Although hinting at ideas such as faith and grief, volume two of the Rebirth Batman series fails to deliver on its setup.
“There are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie.”
Stephen King’s latest horror/mystery novel The Outsider is in many ways standard King fare. It’s fast-paced, disturbing, and horrific, although he does give us some good guys to root for. Where the novel surprises is in its connection of folklore to religious themes.
You may look at the poster art for Netflix’s original film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and conclude it’s a cheeky high school romcom that wouldn’t be out of place on the Disney Channel. You wouldn’t exactly be wrong. But you would be wrong to write it off entirely based on that alone. Allow me to explain why.
CIA analyst Dr. Jack Ryan is no Jason Bourne. He follows bank transactions, writes reports, creates custom SQL queries. He has a PhD in economics and left Wall Street for a desk job at the agency. But when a lead he tracks down ends up revealing the next Osama Bin Laden, he gets thrown into field work, bullets and all.
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a fun romp that balances out the grim Avengers: Infinity War, delivers fun in spades. But it also contains some interesting, if passing, ruminations on pride and its impact on relationships.
What can a Christian learn from the conversion of a secular Jew? The list is nearly endless.