This morning on Twitter, actor Chris Pratt encouraged his 3.58 million followers to pray for a young boy suffering from brain cancer, after a fan reached out. @SpencerHodenett tweeted, “@prattprattpratt would love a RT asking followers to say a prayer for a 4 yr old fan. Psalm 107:28-30; MT 21:21”.
In response, Pratted tweeted, “The power of prayer saved my son. This boy Sam needs a miracle. Say a prayer for Sam. Even if you never have b4.Try.” When asked, “how so?” by another Twitter follower, Pratted tweeted, “Lord I pray for Sam. May you put your healing hand on him father. May his family find grace in this difficult time.”
The power of prayer saved my son. This boy Sam needs a miracle. Say a prayer for Sam. Even if you never have b4.Try. https://t.co/sGYv2tcrMX
Back in 2012, Chris Pratt’s own son was born prematurely, spending a month in intensive care. He explained to People magazine,
We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot … It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.
For the most part, big screen Batman adventures have mostly been humorless affairs, focusing on the brooding anti-hero’s dark side. The Lego Batman movie changes that formula. As this clip—which features Will Arnett’s Batman and Michael Cera's Robin—is actually pretty hilarious and is a strong indication that adults are going to like this installment in the Batman cinematic catalogue just as much as kids. It hits theaters in February. It's not the Batman we deserve, but the one we need right now. Discuss
This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, audiences got an extended look at one of the latest edition’s to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film’s trailer has a distinctly spiritual tone and tells the story of a skeptical surgeon who is able to tapped into mystical powers in his quest to save lives.
And, from the looks of it, the movie will be a real mind bender and not your typical Marvel flick.
A new trailer at Oliver Stone’s take on the story of Edward Snowden has been released, and it looks like an interesting look at the controversial real-life whistleblower. At recent screening of the film at Comic Con, Snowden himself—who is wanted by the United States and is currently living in Russia—appeared via video chat, and said that though at first, the idea of the movie made him uneasy, he likes the final film.
As The Verge notes, he told reporters, "I don't think anybody looks forward to having a movie made about themselves" but is glad it is a way to "reach new audiences in new ways and get people talking about things that they don't have time to read or look for in the academic sense.”
The film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, hits theaters on Sept. 16. Discuss
The resurgence of Pokemon continues. Following the unprecedented success of the new "Pokemon Go" app—which is now officially the biggest smartphone game in history—a new, live action Pokemon movie is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being fast-tracked and will begin production next year. The new movie will star a new character, named “Detective Pikachu,” and though no plot details have been announced, we’re guessing it will have something to do with the heroic efforts to keep "Pokemon Go" servers from repeatedly crashing, momentarily destroying lives all over the planet. Discuss