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Let Your Imagination Take Shape

After I started attempting to write fiction, I gained an increased appreciation for┬áThe Neverending Story. It demonstrates what can happen when imagination is set free and allowed to have fun. I recently searched YouTube for a video of the theme … Continue reading

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Musings on “The Neverending Story” and My Own Writing

The Neverending Story is a classic movie from the 1980s and a must see for anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre or simply appreciates a free range imagination. I have watched this movie many times, but I can still watch … Continue reading

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Theological Themes in “Knowing” (2009)

Knowing is a fascinating movie about foreknowledge, determinism, and the end of the world. If you have not seen it, then I highly recommend that you watch it before you read this review. That could be said about any of … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of a World with the OASIS

By now many people have seen the movie Ready Player One. If you have not read the book, then I recommend you do so. The movie (directed by Steven Spielberg) is about 10% based on the book by Ernest Cline. … Continue reading

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More Movie Reviews Are Coming

I hope to do another religious/philosophical themes movie review sometime in the next month or so. I have several movies in mind. Here are some that I am considering. I have not decided which one I will review next, but … Continue reading

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Love Your Furry Friends

Last Sunday I watched A Street Cat Named Bob on Netflix after stumbling across a YouTube clip reporting on this story. The movie is based on the true story of a street musician in London named James Bowen who is … Continue reading

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Theological Themes in “The Black Hole (1979)”

I am finally returning to my movie reviews focusing on theological and philosophical themes. I had planned months ago to return to writing them, but they fell to the side as I wrote other posts. All that time these continued … Continue reading

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More Time Travel Stories (Please Hand Me Some Advil)

The Terminator movies provide another example of how time travel stories can become confusing. At the beginning of Terminator 2: Judgment Day we learn that Judgement Day (when Skynet launches the nuclear missiles and causes the nuclear holocaust) is on August 29, … Continue reading

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Time Travel Headaches

As I explain here, one reason why I enjoy science fiction is its ability to wrestle with ideas. Sometimes those ideas are deep questions Sometimes they are fun. Sometimes they are just weird or confusing. ┬áStories involving time travel could … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Poltergeist (1982)

Steven Spielberg thought of Poltergeist while working on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He had always wanted to make a ghost movie. He liked the scene in Close Encounters in which Barry was abducted by aliens, and so he combined … Continue reading

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