Along with the usual prognostications, Oscar-time nowadays tends to generate two types of articles: one observes how the show’s popularity has waned because it no longer honors box-office hits; the other mediates on past snubs of great films that weren’t especially popular when they came out -- films like “Vertigo” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” more»
Good bands regularly reinvent themselves, and Coldplay has done it with rip-roaring success on their latest album. The cryptically named “Mylo Xyloto” is such a blast that it nearly qualifies as a controlled substance; once you start listening, you’ll find it tough to stop. more»
Omega members prepare for worship on Sunday morning.
There has been a mission in the making in Williamsport for the past 2 years and over a week ago it came to fruition. Sunday, August 21, was the first official gathering of Omega Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a congregation of people who attended New Life OPC just over a week ago. more»
The best movie ever made about Little League is finally available on DVD. With exceptionally strong online reviews despite its limited theatrical run more than 15 months ago, “The Perfect Game” can best be described with the word “unlikely.” more»
“Soul Surfer” is not especially well written or directed -- but it’s a marvelous movie. Absolutely marvelous. I can’t imagine anybody seriously disliking it. This inauspicious little-engine-that-could tale concerns real-life surfer Bethany Hamilton, whose entire arm was bitten off by a tiger shark while she was surfing in Hawaii at the age of 13. more»
Scene from Jumping the Broom movie (Google images)
JUMPING THE BROOM
Over-the-top is okay sometimes -- and “Jumping the Broom” is one of those times. The film has enough conflict, trauma and romance for three or four movies -- too much, really; and none of it is subtle.