Take it as a sign of the changing times that a secular movie is being embraced as a teaching opportunity for Christians, not ignored or condemned as it might have been in the past as a threat to godly values from an evil Hollywood.
These con-artists use their former connections to legitimate people in the industry as a way to lure the desperate, eager, young singer-songwriters into their web; promising record deals, tours, radio play, etc., for a price. How do I know? It happened to me.
There are many legends about the "Enchanted Islands" as some call the Galápagos, none more intriguing than the saga of several Europeans who arrived at the archipelago in the 1930's in search of "Paradise."
Since selling Lucasfilm to Disney, Lucas has stated publically that he will be a "creative consultant" on the upcoming sequels. I do think the new, Disney-owned Lucasfilm wants to distance itself from the prequels, judging from its decision to cancel The Clone Wars, a show that just won an Emmy. And a good way for Disney to distance itself from the prequels is to distance itself from the man who is responsible for the prequels, George Lucas. If that's what the new Lucasfilm is doing, it's making a huge mistake.
The film is part of a genre: cranky but lovable oldsters, either rediscovering life or simply loving it. In this case, it's a bit of both, with death as the reigning subtext.
This past weekend, The White House hosted Pixar's filmmakers for a Father's Day screening of Monster's University. The White House movie theater has been the cinema-in-chief to Presidents for the last 70 years. If those walls could talk.
No one, it is said, knows what goes on in someone else's marriage. Even more to the point, no one can know what's going on in another person's head.Those notions are among many at the crux of Ziad Doueiri's haunting, provocative The Attack.
"Man of Steel" had the biggest June opening in movie history this weekend, bringing in $125.1 million this weekend. Watch as Batman takes to the stree...
Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.
Man of Steel opened to a triumphant box office take over the past weekend. Though there are still some questions lingering about the end of the movie. (If you haven't seen Man of Steel, this might be a good time to stop reading.) At the end of Man of Steel, Superman and Zod stage a long and very costly battle that leaves much of Metropolis in ruins. Here, to talk about what it was like in Metropolis on that day, we interviewed a resident of Metropolis, U.S.A.
I was amply rewarded by Man of Steel, with its story, its fulsome acting by a star-spangled cast, and even -- despite my vintage -- its astounding computerized effects that took you to galaxies of action in outer space and inner cities, where density amplifies the destructive experience.
As the title character in American Mary, Katharine Isabelle is bloody good.
The MovieFilm gang reunites to discuss the latest (greatest?) cinematic exploit of Superman, with all three of us off...
With Man of Steel coming out, and an iconic superhero being the main showcase, people always want to know about the person playing that superhero.
Movies are escapist fantasies. While the world falls to pieces outside, you can feel uplifted by the magic unfolding on the silver screen. At least that's the idea. But Richard Linklater plunged us into reality instead for his latest movie, Before Midnight.
Earlier this week, a sketchy-from-the start Star Wars rumor made its way around the Internet. In a nutshell, the rumor claims, casting calls were put out for the twin sibling characters of Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo, two young Jedis in training. Along with it came a complete breakdown of what would happen to these characters over the course of Episode VII, Episode VIII and Episode IX. Sure.