Unfortunately, work has kept me from heavy blogging this week, but I did manage to take in two movies for Aleteia over the weekend. First I saw 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic with very little actual Jackie Robinson in it (still liked it though), and then I watched To The Wonder, which is Terrence Malick at his most Malicky.
But enough of all that drama, how about something more along the lines of what’s usually found around these parts, like say a thriller. For that, look no further than Romish Graffiti where Scott W. has some things to say about The Tall Man, a movie that knows what’s better for your children than you do.
They just don’t make’em like they used to, do they? Maybe that’s why Paul D. Miller over at Schaeffer's Ghost is reminiscing about Raiders of the Lost Ark and its depiction of the all consuming fire that is God.
Of course, some people don’t want to make them like they used to, and that doesn’t sit too well with Micah Murphy. At Truth & Charity, Micah explains why he’s had about enough of revisionist fantasy novels where the bad guys from earlier works are reimagined as poor put-upon innocents, compelling him to ask the question, “Who Hijacked My Fantasy Genre?”
And finally, as you may remember, a couple of weeks back we had a pretty good debate going on here at the B-Movie Catechism about ethics and zombies. One question we never asked, though, is “why isn't Jesus a zombie?” Louis Sullivan takes some time to answer that at Busted Halo.
Anyway, that should keep you busy until I get back into the swing of things here. See you then.