Was just sent this trailer to a new movie coming out in February 2012 about Navy Seals and Special Forces. It’s exceptional because it seems like it will accurately profile the current tactics, strategies, and people serving our great country.
An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.
We’ve been thinking about scoring the new Google TV. Not only does it have a beautiful screen, but it also has an app platform that supposedly will run apps that run on the Android phones. We’ll see about that part, but in the meantime the box looks really interesting. I’ve played with one at the digital agency where I work -http://csnmedia.com- because we are beginning to look at app development for one of our customers.
Check out Google TV: http://www.google.com/tv/ Can you imagine how great Burn Notice will look on this TV?
After turning to God, a homeless man with an amazing voice is being offered voice and radio work all over American. You can hear him tell his story in the video below, but I especially love about Tedd Williams story is that it is the story of all of us. We are all a couple of poor decisions away from destroying our lives. It is by God’s Grace and provision that we have anything at all. Check it out:
During this career transition over the last six months, we’ve had to be super careful and even scale back in some areas. It has always been my opinion though that we Westerners don’t know how great we have it. I live in a 1,500 Sq Ft apartment with four girls, and some people would pity me for that. When I was in Mexico and later in India, I really got a sense for how spoiled we are, so my perspective is that I live in a mansion. Ran across this video a couple of weeks back and I can’t stop thinking about it. It reminds me that creativity and a healthy mindset go along way toward helping us be content in any living situation.
What is Twitter you ask? Well, what it is (a status update) can be explained more simply than why it is. You see people Twitter for all kinds of reasons, just like people blog and journal or keep a diary for many unique reasons. Recently I was quizzed by some extended family about why I would want to be an exhibitionist and reveal all my personal information. They pressed that it seemed assumptive to think anyone would care about every detail of my day.
I didn’t take offense to this, as it is a reasonable question. For me, Twittering is a way of leaving artifacts of the days and months that speed by way too fast. I can review my words and remember the mile markers of my life, who I was walking the road with, and what it meant to me at the time. For me, this is reason enough to write 140 characters a few times a day about something only I care about.
Twitter is many things to many people, but to me Twitter is not a marketing platform, it is a journaling system that is more simple than any method ever. I also use it as an easy way to share links, grab news, keep up with my friends, and message people when I want to connect with them. Still, these purposes are all secondary to my desire to easily document the simplest things about my life that I won’t remember 2, 10, 30 years from today.
Twitter in Plain English is a video I thought I would share for all you who haven’t experienced Twitter but are dabbling with the idea of creating an account. This will give you the basics, but feel free to ask questions in a comment if you have some.
For awhile now I have been blogging about Fireproof Movie. Want to encourage you all to go see it soon. I was priveleged enough to see a preview of it three weeks ago and I have to tell you it is the best, most authentic movie about marriage I have ever seen. My wife and I are going to see it together tomorrow with a couple friend of ours.
I just got an email from their newsletter list which highlights how important our attendance is to getting the movie into mainstream:
Thank You … Thank You … Thank GOD!
Throughout 2008, you have followed the behind-the-scenes story of FIREPROOF, an action-packed love story about a fireman, his wife … and a marriage worth rescuing.
Friday, on opening day, you experienced the movie firsthand. With friends and family, with small groups and entire churches, you went. And laughter, tears, and cheers filled 839 theaters across the country.
Today, as movie-industry insiders look at all of the statistical data from yesterday, they are trying to figure out how in the world a movie they didn’t even know about was one of the most popular movies in the country on Friday.
That’s right: FIREPROOF was the No. 3 movie in America yesterday! You have thoroughly confounded Hollywood.
Will FIREPROOF stay No. 3 the rest of Opening Weekend? By industry standards, it seems extremely unlikely. The next five movies that finished behind FIREPROOF are playing on approximately 2,500 screens each.
So the key is that people like us keep showing up at movie theaters, both today and tomorrow. Let’s show Hollywood that FIREPROOF is the kind of movie you will support. Let them know that this is more than a movie … it’s a movement.
As we found out with Facing the Giants two years ago and FIREPROOF last night, with God, all things are possible … even in the movie industry. Make that especially in the movie industry.
Thank you! And thanks for continuing to support FIREPROOF on this all-important weekend.
My buddy Blake Thompson has been inspiring me to keep blogging since around the time “blog” became a word, and his post of old yearbook pictures made me want to make fun of myself publicly. So, here are some fun photos of me through the decades. Because they look the least doctored, I think my favorites are 1952, 1970, and 1988.