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I have written previously about Christopher Nolan's brilliant film, Inception, both in the Journal of Religion and Film and a previous blog post. But I have yet to address yet another key connection between Nolan's film and the writing of C. S. Lewis (the last...

My review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie has been posted at the Journal of Religion and Film (accessible through this link).My review references the original script, part of which was leaked to the public in 2008, causing...

My Journal of Religion and Film review of Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is now available.There was a lot I had to leave out due to space constraints, but overall I'm pleased with the outcome, minus the grammatical error the editor managed to introduce into my article....

"The Social Network" has been the top movie for a couple weeks now, and I've had a couple friends who have commented about how much it opened their eyes about what kind of person Mark Zuckerberg is, only to be surprised by my pointing out...

I finally got a chance to watch Avatar in 3D the other night—strictly business, of course, since I had assigned it to the Sociology of Religion class for which I am guest-lecturing this evening on the nature and definition of religion, using Avatar as a...

I've been excitedly looking forward to Flyleaf's "Memento Mori" release for months, and the alt-metal/hard rock band from Texas has not disappointed with their sophomore release (which comes a full four years after the quintet's platinum self-titled debut album). The title of the album is a Latin phrase meaning, "Be mindful of death," and the songs match the album's introspective title, replete with pensive lyrics about struggles (both inner and outer), spiritual warfare, redemption, and deliverance. Much like Skillet's "Alive" (reviewed here), this album features strong light/dark imagery,

Skillet's eighth studio album, their long-awaited sequel to their 2006 smash hit "Comatose," finally hits the stores on Aug 25. My pre-order copy has already arrived, so here is my review of their newest project, "Awake." Before continuing, I have to admit that my expectations...

Atlanta Fest 2009 was immensely enjoyable—camping out with five very good friends at Stone Mountain and hearing numerous concerts was a blast. In addition to being able to catch Skillet (one of the best shows in music today) on the main stage, it was great...

So thanks to Robbie's generosity, I was able to attend an IMAX preview screening of The Dark Knight on Tuesday night. My impressions?It was absolutely spectacular. It is immediately a pantheon movie up there with The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back, and The...