Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

Broad Green Pictures

Revelers and rivals

Movie | Christmas carols ring hollow in the innuendo-laden caper comedy Just Getting Started
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/14/17, 12:14 pm

Sure, Just Getting Started is only a movie, but it’s still painful to watch seniors act as if their many years have taught them nothing.

“Sex, booze, golf, and then you die,” quips Duke Diver (Morgan Freeman), resident manager of Villa Capri, a luxury retirement community in Palm Springs.

“Heaven is going to be a disappointment to you,” Leo McKay (Tommy Lee Jones) winks back.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Fighting (and more fighting) for justice

Movie | A major league cast can’t save Justice League from a minor league story
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/22/17, 12:42 pm

“Superman is dead! Where does that leave us?” a Central City resident agonizes in the opening sequence of the new film Justice League. The camera pans to a small gravestone bearing the name Clark Joseph Kent.

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Death by three

Movie | Emotionalism and some questionable theology plague Let There Be Light
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/02/17, 03:07 pm

Let There Be Light won’t counter the reputation faith-based films have for laying the gospel on thick while skimping on acting and storytelling. But in addition to delivering doctrinally sound sermonettes, the new film also dishes out holy sounding hooey. And while death prompts the protagonist’s soul-searching in many stories, Let There Be Light draws from this well three times.

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