“Have you people lost your minds and perhaps your souls?”

The latest letters to Christianity Today Movies continue to demonstrate the great divide... No Heads in the Sand posted 11/02/06 I am a pastor of a large church in Denver and appreciate your approach on reviewing films. I am proud of you for reviewing R-rated movies and coming to the conclusions you come to. Because of you, I am going to see Little Children because I want to live in the real world. I regret that some Christians have adopted the attitude where we are afraid or unwilling to see … [Read more...]

FritzPhoto.com: Spirited imagery

My longtime friend Fritz Liedtke has been blogging in recent months, offering images and slideshows from his rather impressive adventures as a photographer.He photographs a lot of weddings and portraits, and yet these spirited images show that it's not just work for him. He finds a lot of beauty in candid moments along the way. (You can look up his main Web page here.)And then, outside of his wedding work, he does some brave exploratory photography. In recent years, he has ventured into … [Read more...]

U2 in 3-D!!!

U2 is coming to a THEATER near you next year... in 3-D. … [Read more...]

Babel (2006)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today in October 2006.-It's bullet time at the movies. Martin Scorsese's cops and crooks are clashing are unleashing storms of bullets, and Clint Eastwood's Marines are firing more shots than anyone could hope to count. But in Alejandro González Iñárritu's new film Babel, a single gunshot causes an international crisis. It's a shot heard around the world, and one you won't forget anytime soon.Who is to blame for that shattering blas … [Read more...]

Nicolosi Slays “Giants”

Buckle up.Barbara Nicolosi is a little late to the game with her views on Facing the Giants, but her new blog entry was worth the wait. … [Read more...]

There and Back Again

Looks like MGM is sticking to its "two Hobbit movies" plan... … [Read more...]

The “If Jesus Came Back…” Award-Winner: Stephen Baldwin!

Reading this article in Salon, I'm inspired to hand out the first "If Jesus Came Back" award.What's that about?It's the award given in honor of that famous line spoken by Max Von Sydow in Woody Allen's film Hannah and Her Sisters: "If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."The award goes to... yes... Stephen Baldwin!Here's a few choice excerpts: … [Read more...]

“Don’t Do Anything”: The New Sam Phillips Album, Coming in 2007

Not much to report here except that an amusing new branch of Sam Phillips' web site -- "Time Travels with Sam Phillips" -- now includes an interesting new photograph and caption that appears to reveal the title and release date of her next record.... … [Read more...]

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”

"Let them eat cake." That's a quote commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, but a quick Google search will teach you that this isn't really the truth. We're not sure who said it. … [Read more...]

Specials: FoxFaith, Leibowitz, and Bono

NEWMAN ON FOXFAITH Marc T. Newman challenges Christian filmmakers to seize the day.A SCI-FI CLASSIC Thomas Hibbs at The National Review celebrates one of my favorite sci-fi novels: A Canticle for Leibowitz.SOAKING IN VERSES FROM MATTHEW Jesus supercharges one man's zeal to help the poor, and once again, he does this through the ministry of Bono. "Bono doesn't have a lot of respect for the church, but he has a lot of respect for Christ," Jewett said, adding later, "I want people to be … [Read more...]