Film

The Avengers, reviewed.

The Avengers, reviewed.
  In the late nineties, Warner Bros. began airing episodes of Batman and Superman cartoons together as part of a single show entitled The New Batman/Superman Adventures. I loved Batman, and had been reared on the gently gothic / art deco animated series which surfaced in the wake of the Tim Burton...
June 28th, 2012 | Essays, Film | Read More

What Horror Movies Taught Me About Hell

What Horror Movies Taught Me About Hell
It’s not easy being a cinephile with an extreme phobia of vomit. Anytime I see or hear someone throwing up on screen, my body has an immediate visceral reaction. My heart rate increases, my blood runs cold, and my stomach instantly clenches up like a fist. This, coupled with my intense dislike of anything...
June 25th, 2012 | Arts, Film | Read More

Blue Like Don: A Fangirl’s Response to Blue Like Jazz

Blue Like Don: A Fangirl’s Response to Blue Like Jazz
About once a month, I treat myself to a little something I like to call No-Hat Day.  No-Hat Day is when I temporarily cast off all the roles I try to fill in my life and do something that is purely me in the moment.  For a few hours, I’m neither doting mother nor dutiful daughter, boss nor subordinate,...
May 7th, 2012 | Arts, Essays, Film | Read More

O Jesus, Where Art Thou?

O Jesus, Where Art Thou?
Easter Sunday. Had it occurred in Depression-Era Mississippi, rather than 1st Century Roman-occupied Jerusalem (and it very well could have), when the women arrived at the tomb they would have beheld a man dressed in a long, white robe, whittlin’ away on a stick, who very likely would have said...
May 1st, 2012 | Film | Read More

Christianity Today’s Odd Straight Jacket for Christian Art

Christianity Today’s Odd Straight Jacket for Christian Art
This morning I read Christianity Today’s review of Blue Like Jazz and was baffled by Josh’s Hurst criteria to evaluate the film. After discussing the strengths of the film, Hurst dives into the movie’s shortcomings: “The downside? Separating “Christian spirituality”...
April 24th, 2012 | Arts, Film | Read More

Blue Like Jazz Movie Review

Blue Like Jazz Movie Review
Faith and art… Shouldn’t this suck?   It is probably safe to say that most films that will open nationwide on April 13 did not crowd source their funding. Blue Like Jazz did. The film, based on the NY Times bestselling collection of essays on Christian Spirituality (seriously), lost...
April 18th, 2012 | Burnside Sells Out, Essays, Film | Read More

Blue Like Jazz Contest

Blue Like Jazz Contest
Blue Like Jazz opens this weekend, and we’re excited. We’re excited like these guys, who are giving away free stuff. And it’s just been brought to my attention that we’re doing the same. So…we’re, well, you know. Here’s how to win both a copy of The Way with two free...
April 12th, 2012 | Film | Read More

Film Review: Blue Like Jazz

Film Review: Blue Like Jazz
Me with Donald Miller after the movie By making a small contribution to last year’s effort to fund the making of “Blue Like Jazz” via Kickstarter, I put myself in line to receive an invitation to the Fort Worth premiere on March 21. This showing was part of a 30-city tour...
April 10th, 2012 | Arts, Blog, Essays, Featured, Film | Read More

My Thoughts on The Hunger Games Movie

My Thoughts on The Hunger Games Movie
Editors Note: For anyone who hasn’t read The Hunger Games book or movie, this review contains spoilers.  I have never read the Hunger Games books so I wasn’t a “super fan” or anything. But I did go to a midnight showing of the movie simply because my 15 year old wanted to go,...
April 3rd, 2012 | Culture, Essays, Film | Read More

Speaking of Blue Like Jazz…

Speaking of Blue Like Jazz…
It’s been quiet around here about the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. This was not intentional, and rest assured at least this writer has IMDB at the ready for its April 13 release. (This writer is also suppressing obscene amounts of envy forthose of you who have already seen it, but this writer...
March 30th, 2012 | Blog, Burnside Sells Out, Featured, Film | Read More