So, I’m was reading some great poetry this morning…

I'm enjoying a new feast of poetry. … [Read more...]

Don’t Read Roger Ebert’s WALL-E Review!

Much as I hate to say this about the work of my favorite mainstream film critic... … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Employees at Focus on the Family and Boundless

Focus on the Family has yet to apologize for, or express affirmation for, the misleading headline at its Boundless blog: "Christianity Today Relishes Sexual Perversion" If you're tired of reading about this — and I wouldn't blame you, I'm certainly sick of thinking about it — please move on.But something's been nagging at me. And I have questions for anyone who works at Focus on the Family. Does anybody at Focus, or their magazine Plugged In, or Boundless, read this blog? Let me know. … [Read more...]

WALL•E: Talking with Andrew Stanton, and the Film Forum Reviews

As I sat braced for my ten-minute conversation with Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of my favorite Pixar movie, Finding Nemo, I tried to imagine how I might make something useful out of such a short span of time.I was a bit anxious about meeting one of my heroes. There was so much I wanted to say to thank him. Not many entertainers can cast a spell over audiences of children and adults the way Stanton can — only a few other names come to mind: Jim Henson, Brad Bird, and once upon a t … [Read more...]

Schweitzer in the Spotlight

There's an Albert Schweitzer biopic on the way: Theologian, philosopher, musician, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is getting another biopic, once again titled: Schweitzer.Variety reports that Jeroen Krabbe (Immortal Beloved) and Barbara Hershey have signed on to star in British director Gavin Millar's film, joining the ranks of Judith Godreche, Samuel West, Jeanette Hain, Jonathan Firth (Colin's brother), and Armin Rohde. Set in 1949, the biopic focuses on the … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Relishes Trash, Waste, Environmental Destruction, and Obesity

In other words...Christianity Today film critic Josh Hurst *loves* WALL-E! … [Read more...]

Watch a Short Sam Phillips Concert on NPR

Sam Phillips stopped in to play a show for All Songs Considered on NPR. … [Read more...]

Browser, 6/25: Hancock han-cuckoo?; Whedon and Fillion reunited!; McSweeney’s Lit 101 Class; “The River Why” – the movie!; shop at Buy-n-Large!

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. - Thompson on Hancock Variety's Anne Thompson:Based on seeing Hancock the other night, I can tell you this. Todd McCarthy's early negative review will be one of many. The knives are out, and they are sharp. When this movie opens July 2, it will be eviscerated. I'm trying to keep my hopes up, but I'm hearing more and more cries of dismay and even disgust. This could be a sad case of Great Trailer, Lousy Movie. … [Read more...]

A Little Milton on a Monday Afternoon

My new friend Kelly Foster just emailed this to me.It's a quote from John Milton's Areopagitica, which I haven't read since 1991, so it's time to revisit it: … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Mark Moring interviews Andrew Stanton

In an excellent interview, inspiring excellent answers, Mark Moring talks with Andrew Stanton.I saw the film last night, and I was not prepared for its magnificence. Stay tuned, I'll have much, much more to say. But also, brace yourselves. A lot of people aren't going to like this movie.... … [Read more...]


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