The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities. But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose. Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.
2016 has been a year filled with disappointments, but Pete’s Dragon is not one of them.
Many would call C.S. Lewis a great lay theologian. But perhaps the most impressive part of his repertoire is that his best theology is and always was expressed through children’s literature.
From the moment Bebop and Rocksteady were announced, it was clear that this could either finally be the movie that loyal Ninja Turtle fans have always wanted, or a desecration of their most beloved characters. So which is it?
With Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta starring, and Ryan Seacrest as producing, this new cop drama is more than just a bad pun. But then again, it’s not much of a cop drama – at least not in the way we usually think of that genre. The formulaic structure of shows like CSI, Without a Trace, or even the beloved NCIS have little to do with this story. In fact it’s not even about cops catching bad guys – unless you count other cops, that is.
The acoustic intro to Coldplay’s “Yellow” plays out over a cloudy, blue sky. The distinct, cartoon images of Pokemon fling themselves across a 13-inch television. An argument between a young, single mother and her boyfriend rage on as her two children watch around the corner.
This is how Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater (School of Rock, A Scanner Darkly), begins. Read More
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