The last couple of weeks have found me reviewing a pair of completely average movies for Aleteia, each with a little something to recommend. The November Man is a pretty standard spy flick, but Pierce Brosnan’s performance is excellent. The Identical would be better served as a TV movie, but its central premise is still interesting. Maybe we could mash them up and make something like The Identical November Man in which a former James Bond impersonator comes out of retirement for one last show in front of an audience who wants him dead. Right. Anyone who wants to run with that idea is welcome to Kickstart it.
Anyway, while you’re over at Aleteia, be sure to check out Philip Koloski’s article on actress Alexa Vega and what it’s like being Christian in Hollywood.
Sounds tough. But just because it’s hard to find Christian messages in Tinsel Town, doesn’t mean you can’t. AnnaRose Meeds of Catholic Stand has managed to ferret out pro-life messages in ten popular movies.
Why bother looking for Christian messages in movies? Well, because what we watch affects our perception of reality. At least that’s one of the factors Father V. at Adam’s Ale believes is yet another reason art matters.
The arts influence us. Maybe that’s why Taylor Marshall, PhD wonders whether or not Star Wars is Christian or Anti-Christian? Agree or disagree, you might find his approach to the question is one we heard a lot before.
And as long as we’re on the subject of movies and how they’re perceived, pop on over to Catholic Skywalker’s place where he asks the question, “What is the manliest movie of the 1970's?” His answer is…
That should be plenty to keep you busy. I’ll see you next time.