Ride Along 2, Revenant Force Star Wars Off the Top

What does it take to topple an utterly dominant, seemingly invincible galactic force? You need a vertically challenged, fast-talking cop, apparently. Oh, and maybe a very angry bear. After four weeks bestriding the box office charts like a colossus, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fell to third this weekend—slipping behind both the comedy Ride Along […]

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And the Oscar Nominees Are … Surprising?

It’s that time of year again, the time when we movie geeks hold our collective breath at the brink of Oscar nomination time, wondering what lucky films will be nominated for Hollywood’s highest honor. Well, the nomination news is in. And some of the choices this year feel a bit, well, surprising. I’m going to […]

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The Pesky Power of Words

I’m on assignment in Miami right now (I know, I know, tough work), and in the midst of flights and flight delays, I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. It’s all very interesting, and I’ve learned something new with practically each paragraph. (Did you know, for instance, […]

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Star Wars Blasts to Third Win

Success, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, hmmm? The blockbuster flick blew up the box office like it was a cut-rate Death Star (again), plunking another estimated $88.3 million into the Millennium Falcon’s smuggling chambers while doing so. And most prognosticators say that Disney’s estimates are again on the low side: Box Office Mojo thinks […]

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Resolving to Change Our Media Habits

Editor’s Note: It’s nearly the dawn of a new year, and with the turn of the calendar many of us take stock of our lives and decide to make a change or two. Sometimes that can take the form of the standard New Year’s resolution. Sometimes we simply want to improve on what we’re already […]

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Vodcast, Episode II: How Young is Too Young for Star Wars?

How Young Is Too Young for Star Wars? - The Force Awakens

If you haven’t noticed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all set to, ahem, awaken the box office. In fact, thanks to Paul, you can already read our (spoiler free!) review here. The resurgence of Star Wars fever in culture thanks to this latest installment in the franchise brings up a lot of great questions. Great […]

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Diving Into the Theology of Star Wars

Diving into the Theology of Star Wars

If you’re like me, you enjoy a good, healthy, and robust discussion of theology every now and again. Especially when said conversation means you get to break down what is, arguably, this generation’s most popular cultural myth: Star Wars. As the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens looms large on the horizon, […]

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Mockingjay Sings Its Way to Another Win

The proud, plump turkey reigned supreme over the holiday break, and many of us are still packing away the leftovers. But another bird was pretty popular, too: the Mockingjay. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 continued to gobble lots of money from the domestic box office this weekend, stuffing an estimated $51.6 million into […]

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