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Movies, music, sports, health – IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)

Two Movies at Once!

I never dreamed I’d have two feature films, as a writer-director, in release at the same time–and two such completely different movies, too! Our distributor decided that, rather than wait as originally intended, they’d release my new comedy Notzilla right … Continue reading

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Notzilla is Coming!

Run! Or laugh anyway. My feature film Notzilla, an affectionate monster movie send-up, is due to be released very soon! I’ll post more as soon as I know the details! ≅ Meanwhile, my dramatic feature Healing River is receiving stellar … Continue reading

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A Few Screen Gems You May Have Missed

Even though the lockdown is lifting, most of us are still holed-up in our caves. A few theaters are testing the waters (one seat for every city block, popcorn with butter-flavored hand sanitizer). But most are waiting till Hollywood begins … Continue reading

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Knowing Leads to Healing

It’s easy to vilify names, faces and images. Online. On social media. In the news–real, fake or a mix of both. The only way to know the truth is to know someone. To listen, to learn, and to care for … Continue reading

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Help, I’m Being Attacked by Trolls!

Not this kind: This kind: My feature film Healing River was released on Amazon Prime a week and a half ago, and so far it has been rated a perfect 5 out of 5 by viewers! (They’ve also written wonderful … Continue reading

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Radical Forgiveness!

More Rave Reviews for Healing River! The trailer has been seen and shared by thousands. From multiple true events, including my own near-death encounter with a heroin-addicted driver, I created a story of “impossible” forgiveness that both challenged and moved … Continue reading

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Healing River is Here!

A Filmmaker’s Journal Healing River, a feature film I wrote and directed (originally titled Over-the-Rhine) has just premiered on Amazon Prime–and right on time for your weekend Movie Night! (Even if you’re not a Prime member you can watch it … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

It’s Almost Here! My multi-award-winning feature film Healing River (formerly titled Over-the-Rhine) will premiere tomorrow, Friday, May 15, on Amazon Prime! I’ll post the new trailer and a direct link to the movie on Amazon tomorrow. (You can watch or … Continue reading

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Canceling Our TV Service

Streaming is the thing now, but we haven’t cut the satellite cord yet. Still, it’s time to break up with our current service provider. So hard. Guess I’ll use my usual line, “It’s not you, it’s me” (new customers get … Continue reading

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Who’s Benefitting From the Pandemic?

Not a conspiracy theory, merely an unforeseen reality. While governments, businesses and workers are ravaged by the pandemic, some sectors are actually flourishing, and some job markets are actually expanding. Here are a few of the benefitees: Online Sales Amazon, … Continue reading

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