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Why “Les Miserables” Has the Greatest Ending in Movie History


(“Les Miserables” comes out on DVD March 22.) I generally roll my eyes at grand generalizations about movies, like “So-and-so is the greatest actor of his generation!” Those kinds of sentiments are a matter of subjective opinion, especially when they apply to actors who are barely in their twenties. Yet today, I’m going to make [Read More...]

“The Blind Side’s” Happy Super Bowl Ending

Many of you have seen the Christopher Award-winning movie “The Blind Side,” which told the story of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock) adopting homeless teen, Michael Oher, supporting him and his education, and helping to launch his football career with the Baltimore Ravens. It was a happy ending [Read More...]

“If God Would Save Them, He Would Serve Heaven Forever” – A WWII Survivor’s Story


A few days ago – January 26, to be precise – World War II survivor Louis Zamperini celebrated his 96th birthday. You may recognize his name because he was the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling and Christopher Award-winning biography, “Unbroken: A World War Two Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.” In honor of Mr. Zamperini’s [Read More...]

2012: A Blog Year in Review

Happy Belated New Year to Everybody! After three weeks of being largely offline, it’s taking time to get back in blogging mode, so I thought this would be a good time to look back at Year One of our Patheos blog and some of its most popular posts. Articles about movies and TV tended to [Read More...]