If I were asked to boil the message of Jason Reitman’s Tully down to one sentence, I may say, “Parenting sucks.”
There’s a fine line between making a stand for God’s truth in a divisive culture and further dividing it unnecessarily. The recent statement on the gospel and social justice aims to do the former. Unfortunately, it may be closer to the latter.
Although just a shadow of its former self, Ocean’s Eight aims to pick up the franchise where it left off, pursuing a fun heist with an all-female cast. But with a lack of the self-awareness that was sprinkled throughout the franchise’s origins, it comes off a tad hedonistic.
The Bible itself is offensive and uses offensive language, in ways many Christians may not realize. How do we reconcile this with calls to be pure in speech? And how should Christian storytellers approach the use of strong language?
A suspenseful and intriguing tale, Dragon Teeth is quintessentially Michael Crichton. Following the intense and sometimes violent rivalry between two paleontologists in 1875, the story exudes Crichton’s own love for dinosaurs, in what was likely the real-life story that inspired Jurassic Park. Closely based on actual history, including journals of the two men, the novel serves as a sort of love letter to the adventures of the early years of paleontology, but also removes the veil of both professional ambition and the violent anarchy of the wild west.
Mark Sullivan’s novel Beneath a Scarlet Sky is a fascinating marriage of story and history. While he clearly describes it as a novel in the book’s introduction, it is also closely based on fact. The book’s subject, Pino Lella, talked with Sullivan about his story, and the author conducted additional research in an attempt to be as accurate as possible. The fact that the book is so accurate to its basis makes the story that much more incredible.
Although hinting at ideas such as faith and grief, volume two of the Rebirth Batman series fails to deliver on its setup.