Brooks on a new challenge for those who believe in a "personal God" David Brooks talks about why believers' debates with Richard Dawkins are "just a sideshow," and that the real revolution is something like "neural Buddhism." - Fraggle Rock is here to stay Cory Edwards is bringing back the Fraggles. Here's his announcement, and a quick Q&A. - Scarlett sings Josh Hurst reviews Scarlett Johansson's album of Tom Waits covers. You can probably guess where the weakest link … [Read more...]
Cory Edwards Joins Derrickson and Gibson with a Rare Achievement. Plus, Narnia DVD and Walden Media news.
Cory Edwards, former director of contemporary Christian music videos, just watched his first feature film, the animated Weinstein picture Hoodwinked!, win the weekend box office race. Congratulations, Cory! You're in very rare company, being the first professing Christian to make a #1 movie since Scott Derrickson did it with The Exorcism of Emily Rose! Of course, being #1 is just a blessing. What really matters is whether or not the movie is good. I've seen Hoodwinked!, and I recommend it. … [Read more...]
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...]