This week, a distressingly large number of Facebook users raised their voices against the Hollywood elite who spend their free time killing off the world's dinosaurs. That's a pretty incredible sentence, but it's true.
After Santa Jay Branscomb posted a photo of Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park, several Facebook users decried Spielberg's senseless violence against our Triceratops friends. Branscomb posted the photo ironically, typing “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.” But several did not get the joke and flew into a blind rage. "I don't care who he is," declared one. "He should not have shot that animal." Another called it "disgusting" and "inhumane," suggesting that Spielberg should have taken the animal to a zoo.
So, there are a few people out there whose grasp of biology might be charitably described as "outdated." Nevertheless, it's nice to see people agree on something for once ... Discuss
Once in every generation, a moment comes that is so defining, so paradigm-altering, so world-shaking, that you spend the rest of your life telling people where you were when you heard it. It goes beyond making history to shaping the future, and yes, even giving a generation a rallying point and identity. For our generation, that moment came today when Varietyannounced Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the reboot of the apocalyptic Left Behind film franchise. (The original trilogy, as we all know, starred Kirk Cameron.) The $15 million film will shoot in the spring and is slated for wide release in fourth quarter, 2013. It's hard to know what to say at moments like this, when reality suddenly seems too vast for words. The only thing you can do is find your friends and loved ones, hold them tight, and mark the day for your children and your children's children, so that you can tell them, "I was there. I was there the day Nicolas Cage agreed to star in a Left Behind movie." And they will weep, just like you are now ... Discuss
They are two of literature and Christianity’s greatest modern writers, and now, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will be the subject of their own movie. According to the studio, Tolkien & Lewis—which will have an $18 million budget—is “a drama fantasy set in war torn Britain in 1941 revealing the faith, friendship, and rivalry between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis,” the British authors of iconic books including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Chronicles of Narnia. As EW notes and fantasy fans are well aware, both writers were teachers at Oxford, fought in WWI, were prominent Christian thinkers and later rivals. Though no casting details have been released yet, it will be directed by Simon West, the man behind blockbusters including Con Air and The Expendables 2, so we should probably expect a lot of explosions ... Discuss
There are plenty of competingopinions about the usefulness of the Ice Bucket Challenge but, as celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge videos go, John Krasinski's (Jim on The Office) challenge to his wife, Emily Blunt, is one of the better ones ... Discuss