Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Back in the '90s and early 2000s, I was a big fan of Behind the Music and E! True Hollywood Story. Like a lot of teenage girls, I was fascinated by celebrity, and a lot of the juicy gossip that seemed to go hand-in-hand with major talent. Even with that guilty pleasure in mind, I did not expect to be wowed by Beyond the Lights. Truthfully, I did not enjoy the first half of the film, which is bogged down by cliches and an overly-stylized, vapid picture of Hollywood life. The last third of the...

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DEAD LAWYERS TELL NO TALES
by Randy Singer Tyndale
978-1-4143-7558-8, PB
431 pages, $13.99

Landon Reed is trying to reinvent himeself.  An ex-quarterback emerging from prison with newfound faith, he seeks redemption by earning his law degree.  When Harry McNaughten, a brilliant criminal-defense lawyer, takes Landon under his wing, Landon finds his convictions and marriage tested as he is assigned to a case much more sinister than he ever could have anticipated.

The story maintains an intriguing...

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I couldn't think of a damn thing for Schindler to Sez today.

The Gipper
Phil, an avid Notre Dame fan and his wife had little difficulty choosing a middle name for their newborn son. It was to be David, after one of his a grandfathers. However, after going through a multitude of lists looking for a first name, his wife finally asked, "How about Nick? I really like that name."
Hesitating for a moment, Phil had a brilliant idea. Since Nick starts with an N and David with a D, that stands for...

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All investors probably wish they had gotten in on the "ground floor" of Apple or Microsoft or any other big success story. And, in fact, you can indeed "be there from the beginning" by taking part in a company's initial public offering (IPO). However, the ground floor of many IPOs may be shakier than you'd think — and might not provide you with the solid footing you need to invest wisely.

Of course, not all IPOs are the same. Many large, profitable companies, seeking to raise capital, have...

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If you watch enough movies, it starts to seem like the same stories are repeated over and over. Sometimes, though, a movie manages to infuse a shopworn story with enough creative energy to make it feel new. I found that was the case with St. Vincent.

St. Vincent is the story of Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired Vietnam War vet who spends his days drinking, smoking, and going to racetracks and strip clubs. When Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), move in next door...

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FALLING IN LOVE
WITH GOD
by Bob Hostetler
Leafwood Press
978091127743, PB
222 pages, $14.99

While God is commonly defined as love, Hostetler takes this trait one step further in his "Christian Living" book and presents God as a jealous lover who demands a head-over-heels relationship with each of his human creations. Hostetler's format is a perfect balance of scripture, analysis, anecdotal stories, thought-provoking questions, and personal prayers presented in an engaging, almost devotional...

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