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Wrestling with Satan

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "I can't recommend Wrestling with Satan, for even the most ardent Jesus Freak."

For You, Does Abstaining Give Mastery Over a Pleasure–Or Not?

“It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without even being worsted. ” — Aristippus, quoted in A History of Ancient Philosophy This reminds me of one of my favorite lines from Samuel Johnson: “All severity...Show More Summary

Animal (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Nothing groundbreaking here; just a small, nasty monster treat."

Dracula Untold (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "I'm all for a resuscitation of Universal's beloved beasties, but there has to be a better effort."

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "This is the best season of the most entertaining show on the planet...and it's not to be missed."

John Wick (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "I have not come here to bury John Wick. I have come to praise him."

Creativity Over Coinage: Why I Never Wrote with Money in Mind

One of the greatest biographies ever written was James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson. In the biography is a quote by Mr. Johnson that many writers repeat ad infinitum: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." I must confess that, as per his universal claim, I am that blockhead. Giving the benefit of doubt to the great Mr. Show More Summary

Tyrant: The Complete First Season

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Power through the exposition-heavy couple of episodes and look past the alternate-Earth timeline and Tyrant will deliver the goods."

The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "This series continues as if people out there are actually clamoring for Scorpion King mischief."

A Walk Among the Tombstones (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Even I, a complete chump for all manner of cinematic beat-'em-ups, was hooked on Scudder's misadventure by minute five."

Above Suspicion: The Complete Collection

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "While the dark nature of the crimes noticeably decreases from the first episode on, the quality remains high-level throughout."

House of Lies: The Third Season

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "I've been riding this horse since Season 1 and still can't shake the nagging reality that House of Lies is a truly terrible show."

Power Rangers Super MegaForce: Earth Fights Back

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Basic game-plan here: punching, kicking, lesson-learning, Zord-slinging and what-not."

Lovejoy: Series 4

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Lovejoy is as charismatic a guy that's ever been written for the small screen."

Inspector Lewis: Series 7

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Another high-end dose of mysteries, improved with the added dynamic of Lewis-as-retiree."

You're the Worst: The Complete First Season

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "The cost for entry might be steep, but I appreciate this risky approach."

Banshee: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Yes, friends, Banshee still is pretty, pretty, pretty awesome."

MARY GRABAR: Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals: The film’s portrayal of LBJ has the left up in …

MARY GRABAR: Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals: The film’s portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. The historians quoted in articles praise Johnson. David Garrow was quoted in the New York Times and then re-quoted in the Post as insisting that Johnson fully supported the Selma march and as objecting to the […]

Day of the Mummy

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "A sub-average horror movie, made more cumbersome by the first-person shooter perspective."

Dominion: Season One (Blu-ray)

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Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Dominion would have been so much niftier if the writers opted for a grittier, more-grounded approach to the angel-pocalypse."

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