GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings

This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings. The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille doesContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings”

GUG Review: The Father

Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

PODCAST – Reviewing The Other Side of Gary Graver with Matthew Gear

I recently had the opportunity this winter to take an online classic about the career of Orson Welles. Matthew Asprey Gear is an author, film scholar and teacher at the Edinburgh University of Art and has been hosting virtual classes through Google Meetups. Matthew has become a wonderful Twitter correspondent in the past year withContinue reading “PODCAST – Reviewing The Other Side of Gary Graver with Matthew Gear”

PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry

This week on the AntiSocial Network, I interviewed one of my favorite Christian comedians! Hans Fiene is not as well known as The Babylon Bee but he does have a respectable large YouTube following! His YouTube channel LUTHERAN SATIRE has 56.1k subscribers and several of his videos have gone viral into the millions of views.Continue reading “PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry”

Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

The Oscars have been getting worse for years now. The last few years have had weird lineups and weird winners. I’m not sure many people have actually been happy with recent years for the most part. Green Book beating Blackkklansman, Roma and Black Panther for best picture in 2018 was bizarre but amusing. Parasite’s winContinue reading “Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees”

PODCAST – Stephen Michael Davis Debunks Progressive Election Myths

This week on the AntiSocial Network, we were joined once again by libertarian YouTuber Stephen Michael Davis! Davis was one of my favorite Youtubers working in political commentary before I met him and I’ve been lucky to have the chance to podcast with him several times. In the last month, he’s been working on aContinue reading “PODCAST – Stephen Michael Davis Debunks Progressive Election Myths”

GUG Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

I seem to be on the higher end of critical appraisals for the newest Godzilla film. I’ve enjoyed the entire Monster-Verse so far and I genuinely enjoy classic monster flicks already. Maybe I’m just predisposed to enjoying DUMB monster movies with empty characters and nonsense stories. Then again, I’ve never reviewed the Transformers series andContinue reading “GUG Review: Godzilla vs. Kong”

HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The title of Shaka King’s (produced by Ryan Coogler) new film should tell you almost everything you need to know about the moral compass of his new film. In Christianity, Judas has a very specific significance, he was Christ’s traitor who handed him over to the Roman authorizes for a thirty pieces of silver. TheContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)”