• Starting Monday, May 11th, listen for the Ticket Window to open for your chance to Read More
  • Countryfest 2015 Line Up includes: Thursday, June 11th 4pm Old Dominion 6pm Neal McCoy 8pm Read More
  • WQMX Country Pet Rescue is a special station feature every Thursday morning at 8:40am with Read More
  • WQMX presents our 5th Annual Island Getaway for a Day at Put in Bay with Read More
  • Join 94.9 WQMX & 97.5 WONE on Sunday's from Noon-2pm at the Dusty Armadillo 3147 Read More
  • 1 Zac Brown Band 2015
  • 2 Countryfest 2015
  • 3 Pet Rescue
  • 4 WQMX Island Getaway at Put in Bay 2015
  • 5 Dusty Armadillo Sunday Bike Rally
  • Connect With Us
  • Events

Sat May 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Zac Brown Band @ Blossom
Sat May 30 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Joe Nichols @ Hard Rock Rocksino
Wed Jun 03 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Taylor Swift @ The Q
Sat Jun 06 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Dierks Bentley @ Blossom
Sat Jun 20 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Lady Antebellum @ Blossom
mornings
Sue Wilson - Scott Wynn - Sarah Kay
Read More
lynn
Lynn Kelly
Read More 
lynn
Ken Steel
Read More
cherise2
Cherise Richards
Read More
cherise
Brad Shupe
Read More

Latest From Wynn And Wilson

  • Website Of the Day +

    Remebering Chuck Collins Red Nose Day For Children's Charities Reading Rainbow Read More
  • MOVIE REVIEW - While We're Young +

    Now here's a good example of a movie that the critics are going to love, and the audience is going Read More
  • MOVIE REVIEW - Avengers: The Age Of Ultron +

    Here comes the next Avengers movie, The Age Of Ultron checking in at 141 minutes so you better budget some Read More
  • Stuff You Can "Wynn" in the Morning This Week +

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, and you could win for the mom in your life: ~A family 4 pack of Read More
  • Daily Scoop for Week of 5/4/2015 +

    Today is Friday, May 8th- It IS - No Socks Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, National Coconut Cream Pie Day   Tribe – (lost again) 7-4 Home tonight, Dollar Dog Night   Cavs – Game three Tonight in Chicago   Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY! 80% of us will get us her a card (671 Million dollars worth),  67% of us, flowers (2 billion worth) ! Wish your mom a Happy Mothers Day! Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Country Music News

Upcoming WQMX Events

Sat May 23 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fred martin Superstore Appearance
Sat May 23 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Fred Martin Nissan Appearance
Sat May 23 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Zac Brown Band Send Me Backstage Ticket Stop @ Wing Warehouse
Sun May 24 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Dusty Armadillo Sunday Bike Rally
Wed May 27 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Wednesday Country Night @ Thirsty Cowboy
Thu May 28 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
WQMX Country Night Out @ Legends in Green
Fri May 29 @10:00PM - 11:59PM
Dusty Armadillo Girls Night Out Fridays

Upcoming Local Happenings

I am a Liam Neeson fan. He has successfully reinvented himself as this middle-aged, semi believable common man, action hero over the past few years.  And the Taken series (of which there will a another) has been a big success.

But Non-Stop is an interesting idea for a mid-winter action movie, with it focusing on United States Air Marshall's.  Of course, they are undercover, and are on every flight in the U.S.. This is sort of a story of who they are, and a airliner disaster story, and a movie that deals with the real threat of terrorism that sadly still exists on every flight, try as we might.  But this is where the set up is going to end, as this has a sad and for some, a bothersome storyline.

Neeson plays an Air Marshall, Bill.  In the opening scene before he gets on a trans-Atlantic flight as Marshall, they establish this him as a fragile, chain smoking, drunken, depressed, divorced, not kept, suicidal, sad excuse of a man.  Understanding you have to invent an interesting character for the movie, but I hardly think that is the typical United States Air Marshall.  Because this is an action movie, he really isn't all that horrible of a Marshall, and somehow finds a way to save the day.  That is not a spoiler, you know Liam Neeson is not going to die in this movie. And for some reason Julianne Moore is in this movie, but she is not needed.  Her part is so small, could have been handled by anyone. Plus, she sells no tickets to any movie - anywhere.

CLICK FOR ALL MY MOVIE REVIEWS

The flight to London from the U.S., has been silently taken over by someone who has calculated this to the nines.  They are demanding 150 million dollars into an account that bears Bill's name. The whole idea is to frame him for the crime of hijacking this plane and make him responsible for the deaths of everyone that will be killed on this flight one way or another, while they get away with the money.  So, who on this flight is actually the hijacker?  That is Non-Stop.

CLICK FOR MY OSCAR PREVIEW AND PICKS

Non-Stop do a degree is basically just that.  It paces along quite well, with enough happening on screen to hold your interest for the most part.  Some of this is of course silly, and far-fetched, but hey, it's an action movie. They do a fairly good job of creating characters as the movie rolls along that make the soup a little tastier. And Neeson, although he kind of plays the same character for the most part he does in Taken, is fine.

But, they are not very cunning in making you guess who the bad guy really is.  They blow that early in the movie and I don't think they know that.  Also, many people who pay to see this will be put back, and possibly offended when they find out who the "bad guys" really are.  It simply will not sit well with many.  And in the end, that is part of movie making.  Trying to create polarizing moments and characters to attempt to make things more intersting.

But that is the big failure of this movie.  The writers took the easiest way out imaginable.  They didn't think to take the time to create a villain that is original, and complex, and has his/her own story that would have taken some thought and imagination.  That was the absolute strength of the blockbuster, Captain Phillips.  They took the time, and used their creativity to make a villain with his own story that was interesting and powerful, and to a degree empathetic.  It takes vision and talent to write that well, that just doesn't fly here, no pun intended.  The bad guys are just an after thought. Glaring flaw of the movie, and it's not really recoverable.  Lazy, stale writing.

Non-Stop.  In the end too formula, too predictable, and too easy to really be good.  Opportunity wasted. Fair at best.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.