Top 14 Films Snubbed At The Academy Awards

Movie critics use to have such power over what people like to see. As a result, critics often make good movies become box office bombs while elevating terrible movies to an Academy Award. These days, viewers are starting to see through their shenanigans and are starting to review movies for themselves.  Of course the critics are not…

7 Qualities I Look For In My Heroes and Heroines

I have several heroes and heroines. Some are living, like Golden Globe winning actor Robert Downey Jr., some are dead, like author Mary Shelley, and some I have met personally, like leadership guru John Maxwell.  Besides the ones I just listed, I have a diverse group of people I admire. There are American presidents, scientists,…

Movie Review Flashback – Iron Man

In 2008, Paramount released Iron Man. It starred an all-star cast, featured cutting edge special effects, and began the process of creating a Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and brings an iconic Marvel superhero into the modern world. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a genius, playboy, billionaire, engineer, and philanthropist.…