It’s part of any artist’s innate nature to experiment, tinker and even divert from his/her signature style, and while it’s a bit of an adjustment for the audience, it’s often well worth the risk.
Stories about the war on terror in Afghanistan are a dime a dozen these days, but few can match the sleek, streamlined efficiency of Mel Odom’s latest, Renegade.
This tale of Space Camp competition and astronauts in peril works best if enjoyed multi-generationally.
The final product is strangely unsatisfying, moving into erotic, even perverse areas unsuited to Soderbergh's smooth, cold visual style.
Breaking onto the Christian music scene with their debut album, Love is the Evidence, new band Citizen Way has proved they are the artists to watch.
“What’s it like when the guy you married decides to marry God?” When Ruthie’s sister poses that question, she doesn’t have an answer.
As a worship leader for more than a decade now at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, all of Misty Edwards’ most popular tracks have now made their way to Only a Shadow.
Baz Luhrmann captures the opulent decor and backs it with a hip-hop soundtrack that should feel out of place but works surprisingly well.
When it’s time to settle down with a book, there’s nothing quite so satisfying as a good mystery novel.
Considering that To Be Loved is currently the #1 album on Billboard’s Top 200 list, there’s no question that Canadian crooner Michael Bublé’s smooth, Sinatra-esque vocals have a wide range of appeal.
Tom Cruise plays yet another action hero with panache, but the timing is awful for a film with so many gun-related fatalities early on.
While some comic book movies become lazy and predictable, genuine surprises and character development keep Iron Man 3 from growing stale.
Bob Gersztyn owned a fine collection of 300 rock 'n roll albums in 1971, the year he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
It's anything but a typical romantic comedy. Silver Linings Playbook is more like that genre's slightly unhinged cousin.
Coming to us from Fair Trade Services, new band Citizen Way is yet another act that knows how to deliver a well written, spiritually stirring song.
As compelling as it has the potential to be, Promised Land is weighed down by a lack of subtlety and a heavy-handed agenda.
In a review in 2011, I wrote of I Am Empire’s debut release Kings that “for a band barely two years old, it promises much more good to come.”
In the third installment of the “Daughters of Fortune” series, Susan May Warren does a splendid job of transporting the reader into the extravagance of the 1930s.
The suffering young characters function as role models for building meaningful lives and making choices that let them sleep at night.
- April 18, 2013 |
What makes 42, the story of Jackie Robinson, such an inspiring story?
- April 18, 2013 |