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Revamping, shifting gears, saying goodbye….

So, is the Blog dying? turinsblog. I made up that name in 2007, when I was in the midst of a Tolkien craze. That was back when blogging was still cool, and people read what each other was saying even if it were more than 140 characters. As time moved on, and as we evolved […]


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to those who read this site…

Whether you are a loyal friend who has followed this site from its start in  2007, or you picked up on the way, or if you have just stumbled across me in the past few days, you probably feel conned. At turinsblog’s commencement, the commitment was to post at least one a week. For about a year […]


I did my side of the Dance: Courageous review.

Lord, I don’t know if I can ask this: could you tell her I did my side of the dance? Courageous, the latest offering from Sherwood pictures, marked the furtherance of the Kendrick brother’s filmmaking evolution, seen so blatantly in Fireproof. Whereas the latter emphasized the importance of strong marriage by zeroing-in on Kirk Cameron’s […]


power from weakness: THOR

From comics to books to films to toys to cults, the Marvel Universe is one of the greatest contributors of 20th and 21st century icons. Names like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk are as familiar to us as George Washington. In a lot of ways, the idea of superheroes is just a modern […]


music paper, part one

The following was written for a friend of mine, with the hopes that it would be found to be generally helpful. It’s extremely long, so if you do desire to read it, it might be better to copy and paste it t your OS’s word processor. In writing the following short piece I have three […]


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on theatres, from the author of “amazing grace”

I know it really seems like cheating to not post anything of my own. Keep in mind this is copied and pasted with my phone. I hope to get back to writing soon, for my sake more than yours, as I trust Newton’s words above my own. My dear Madam, I am well convinced, that, […]


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could you mega-size that?

Think bad. Think badder. Think baddest. However bad you think, you probably won’t think bad like MegaMind thinks bad. Because, after all, if you’re going to be bad, and your rival is good, than you may as well go all out. And that’s what this blue headed being from another planet does. I mean, come […]


3 means triple

One-eyed Bart and one-eyed Betsy battle  it out on a train with Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye. They’re rescued by their alien kids in a swank convertible, and the train of orphans heads towards a blown-up bridge.  Buzz Lightyear and the cowboy crew battle with evil Dr Porkchop in a battle involving dinosaurs, force-field dogs, and […]


you’ll never find….

After watching the first Ice Age film, I thought it was okay. Not the best, but it was kinda okay. Kinda. Then the second. It was really aweful. Really.   But then again, I guess every series needs a chance to redeem itself.   I guess. Maybe.    If you’re wondering, teh filmmakers didn’t really […]



   I didn’t really want my next post to be another movie review. And this one will be difficult, since I’m trying not to reveal anything about the plot. So, we will see how this works.     Pixar’s brilliant advertising usually revolves around what they get the audience to expect. They interest them just enough to step […]


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