The story of Superman has always been more about the way that he relates to us than our ability to relate to his experience. Despite his incredible powers, the Son of Krypton continues to fight on behalf of the human race, defending them out of love.
And what of us when we face an ending or a new beginning? What opportunities will we find in each new day? Although I doubt it is intentional, the film is opening on Good Friday and a few days after Passover. Those are examples of endings that opened up to futures no one expected.
Bears is this year’s Earth Day release from Disneynature. These films are always gorgeously photographed and entertaining excursions into the wilderness to see animals in real life situations. They are a visual celebration of nature and wildlife. They are designed to be family movies that will appeal to all ages.
Yesterday morning, TheOneRing.net posted information from a “reliable source” that New Line has registered another movie name: The Hobbit: Into the Fire. The speculation is the third movie, which has been advertised for years with the subtitle There and Back Again, may use this new title. However, the name change seems rather unlikely.
During the Easter Season and Holy Week we remember Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice of love for all of us. Today is a day during Holy Week that I especially appreciate. It is a day many in the church seem to have forgotten about, Maunday Thursday.
Another Clint Eastwood flick in my Lenten stack shares a story of sacrifice and unexpected Christ figures.
As I watched the dramatic presentation of Spartacus during this Lenten season, I couldn’t help but think of the obvious comparisons between the character of Spartacus and the willingness of his followers to follow him, and my own willingness to follow Jesus.
2012’s Human Again saw a bit of a new direction, with slicker production and a sprinkling of electric guitars, but on Lights Out, Ingrid Michaelson ventures out into some bold new territory.
“Part of the reason that faith based movies haven’t done better is because they have been done so cheaply and almost amateurishly… so to me I always look for the best cinematographer, the best editor, the best composer; the best people I can find to come work on a movie.”
Honestly, I'm not at all interested in wrestling with whether or not this is “real.” I know some folks will want to jump all over that, and maybe I'll look at it down the road. For right now, I'd rather pull out the pieces of the film that spoke to me. And there were quite a few.
Despite the attempt to minimize the Bible at the end (ranking it with the Torah, Tanakh and Qur’an), the biggest takeaway for me is still the idea that Eli fought, journeyed, and persevered through whatever means necessary to preserve the Bible’s words intact. And why? Because a voice in his head told him to do it. That passion was not self-generated.
McDonald brought it back to the start for an all acoustic disc, rerecording his hits in analog rather than digital, and it was hard to tell where he would venture next, but on Brave, it’s obvious that he is going big and looking at a crossover.
This week’s options aren’t Oscar hopefuls, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them!
Mikeschair and Needtobreathe represent CCM, but they are so much more.
Shug: You just walk past the color purple and don’t notice it.
Celie: You mean that God just wants to be loved?
Shug: Everything wants to be loved.
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