A Rant on Stephen Fr...

Ten months ago, I wrote about Stephen Fry’s articulation of atheism. Ten months on, Fry is back on my Facebook feed, with another video on why he prefers Greek gods to the Christian or monotheistic God, and basically why the Christian God sucks—and receiving quite a bit of media attention,...

On the Other Side of...

I recently went to watch the musical, Wicked by Stephen Schwartz, for the first time, and found it very entertaining and thought-provoking. The songs were catchy and the classic songs of “Defying Gravity” and “For Good” were great. The cast did a great job and they played and sung...

Exodus: Gods and Kin...

Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to see Exodus: Gods and Kings (E:GK) for its surprises and twists, best to go see and read this later. Ridley Scott’s latest epic is definitely that. There are plenty of scenes filled with stunning special effects, powerful storm clouds, and...

The Religion of the ...

“Big cosmology has become our secular religion, a church even atheists can join.” – Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine I cannot stop thinking about Interstellar. In the interest of full-disclosure, my husband and I named our son Nolan (after the film’s director, Christopher Nolan),...

How Harry Potter Rui...

The title of this post may be a bit dramatic, but I will share about the series of unfortunate events that happened around Harry Potter this past week. Last Saturday, my sister-in-law had a Harry Potter-themed birthday party. She decorated her house with wizarding decor – complete with...

Movies: Why it’...

Last weekend, my wife and I went to see Boyhood, a phenomenal film by Richard Linklater about a boy, Mason, growing up.  The beauty and magic of the film is that it was shot over the course of 12 years, with the actors aging as the story progresses.  No aging make up necessary.  No...

The Riotous Milking ...

The title for this post comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Times’ review of “The Book of Mormon,” a musical created by South Park’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez, who is also known for penning that earworm of a song, “Let it Go,” from Disney’s Frozen. It...

Minecraft and Time W...

Today I was ploughing through Philo’s Quis rerum divinarum heres sit when I suddenly hit a mental wall. Maybe it was the peanut M&Ms I had been snacking on earlier in the day or just the post lunch lethargy that slowly leeches at my concentration everyday around 3pm. Either way I...

The Purpose of (The ...

Every year, my film-nerd husband, Daryl, painstakingly crafts a list of his five favorite movies. Each movie gets weighed against the others and the list is unceremoniously published and updated on his Facebook wall several times throughout the year. Usually, it is locked in by early January...

Boys, It Is All Hell

“This f-ckin’ sucks.” This is the phrase uttered over and over again by the four Navy SEALs pinned down  in heavy enemy fire in Afghanistan during the firefight scenes in Peter Berg’s latest film Lone Survivor and it epitomizes the underlying thematic focus of the film. I’m not...

Gravitating to Purpo...

Normally at this time of year, I’m plugging my ears to the conversations of my friends, as they pick at and detail all their favorite details of this year’s horror films (I’ll just saw I’m glad that the Saw series isn’t continuing on the way The Land Before Time has). With regard to...