Auralia’s Colors – A Second Printing, A New Look

AuraliasColors-2ndPrinting

Auralia's Colors is coming back to bookstores in April as it enters its second printing.It has a revised cover.And it will come with a preview chapter from Cyndere's Midnight.If you go looking for it in Barnes and Noble in April, you may be pleasantly surprised. You may find it featured on the Buy 2 Get 1 Free table. For a bargain, you can pick up a copy, and two extras to give as gifts.Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Best Movie Review of 2008? Most Likely!

¬†You're not likely to read a more enjoyable and hilarious movie review all year than this one...Steven Greydanus serves up a rhyming extravaganza in praise of Horton Hears a Who. … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss “Longford”

Looking for a great movie to rent this weekend?Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Andy Serkis... Longford.Check it out. Here's my capsule review. … [Read more...]

Actress Samantha Morton’s Greatest Triumph

Wow.  (A tip of the hat to GreenCine Daily.) … [Read more...]

Time to Give the Arthur Legends Another Big-Screen Try?

Will anyone ever get it right?Galahad looks to be the next movie drawn from the adventures of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. … [Read more...]

Highlights from Image: Amazing Grace; Bono and Christian music

This new Image blog? I'm loving it. Brave, thought-provoking, substantial¬†new material every week.Check out A.G. Harmon's skepticism regarding the celebrated movie Amazing Grace.And Lukas Kwong's excellent consideration of church music and the Christian musician. Should Christian musicians be following Bono's example? Is Sufjan Stevens a good role model? … [Read more...]

Back from Laity Lodge

Laity Lodge is just as remote and beautiful as I was told. Anne and I enjoyed an inspiring weekend of food, conversation, reading, and movies with dear old friends and inspiring new friends. I spoke about that turbulent territory where faith and filmmaking intersect, and then I shared two films that inspired good conversations: The Station Agent, and Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control. Anne gave a poetry reading, just one of several delightful readings by the guests.(Hey Martin, I got to know … [Read more...]

Texas-bound…

The world may have to find a way to go on without any new blog posts from me for a few days.I'm on my way to a small gathering of Christian writers.I have the privilege of being invited to speak to the Chrysostom Society, and this year, that small assembly will include Luci Shaw and John Hoyte, John Wilson of Books and Culture, Scott Cairns, Eugene Peterson, Richard Foster, Diane Glancy, and others whose writing has been inspirational to me. I am both intimidated by the thought of … [Read more...]

What Does Movieguide Really Want?

At Christ and Pop Culture, Movieguide reportedly has "the last word."Here's what they want: We support a return to the Moral Code of Decency and the vetting of all scripts for movies going to public theater and DVD retail within 20 years, if not in 3-5 years. That would probably include the elimination of all R-rated and NC-17 content as well as most PG-13 content. We also look forward to Christian/biblical hegemony within the industry. If this ministry had much more support, our progress … [Read more...]

Michael Leary’s Film-think; “No Country” Re-examined

Nobody I know takes the question "What is Christian film criticism?" more seriously than Michael Leary. And so I'm thrilled to find him starting up a new site ... film-think where he's posting his thoughts on movies.Check out recent posts on … [Read more...]


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