Movie Reviews: Max Manus / Occupied

by Steve Lancaster8/5/17
Max Manus: Man of War  •  Two reviews, both are Norwegian, subtitled, and available on Netflix. Don’t let the subtitles keep you from these two. Max Manus is a real historical hero of the Norwegian resistance during WW II. Max volunteers to assist the Finns to repulse the Soviet invasion in November of 1939. More » • (411 views)

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Book Review: The Administrative Threat

by Anniel7/29/17
Phillip Hamburger, Author. Published by Encounter Books. Available on Kindle.  •  I had previously written an article on StubbornThings about Phillip Hamburger and Extralegal Law. The article was not a book review, but was rather about something that was brought up during an interview with Professor Hamburger More » • (112 views)

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Book Review: The Devil Inside the Beltway

by Anniel7/26/17
The Shocking Expose of the Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business. Author: Michael J. Daugherty. Available on Kindle.  •  I read this book after my foray into Howard Root’s “Cardiac Arrest.” I heard the author, Michael J. Daugherty, speak on a radio program and decided I needed to read his book More » • (172 views)

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Book Review: The Brothers Karamazov

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/24/17
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Available for free for Kindle  •  It must be close to thirty years since I tried to read Crime and Punishment. Despite giving it the old college try, I could not get through the book. I found the protagonist, Raskolnikov, to be a tedious, self-absorbed individual who could always find a rationalization for his selfish actions — i.e. a leftist intellectual. More » • (132 views)

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Book Review: The Virginian

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/20/17
by Owen Wister  •  For those of a certain age, The Virginian will bring to mind the TV series starring James Drury as the Virginian and Doug McClure as Trampas. Being of that age, I remember the series well, but I did not know it was loosely based on an actual novel. I was not a great fan of the series, but I did not let that stop me from exploring its inspiration. More » • (404 views)

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Book Review: Conjure Wife

by Timothy Lane6/25/17
by Fritz Lieber  •  Available for Kindle  •  Norman and Tansy Saylor are a typical small-town college faculty couple. He’s a sociology professor — and she’s a witch helping to protect her husband and his career. Norman accidentally discovers this one day when he comes across various supplies he recognizes from his own research in the subject. More » • (312 views)

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Book Review: Cardiac Arrest

by Anniel6/21/17
Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds Hit List. Authors: Howard Root, with Stephen Saltarelli. Available on Kindle.  •  I had decided to review this book some time ago because I thought it was so important, but how to do it justice eluded me. More » • (228 views)

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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Brad Nelson6/19/17
Based upon a book by Ransom Riggs, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is yet another X-Men-ish story about how everyone is different and those differences are special…except when they turn us into monsters…in this case, monsters from the mind of Tim Burton. More » • (282 views)

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Movie Review: Rogue One

by Brad Nelson5/28/17
Rogue One tells the story of the downfall of the Death Star that materially occurs later in Star Wars: A New Hope. The plans for the Death Star are stolen from the Imperial archive and transmitted to rebel forces. These plans, as you know, end up in the memory banks of R2D2. And off we go. More » • (448 views)

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Movie Review: Sicario

by Steve Lancaster5/19/17
In Mexico Sicario means hitman  •  This 2015 production could be one of the most worrisome movies of recent times. There is no date for the movie except that Juarez is in the middle of a cartel war. More » • (249 views)

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Book Review: The Great Good Thing

by Anniel5/5/17
A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Jesus Christ  •  Author: Andrew Klavan. Available on Kindle  •  Please, if you read only one new book this year, let this be the one. I have been considering this book and author now for several weeks More » • (676 views)

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TV Series Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy

by Steve Lancaster4/16/17
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson  •  You may be familiar with the 2011 movie starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The movie was adequate but not engrossing. More » • (900 views)

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