“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1:” An Excellent Half-Movie

When adapting a trilogy of books, it probably doesn’t make much sense to make four movies. The final book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was split up into two movies, and both movies taken together are much more successful than their individual parts. Since Mockingjay, Part 2 is still […]

read more

‘Saving Christmas:’ More Scrooge Than Santa

We’ve been on a bit of a hot streak at Gospel Spam lately.Ai?? We’ve gotten a few free screeners, an angry phone call from a producer of a bad Christian film, an interview with an Academy Award-winning director, a serious film maker’s request to review a script and a request for an interview with The […]

read more

‘Interstellar’ Is An Engaging But Imperfect Star Trek

There’s space opera, there’s fantasy, and then there’s science fiction. Interstellar definitely falls into the latter category. The film involves huge sequences involving spaceships, wormholes, alien planets, and hair-breath escapes’but everything is kept grounded in something resembling reality. The setting is in the future, but everything looks pretty much familiar. There’s public schools. There’s corn […]

read more

Trick or Treating for the First Time.

Trick or Treat! On Friday night I took my kids trick or treating for the first time.Ai?? They’re not three and four years old.Ai?? My boys are eight and ten and my eldest daughter is twenty.Ai?? She had never been trick or treating before. Ai?? My youngest daughter, Samantha, preserved the family’s salvation by staying […]

read more

Fury and Graphic Violence

If you are my age or a bit older you probably have relatives who fought in World War Two.Ai?? If you are a bit younger you may have relatives who fought in Vietnam.Ai?? Among those relatives you probably have at least one who was so scarred by the experiences of war that they never talked […]

read more

An Open Letter to Shia LaBeouf

Hey, Shia’can I call you Shia? You don’t know me and you’ve probably never heard of our blog here, but given your recent statements about converting to Christianity, I wanted to offer you some counsel. There are and will be many more who doubt your professed conversion to Christianity. I have my own opinions but […]

read more

Let this Kitten Purr – A Review of Let the Lion Roar

There comes a time in every movie reviewer’s life when he has to decide whether or not to cover a movie because doing so would give the movie way more credibility than it deserves.Ai?? Most sane producers know that even a bad review is good for business because all publicity is good publicity. This is […]

read more

Moses – Sight and Sound Theater

Earlier this month on the way back from a commercial shoot in Syracuse, NY, I realized had an extra day to kill before my next gig in North Carolina. I decided to stop in Lancaster, PA and view a play at the Sight and Sound theater. The Sight and Sound Theater is a theater company […]

read more

Identity Idols and the #christianrapper

The following post is taken in full with permission from Mos Murph. We decided to re-post it here as it is a great defense of the Christian Worldview of the arts that is shared by the writers of Gospel Spam. What is going on in the Christian Hip Hop scene? There have always been debates […]

read more

Mocking Christ’s Enemies: A Defense of Halloween

In 1996, James B. Jordan published this article titled “Concerning Halloween” where he looks at the history of Halloween being a picture for Christ’s victory over the demonic realm. What do you think? Is Halloween a time where we worship evil and death or mock it, knowing its end is near? Comment below. It has […]

read more
Pages 4 of 16