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...]

Noah’s Flood Website

I just learned of a new website, Noah’s Flood, created to look at stories of natural cataclysms from long before the Bible up through the new Noah movie. I have only taken a quick look, but it looks interesting and worth sharing. [Read more...]

RoboChrist

There was an interesting article recently about the movie RoboCop, suggesting that director Paul Verhoeven had preemptively connected the main character in the movie with Christ-figure typologies of the superficial sort that some would have inevitably come up with afterwards anyway. It is thus interesting to reflect on how storytelling may satirize – and at the [Read More...]

Man of Steel

I watched Man of Steel a few weeks ago, and enjoyed its different version of various characters’ stories. It had slipped my mind that here had been so much buzz prior to and immediately after its release, about its promotion to churches. The actual religious imagery did not seem more prominent than in other versions [Read More...]

Before and After A Polite Bribe

Two bits of news related to the book and movie A Polite Bribe. First, the DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon. Second, here is the pre-screening panel discussion from the showing in Madison, Wisconsin: [Read more...]

Tomorrow and The Day After Tomorrow

As weather forecasters are warning of a “polar vortex” set to bring record low temperatures in many areas, is anyone besides me thinking back to the apocalyptic movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” which envisaged global warming disrupting weather patterns, leading to a new ice age? The movie's scenario is obviously ridiculously extreme, but it is [Read More...]

A Polite Bribe (and Send Me Father)

Larry Hurtado blogged about the NYC premier of Robert Orlando’s movie A Polite Bribe, and Mark Goodacre mentioned that the movie will also be coming to his area. So what can I share? Not only that there are plans for the movie to be screened in Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 4th, but also that Orlando has [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The End of Time vs. The Day of the Doctor

I saw “The Day of the Doctor” twice over the past few days, once on the small screen and once in a movie theater in 3D. It was definitely worth the extra effort to see the latter. The 3D aspect was cool, as was the chance to focus in on detail and catch a few [Read More...]

Darren Aronofsky Beats Ken Ham for Noah’s Ark Realism

Peter Chattaway shared this sneak peek of the upcoming Noah movie starring Russell Crowe: Compare what you see in the Answers in Genesis ark park and its anachronistic depiction of Noah’s workshop, about which Fred Clark recently posted: Of course, talking about “realism” in different types of depictions of a story that is not realistic is [Read More...]

Ender’s Game

Yesterday I got to see the movie Ender’s Game. Although quite a bit had to be left out in order to make the story into a regular feature-length film, I felt that what was depicted was fairly true to the original, or at least in keeping with it. The visual effects were impressive and brought [Read More...]

Gospel of Thomas Videos

There are a wide array of videos related to the Gospel of Thomas available online, collected on the Gospel of Thomas website. They include a Gospel of Thomas movie the delivery of which is customizable. Here’s one version that is on YouTube, courtesy of Mark Goodacre’s blog: There are also excerpts from documentaries such as this [Read More...]


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