I haven’t been going to see too many new releases lately, so I thought I would try and get back into the swing of things over at Aleteia before awards season kicks into high gear. Alas, 90 Minutes In Heaven probably isn’t going to be receiving any nominations anytime soon. Still, I wasn’t too harsh on it because I’m pretty tired of beating up on faith-based films. They really are making an effort to address all of the criticisms they’ve gotten over the past few years in regards to poor stories, bad acting, and overall lack of quality. They’re not quite there yet, but at least they’re trying.
Speaking of awards, the Bible Films Blog takes a quick look at Cecil B. DeMille’s only picture to ever net him the Oscar for Best Director… The Greatest Show On Earth. Yep, that’s right, not The Ten Commandments, for which he didn’t even get nominated. At least he got one, though. There are some folks who would do just about anything to achieve that. In fact, at ChurchPop, Joseph Sciambra details how there are some famous people who have sold their soul to Satan just to make it in Hollywood.
It’s almost enough to make a person lay off movies and actually read something for a change, isn’t it? Good thing The Sci-Fi Catholic recently popped back up with a recommendation for the Sci Phi Journal, a magazine that harkens back to the pulps of old while also aiming to showcase stories built around philosophical concepts. With something along those lines as a goal, author Declan Finn has an article up at Catholic Geeks discussing what its like to try and write Catholic romance with a bloodsucking twist.
If you enjoy that kind of horror stuff, then drop by Catholic World Report where Anne Hendershott and Daniel Kempton do their best to make a convincing argument that Stephen King provides the last bastion of biblical morality in popular fiction. If you prefer Sci-Fi, though, then stick with Catholic Skywalker as he offers his opinion on the first gay character to appear in Star Wars canon.
And finally, a kind reader pointed me towards the Comics Are My Religion column over at Comic Attack, so I’m passing it along to you for your reading pleasure. There’s quite a few articles up, though, so you might want to have one of these tasty Bat-Burgers if you’re perusing the selections around lunchtime.
And if that’s not enough to keep you busy for awhile, I don’t know what is. See you next time.