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  • Fatherhood

‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story by the real Matt Logelin, published under the title Two Kisses ...

By |2022-06-27T08:14:33+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, SINGLE DADS|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
  • questions

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|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Belfast

Home is Where the Heart Is — Belfast, the Movie

The movie Belfast is a powerful family movie brimming with joy and hope in the middle of the most difficult and tenuous of situations. This indie film received seven nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This is a staggering achievement for an indie film. I honestly thought it could win Best Picture. The bookies had it as the early favourite, but in the end it was pipped at ...

By |2022-04-01T18:21:26+10:00April 1st, 2022|FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • Yes Day

YES Day — A Family Comedy With a Message for All

“Yes Day — you have to see it, Warwick,” he said with unbridled enthusiasm. “It is a great family movie that every family should watch!” His strong recommendation really caught my interest. For one thing, he is married but has no children. Secondly, my friend is a very switched-on, media-savvy guy, who is passionate in his support of fathers and families.   Yes Day, the movie, is based on a bestselling ...

By |2021-05-21T19:14:42+10:00April 10th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • advice

Best Advice for Dads

The last day of the Absent Get Fatherhood Back Tour was spent in the “State of Excitement” which of course is Western Australia. This was the tagline found on every WA number plate in years gone by and it still applies today especially in the area of fatherhood. Justin Hunt, the Absent director, and I had two well attended Absent movie screenings, all on the same day, and then caught the ...

The Tide is Turning

This is an exciting time in the restoration of fatherhood in Australia. To quote Bill Biddle, manager of film distribution for Koorong: “Interest in Absent is exploding across Australia”. Many venues booked are preparing for overflow areas with extra screens as interest gets stronger. The Facebook page is up to 461 likes and Koorong, the national distributor of the Absent movie, received over 900 click-throughs on the Absent logo of one ...

Elephant in the Room

In the Absent movie, which will soon be touring Australia, 13-29 June 2013, John Eldredge, author of ‘Wild at Heart’ says, “If you take snapshots of western culture right now the prognosis is not good”. David Blankenhorn has stated in ‘Fatherless America’ written in 1996, “Fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation”. Dave Kopel, in his article called ‘Fatherlessness: The Root Cause’ says: As Pat Moynihan wrote in ...

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