entertainment & belief go heart to heart



Not exactly a silent night: Children of Men (2006)

Holy Night? Yes. Silent Night? Not exactly. If all you knew about the birth of Jesus was from department store Christmas carols, you might be tempted to think it was a serenely peaceful event - clean, pure, magical and not a trace... Continue Reading →

Priest (2011)

Paul Bettany plays Priest, a vampire hunter who learns his niece has been captured by vampires. The problem is the Church, which fully controls his city, believes that vampires have been completely eradicated. They warn him that "to go against the Church... Continue Reading →

Dr. Meredith Grey diagnoses you

"We've all heard the warnings and we've ignored them. We push our luck. We roll the dice. We play with fire. It's human nature. When we're told not to touch something, we usually do, even if we know better. Maybe... Continue Reading →

Setting the oppressed free: Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

What motivates a man to leave the comfort of home to father the fatherless, release captives and bring hope to the hopeless? Machine Gun Preacher is based on the life of Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) an ex-con whose self-destructive life... Continue Reading →

Who is in control: The Next Three Days (2010)

In The Next Three Days, Russell Crowe stars as John Brennan, a teacher whose wife, Lara, is convicted for the murder of her boss. Not convinced of her guilt, and having exhausted the legal options, Brennan begins developing a plan... Continue Reading →

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the greatest adventure movies of all time. I was inspired to rewatch Raiders after Love Your Movies post reminded me of all the great things about it. Raiders is full of memorable... Continue Reading →

Russell Crowe signs for Noah movie

Recent news reports confirm that Russell Crowe has been signed for Darren Aronofsky’s take on the biblical epic of Noah’s Ark, nine years after Peter Weir's sea-faring epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Director Aronofsky says:... Continue Reading →

A taste of Ratatouille (2007)

Like many Pixar films, Ratatouille is about identity. A rat with a taste for fine food dreams of breaking out of his rat life to cook like the famous French chef Gusteau. After his love for food leads to the... Continue Reading →

Prometheus (2012) and the story of us

BBC Future writer Quentin Cooper has written a piece on human origins in  science fiction films. Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus is being kept tightly under wraps but Cooper sees Prometheus as the latest attempt for a simple story about our... Continue Reading →

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