Specials: Download a free Narnia script. Brad baby. Wheaton vs. Catholics.

Thursday specials:WHAT DID MR. BEAVER SAY? The official script of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe isn't easy to get. But fans have put one together, if you're willing to read their version...BRAD AND ANGELINA'S BABY NAMED SEXIEST FETUS ALIVE Borowitz strikes again. (via Mark Shea.)CATHOLIC PROFESSORS, YOU'RE FIRED! Wheaton, which proudly houses papers by the Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien, fired a popular professor recently for converting to … [Read more...]

Altman wins an Oscar… at last.

What's your favorite Robert Altman film?I love Gosford Park. And several others...He's been one of the Oscars' most overlooked talents for decades. At last, he's getting some credit. … [Read more...]

Half-Shot Contest #4

What film is this half-shot from?The winner will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.HINT: The film was in color, not black and white. I couldn't find a color-version of this shot. … [Read more...]

"What If" Question of the Day…

As tired as I am of the Brokeback Mountain and Chronicles of Narnia debates, and as uninterested as I am in the Munich debate, I find myself almost nostalgic for The Passion of the Christ. So my question for the day is this...If someone were to pick up where Mel Gibson left off and direct the next ambitious New Testament film... who should direct it?Mel Gibson looks like he's going to be busy for a while, what with Apocalypto on the way, and a project about the holocaust.Seems that … [Read more...]

Go see "Hoodwinked!" … a particularly clever and hilarious new animated feature.

If you like animation, fairy tales, or good strong comedy, Hoodwinked! is well worth seeing.I interviewed writer/director Cory Edwards, and was mightily impressed by his talent and his conviction about making great entertainment for all ages. His Christian faith is clearly the foundation of his desire for excellence, and this is a startling debut, funnier than the Shrek movies and perfectly cast with great voice actors like Patrick Warburton, Andy Dick, and Jim Belushi.When I saw the … [Read more...]

Specials: "Bourne 3… 3 as the Wind…" Plus: Indy 4, Jurassic 4, "Capote" beats "Brokeback." Praising "The New World."

Monday is Sequel News Day!"BOURNE THREE... THREE AS THE WIND..." For updates on The Bourne Ultimatum, Indy 4, and Jurassic Park 4, click here. (Looks like Jason Bourne may have a new main squeeze. And no, it's not Ben Affleck.)NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS DOESN'T GO BROKEBACK The NSFC names Capote as Best Picture!5 C's in a row! CHICAGO CRITICS CROWN CRASH, CACHE A good day for Crash and Cache... but not Johnny Cash."THE MOST MOVING AMERICAN [FILM] IN THE FIFTEEN YEARS … [Read more...]

"Wild Thing" Spike Jonze has his new project…

According to Variety, Spike Jonze is the man that Warner Brothers is depending on to take us...Where the Wild Things Are.Let's see... with Curious George also on the way, what other beloved children's books are waiting for their champion? … [Read more...]

Hostel takeover: "Horror pornography" tops the box office, defeats Aslan

(Thanks to Peter T. Chattaway for noting this so quickly.)A movie that gives audiences the opportunity to watch human beings tortured, decapitated, having their throats cut, their heads smashed in, parts of their body chopped up and thrown in a furnace, shot point blank, their eyes dangling from their sockets and eventually cut (to relieve the pain), poked full of holes with a drill, having digits snipped off, throwing themselves in front of trains, having their chest cavities opened for … [Read more...]

Tom Shales on "The Book of Daniel"

Loved this quote:Tom Shales, The Washington Post, regarding the new television show The Book of Daniel: "I cannot recall a series in which a greater number of characters seemed so desperately detestable -- a series with a larger population of loathsome dolts. There ought to be a worse punishment than cancellation for a show that tries this hard to be offensive and, even at that crass task, manages to fail." … [Read more...]

"Prince Caspian" greenlit…

...according to NarniaWeb, anyway.Looks like Prince Caspian got the big phone call today, and rumor has it that you could hear cheers all over Narnia. … [Read more...]


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