been fully capable of ascending to the throne. It's that the king's son escaped that fate long ago, leaving the king no one to whom he could pass on … Continue reading Monarch

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

Capture the Flag

Remember that retreat I went on a couple weeks ago? I mentioned that we played Capture the Flag as part of our weekend festivities. Yesterday, I posted a picture of myself that was taken after that game, when I was pretty much declared the MVP. But I haven't explained, in detail, why someone with no … Continue reading Capture the Flag