This month’s theoblogger question at Patheos, in honor of Halloween is, “Are Demons Real?” There are some good contributions from ministers, professors, students, and bloggers alike. I responded from a pop-culture point of view. Just as interesting are the conversations/reactions that readers posted in response. Follow the link after the jump and get in on [...]
Archive for October, 2010
I hated that I missed seeing How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen. Having watched it on DVD this week, I think it’s one of the best animated films I’ve seen in a long time, and, while I know that this might sound blasphemous, I think I like it better than Toy Story [...]
While video game criticism has yet to reach the cultural status of its film counterparts, academic writing about and research into video games, their popularity, and cultural influence is certainly getting closer, particularly with the likes of Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox’s Philosophy Through Video Games. Check out my review after the jump.
Fans of the Swedish film, Let the Right One In (2008), a fresh take on the vampire genre, expressed frustration, to put it mildly, over plans for an American re-make of the film. These were not unfounded concerns given that American re-makes often fail to capture the nuance of the source material…or are simply just [...]
Make no mistake about it, The Social Network is a great film. It has a wonderful script, compelling characters, and an intriguing story. The performance by Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is worth revisiting a few times over. However, there is something missing that prevents it from entering that pantheon of classic films [...]