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Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

Movie Review: ‘Ask Me Anything’ Starring Christian Slater and Martin Sheen

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"Ask Me Anything" qualifies as “serious,” funny, and touching cinema, so when it opens on December 19, you should watch it. Then, blog about it. Read More »

Concert Review: Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5, 2014 (Starring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean)

Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival

This festival didn't feel like a first year event. Everything ran smoothly, they never ran out of ice, beer or food, and I can still hear Miranda Lambert. See highlights in the embedded video. Read More »

Family Film Fest: Zane and Eastwood Help Producer Pull-off Hat Trick

Harmoney Featured

Two famous Hollywood names, Zane and Eastwood, helped producer Jeffery Patterson scores a hat trick (the hockey kind, not the cowboy kind), winning two awards at the International Family Film Festival this month in Hollywood, California. Read More »

‘Cocktails and Camouflage’ Comedy Show Raises Money to Employ Veterans in Film and Television

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Comedy and screen stars unite to raise funds for veterans seeking entertainment careers. Read More »

Family Film Festival: ‘Centurion AD’ and ‘Leaving Limbo’

Faith Featured

Two films at the International Family Film Festival, Centurion AD and Leaving Limbo took two radically different paths to get you in touch with things spiritual. Read More »

IFFF: The Kid-Safe Hollywood Film Festival

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Not everything that comes out of Hollywood is full of sex, violence, and drugs. That is especially true of the recent International Family Film Festival (IFFF). Read More »

Movie Review: ‘CITIZENFOUR’

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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when history was made? CITIZENFOUR gives you that opportunity. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

Shiloh Fernandez Shailene Woodley

White Bird in a Blizzard is like an ultra-realistic painting of a bloody car crash. You can almost smell the smoke and the blood. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Automata’

Automata Banderas

An Earth scared by massive solar flares is the setting for a film noir sci-fi adventure which evokes both Isaac Asimov’s "I, Robot" and Philip K. Dick's "Blade Runner", but goes much deeper. Read More »

Building a Hero ‘Gotham’-Style

Gotham

The pilot episode of Gotham, the Batman prequel, is a textbook lesson for screenwriters on establishing your hero. Read More »