Written and directed by the legendary Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump), Just Getting Started tells the story of Duke Diver (Morgan Freeman), a lovable hustler in the Villa Capri retirement home in Sarasota, Florida. The manager of Villa Capri, Duke’s desire is to forget about his past and make life one… [Read More]
Where did Christmas really come from? While this time of year carries with it incredible spiritual significance and is imbued with feelings of compassion towards fellow man and family gatherings, it is an interesting to explore the origins of these traditions. In The Man Who Invented Christmas, screenwriter Susan Coyne explores the story behind the story… [Read More]
Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is a well-loved story that has had various screen and stage versions and has become as much a part of Christmas as a crèche. The Man Who Invented Christmas is the story behind the story. It is a combination of a look at Dickens, his creative process, and enough of the… [Read More]
One last present under the Christmas tree! This week, Steve has the privilege to speak with screenwriter Allan Loeb (21, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) about his latest film, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, which stars Will Smith and Helen Mirren. They chat about love, death and the nature of fables. A special thanks to Allan for joining… [Read More]
December is one of the few times of the year where people make it a point to gather around a television set and watch holiday movies.
“You must love this—living in a camper on the streets of New York spreading Christmas cheer.” In Christmas, Again Noel (Kentucker Audley) works the night shift at a New York City Christmas tree lot. He has worked here for the last few Christmases. But this year he is doing it without the woman who has… [Read More]
Early on in A Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Charlie Brown tells both Linus and Lucy that he isn’t feeling the season. Linus (who is generally the source of wisdom in these situations) isn’t terribly receptive to his complaint, but Lucy pushes Charlie toward involvement – after diagnosing him as suffering from pantophobia. While it’s hard to doubt the genius… [Read More]
What do Starbucks, Seth Rogen, & Jesus have in common? I’m all for apologetics, the “reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.” In their place and in their time. But why do people of faith find themselves hung up on apologetics when it comes to films made by… [Read More]