The Batman soared to a $128.5 million weekend in North America — the second biggest opening in the COVID era (behind Spider-Man: No Way Home) and a dynamite beginning for any era. And it did all this in spite of its nearly three-hour run time. Being something of a Bat-fan, I’ve been written quite a…More
Big monsters are big business. Just a glance at Godzilla vs. Kong will tell you that. Despite a flyaway script and rather indifferent acting, these two towering kaiju just might star in the first real blockbuster we’ve seen in a year. Fitting, given how many actual blocks the two of them bust in Hong Kong.…More
Oscar nominations were released earlier this week, and Minari—one of my favorite films of the year—snagged six of them, including one for Best Picture. Lee Isaac Chung was nominated for two himself: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. I actually had a chance to talk with Chung a week before the Oscar noms, when Minari was fresh off…More
Artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, courtesy Warner Brothers Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be rolling out to theaters later this month. But before the movie even lands in the local cineplex, there’s already buzz about what’ll be on the home video release: A big letter R. According to ew.com, the “Ultimate Edition”…More
Much has been written about the greatness of The X-Files—how the original series revolutionized television, laying the foundation on which much of today’s prestige TV is built. It was, also, a deeply spiritual show—probing belief, faith and the supernatural in ways really unheard of on television at the time. And when Fox announced that it was…More
Kylo Ren, from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Photo from the trailer, courtesy Disney Republished from my Watching God blog on Patheos. Kylo Ren isn’t all that he pretends to be. When we first meet him in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Ren (played by Adam Driver) is doing his best to…More
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Paul Asay is an award-winning journalist, author and movie critic for Plugged In, a Christian entertainment review site that reaches about 1 million unique users each month. His work has been published in Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today, among many others. He has a special interest in finding God in unexpected places, especially in the world of entertainment.