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Your Future has been Adjusted? Free Will and the Adjustment Bureau

Your Future has been Adjusted? Free Will and the Adjustment Bureau

Attempting to strike while the iron is hot, I figured a quick review of the Adjustment Bureau might be helpful given this morning’s earlier NYT post. We posted the trailer for Bureau waaay back in June of ’10, chuckling at the movie’s tag line: “If you believe in free will, will you fight for it?” […]

Voodoo Child: Classic Rock, Celebrity, and Idolatry

Voodoo Child: Classic Rock, Celebrity, and Idolatry

A fun NYT article about a link between celebrity and idolatry: In trying to discover why somebody would pay $959,500 for Eric Clapton’s signature Fender Strat named Blackie, or thousands still for a “replica” of Blackie, a team of researchers at Yale have theorized that the same urges that drove our ancestors to magic and […]

Narrative and the Grace of God: The New ‘True Grit’

Narrative and the Grace of God: The New ‘True Grit’

Stanley Fish is doing our job for us over on the New York Times Online OpEd Section. Fish, an academic known for his postmodern literary criticism (think interpretive communities) and guest writer for the NYT, wrote a piece entitled Narrative and the Grace of God: The New ‘True Grit’ which sounds like something Nick Lannon […]

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

Here are seven movies being released on DVD in Jan/Feb (most of them on Jan 11 or 18). I haven’t seen them yet — but they all feel like home runs. Get Low. “A deft blend of dark humor and poignancy” and a huge standout from a MB perspective. Read this great Christianity Today interview […]

The Ministry of Food (Revolutions)

The Ministry of Food (Revolutions)

As someone who is “big-boned”, I’ve been struck by the wave of recent reality television shows that revolve around heavy people. There is the one that is truly inspiring, The Biggest Loser, as well as many others that seem to be a bit more exploitative, e.g. Dance Your Ass Off and More to Love. Either […]