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February 20, 2018
Hollywood’s New Rules for Sex Scenes in Light of #MeToo
Hollywood is reeling from the sexual abuse and harassment scandal that brought down producer Harvey...
February 02, 2018
The Movie About the Apostle Paul
Yesterday we blogged about the upcoming film The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. But that won't be...
February 01, 2018
The Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ”
The challenge will be in turning the Resurrection appearances of our Lord into a story....
January 16, 2018
Aristotle on What’s Wrong with Today’s Movies
I finally realized what's wrong with movies today. What Aristotle described as the least important...
August 03, 2017
Hollywood vs. Rotten Tomatoes
As you may well know, the website Rotten Tomatoes is a review aggregator, summarizing and linking...
June 12, 2017
We saw Wonder Woman over the weekend, which may be the summer's biggest box office...
May 01, 2017
The Silver Chair will reboot the Narnia movies
Plans to film the Chronicles of Narnia are back on, as plans have firmed up...
April 18, 2017
WELS president on the two versions of the Luther movie
Not only did the writer/producer of the new Luther movie, Mark Trinklein, weigh in to...
April 17, 2017
The writer and producer explains the two versions of the Luther movie
We reviewed the new dramatized documentary, Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World, and...
April 13, 2017
The other version of the new Luther movie
I reviewed Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World, the dramatized documentary produced in...
April 11, 2017
The new Martin Luther movie
Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World is a film funded by Thrivent to mark...
February 28, 2017
Academy Awards fiasco
Hollywood was feeling good. The Academy Awards show featured continual Trump-bashing and the "Oscars So...
January 11, 2017
Actors vs. Trump
Meryl Streep took the occasion of her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to...
January 03, 2017
Martin Scorsese on vocation
Renowned film director Martin Scorsese talks about vocation in a recent interview. He didn't make...
December 30, 2016
Debbie Reynolds dies, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, died last week. One...
December 20, 2016
The Christmas stories of Connie Willis & her favorite Christmas movies
Connie Willis is an award-winning science fiction author and a deft satirist of contemporary foibles....
December 07, 2016
Vocation in Hacksaw Ridge
Notice how many movies are about vocation. For example, consider Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson's movie...
November 08, 2016
How China is buying up Hollywood
During the Cold War, some Americans were worried that Communists were infiltrating the motion picture...
September 15, 2016
“Sully” screenwriter on vocation
The screenwriter for Clint Eastwood's movie Sully, about the pilot who saved his passengers by...
September 08, 2016
The internet as god
The internet is everywhere. It knows everything about you. It will solve all of our...
August 15, 2016
“Chariots of Fire” and the vocation of athletics
A rabbi writing in the Wall Street Journal offers reflections on Chariots of Fire, the 1981 movie...
June 10, 2016
Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ”
Mel Gibson is reportedly planning a sequel to his film "The Passion of the Christ," focusing...
March 21, 2016
Terrence Malick as pro-life filmmaker
One of today's most acclaimed, sophisticated, and artistic filmmakers is Terrence Malick, a practicing Roman...
March 02, 2016
How is “Risen”?
Have you seen "Risen," the movie about the Resurrection of Christ? It reportedly has strong...
January 11, 2016
The only ones to be let down by Star Wars
My wife and I finally saw the new Star Wars movie. Our verdict: It was...
December 30, 2015
The vocation of being an advocate for the dead
An article on the real-life doctor featured in the movie Concussion says quite a bit...
December 18, 2015
Can the new Star Wars movie be good?
Did you know that a new Star Wars movie is opening this weekend? I'm pretty...
November 25, 2015
Whether or not we kick the football
The Peanuts Movie currently in theaters is a critical and commercial hit, and it brings...
August 11, 2015
Who really played the music
If you grew up in the 1960's or 1970's, if you love the music of...
March 27, 2015
How a movie can go terribly wrong
Imagine a movie with two of the biggest stars in Hollywood, directed by an Oscar...
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