The God Question at GenCon

I’ve purchased my badges, and will be attending GenCon on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th. I also got myself a ticket to a screening of the movie “The God Question.” The God question seems to be present on the program more than in just the movie with that title, and more so than [Read More...]

I Passed For White

I’m a big fan of John Williams’ compositions. He is most famous for composing the music for Star Wars, E. T., Superman, Indiana Jones, and many other such blockbusters. But, as “Johnny Williams,” he was already composing film scores in the 1950s. I learned recently that one of his earliest scores was for the movie [Read More...]

In The Literal Heart of Jesus

I saw the movie The Fault in Our Stars recently, not having read the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Rachel Marie Stone writes about it, If there is a fault in The Fault in Our Stars (apart from the occasionally irritating teenage dialogue), it is that it dismisses religion based on the worst sorts of caricatures — and [Read More...]

Frozen: How It Should Have Ended

I really enjoyed Frozen. But I also really enjoyed the above alternate ending from How It Should Have Ended. Click the above to watch it. Hope you enjoy it too. [Read more...]

Left Behind Teaser Trailer

Matthew Paul Turner and several others have noted the appearance of the first teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of the movie Left Behind, this time starring Nicholas Cage. Click the above to watch it on YouTube. Then come back here to let me know what you think. Is Nicholas Cage the best thing to [Read More...]

Frozen as Metaphor for Academia

From PhD Comics via Marc Cortez. On a related note, I finally got to watch the movie Frozen on the plane back from Israel yesterday, and really enjoyed it. [Read more...]

Debate Movie Debate Avoidance

The above YouTube video is for an upcoming Christian movie (HT PZ Myers). It was shared by Answers in Genesis on YouTube, who will not allow ratings or comments. It is a movie about a parent challenging a biology professor to a debate about evolution, which really ought to end badly for the parent if [Read More...]

Saving Mr. Banks

I recently saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks. It was very enjoyable, and at times profoundly moving. I appreciated the words that were attributed to Walt Disney, about the role of those who tell stories in not merely preserving memories but recasting the world: “That’s what we storytellers do, we restore order through imagination.” Of [Read More...]

Noah: Not Happily Ever After

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Jon Stewart offers an insightful treatment of some Christians’ reactions to the Noah movie. [Read more...]

Faith in Film

I was recently interviewed by Kandra Polatis on the subject of religion and science fiction films. The resulting article is called “Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes” and can be read on the Deseret News website.   [Read more...]

Inspired by the Flood Story

The above featurette about the making of the ark for the upcoming movie Noah has gotten me much more excited about the movie than I was before. It is not the first adaptation of the flood story to take creative license. That is, in actual fact, what the Bible’s flood story did with earlier versions. [Read More...]


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