M. Scott Morris

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M. Scott Morris is an award-winning feature writer and columnist, and has worked at the Mighty Daily Journal since 1996. If you've got a story idea about an interesting person, place or thing, he'd love to hear about it.

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Stories Written by M. Scott Morris

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal George Lucas dreamed up the story for “Strange Magic.” Trailers for the animated film made sure potential viewers knew of his involvement. And I’d say that having the guy behind “Star Wars” also behind this fairy tale helped sway me to pick it for this week’s review. “Strange Magic” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – They say mango sauce is just a half step down from the “blazin’” sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings. “Last year, they were struggling with the blazin’. They were struggling,” said Ron Rose, emcee during Monday’s Guns vs. Hoses event at the eatery. In honor of its third […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Clint Eastwood knows how to film violence. In his latest effort, “American Sniper,” it’s hard to keep from twisting in a safe theater seat when U.S. forces hit the Iraqi streets. “American Sniper” is the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a real-life Texas cowboy with little direction in […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal AMORY – Bill Elam raised his kids in waves. The first wave for the 58-year-old happened decades ago. “There’s six of us, all told,” said his 31-year-old daughter, Jackie Elam. “Three girls and three boys. He had us girls first, then the boys came after.” “Raising the girls didn’t […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s hard to predict when something learned during those old, hippie days will come in handy. Nancy Pooler, 68, used to be a rambling woman, traveling with her husband to England, France, Germany and Iran. “We were in Iran in 1975,” she said. “It was pretty cool […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – There came a time in Nancy Pooler’s life when she needed to make a change. She’d been involved in theater, but it was getting her down. She thinks a rival for the lead in “Hello, Dolly” tried to injure her, and her backstage job during a production […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Hollywood has provided a new way to reflect on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with the release of “Selma,” an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. Showing at the Malco in Tupelo, “Selma” is a behind-the-scenes look at the run-up to the march from Selma […]

Bix, the Mississippi mudhound, has a birthday coming up. We don’t know the exact date, but he’ll be 14. Who knows? It might’ve already happened. In the old way of comparing dog years to people years, you multiply 14 by 7 to get – let me check the calculator – 98. Wow. But that’s the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Entertainment executive Sam Haskell has reunited with an old friend to develop TV movies for NBC. Country music icon Dolly Parton has joined forces with Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television to produce a series of two-hour TV movies based on Parton’s life, stories and […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal As I write, I’m using a computer, as you’d expect. At one time not ridiculously long ago, most people hadn’t heard of computers, and those who did often referred to them as “Turing machines.” “The Imitation Game” is Alan Turing’s inspiring and tragic story. As played by Benedict Cumberbatch, […]