Category Archives: Film

Essential Films for Theologians: The “Director’s Cut”? (Best of Codex)

[With the Oscars quickly approaching, I figured I could highlight some of my previous reflections on film. This was originally Posted 15th February 2006. As far as this year is concerned, I would give top honours to The King’s Speech, … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments meets Sparta!?

20th Century Fox has announced that they will be remaking The Ten Commandments in the style of “300“! I am not sure of what to make of this. “300” was a visually stunning — if not ultra violent — film, … Continue reading

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My Top Three Bible Films

There is a meme going around on Top Three Bible Films started by Matt over at Broadcast Depth (I noticed it over at Mike Kok’s blog, The Golden Rule). I figured since I am lecturing this week on Religious filmsĀ  … Continue reading

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Cain and Abel: A Cameo from Year One

My previous post on Cain and Abel reminded me of a somewhat funny (OK, it is funny — just a little dark) trailer for a new Harold Ramis film, The Year One: The film follws the adventures of two lazy … Continue reading

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My Oscar Picks

I won’t be able to watch the Oscars tonight (not that I usually do watch them) since I will be at a friend’s 50th birthday party, but I am interested to see who the winners will be. While the Academy … Continue reading

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Faith and Film Critics Circle: Top Films of 2007

The Faith and Film Critics Circle has posted its film awards for 2007. The list includes many of the same titles from the Oscars and other top film lists, with perhaps one notable exception (Into Great Silence). Here are the … Continue reading

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Father, The Sleeper has Awakened!

Variety just announced today that Peter Berg has been picked as the director for a new theatrical release adaptation of Frank Herbert’s totally awesome classic science-fiction novel Dune for Paramount Pictures. Here’s an excerpt from the Variety story: Herbert’s 1965 … Continue reading

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Essential Films of 2006 for Theologians

Loren Rosson published his list of The Top 10 Films of 2006 a while ago over at the Busybody. I quite like his list. While I have noted some of my favourite movies of 2006 in my Third Annual Ralphies … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 3: The End of a Franchise

I just returned from watching Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi, 2007; IMDb). It wasn’t just so-so; it was awful. I couldn’t believe it. The first two Spider-Man movies were great. This one was cheesy. I’m not sure what was the worst … Continue reading

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Cowabunga, Dude!

The Simpsons Movie in 2007. Woo-hoo! See the trailers today. (HT Looking Closer) Tags: Humour, The Simpsons Movie, Bart Simpson, Homer, marge, Lisa, maggie

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