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(This is a re-post with a minimal updating from 2 years ago - I received a few requests to post it again after Sundays Browns game) I grew up in Berea, which is the home of the Cleveland Browns. As a kid I used to go watch them practice at their facility on the Baldwin Wallace campus. I have  [ ... ]

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My kind of girl ... meet Olivia ... so young and sweet ... so deserving of a family and home ...   Gotta love a Hound ... we do!  They are fun and ornery and they will entertain you forever.  They are perfect in size and in temperament.  And, most people don't know tha [ ... ]

Cats are Not Dogs

Cats aren't dogs, and they'd like us to remember that, an animal behavior expert tells the Telegraph. We stress them out by expecting them to be as sociable as our canine friends, happy to be petted and hang out in the same space as other cats. But that just doesn't fit with how cats think, says  [ ... ]

The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Newlywed

Whether it's because they're feeling awkward or just plain old at a loss for words, people say some crazy things tonewlyweds! It's almost as if, faced with a couple who has just vowed to spend the rest of their lives together, they can't stop themselves from delivering cliches about mar [ ... ]

MOVIE REVIEW - No Good Deed

The new thriller, No Good Deed hits theaters this week, and that alone is just flat out too bad.  What a thud.

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MOVIE REVIEW -Son Of God

Son Of God is the first in a new wave of Biblical movies that are coming this year.  Noah is next officially with Russell Crowe, with some more faith based movies also on the horizon.

Son Of God is the story of adult Jesus and his disciples, as they walk from city to city, spreading the word that Jesus is indeed the son of God.   It chronicles many Biblical stories even the most casual church goer would know.  It takes us from Jesus meeting, and befriending Peter, to Mary, and the rest of the faithful followers, all of them hoping that Jesus is in fact, the Messiah.

The story then takes us to Jerusalem, where Jesus of course is finally arrested and charged with religious high crimes by the high priests against the church.  This takes us through the trial and crucifying of Jesus, and eventually to his rising three days later.  And then beyond.

Son Of God is told very simply and easily and that is to its credit.   A good decision here, was to make this a "pure" movie. This is not a big special effect laden take on the ancient story. It is told nicely through dialogue, and easy to follow Biblical stories.  It has a very good cast, most are relative unknowns and that was the movies best decision.  That helped keep this very authentic, and help you focus on the characters and movie message instead of Hollywood stars.

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This checks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes and being honest, it is way too long.  Much of this could have been shortened down, especially the death sequence both leading up to, and after it.  And with full disclosure, that area of the movie is very graphic, bloody, and could be a bit too intense for some.  It is not as brutal as The Passion Of The Christ a few years ago, but nonetheless, it is tough to watch at times. It does though, leave at the end with a sense of hope, that you might expect.

Son Of God.  This has problems and is definitely not perfect.  But it is good timing as we head into the Easter season.  A big alternative to the rest of the box office right now, and this will find an audience.  We need all kinds of movies for all kinds of audiences.  This will bring people to the movies, who never go, and that's a good thing period. Certainly a niche movie, as some will not even consider going to this, while others may see this multiple times.

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