Its self-awareness is an asset. At one point it makes direct homage to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Donald Glover is given a medium sized cameo role in response to a massive internet campaign to make him the new Spiderman; and Michael Keaton, with previous superhero affiliations to both Batman and Birdman, makes an excellent and nuanced supervillain. But self-awareness is also its downfall. In the laborious attempt to introduce Spiderman into the MCU, Spiderman’s richer themes and potential get lost amidst its frequent reference to self.
With his latest Netflix special “The Great Beyond” coming to Netflix on November 17, Jim Carrey attributes the experience reprising the character of Andy Kaufman as a transcendent experience that helped his realize that “Jim Carrey” doesn’t exist. According to him, “Jim Carrey” is a character he’s been playing for many years, “But,” he explains on Jimmy Kimmel “I don’t think of that as me anymore.”
The film version is a tame, whitewashed version the original play that loses its dark thereby losing its light to a cloudy, unfocused conclusion.
Lovers of Middle-earth may feel that with the Hobbit films being long concluded now, and rumors of a future Silmarillion film being dismantled, that there may not be much left to milk out of our favorite Lord of the Rings stories. But the past few months have included big news for Tolkien fans.
As Christians, we must not get caught up with the notion that our faith must evolve and change to keep up with the times. Our church, the church catholic, is not an ever-fluid, ever-morphing body, but a body set and sealed by the blood of Christ. We go back to find where life began.
Worship wrests us from the stories of earthly kingdoms, and exposes them for the lies they are – whether it’s the story of Trump’s or Hilary’s America. Our public worship stands to destabilize the entire American empire – every empire. There is no more radical act than the worship of the Church.
In Mercedes Brazier Thurman’s new web series, viewers are presented with a unique, yet familiar look into the life of a thirty-something year old woman who is Christian, single, and surrounded by couples.
You won’t want to miss Hunt for the Wilderpeople, New Zealand’s wise-crack epic and number one movie of all time.
Room invented a new kind of crying for me: the vomit-cry. This kind of crying is the kind of crying that comes without any build up or any warning—kind of like when you wake up in the middle of the night and vomit.
I find it difficult to slough off my cynical skin when I watch movies that have the express purpose of being inspirational. It’s not that I don’t find cinema to be inspirational – quite to the contrary. But rather, when I see and hear the well-worn grooves of an underdog sports movie, the result is […]