Given that this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel (well… it had already been published in the UK in 1997, but the US version didn’t come out until 1998), it seems fitting to go back and watch the films that were such an integral part of my childhood. … [Read More]
tldr version Jordan Peterson and Russell Brand both see a current crisis and both see it as primarily “spiritual” however, for each, there are issues when it comes to how *truth* and “spirituality” relate and how they relate is vital bit longer version fanboying i love me some Peterson and Brand always generally dug Brand’s… [Read More]
In post-apocalyptic fiction we are used to seeing the dystopian aftermath. Gangs, lawlessness, greed, violence. When the English Falls by David Williams has all that, but it is on the periphery of the story. At the center is a man of faith trying to understand what God is calling him, his family, and his community to be and to do.
[there be SPOILERS ahead, may it do ya fine] yesterday i finished sai Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series – entered the clearing at the end of that path it took me right around a year, all told; i think the longest extended narrative i’ve ever read by way of a mini-review: i dug it… [Read More]
Joe Kelly is a prolific comic book writer, with credits on the extended mythos of Deadpool, Daredevil, Superman, and others. But he also penned the graphic novels, Four Eyes and I Kill Giants. which connect the everyday world of our expectations with fantasy-infused realities to create colorful, inventive worlds where our worst fears take on… [Read More]
One of my biggest regrets is I did not read more “classic novels” when I was growing up. I was well into my adulthood before I read such books as Of Mice and Men and Watership Down. My first reading of A Wrinkle in Time was in 2009 when I was spearheading Hollywood Jesus’ LOST… [Read More]
Smith remembers telling God in a loud, demanding conversation, “You can’t take my son from me. We asked for him seventeen years ago.”
It’s tough enough to adapt an author’s seminal work for the big screen; perhaps even harder for a filmmaker to follow with his own version of an already beloved adaptation of that same literary masterpiece. Apparently director Andres Muschietti wasn’t scared. But he darned sure knows how to be scary. Muschetti’s brand new take on… [Read More]