Author Archives: Zer

…Climb Aboard

Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” harkens back to a simpler time. A time when train travel was elegant, extravagant, and in style. A time when the journey was just as important as the destination. A time when a murder made headlines and shocked the world. And finally, a time when ensemble casts meant bringing together some of the greats.

The company of actors assembled to ride the luxury train-ride of a film might confuse a modern audience. An ensemble made up by prestigious actors, with a freight train worth of Oliviers, Oscars, and Tonys between them, playing such small parts. Well, it’s all but unheard of. In the world of “Murder on the Orient Express,” they make perfect sense. After all, who else would look so at home in this opulent and lavish world but the upper crust of the acting world. Read the rest of this entry


…Find Middle Ground

It’s official, Middle-earth is coming to the small screen. Apologies for the lack of exclamation point, but at this point there’s too many unknowns to determine if more flamboyant punctuation is needed.

What is known is that Amazon has acquired the television rights for the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” I’ll give you a moment to let the sheer poetry of that sink in. The online retailer responsible for killing the brick and mortar bookstore just bought the television rights for one of the most popular book series of all time.  Read the rest of this entry

…Be Kind

Happy Monday, fellow crusaders! Mondays can be hard. Thankfully, this week kicks off with a spirit booster — World Kindness Day.

The great thing about kindness is that it only takes a little to turn a day around. Which means no matter your situation, you can afford to spread it. 

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Happy Veterans Day! To all who’ve served our country, thank you.

These two words are incredibly inadequate. Those who’ve served our country deserve far more than a thank you, so allow me to elaborate just a bit.

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…Trot It Out

Today is two weeks until Thanksgiving. For those who are blissfully unaware of the prep work that goes into hosting Thanksgiving, we are approaching do-or-die time. Meaning, you better start planning things out or there’s a good chance that turkey will go up in flames.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or this is your first time hosting, odds are you won’t have much time to sit back and relax (prior to the last slice of pie being served) on the actual day. Which unfortunately means you may miss out on one of Thanksgiving Day’s greatest traditions—The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read the rest of this entry