Archives for April 23, 2008

Wolfgang Petersen Quits Playing “Ender’s Game”

Here's today's Overstreet Quiz Question:Jeffrey Overstreet has nieces and nephews named after which of the following fantasy-novel characters?Ender of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game Daeneris of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Phinehas of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories Atreides - the family name of the messianic Paul in Frank Herbert's Dune Auralia of Jeffrey's own novel Auralia's ColorsMake your guess!And, while this should not influence your answer, … [Read more...]

Star Wars, Episode Three – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

[This review was originally published at Christianity Today.] •To steal a phrase from a certain dark lord, “This will be a day long remembered.”Star Wars, Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith, the fastest Star Wars film ever built, packs in more action than its two predecessors — The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones — combined. The opening crawl begins with the word “War!” and, quicker than you can say “Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”, two things become clear: … [Read more...]

Superman Returns (2006)

No multi-bazillion-dollar Hollywood budget can match the power of a small dog on the big screen. A studio can spend a fortune on spectacular special effects, and yet a little four-legged co-star can steal the show by walking across the stage and yipping adorably. In the year’s most anticipated movie — the hugely expensive Superman Returns, the first Man of Steel movie since 1978 — the most memorable, delightful, and unexpected moment in the movie belongs to…… a Pomeranian.Something is te … [Read more...]