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January 18, 2019
Glass Isn’t Just About Superheroes: It’s About Belief
Ultimately Glass, M. Night Shyamalan's newest twisty adventure, didn't work that well for me, at...
December 10, 2018
And the Most Religious Superhero Movie of the Year is … Deadpool 2?
Deadpool fans were treated to a new poster last week, right in advance of the...
December 07, 2018
Avengers End Game Cometh, and It Has a New Trailer
"Now is not the end," Winston Churchill said in Nov. 1942. "It is not even...
November 12, 2018
What Society (and Christianity) Can Learn From Stan Lee
Comic-book legend Stan Lee died today at the age of 95. While most of us...
October 08, 2018
Is Venom Anti-Science?
Is the new movie Venom silly? Yep. Dumb? Sure. No one's going to walk into...
June 14, 2018
Incredibles 2’s Incredible Message
Every superhero has his weakness. Superman has his kryptonite, Batman had his Bane. And in...
April 30, 2018
Recovering From (and Finding Hope In) Avengers: Infinity War
I saw Avengers: Infinity War last week. I’m still recovering. If you’re like me, read...
April 25, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Infinity Wars Before You Go
I don't need to tell you this, of course. But Avengers: Infinity War is coming...
April 06, 2018
Why Iron Man’s the Perfect Imperfect Hero
This is the first of a series of blogs I'm posting in advance of Avengers:...
April 03, 2018
Avengers, Assemble! Finding Faith in Marvel’s Mightiest Superheroes
Twenty-four days. That's when Disney and Marvel will officially release Avengers: Infinity War—a movie boasting...
February 16, 2018
Why Black Panther’s The Movie We Need Right Now
T'Challa's in heaven, or something close to it. The newly crowned king of Wakanda stands...
November 30, 2017
Film and Follicles: Hollywood’s Seven Best Beards of 2017
Much has been said and written about the Avengers: Infinity War trailer already. Who is...
November 17, 2017
What Went Wrong With Justice League (and How to Fix It)
I feel kind of sorry for D.C. We know the folks behind Justice League meant...
November 05, 2017
How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Connects With Christian Faith in Four Freaky Ways
Let's not pretend that Thor: Ragnarok is some profound theological declaration. It's a superhero movie,...
August 04, 2017
The Great Eight: The Summer’s Best Movies
A calendar tells us that summer runs from June 21 to September 21. Most of...
July 07, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming Proves That Superhero Movies Have Never Been Better. (But It Can’t Last.)
Years from now—nay, decades—film historians will look back at 2017, rub their graying goatees, adjust...
June 02, 2017
Four Fascinating Spiritual Messages in Wonder Woman
After the director gave us us a tortured Superman who kills, a sadistic Batman who...
March 02, 2017
Hugh Jackman Leaving Logan Behind (But Not, Apparently, His Faith)
Logan tears into theaters this weekend, and I think it'll be 2017's first bona fide...
February 06, 2017
Logan Was the Super Bowl’s Best Commercial, Claws Down
I dig superheroes, but I've never been a huge X-Men guy. I never read the...
November 07, 2016
Doctor Strange Is The Most Religious Superhero Movie Ever
Superheroes have always been religious. But Marvel's great, trippy new movie Doctor Strange takes superhero...
August 24, 2016
What Six Members of Suicide Squad Have to Say About Faith
Say what you want about the fledgling cinematic universe of DC, it beats the spandex...
June 30, 2016
Batman v Superman Has Issues: Daddy Issues
OK, most of us agree that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't a great movie....
May 14, 2016
I Am Iron Man
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? Captain America: Civil War practically demands its fans to...
March 22, 2016
Daredevil Goes to Church
The chase ends in a church. It's the culmination of a frantic running confrontation—one that...
November 25, 2015
The New Captain America Movie Looks Intense … and Troubling
As we go into this holiday weekend, we all can take the opportunity to consider...
August 10, 2015
Fantastic Four: Proof That Not Every Superhero Needs a Dark Reboot
Reed Richards feels really, really bad for what he did to Ben Grimm. He tells...
July 13, 2015
Batman v. Superman’s Super, and Spiritual, New Trailer
So the new Comic-Con trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has been out...
May 22, 2015
Daredevil: A Superhero in Samaria
I finished watching Netflix' saga Daredevil recently. And while some folks have mentioned that Netflix...
May 06, 2015
Orson Welles, Ultron and a Longing for Home
If he was alive, Orson Welles would've celebrated his 100th birthday today. Perhaps he'd celebrate...
May 04, 2015
Age of Ultron May Be the Most Spiritual Superhero Movie Yet
Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for, oh, about 90 seconds, and already you’re...
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