“The Defanging of Aslan”

Steven D. Greydanus interviews the men behind Prince Caspian.And he finds them making some rather dubious claims. Unlike presidential candidates, the films' producer, Mark Johnson, doesn't even want to talk about change ... at least when it comes to Narnia."I've produced a lot of movies based on books," he said, speaking at a New York press event with other Narnia filmmakers. Citing titles from The Natural to The Notebook, Johnson said, "We made big changes in all of those in order to … [Read more...]

The Browser, 5/14: Brooks on “Neural Buddhism”; Fraggles; Scarlett Johansson; Why I’ll Miss Dubya

Brooks on a new challenge for those who believe in a "personal God"David Brooks talks about why believers' debates with Richard Dawkins are "just a sideshow," and that the real revolution is something like "neural Buddhism."-Fraggle Rock is here to stayCory Edwards is bringing back the Fraggles. Here's his announcement, and a quick Q&A.-Scarlett singsJosh Hurst reviews Scarlett Johansson's album of Tom Waits covers. You can probably guess where the weakest link … [Read more...]


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