Truth be told, I haven’t been a middle-schooler in a long, long time, but that hasn’t hampered my enjoyment of L.L. Samson’s “The Enchanted Attic” series in the least.
- August 01, 2013 |
Lots of fighting and explosions punctuated by moderately clever dialogue. "Pretty much exactly what I want," my male friend told me.
- August 01, 2013 |
Flawed, but it only takes one special element to set a film apart. Here, it's a loony performance from the great Jeff Bridges.
Steven James writes the kind of stories that could be used to teach a course on suspense writing.
After the whirlwind success of stripped-down tracks including “My Savior My God” and “Give It All Away,” it’s not surprising that Shust wanted to experiment with a few new timbres.
Few fledgling bands leave the nest with as much support and guidance as Nashville rock foursome We as Human.
If this sci-fi/romance mash-up is representative of the current state of either genre, those genres are in big trouble.
An impossibly cute but decidedly conventional story about striving for the seemingly impossible dream.
A film so poorly plotted that it makes anything featuring Perry’s obnoxious Madea seem downright genius in comparison.
Skillet releases Rise in the wake of an impressive statistic: the band’s previous album was one of only three rock sets to be certified platinum.
Suspense and intrigue converge for a full-on murder mystery in Erin Healy’s latest thriller.
The first thing that came to mind when I picked up this album from indie, Christian band Stay the Shores, was an ocean.
The last half-hour is exactly what we want a summer movie to be, but we have to sit through two hours of utter tedium to get there.
Is Despicable Me 2 (out on DVD Dec. 10) as fresh and amusing as the original? Crosswalk's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy check in on the continuing adventures of former super-villain Gru, his adopted daughters, and those hilarious minions. Read Ryan Duncan's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Crosswalk’s own Sully & Mike (a.k.a. Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey) compare notes on Pixar’s 14th film and first prequel, Monsters University (out on DVD October 29). Did the film make the grade, or flunk out? Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Can reading secular literature help Christians understand the world? Author and professor Karen Swallow Prior reveals the surprising benefits of “promiscuous reading.”
Like Judy Blume, Beverly Clearly and J.K. Rowling, journalist Ron Bates knows how to perfectly encapsulate the junior high experience in all its awkward glory.
Just how super is the new Superman reboot Man of Steel (out on DVD Nov. 12)? Mild-mannered Crosswalk editors Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy compare notes on everything from Christian symbolism to father figures to the over-the-top action sequences. Read Christa Banister's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Amish romance is a niche market, and it is unlikely The Confession will attract many viewers from outside that crowd.