Half Broke Horses

Good writin', dontcha think?

DadReviews10/16/09 0 comments

Julie & Julia

We saw this movie last night and loved it! Two great stories woven together with masterful technique. Funny and poignant...

DadReviews08/19/09 0 comments

Bruce Springsteen can’t sing

Bruce Springsteen can’t sing. He’s right up there, maybe ahead of, Yoko Ono on the list of people who got...

DadReviews07/28/08 1 comments

Will There Be Blood?

_There Will Be Blood_ is a bad movie.

PatrickReviews04/15/08 4 comments

The Kite Runner

A simple movie about honor, courage, and how to be good again.

DadReviews01/27/08 1 comments


Oliver Sacks has a new book out, called "Musicophilia".

DavidReviews10/19/07 1 comments

World Trade Center

people helping other people for no other reason than it is the right thing to do.

DadReviews08/20/06 0 comments

Here It Goes Again

The music video "'Here It Goes Again'": by Ok Go is captivating, hilarious, unbelievable, and inspiring.

DanReviews08/06/06 3 comments

A powerful message

Mom and I watched Crash tonight, mostly to see why it won the Academy award. It was an incredible movie,...

DadReviews04/28/06 2 comments

King Kong

I've never seen such a collection of super special effects!

DadReviews01/14/06 2 comments


It's about judging a book by its cover and being right.

DadReviews06/12/05 0 comments

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

I recommend you see the movie.

DadReviews06/12/05 1 comments

Million Dollar Baby

Last night I saw "Million Dollar Baby": It is a phenomenal movie about family and love and maybe just a little about boxing. The story and the acting are inspirational.

DavidReviews02/20/05 1 comments

March of the Machines

The book is about machines taking over the world.

DadReviews01/05/05 0 comments

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss Hart

Rolling Stone magazine, in another "Special Collectors Issue" has listed the 500 greatest songs of all time.

DadNews/Observations/Reviews11/23/04 1 comments

The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet

Math and science advance our understanding of the world, and this is fundamentally good.

DadReviews09/27/04 0 comments

Big Fish

As boring and staid as it sounds, all of my stories have been completely true.

DadConnections/Ideas/Observations/Reviews/Stories09/09/04 6 comments

Life of Pi

Yann Martel's _Life of Pi_ is a wonderfully strange book. You should read it.

PatrickQuotes/Reviews07/31/04 2 comments

An Advisor’s Advisor

It’s kind of like “valley girls” talking about something that is beyond their vocabulary to describe, y’know?

DadReviews07/16/04 2 comments

The Patriot

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

DadHistories/Observations/Reviews07/04/04 0 comments

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

Brazilian film _City of God_ punches you in the face and you want more.

PatrickReviews06/23/04 6 comments

Kill Bill

Boy o boy. It’s been a long time since I walked out a movie with the feeling I had after...

DavidReviews05/25/04 0 comments


...his first novel, ''You Bright and Risen Angels,'' ... narrated the endless struggle, down through history, between insects and electricity.

DadReviews/Words04/25/04 0 comments

The Meaning of Relativity

In other words... the fact that light speed is everywhere the same leads irrefutably to the conclusion that E = mc2.

DadConnections/Ideas/Observations/Reviews04/07/04 0 comments

Pigs at the Trough

For those of you who haven't heard enough about Enron, Worldcom, Tyco, and other outrageous business scandals in recent months, Arianna Huffington's book is for you.

DadReviews03/20/04 1 comments

Catch [It] If You Can

Leonardo DiCaprio gives a surprisingly great performance in a superb film: Catch Me If You Can.

PatrickReviews03/16/04 2 comments

The Passion

We saw Mel Gibson’s _The Passion of the Christ_ yesterday and found it extremely powerful and suitably controversial.

DadReviews03/01/04 3 comments

The working poor

This is a NYT review of a new book by David K. Shipler. The reviewer, Ron Suskind, calls it a...

DadReviews02/21/04 5 comments

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried is a great book. Straightforward and poignant. A work of fiction, Tim says, but then he hits you with truth.

DadReviews11/12/03 5 comments

8 Mile

Karina and I watched 8 Mile the other day. We were curious. Have you seen it? Turns out it’s a...

PatrickReviews09/11/03 12 comments

Matrix Reloaded

What happens when Star Wars meets Superman meets The Terminator meets War Games? Dan and I saw it today, Matrix Reloaded. Or maybe it should have been titled Crouching Men in Black, Hidden Plot. Well, the special effects were cool.

DadReviews05/27/03 2 comments

Tom and Huck don’t live here anymore

[I wrote this in September of 2002 and shared it with Patrick, but I’m not sure if I sent it...

DadReviews05/26/03 0 comments

Two Towns of Jasper

Last Thursday my school dedicated an entire day to celebrating and learning about diversity. It was billed, “Diversity Day”. Mostly...

DavidReviews05/06/03 5 comments

Che’s Motorcycle Diaries

I had heard a lot about Che Guevara’s Morotcycle Diaries, mostly good stuff, and I wanted to read them, especially...

PatrickReviews03/23/03 5 comments