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‘Inside Jaws’ Shares Secrets Behind Spielberg’s Shark Classic
8 months ago

‘Inside Jaws’ Shares Secrets Behind Spielberg’s Shark Classic

What’s the one time of the year you don’t want the beaches to be closed?

The July 4th holiday, right? What better time to release a podcast about the movie …
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‘Cold November’ Shatters Hollywood Hunting Stereotypes
9 months ago

‘Cold November’ Shatters Hollywood Hunting Stereotypes

Some dramas centered on multi-generational women might focus on traditionally female roles like gardening, cooking or sewing.

“Cold November” zeroes in on the tradition of hunting.

The film introduces a …
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What Most Critics Missed About ‘Cobra Kai’
10 months ago

What Most Critics Missed About ‘Cobra Kai’

“Don’t bring your asthma, or your fake peanut allergies into my dojo,” William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence tells a student during his first lesson in “Cobra Kai.”

“Uh, those are serious …
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Why Christian Conservatives Should Create, Not Just Critique
10 months ago

Why Christian Conservatives Should Create, Not Just Critique

Once upon a time, I wanted to change the world.

True to Tolstoy’s assertation, I wanted to change the world, but I didn’t think of changing myself. In my boundless …
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These Colorado Towns Made John Wayne Westerns Even Better
10 months ago

These Colorado Towns Made John Wayne Westerns Even Better

The idea for writing a story about films shot in Colorado occurred to me many years ago on a visit to Ouray, Colo.

While having a drink at Outlaw Restaurant, …
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No, Violent Video Games Aren’t Producing Young Shooters
11 months ago

No, Violent Video Games Aren’t Producing Young Shooters

Violence in video games has been a hot-button topic as far back as I can remember.

In the aftermath of 1999’s Columbine High School shooting, I recall quite a few discussions …
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‘Neat’ Doc Goes Down Smooth for Purists, Spirit Neophytes
1 year ago

‘Neat’ Doc Goes Down Smooth for Purists, Spirit Neophytes

One of my formative experiences with bourbon came around a campfire in rural Georgia.

My friends and I had a polished off a rather large bottle of Jim Beam as …
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Decorated Soldier Picks the Best, and Worst, War Movies
1 year ago

Decorated Soldier Picks the Best, and Worst, War Movies

I was attending a Christmas party over the holidays and, in the course of conversation, made the following statement:

“I can’t watch very many war movies anymore.”

My sister in-law, …
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‘No Greater Love’ Doc: Stories That ‘Need to Be Told’
1 year ago

‘No Greater Love’ Doc: Stories That ‘Need to Be Told’

We were on patrol in Ganjagal Valley in Afghanistan when our interpreter signaled a halt.

He leaned toward his radio. We’d been spotted, he said. The Taliban was coordinating an …
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How ‘A Dying King’ Solves a Decades Old Iranian Mystery
1 year ago

How ‘A Dying King’ Solves a Decades Old Iranian Mystery

I watched Iran’s Green Revolution unfold from my home in Los Angeles, the city where I grew up but not where I was born.

Being born in Iran and moving …
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