Thrawn is back. His presence in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series has made quite a splash. It’s been fun seeing him on the the show and Rebels has done a great job with the character’s onscreen appearances, but now comes the moment we’ve been waiting for. It’s time for the Grand Admiral to return to his roots: the literary wing of the Star Wars franchise. There is no one more qualified to usher him in than Timothy Zahn. Fortunately for us, that’s exactly who got the job. Thrawn, the most anticipated novel in the new Star Wars canon, is here.
Like previous Disney musicals, Moana is a gorgeous film, with beautiful animation, cultural diversity, and phenomenal music. But underneath that story, there’s a subversion that catches the attention of those with an eye on theology, using Polynesian mythology in a way that is very reminiscent of The Fall itself.
It goes without saying that Disney has been very busy on the Star Wars front. Specifically where the Rebels TV series is concerned, quite a bit has happened already.
Disney has cranked out loads of great films through the decades, many critically acclaimed not to mention gushed over by the general public, and deservedly so in most cases. However, while many of their films receive unending praise, once in a while it seems there is a gem or two overlooked or dismissed amid the clamor. One such jewel which comes to my mind is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Finding Nemo, with its expert blend of heart, humor, and incredibly dense sea exploration, is arguably the best animated feature of the past fifty years. So how exactly do you follow that up with a sequel?
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and for many couples that means going to see a romance movie. But if you’re like us, we’re not too sure about the romance of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and we also don’t want to sit through the filth of Deadpool. So with that in mind, here are five romance films that you might consider staying home and renting, as well as ones that we think exhibit in some way, shape, or form one or more of the Christian attributes of love.
As I watched the opening crawl of a brand new Star Wars film, I literally could not keep the smile from my face. Seeing that familiar gold text traveling up the screen, but now, for the first time in ten years, sharing an intro I’d never read before . . . smiling wasn’t just natural, it was mandatory.