10 Things My Friends and I Said On Facebook Since Friday

It’s been a lively weekend on my Facebook page.

Are you following the news and conversations there? Choose “LIKE” to do so.

Here are some recent comments….

“Whoa, as in, kick ass.”
- Mick Silva on the news that Danny Elfman and T-Bone Burnett are scoring an upcoming movie together.

“Just took this in at Pixar with my family and a friend. Loved it from start to finish.”
- Adam Powers on seeing a preview screening of Cars 2

“You know those scenes in movies and TV shows where a person is dumbfounded, frozen in place like they’ve been hypnotized, when a beautiful woman (or man) enters a room? Happened to me once.”
- film critic Sean Axmaker, telling a story about an actress who was just cast in The Hobbit.

“She would have been 92 today.”
- Me, talking about one of America’s beloved film critics.

“You strongly resemble him…”
- Dr. Christine Chaney, looking at a photo of my dad that I posted on Father’s Day.

“He is a great man, and was a great teacher of the Bible. I would say that most of the facts that I know about the Bible came from Mr. Overstreet. Thanks, Jeff’s dad!”
- Lori Hopkins on Father’s Day, talking about my dad who taught for many years at Portland Christian High School.

“My friend Adrienne Kerrigan is the biggest Green Lantern fan I know. Think you’re a bigger Green Lantern fan? She and her husband had a Green Lantern WEDDING. With Green Lantern decorations and a Green Lantern wedding cake. So… what does she think of the film?”
- Me, linking to Adrienne’s Green Lantern review

“He sounds kinda rad.”
- Stephanie Drury responding after I liked to an interview with a blackjack player. (That blackjack player happens to be Stephanie’s husband.)

“After reading your A.I. Artificial Intelligence review I went out and rented Empire of the Sun. Incredible, possibly one of the better movies I’ve ever seen. Bale’s performance was pitch perfect.”
- Justin Hanvey, after finding my A.I. review at http://facebook.com/ThroughaScreenDarkly

“Wow. Will they call it, ‘Get A Bloodclot From Sitting Too Long – Director’s Cut?’” -Thom Nash on my news that there may be a six-hour long cut of The Tree of Life in the works

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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.