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‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Justice, and Justice League. DC's superhero team-up film Justice League unites Batman, Wonder Woman, and new heroes onscreen. With relative ease
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Why We Need Wonder Woman. Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick. Alicia Cohn.
Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today
19th century artist chose ministry over fame.
to be popular today. You can find superhero movies, toys, clothes, shoes, watches, and electronic games, just to name a few. Each of these superheroes
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas.
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas. In 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
Right from its opening scene, Ragnarok is a colorful, campy sendup of the superhero genre, even as its storyline and thematic elements are decidedly morbid.
Race in America: Race and Ecclesiology (The Church's Response Matters)
Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
One article in Time calls it the “most political superhero show yet.” It pulls no social punches, addressing everything from urban policing to Harlem's gentrification.
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a Servant
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
The latest superhero movie can sometimes feel like the last one, with over-quippy dialogue and shallow themes—especially if it's one of a few recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
In ‘Logan’, Wolverine Confronts the Wages of Sin
Hugh Jackman's final performance as the iconic mutant brings him face to face with his own mortality.
Wade Bearden| March 2, 2017. In its look at human frailty and death, James Mangold's Logan is unlike any superhero film ever produced—and it just may change the genre for good.
The News Roundup: Superhero Casting and Harry Potter SpinoffsSubscriber Access Only
Plus trailers and the (very familiar) 2015 Oscar host.
The News Roundup: Superhero Casting and Harry Potter Spinoffs. Jessica Gibson| October 17, 2014. The News Roundup: Superhero Casting and Harry Potter Spinoffs.
Ant-ManSubscriber Access Only
Ant-Man has all the right parts, but it's time for Marvel to start taking the issues it raises seriously.
Paul Rudd in 'Ant-Man'. Marvel Studios has done it again: Ant-Man is a good superhero movie. I want that Marvel back. I want to see superhero stories that entertain and engage.
The Leadership Strength of VulnerabilitySubscriber Access Only
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
2. Vulnerability establishes original identity. I love superhero stories. The hero always a hero. The origin story becomes part of the superhero's identity. Each
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'Subscriber Access Only
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance. Larisa Kline| October 17, 2014. A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
now. Well, as of a few weeks ago, there's yet another new superhero on the block—only this time, he's toting a Bible and sporting a clerical collar. On
How Grace and Truth Unleash the Contagious Nature of the Gospel: A guest post by Eric Mason
Grace and truth both play crucial roles in how the Christian loves others.
Whether it's a historic figure based on our past, or a superhero like Superman, Batman, etc., I want to see a beastly portrayal of the character(s) that I have admired.
The Most ‘Epic’ Part of DC’s ‘Powerless’ Is Mundane Mortal Man
Despite a lackluster premiere, the NBC sitcom brings some much-needed humanity to a superhuman universe.
Most reviewers appreciate its hybrid concept, though some find its blend of superhero action and workplace comedy an unstable mix, with others arguing that its actual humor falls flat.
Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?Subscriber Access Only
Modern female superheroes barely stand for anything. It wasn’t always this way.
The women who do appear in today's superhero movies as more than merely a romantic foil remain overtly sexualized in comparison to the male heroes, and the Wonder Woman movie
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
explosions. I agree with Justin Chang (Los Angeles Times): “It's nice to see a superhero movie where the skyscrapers do more than blow up for a change.”.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2Subscriber Access Only
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.
Mpaa Rating PG-13. Genre Superhero. Directed By Marc Webb. Run Time 2 hours 22 minutes. It's tough to be a good superhero movie. (Perhaps: "good" superhero movie.).
Jesus Is the Worst Superhero EverSubscriber Access Only
But he's also the hero that we need.
And here is another way Jesus fails both the Superhero and the Messiah test. Those of us who preach and teach can easily slip into making Jesus a superhero.
The Quick Take for July 25, 2014Subscriber Access Only
Lots of superhero news, and the Christian critic who was surprised at the marriage behind 'Sex Tape.'
Lots of superhero news, and the Christian critic who was surprised at the marriage behind 'Sex Tape.'. The Quick Take for July 25, 2014. Lots of superhero
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The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
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