Another video game movie??? Yes, that’s right, another one! We’ve already gotten Ratchet & Clank, and both Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, as well as Justin Kurzel’s Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard starring Assassin’s Creed, has Reel World writer Mark Wingerter changing his trousers. While the…

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A year full of surprises and some quality movies, the first year of this century had a lot to live up to after 1999 was one of the best years in movie history. While there were plenty of movies to…

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Russell Crowe does not aim low in his first major directorial effort. Instead of trying his hand at a smaller, more independent film, The Water Diviner is a film that explores humanity both at its worst and its best; from…

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Since we’re already focused on NEXT week and the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, this week could be considered a bit of a filler week leading up to every single theater in the world playing AoU on every important screen. However,…

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Everyone loves lists.  Top Tens, Billboard Top 200, Bottom Ten, Top 100, etc.  It is inherent and ingrained in our human nature to take the chaos around us and put it in some sort of orderly fashion.  Every Tuesday, Josh…

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Everyone loves lists.  Top Tens, Billboard Top 200, Bottom Ten, Top 100, etc.  It is inherent and ingrained in our human nature to take the chaos around us and put it in some sort of orderly fashion.  Every Tuesday, Josh…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:

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We are finally sitting down to talk about the Darren Aronofsky directed, Noah. This film has garnered a lot of attention from various religious and non-religious communities for both it’s perceived and actual take on the Old Testament account of Noah. While some of it is warranted, we will try to figure out where the divisions have been and maybe where they should be. From “Rock Monsters” to homicidal prophets to magic forests to all out war on the ark, there are a lot of conversations happening because of this movie and we want to add something positive to it.

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If you heard the story of Noah and the great flood as a child, it’s likely you remember as I do sitting in a stuffy Sunday school classroom and watching as your teacher played it out on one of those wonderfully nostalgic felt boards. Or maybe you can recall the melody and some of the lyrics to the stuck in your brain for days song “Arky Arky” from having performed it in your children’s choir. Or perhaps you never grew up hearing the story.

Whatever your background with Noah, it is likely you are familiar with the bare essential details: God told him to build and ark, the animals came two by two, Noah and his family were saved from the flood. It is a miraculous story of both God’s justice and His mercy. But did you ever put yourself in Noah’s place? Ever imagine yourself watching from the ark as the entirety of mankind begged and screamed for help as they drowned? It’s tough to think about. The true cost of bearing a burden that large is no children’s story. And the basic goal of Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah is to explore that burden and the man who bore it. The film, though, reaches for so much more.

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: The Reel World Theology Podcast takes time to discuss the latest DC Comics offering, Man of Steel. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight…

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