Tag Archive | Reviews

Putting the Word “Christian” in Front of Something Doesn’t Make It Christian

The team over at Blimey Cow have released a new video that I want to add a hearty AMEN to. Take a look at the video and I’ll add some thoughts below.

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The Christian Pop Culture Review

A little while back, I submitted a music review to a Christian website for publication. The editor was a bit uncertain about publishing the review because the film clip featured a scantily clad woman dancing. It was not bad enough to earn anything more than a PG rating, but he expressed his concern because he had previously received complaints for recommending secular movies and music. If the song or movie in question contains something questionable, should we as Christian reviewers recommend it? Should we only positively review works that we can 100% get behind? I’m hoping that this is the beginning of the discussion. Really keen to hear what other people have to say.

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Call for Movie Suggestions

What will I watch next? Part of my efforts to stay current with the world of pop culture is to watch a movie a week. Back in the days I worked in a cinema, I would watch (at least part) of almost every movie that was released, as well as a stack of videos and movies on cable TV. These days I don’t work at a cinema, have fallen behind in my DVD watching and don’t have cable TV.

So here’s how you can help. Tell me what you want me to watch. It can be on in the cinemas or out on DVD (you have a greater chance of success if it’s a weekly DVD as I can get those for $1 on Tuesdays). Preferably it will be something I haven’t seen and a) be of special interest to issues of faith OR b) be something I would enjoy.

I’m also up for TV show recommendations, especially particular episodes. Please let me know in the comments what you would like me to watch!