The Banality of Amorality: An Essay On the Hobbit

So here we are: The Hobbit is officially out. I haven’t seen it yet, but the hour draws nigh. I can’t wait. I recently saw a few films that reminded me of the power of Tolkien’s tale, which traffics in good and evil and other such outmoded concepts. It’s nuanced, but it’s stubbornly traditional in [Read More...]

Friday Awesomeness: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Sometimes you have to step away from all the serious blogging.  Sometimes you have to watch an awesome movie trailer. That’s just what you have to do. [Read more...]

Why Comic Book Movies Stink (According to Salon)

Salon’s Mott Zoller Seitz just wrote a fun piece deconstructing that most ubiquitous of modern cinematic offerings: the comic book movie.  He ain’t a fan. Here’s what he has to say about the genre, currently exploding: The aforementioned moments are just that: moments. Dazzling fragments of films that tend to be visually adept and dramatically [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 7, 2008

1. You may not have heard of the InSight podcasts done by Doug Baker of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  If not, you’re missing out on excellent interviews with a number of Christian leaders: Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary, Marvin Olasky of WORLD Magazine, David Dockery of Union University, and more.  Visit the [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, May 9, 2008: The Dark Knight, a Theology of Rap, and More

1. Westminster professor Bill Edgar gave a lecture on the theology of rap music a few years back. My friend Andy Naselli tipped me to the lecture, and I think that you will find it positively engrossing and illuminating. Dr. Edgar, simply put, is one of the neatest theologians out there–he tackles topics that other [Read More...]

Vanity Fair on the New Indiana Jones Movie

Don’t try to pretend that you’re not checking for the next Indy movie. We all are. Vanity Fair has a long and interesting chronicle of the process that has led to the filming of the fourth “Indiana Jones” movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, due out in the coming year. If [Read More...]


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