Archives for August 2004

Number of Deceits in F9/11 Climbs to 59…

...according to this Web site.Note the convenient, free, downloadable PDF version at the top of the page.Note #59... that Moore is happy to cooperate with terrorist organizations who want to promote his film.Even if only half of these stand up to scrutiny, it's hard to believe that this is the behavior of the guy who went on Bill O'Reilly's show, and called Bush a liar, then defined "liar" as someone who reports false information even if they believe what they're saying is … [Read more...]

Because you’re all wondering…

...why I didn't include Peter T. Chattaway's review of Thunderbirds in today's Christianity Today Film Forum, well... it's because I'm sloppy and forgetful, and because this week's forum took twice as long to assemble due to a suddenly flurry of new review-activity online.So, I enthusiastically do hereby present unto you the link... … [Read more...]

Why This Is a Bad Idea: The ClearPlay DVD Player and the Problem With “Making Movies Safe”

[This article was originally published at Christianity Today on June 1, 2004.]When I was in the sixth grade, some of our school library books had words crossed out with black markers—words that teachers thought would harm children who read them. Even Mark Twain received this treatment. To me, it seemed somehow unholy to stain the pages of someone's story in that way, to delete words the author had chosen. Those black bars were an eyesore, and they distracted me from the story.The te … [Read more...]

A letter to the folks running The Bourne Franchise

First of all, thank you for one of the summer's most enjoyable movies. The Bourne Supremacy is just the right size and shape. Spider-Man 2 runs a little long, considering the comic-book simplicity of its plot. Your film ends at just the right moment. I laughed, I cheered, I clung to my seat in order to keep from being thrown through the windshield of Bourne's car, and I applauded at your brilliant choice of bringing back that great Moby song in the end credits.Now, here are few tips for how … [Read more...]

Bono Asks, “Why Isn’t Africa on the Convention agendas?”

Bono's back, ready to attend both the Democratic and the Republican conventions, asking why in the world the Africa crisis is not listed as a subject for discussion at either one. … [Read more...]