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  • Sound of Freedom

Sound of Freedom

The blockbuster, record-breaking smash hit movie from the United States, Sound of Freedom, is coming soon to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand! Based on the incredible true story of Operation Underground Railroad founder and former Department of Homeland Security Special Agent, Tim Ballard, the Angel Studios-distributed film is on-track to gross well over A$300 million globally. Considering the film’s production budget is only around A$23 million (low-budget by Hollywood standards), ...

  • Mary Poppins

7 Lessons for Fathers from Mary Poppins

I know. “Mary Poppins.” I haven’t blown a gasket. Just hear me out. Without drilling too much into childhood nostalgia, or the feminist overtones, the original film has a great deal of good in it for dads. With the help of actor David Tomilson (1917-2000), the P.L. Travers/Disney film was more about fatherhood, than a ‘magical nanny.’ George Banks (Tomilson) ‘was the Poppins’ protagonist,’ explained Nathan Morley in his Tomilson biography, ...

By |2023-08-03T17:01:42+10:00August 3rd, 2023|NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • staying power

Staying Power

Walk through any quality '80s film, and the reoccurring theme is staying power. Daniel LaRusso, Rocky Balboa, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo? Staying power. Axel Foley, Ripley (Aliens), John McClane, Mr Miyagi, and Maverick? Again, staying power. Add to this, characters played by some of the 80's best female actors: Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathleen Turner, and Goldie Hawn. Their undeniable hidden strength is staying power. https://youtu.be/uXXPbti2nVM Look at ...

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

A Chip on My Shoulder

I look on at Dave being an unconventional single dad. While I don’t really know him, he looks to be a caricature of Hollywood stereotypes. This parenting style means that he is habitually bumbling, make-it-up-as-you-go and must-keep-them-happy. Mostly, he is comically entertaining for his lackadaisical approach to his dad status. Lackadaisical means Dave might give a whimsical shrug of his shoulders when his three boys concoct trouble that only a Disney ...

By |2023-06-12T22:08:17+10:00June 13th, 2023|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • miscarriage

Men and Miscarriage – The Process of Grief and Healing

“Something's wrong,” my wife said. “What’s the matter?” I asked nonchalantly. “I think I am having a miscarriage,” my wife replied, with a touch of panic in her voice. Trying to sound like I was in control, I said, “We had better get you to the hospital.” Together we whisked our four children under 9 years of age to our family babysitter. From there the short 8-minute drive to the hospital ...

By |2023-03-10T08:11:42+10:00March 10th, 2023|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • Top Gun Maverick

‘Top Gun – Maverick’ is Action-Based “Dad Cinema” At Its Very Best

Top Gun: Maverick is smashing box offices, and it’s easy to understand why. The film is spectacularly outpacing its weak-because-they’re-woke counterparts, because the film’s unapologetic dad themes resonate. Alongside the gutsy F-18 camera shots, audiences are in love with the Tom Cruise/Joseph Kosinski sequel because its father-son backstory hits home. Even the, “it’s all flag-waving, MAGA propagandist tripe” critics are applauding the sequel for keeping to the consistency of the first film’s ...

By |2022-06-25T03:05:37+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|2 Comments
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Successful Fathers Ask Good Questions

Putting aside your ego and having the humility to seek advice or help, or learn more from others, is essential in maturing as a father and helping your family as a whole. Chris Gardner credits the power of being teachable for raising him and his son out of homelessness. The single dad at the centre of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness wasn’t always a fan of asking questions. Retrospectively, Gardner ...

By |2022-04-30T10:10:05+10:00April 30th, 2022|NEW DADS, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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