04 December 2013

Black Nativity

The movie BLACK NATIVITY is a great story about family and forgiveness. Screenwriter and director Kasi Lemmons adapted the Langston Hughes play for the screen.

BLACK NATIVITY is a musical drama starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore (impressive performance), Mary J. Blige, Nas, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. Since the movie is based on a play, when leaving the theatre after the screening one feels like he or she has just attended a stage play presentation. That is a good feeling. Because the actors are all good singers, the film provides a musical theatre experience.

21 March 2013

The Bible

THE BIBLE miniseries currently on the History Channel is an excellent adaptation of the Bible. In the past filmmakers have focused on one book of the Bible. But executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have endeavored to adapt the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

THE BIBLE shows all the drama, conflict, romance, and redemption of the Bible in its proper time period. However, it is filmed for a present day audience. For example, the special effects for the parting of the Red Sea could not have been filmed as magnificently as it was if this miniseries had been produced before the technology used to create it.

Watching THE BIBLE miniseries is similar to reading the book, THE STORY. THE STORY is the Bible as one continuing story of God and His people. THE STORY is written in the New International Version (NIV), condensed into 31 chapters, so it can be read like a novel.

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are located in Victoria, B.C. in the Colwood community. They are two miles (th...