It's been a while. But I think it's time to bring back this regular feature: THE BROWSER. … [Read more...]
Okay, it's official: My life has become too busy for me to be a responsible blogger. Let me try to make it up to you in the next couple of weeks, with a new video blog, my list of Favorite Films of 2009 (the Premature Version), my list of Favorite Recordings of 2009 (almost ready!), more Auralia's Colors confessions, sneak previews of Raven's Ladder, and a marathon of interesting links. Oh, keep an eye on Imagejournal.org. Friday, my review of Avatar should be there. You'll also see a … [Read more...]
Browser: Wings of Desire! Pierce Pettis. Tarsem. Pixar. Muppets. Star Wars? “Christian fiction.” Sundance winner! Decent Films best of ’08. Gaiman=Newbery winner.
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]
Image journal's Gregory Wolfe considers Robert Clark's new book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, and responds to the Washington Postreview by Michael Dirda. … [Read more...]
When you say that The Bible is true, do you mean... literally?¬†I'm thrilled to see that Mark Shea has begun a series on rediscovering how the early church read The Bible. The series begins here. It should be a very stimulating series, with Shea at the helm. There aren't many voices in Christian writing as engaging, witty, and revealing as Shea's. And besides... he quotes Gandalf the way other scholars quote, well, other scholars. PopMatters gets one thing right: WovenHand is awesome. … [Read more...]
Browser, 6/25: Hancock han-cuckoo?; Whedon and Fillion reunited!; McSweeney’s Lit 101 Class; “The River Why” – the movie!; shop at Buy-n-Large!
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. - Thompson on Hancock Variety's Anne Thompson: Based on seeing Hancock the other night, I can tell you this. Todd McCarthy's early negative review will be one of many. The knives are out, and they are sharp. When this movie opens July 2, it will be eviscerated. I'm trying to keep my hopes up, but I'm hearing more and more cries of dismay and even disgust. This could be a sad case of Great Trailer, Lousy Movie. … [Read more...]
Browser, 6/23: One-scene Wonders; N.T. Wright on The Colbert Report; Four Novels for Summer Reading; Sixpence’s Christmas; Enough with the Pixar-bashing; Back to Blade Runner
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. Small wonders At The Onion AV Club (via Cinematical), they're counting down their favorite one-scene wonders. What's you're favorite? Personally, I cannot argue with their pick for #1. … [Read more...]
I'm listening to U2's new album right now! It's called Viva La Vida. You can stream it for free right here. U2's collaborations with Brian Eno have always been fruitful, and I'll be enjoying this for the rest of the summer. Too bad they had to call in Coldplay to substitute for them at the last minute, but still.... Just listen to track 5 -- it's like a sequel to "City of Blinding Lights." So when will the new U2 album performed by U2 arrive? Their manager says it might happen as soon as … [Read more...]
The Browser, 6/5: Tolkien tidbits; Ray LaMontagne; U2 anniversary; best animated films; Farina in trouble
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. - Christopher Tolkien wants to "terminate" Hobbit movie It's not surprising that Christopher Tolkien isn't happy about New Line's plans for a movie of The Hobbit. He wasn't happy about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy either. It will be interesting to see the judgment in his lawsuit against New Line; he claims that the master of Middle-earth's family is owed ¬£80m under a deal for a 7.5% share of … [Read more...]
The Browser, 6/2: Aimee Mann’s Christmas show; Buddy Miller update; Paste’s Jackson blogs; Garfield(less)!; Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. - Peace on earth, goodwill towards Mann. Aimee Mann. Watch Aimee Mann look for special guests for her Christmas show! The candidates may surprise you... … [Read more...]