I started this website in 2013. That’s been four years ago now. There’s an old saying that you never step in the same river twice. In a way, I feel like this is an apt analogy for where I’ve been with regards to Christianity and culture – as I’ve met more people and been introduced to more perspectives, my own perspective has changed. So has my focus, and the focus of Christian Entertainment Reviews.
Theological works on Heaven and Hell have been varied and many. From Dante’s Divine Comedy to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, many of these great works have enveloped our fears about Hell, and our ideas of Heaven, with differing thematic emphases. Amazingly, Lewis does the same thing with The Great Divorce, with barely more than 100 pages.
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and for many couples that means going to see a romance movie. But if you’re like us, we’re not too sure about the romance of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and we also don’t want to sit through the filth of Deadpool. So with that in mind, here are five romance films that you might consider staying home and renting, as well as ones that we think exhibit in some way, shape, or form one or more of the Christian attributes of love.
In the twenty-first century, film is an obviously scandalous industry. More troubles seem to come to the limelight every week with the advent of social media and digital journalism. But this isn’t the twenty-first century. Rather, it’s the 1950’s, when studios owned actors’ contracts, films were shot on studio back lots, and synchronized swimming with mermaids was a thing. Read More
Over the past few years, nerd fandom has become the undeniable victor of the culture war. With two films based on fantasy video games coming out in the next year, not to mention six comic book films and a half dozen more Star Wars films to come, fantasy and science fiction are doing quite well. But that success doesn’t necessarily stretch to, say, the failed-film-turned-television-show that is Shadowhunters.
As I watched the opening crawl of a brand new Star Wars film, I literally could not keep the smile from my face. Seeing that familiar gold text traveling up the screen, but now, for the first time in ten years, sharing an intro I’d never read before . . . smiling wasn’t just natural, it was mandatory.
We’ve been fortunate to receive endorsements and links to our posts from other blogs and websites. That’s part of how we were able to grow our readership by 500% in our first year. In the spirit of giving back, and in helping our readers become introduced to more material we think they would like, we thought it would be appropriate to bring attention to a few sites that we have enjoyed, and that have really good material from a Christian perspective.