Can’t Stop the Signal: Flashback to a Meeting with Joss Whedon and the Firefly Cast

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Seven years ago this week, I stepped into a room in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for what would become one of the most memorable experiences of my film-reviewing career.I'd been invited to a press event for the release of Serenity, the long-awaited feature film written and directed by Joss Whedon that would give fans of the prematurely canceled television series Firefly a last, bittersweet visit to that fantastic galaxy far, far away.I joined a small group of journalists for … [Read more...]

Firefly is back. (Sort of.)

With each passing week, it continues to blow my mind that there is nobody out there able to talk sense into a television network and organize the return of Joss Whedon's Firefly. … [Read more...]

"Serenity" is Flying Back Into Theaters

Thanks to Josh Hurst for noting the return of Mal, River, Wash, and Zoe... … [Read more...]

Specials: Hand Puppet Theater does "Serenity"

Friday specials:GLOBAL WARMINGS Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the long-awaited return of the President of the United States... Will Ferrell.MAL... THE PUPPET Maybe this version will finally win Serenity the respect it deserves.LARK NEWS STRIKES AGAIN Pastor wins "Most Relevant" award. … [Read more...]

Specials: Aslan & Paganism, Serenity and Government

Today's specials:Peter T. Chattaway has been threatening to write an article about just how much pagan mythology is scattered throughout The Chronicles of Narnia, and I hope he does it. There has been a lot written about why Narnia is "good" and Harry Potter's world is "bad," but the situation isn't nearly that simple. There are so many similarities between the two series, and I think Chattaway's going to highlight that for us one of these days. At least, I hope he does. Someone … [Read more...]

Would C.S. Lewis love "Serenity"?

Would C.S. Lewis love "Serenity"?Is there a connection between Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Ransom?Bruce Edwards thinks so, and tells us why. … [Read more...]

My Film Forum column gets discovered by Whedon-ites

Wow!Today's Film Forum just scored cheers from Joss Whedon fans at Whedonesque!Check out the comments! It's great to see that Christianity Today's example of engaging with contemporary film instead of condemning it is making an impression.And at least for the moment, this is the top story on the Web site. … [Read more...]

Back from "Serenity"-land.

"I can't believe it, Nathan! They like me! They really like me!"I'm back, and I'm glowing with the happiness of having shaken hands with Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Jayne (Adam Baldwin). I've withstood the intense and ponderous gaze of the Doctor (Sean Maher), basked in the glory of Inara (Morena Baccarin), been dazzled by the semi-psychic abilities of River (Summer Glau), and I've been intimidated by the beauty and strength of Zoe (Gina Torres, wife of Lawrence Fishburne). I've I’ve given K … [Read more...]

What if… ?

Hmmm. If they could make Alien Versus Predator...then maybe...Stay tuned! I've seen The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and later this week I'll see Serenity. I'll have reviews of both soon, and we'll see who wins the Celebrity Death Match between two vicious female contortionists! … [Read more...]

Specials: Serenity, Chattaway, Eighth Day Books

Today's Specials:Yet another exciting trailer for Serenity!Peter T. Chattaway quotes some Overstreet guy in one of his articles... a piece about Hollywood's search for that elusive "Christian audience."As is frequently the case, I'm one of the last people to hear about a very good thing. So, for the record, I have just discovered what may be the finest bookstore accessible online: Eighth Day Books. Visit the site, read their philosophy. You'll understand why Anne and I … [Read more...]


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