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Film Chat

Watch: The third episode of digital talk show Beyond A.D.

This week's guests include activist Christine Caine, pastor Judah Smith and worship leader Lincoln Brewster.

Looking Closer

Q&O: Galaxy Quest on TV. Best Album of 2015 So Far. Favorite They Might Be Giants Albums.

Are you excited about Galaxy Quest coming to television? What's your favorite album of 2015 so far? How about They Might Be Giants — what's your favorite album from their 31 years of recording?

Schaeffer's Ghost

Underdogs and the power of faith: director Alejandro Monteverde on Little Boy

Based on Interview with Alejandro Monteverde, Director of Little Boy   The “faith-based” box When it comes to telling stories, director Alejandro Monteverde doesn’t believe in a sacred-secular dichotomy. “I’m constantly being put in a box, he says, “constantly.” At first blush, it’s not hard to see why. His new film Little Boy tells the story [Read More...]

Kate O'Hare's Pax Culturati

‘Beyond A.D.’: Pastor Judah Smith on Russell Wilson and Tim Tebow

Pastor Judah Smith showed up at an evangelical community north of Los Angeles for the taping of Sunday’s episode of “Beyond A.D.” to talk about God, but first he had to also talk to me about football. The April 26 installment of the Web companion series to NBC’s “A.D.: The Bible Continues” – new episodes are available Sundays at 9 [Read More...]

1More Film Blog

Homeless (Hassler, 2015)

If the quickest metric of a directorial debut is to which films it invites comparison, the news about Clay Hassler's Homeless is very, very good.

Watching God

A Digression: The Little Prince

I’ve got a list of favorite books. F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men. Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. But if I had to name just one book—my favorite book—it might be Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s haunting The Little Prince. It is a simple, beautiful and profound story, as gauzy [Read More...]

Sister Rose at the Movies

Two documentaries on the environment issue a wake-up call ahead of Earth Day

  If you watch the slick TV commercials BP is rolling out these days for the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, you’d think all was well. But you cannot fool award-winning documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown. Her one-hour tour of the Louisiana, Alabama and Texas coast, [Read More...]

The Rogue

Le Petit Prince

(Jonathan Ryan posting for Jen Schlameuss-Perry) I saw today that one of my favorite books, The Little Prince, is going to be an animated movie. I tend to stay cautiously optimistic (which a co-worker pointed out to me today is just a form a of pessimism…) about things I might be enticed to be excited [Read More...]

Doc Hollywood

MCFARLAND USA: An Interview with Legendary Coach Jim White

Do you like sports movies?   I cry every time I watch Field of Dreams. The rousing underdog stories of Rudy or The Rookie almost feel too good to be true. The cynic in us may resist, but once you actually meet Jimmy, the guy who sank the winning shot in Hoosiers, your perspective shifts.   These [Read More...]

Pop Theology

Raging Devil: DAREDEVIL and the Failure of Imagination

Posts have been sparse on Pop Theology over the last few months. Richard and I are working to correct that. Of course, with constant Netflix series either releasing or returning and the impending tidal wave of summer blockbusters, we have our work cut out for us. Over the weekend, I finished the new critically-acclaimed Netflix [Read More...]

Christopher Closeup

“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables

Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on shows like “Touched by an Angel” and the sitcom “Step by Step.” His latest project is season two of the Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” which is based on the popular novel by Janette Oke. The show takes [Read More...]

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present "Unbroken"