Skywalker, Meet Mickey Mouse

I wrote an opinion piece for MovieByte on the recent purchasing of Lucasfilm by Walt Disney. This is my first real stab at writing something like this, so I’d love to hear your thoughts about it – especially if you’re a Star Wars nerd.

When the news broke yesterday that George Lucas was passing off the Star Wars baton (or should I say, lightsaber) to Disney, I didn’t know what to think. I still don’t.

Allow me to clarify: I do know this is a big deal. I do not know if I should be happy about it. Continue reading —>

Ridley’s Return

From my review of Prometheus, the highly anticipated revival of the Alien franchise:

Ridley Scott. He gave us Blade Runner and he gave us Alien: two classics that still rank among the best that science fiction has to offer. Prometheus sees him returning to the genre — and while I’d love to call it a glorious return, I can’t. Scott’s latest work is tense and it’s entertaining, but it’s also something of a disappointment. Continue reading —>

Flotsam & Jetsam (10/30)

9.5 Theses on Martin Luther – A must-read piece from Carl Trueman: “In honour of the good Doctor and in the cause of saving him from the domesticated historiography of the Beautiful Young Things, here are a series of theses about the Wittenberger, the cumulative force of which is to prove that in today’s evangelical world he would have made a most excellent taxi driver.”

A Hymn as a Prayer for My City – Beautiful.

Possibly the Worst NY Times Op-Ed in the History of NY Times Op-Eds – I love this. Matt takes on Thomas Friedman, who recently wrote an opinion piece entitled “Why I Am Pro-Life”. (Hint: He’s really not)

Denying Sola Scriptura – Gary Demar on the attempt to neutralize the Bible. “This is the nature of the dispute. While the Protestant believes that Scripture is the ‘exclusive’ source for doctrine – what the Westminster Confession of Faith calls ‘faith and practice’ – the Catholic Church asserts that extra-biblical tradition plays an equal role.”

Benghazi Bungle and Political Hygiene – A good article from Mark Steyn on the administration’s shameful handling of the Benghazi situation.

Captain vs. Crossbones – The next Captain America film is scheduled to be released in 2014. *sigh* Making us wait that long is just not cool.

“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” – Calvin