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Christmas Movie Eliminator
The Galactic Gazette: Star Wars News at HJ
Focus on the Force: Star Wars Commentary and Analysis at HJ
The Pipeline: What's In Store for Faith and Film
Film Festival Roundup
HJ's iON Comic-Con
Bagshot Row Bulletin: News of the film, commentary about the book
    
The Virtual Pew
National Homeless Person's Remembrance Day
Do We Really Want To Help?

Are you ready for the number one way that we as a society, caregivers, and helpers in particular can make a change? Here you go, to know (for to know gives the ability to show change and model what needs to be changed best) and follow, (in all ways,) the person of Jesus, and then from that point, introduce Jesus to those we work with.

Unbroken
Surviving The Darkness
Jolie's Film Hits High Notes Of Zamperini's Wartime Experience

A bestselling book turned into a movie? We’ve heard that one before. So what can we really expect from this one?

Unbroken
Live Through The Night
Hillenbrand's Book Gets The Big Screen Treatment

We’re reminded several times of Pete’s advice to Louie during his distance training days:“If you can take it, you can make it.” It’s that message of fortitude that powers Louie to keep getting up each day, knowing the hell that he will have to endure (whether adrift at sea or confined behind barbed wire)

Annie
It's A Hard Knock Life...
But It Doesn't Have To Be

Literacy and orphans get tackled in a film that’s funny, musical, and a remake. What if we took action about real-world problems?

A.D.
A.D. Video "By Our Love"
Premiering Easter Sunday, 2015 on NBC

Video performed by King & Country

Annie
Reluctantly Likable
We All Need A Chance To Start Again

So there I was, sitting in a darkened theater certain I wouldn’t like this new Annie and about halfway through I found myself reluctantly admitting, “I think I actually like this movie.” And I do. In fact, Annie is a delightful, light-hearted, heart-warming, just plain fun film that will leave you feeling good.

The Virtual Pew
A Christmas Story, Chapter 10
Thanksgiving Conflict

The new novel by Mike Furches, A Christmas Story, continues, addressing racism, understanding, reconciliation, victim restitution and more. Scheduled to be published in 2015, it can be seen chapter by chapter here first.

The Circle
A Love Story
LGBT life in 1950s Zurich, and today

In the 1950s, Switzerland had no laws against homosexuality, which is not the same thing as saying it was totally accepted. The Circle (named after the gay-centric arts and literary journal published there) gives us a look at those times as well as a real-life love story between Röbi Rapp and Ernst Ostertag—a story that continues to be lived out today.

Ask Me Anything
Blogging Brokenness
Looking for live in all the wrong places

Is it fame or attention we want, or are we really seeking a sense of being loved? That seems to be obvious in Katie’s attraction to older men—looking for her father’s love. But others are also busy looking for love or youth or some other evidence that they are more valuable than they feel.

Inside the Mind of Leonardo
Genius with a Healthy Ego
From Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks

I was a bit surprised at just how many of Leonardo’s great projects went unfulfilled. He endeared himself to one patron by saying he was a designer of military weapons, but they were never made. He promised a huge equestrian statue, but the metal was ultimately needed for cannons. Even the Mona Lisa, we discover, was found with his unfinished art works, although he had been working on it for years.

The Good Lie
Free Blu-ray Combo Packs!
Just In Time For Christmas

Courtesy of Warner Bros. and Grace Hill Media, you can be one of three lucky Hollywood Jesus reader to win the new Blu-ray, The Good Lie, available December 23!

Unbroken
A Faith That Refuses to Break
When The Coen Brothers Write on Christianity

I love movies, so much so that on occasion I will drive three hours through rush hour traffic in a major city to see one. Such was the case recently when I drove to Kansas City for an advance screening of Unbroken, a film meant to inspire and reflect the power of forgiveness.

The Virtual Pew
A Christmas Story
Chapter 9, Incarnation

It didn’t take much of an effort to see that while there was some progress in the form of better jobs, careers and so forth, Tulsa, like so many other communities, still had a dividing line that separated the races. While economics played a part, James couldn’t help but wonder if there wasn’t more to the problem.

Exodus: Gods & Kings
Aiming For Greatness
Biblical Epic Fails To Live Up To Its Possibilities

There are so many angles to approach Moses’ story from, but Ridley Scott’s new film is a scattershot attempt to cover all of them.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
First Impressions Review
Far and away the best of the Hobbit movies

I did ask these questions as I watched The Battle of the Five Armies this evening, but I found myself being very much less irked this time around. Maybe it was my attitude going in. Or maybe my first impression is right: This is far and away the best movie of the three.

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