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My Newborn Son Is Finally Home

After spending 11 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), my newest son Isaac has finally come home. I beg you to indulge this proud father one more time. Last week I wrote about my disappointment and fear at … Continue reading

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I’m Still Glad to Be a Dad

Father’s Day came earlier than usual this year for me because I just welcomed my fourth child into the world on June 8. It was a melancholy experience because although it was wonderful to meet my third son for the … Continue reading

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12 Things I Love About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is even better than the first Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s an astounding thing to say because the first one was such an enjoyable movie, but it’s true. Everything the first one did right, … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Swiss Family Robinson

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of Disney’s old live-action movies. They were so boring and quaint, like The Parent Trap (1960) and Freaky Friday (1976). I probably would have had a whole different perspective on the matter … Continue reading

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Do a One-Joke Comedy

One-joke comedies are so hard to pull off. It’s Pat, The Hot Chick, Chairman of the Board, Bio-Dome, Dude, Where’s My Car? and just about anything by the Wayans brothers and/or Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are just terrible. And … Continue reading

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Selfish Sacrifices

Sacrifice is such a strange word to me. We usually think of sacrifice as being a selfless act. But is it really? When I sacrifice it’s because I am being selfish. I’m forgoing something I want now for something I … Continue reading

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Big Trouble in Little China vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

I’ve heard it said that 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China was ahead of its time. It introduced American audiences to Asian mysticism and style of filmmaking before they were ready to embrace them in a big-budget action film. With … Continue reading

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