Archives for July 2008

Ladies and gentlemen…

Here she is. … [Read more...]

Brace Yourselves for “The Dark Knight”

The Dark Knight is my favorite superhero movie for adults. It's every bit as good as you've heard, and probably better.But it's not for kids. Heath Ledger's Joker is one of the greatest portrayals of the devil I've ever seen... perhaps the best.I'll have much more to say later this weekend, but I'm on my way to an island to work on the third strand of The Auralia Thread, so I'll catch up with you all later. In the meantime, you know what to do... go see it, and post your impressions of … [Read more...]

Veith on Tolkien’s “Children of Hurin”

As the Over the Rhine song goes: "Like all true believers, I am truly skeptical of all that I have said." … [Read more...]

Salon: The Ultimate Family DVD List!

A few weeks ago, Andrew O'Hehir asked readers to submit their nominations for Best Family Movies.The result is here, and it's worth the wait. Here is Salon's Ultimate Family DVD List.Seeing the four films that were "THE UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONS"... I'm already cheering.Move to Trash … [Read more...]

CT on “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers”

Brandon Fibbs at Christianity Today reports on Lord Save Us From Your Followers: If you were to walk out of Lord Save Us at the halfway mark, you might think the film is little more than a tirade against Christians behaving badly. As vital as that message may be, you'd only be half right. What makes the film so powerful is its intractable ability to embrace both the baby and the bathwater. This is a film made by a follower, and therein lies its unique musculature. Merchant never lets us forget … [Read more...]

David Horsey on satire

Source here.(via Andrew Sullivan) … [Read more...]

The Gospel of Judas: The Hoax

Gene Edward Veith notes: Remember the recent furor over the discovery of the ancient manuscript entitled "The Gospel of Judas"? The media reported that the document presented Judas as a good guy, implying that the church had gotten it wrong over all these centuries and that we would now have to re-evaluate our knowledge of Jesus. Some accounts made it sound like the manuscript was written by Judas. The translation became a bestseller and National Geographic, which was behind the publication of … [Read more...]

Browser, 7/14: Melissa Etheridge Apologizes to Phil Keaggy; Mattingly on Russert & Catholicism; Sixpence on Letterman; Parks on “4 Months…”; Jonn Woo’s “Red Cliff”; Name That Singer

ETHERIDGE CLEARS THE AIRWere you following this tempest in a teacup?Melissa Etheridge was recently quoted in Rolling Stone in a way that gave readers a bad impression of guitarist Phil Keaggy. ┬áThe quote made it sound like Keaggy had once made a disparaging remark about Etheridge's sexual orientation, a remark that steered her clear of pursuing a career in Christian music.Keaggy responded.And now, Etheridge has spoken to clear the whole matter up. That was a gracious gesture, and … [Read more...]

Joe Morgenstern: WALL-E for Best Picture!

Film criticJoe Morgenstern┬ásays exactly what I was thinking after I saw WALL-E the first time... and the second time... … [Read more...]

1969 interview: John Lennon Says He Wanted Beatles to Focus on Jesus

Here's a link to the Telegraph article on the first broadcast of a 1969 interview with John Lennon that contains some surprising statements about his appreciation for Jesus. … [Read more...]