Film & Music

The Serious Lessons of Super Heroes

May 25, 2012 Meryl Kaleida 0

Marvel’s The Avengers took in $207.4 million on its opening weekend, smashing the previous box office record for an opening weekend held by the most recent Harry Potter film. Does it live up to the […]

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The Decline of Decadence

Pope Benedict XVI has observed that “Christianity, Catholicism, isn’t a collection of prohibitions: it’s a positive option. It’s very important that we look at it again because this idea has almost completely disappeared today. We’ve […]

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The Serious Games of Life and Death

March 28, 2012 Meryl Kaleida 0

One of the most popular dystopian novels in recent literature, The Hunger Games, was released this past weekend as a major motion picture. Critics are estimating the new hit could possibly generate more revenue than […]

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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 […]