Josh Hurst’s new DVD column!

Congratulations to my good friend Josh Hurst for starting a new column at Christianity Today Movies, celebrating weekly DVD releases.

Today’s column has me wondering if I can scrape up any extra cash for a couple of exciting new releases… especially the latest Wes Anderson caper.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Evan

    I enjoyed Grimm in spite of its flaws. Gilliam movies have always been about the visuals for me and I feel like the film has enough creative elements and humor to carry itself above all the bad parts.

    The effects were pretty bad though. I can’t tell you how it pained me to see lousy CGI in a Gilliam film. Terry is so good at using practical effects that the bad computer effects just seemed like an easy way out.

    This project existed before Terry Gilliam took it. I think he was so frustrated with all the films he was losing that he just decided to do this project because he knew that a major studio was behind it and he could get it made.

    I still do like the film, but I think that Tideland will be the Gilliam film that is remembered from 2005.

  • Timothy Grant

    Robert Ludlum’s books have always been a guilty pleasure for me ever since I read The Gemini Contenders at age 16. The Bourne trilogy is most likely his “masterwork” if such a word can even be used in reference to Ludlum.

    While the first two films were quite entertaining, that had almost nothing to do with the books, which I always find incredibly frustrating.

    If you think you know the story based on the films, you really need to read the books.

  • Timothy Grant

    I was amused by it for a while, but tired of it.

    So how can a movie you tired of get a “B-” sounds like “C-” material to me!

  • Thom

    I am wondering…did you or CT review the original Ring (I notice you left off the Ring in you list of Krueger’s blunders)?