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The Paddielphia Experiment

It’s finally here! The movie I wrote and directed as a teenager in the summer of 1997 and got all of my brothers and one of my sisters to star in it. The Paddielphia Experiment. For a number of reasons, I … Continue reading

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Excuses, Excuses…

Several things kept me from finishing The Paddielphia Experiment this week. The footage was incomplete, I got really sick, and it seems like everything combined to prevent me from getting my work done. I know. Excuses, excuses. But I promise … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Long-Lost Movie I Made as a Teenager

I’m finally doing it! Back in the summer of 1997, I wrote my first screenplay about a group of four brothers camping in the woods who get terrorized by a creature of pure evil. It was called The Paddielphia Experiment, … Continue reading

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I No Longer Think It’s Wise to Mock the Past

Have you ever found the answer to a question you had never thought to ask, but which explains many other questions you’ve had? I had this experience when I watched a brilliant review of Pleasantville. I had never seen a … Continue reading

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The Lockard Family as Movie Stars

Do you ever think about which movie stars your family members remind you of? I am the seventh of nine kids, so I got to witness a lot of personalities develop as we all grew up and started our own … Continue reading

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I Love My Work

Several years ago, a friend of mine asked me how to start a blog and keep it going. I told him that he needs to love what he writes about. There’s no other way to consistently create something worth reading.

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Hitting Rock Bottom

I rarely start writing without a firm grasp of what I intend to say and where it’s going to go. I’m just going to have to wing it and hope that something good comes from this.

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What’s Wrong with Me?

Something feels wrong. I love movies in general, but it’s been a long time since I cared about any movie in particular. Continue reading

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No Article This Week

I’m sorry to disappoint my awesome readers, but I’ve been too sick this week to complete the article I had planned. I will publish it next week, and it will be worth the wait because it’s quite funny. It’s a … Continue reading

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My ‘Pay It Forward’ Moment

Pay It Forward is one of those movies (like Defending Your Life and Flatliners) that have a great concept, but they fail to deliver on their potential. At the heart of Pay It Forward is an idealistic message of hope … Continue reading

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