Film & Music

The Hollywood Illuminati

May 14, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

When Sony Pictures, the production company behind the hit film The Da Vinci Code and its new sequel Angels & Demons, reached out to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN management saw a […]

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The Flight from God

May 12, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Among the great filmmakers of the 20th century, Ingmar Bergman stands out as the director with the greatest interest in raising the big questions about God, death, guilt, love, and forgiveness. Two years after his […]

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The World of Hayao Miyazaki

May 9, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

March 2 marks the DVD release date for Ponyo, the latest film from Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Though it made a splash at box offices overseas, it caused barely a ripple in the US, despite […]

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Hollywood’s Treatment of Fathers

May 6, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

This month, over Father’s Day weekend, Disney releases Toy Story 3, the much-anticipated third installment in the groundbreaking Pixar series that made childhood icons of Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear. Early buzz on the […]

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Family Films Move Forward

April 29, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

  Newly released on DVD in late November, Pixar’s latest computeranimated masterpiece Wall-E is a groundbreaking achievement that could make history next year if it gets the Academy attention it deserves. In January, it could […]

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Hollywood Adjustment?

April 28, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

In The Adjustment Bureau, now in theaters, Matt Damon plays a man who “gets a glimpse behind a curtain” that he “wasn’t supposed to know existed.” What he discovers is that the lives of men […]

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Of Bond, Batmobiles and Bullwhips

April 26, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

James Bond is back. Quantum of Solace, opening in theaters this month, is the 22nd film in the official Bond series (not counting a few stray independent productions). More notably, Quantum of Solace represents the […]