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Thor: Ragnarok and understanding Kiwi Humor

Tonight I am going to see Thor: Ragnarok with my daughter who has already seen it twice. The selling point for me was the humor – Kiwi humor, or “humour” as we would say, of director Taika Waititi. I lived in New Zealand until I was 17 and I not only fully understand and appreciate…

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Blue Like Jazz. Now see the movie.

I haven’t read Don Miller’s best-selling book by that name but that’s not because I was waiting for the movie. I just never got around to reading it. But Steve Taylor’s movie Blue Like Jazz is released today and since I will be in San Francisco in a few weeks, so . . . I…

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Avatar

I watched Avatar last night with my family. Good flick from James Cameron. Part Tarzan, part Pocahontas with a hint of LOTR Revenge of the Forest People on the Wicked Machines. Romanticism meets pantheism. And an Avatar figure to save the day who just happens to be tall and skinny [yeah!] rather than a mountain…

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Call and Response movie: Going Viral!

The film I told you about – Call and Response – has gone quite viral and might be an award winner. CNN are covering it. We are requesting our local theater show it as soon as they can. I just forwarded an email flyer to some of my friends who might not have seen it…

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10 Worst Movies About Jesus

The Wittenburg Door lists the 10 worst movies about Jesus. I think Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter takes first prize. HT: Becky Technorati Tags: jesus, movies, wittenburg door

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World Changers – 5 week course

Did you know I watched “Amazing Grace” at the East India Docks in London? Best place to watch it. Really. Bob Beltz of Walden Media tells me the World Changers Resource website is now up and a resource kit is offered. Well done! Some of us were hoping for an earlier launch – like –…

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Golden Compass and Atheism

Lotsa emails and discussion on the web regarding whether or not author atheist Philip Pullman is promoting atheism [or anti-theism] to children in the movie “The Golden Compass” which gets released Dec 7. Philip Pullman answers some questions regarding atheism and church and basically says he has no agenda but Matt Barber writing for the…

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Narnia Secrets: Whats coming up

Attention C.S. Lewis fans: Walden Media’s Bob Beltz told me he can share with us what to expect with the upcoming films in the Narnia series. In fact, you can ask him yourself tomorrow (Monday) on my Happy Hour because he is one of my guests. Technorati Tags: narnia

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Evan Almighty and Ark Almighty

Interesting development regarding the movie “Evan Almighty“, which we will see when it comes to Europe next month. Bob Beltz emailed me to say how much he loved the movie and respected it as the kind of movie that his team at Walden Media has been promoting and producing. In fact, Bob has been collecting…

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Heroes – what a ride!!!

Just saw the final episode of Heroes. What a ride! Wont say what happened for those have haven’t seen the final or for those outside USA without broadband but hey . . . it finishes well and i cant wait for the next Volume. Its been a great show. Tight story and script. I LOVED…

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We finally saw Amazing Grace

After our huge Easter lunch we all went out to see Amazing Grace the movie at London’s West India Quay. Best place to watch it! West India Quay is one of the first places mentioned in the movie and the scene where much of the slave trade took place in London. About 11 of us…

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Amazing Grace released in UK

Quite a serious buzz in London about the movie Amazing Grace. I saw it all over the buses during my time here, as my little video clip below will show. Hope it does well. Technorati Tags: amazing grace

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‘Swang’ and Producer Jason Rey

Here is one of video producer Jason Rey’s videos called Swang, which has achieved almost legendary status in the Houston hip-hop scene and is now a standard for other short hip-hop videos. One of the hip-hop artists, Hawk, died tragically from gunshot wounds shortly after this video was taken. Check it out and watch the…

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Amazing Grace Trailer, Wiki, Website and Blog

The Amazing Grace project seems to be picking up speed. Walden’s Bob Beltz tells me the official website has been revamped – and it looks really good! A nice trailer is floating around. Its a lot shorter than the trailer Bob showed us earlier this year at Freakstock but it still captures the heart of…

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Rocky Balboa: My Conference Call With Sly

I got an email invitation to be in phone chat with Sylvester Stallone last week regarding his new movie, Rocky Balboa. Which I accepted. But I didnt hear from them again. I am guessing they saw that i am now living in UK and decided to GIVE ME THE SHAFT which is fine. . .…

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The Truth Isnt Sexy and other Freedom Projects

Quite a number of projects heating up as March 2007 gets nearer. March, as you know, is the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. 1. The Truth Isnt Sexy Check out these flyers and banners. Its almost enough to get my blogged banned from censoring software programs . . . . AGAIN! My friend…

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The movie with no cuts

Further evidence that we value continuity over cut. “The making of RUSSIAN ARK is a story of records and firsts – the first entirely unedited, single screen, single take, full-length feature film; the longest-ever steadicam sequence, the first ever uncompressed HD Movie, recorded onto a portable hard disk system, rather than 35mm or tape.” Classic…

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Experiencing Matrix

I am adding some comments to a friend’s book today – a book about emerging church that will come out next year. I was writing about our redefined relationship with media and the Matrix came up as an example. Sure would hate to leave my thought undiscovered and untested for a year, so i will…

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