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The Red Pill, Part 2 – AYJW083

In this follow up discussion on The Red Pill, Tim and Eve discuss the “pain olympics,” social justice, and circumcision.

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Ready Player One – AYJW080

Ready Player One explores a future society’s addiction to escapism and pop-culture, which prompts the question: Is it a sin for Christians to obsess with pop-culture?

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Arrival, part 1- AYJW074

Arrival poses some interesting insights into language and communication and how the sudden appearance of aliens might cause political and social upheaval.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – AYJW041 – Crossover Event

Dr. Jayce O’Neal from The Strangers and Aliens podcast joins Eve to discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from a Christian worldview.

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Secretariat (2010, movie review)

Reciting from the book of Job, playing “Oh Happy Day,” and employing double meanings to the word “race,”  attempts to be much more than a predictable movie about a housewife with guts and a very special racehorse. In some ways it even succeeds. Eve Franklin previewed Secretariat and shares her critical thinking. Read the family-friendliness…

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I, Robot, Part – AYJW016

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a regular episode, but we hope you’ve enjoyed our long run of Initial Reaction episodes this summer. We bring you a critical-thinking discussion on the action-paced, science fiction thriller, I, Robot. Not based on the critically-acclaimed robot stories by Isaac Asimov (as the title would suggest), I, Robot…

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Initial Reactions 12: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception

Daniel and Eve share brief initial reactions to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception. Both movies contain enough content that we’d love to critique them in greater depth once they are out on DVD.

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Ice Age, Part 2 – AYJW015

We’re back to finish our discussion on the entertaining, computer-animated film, Ice Age. If you missed the first part of our discussion, please go back and listen to it. Also go back and listen to our first episode to get an overview of critical thinking.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Part 2 – AYJW008

Continued conversation on the randomness of Douglas Adams. We discuss The Guide itself, panic, pleasure-seeking, emotions, government, paranoia, and Earth.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Part 1 – AYJW007

Douglas Adams’ randomly hilarious book not only makes a great movie, but also good discussion about life, the universe, and everything.

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The Twilight Saga: Origins and Ultimate Destinations

In my last post I talked briefly about how Meyer used the vampire myth in her popular series, but with the undead as main characters, it’s a given that death and eternity are going to be discussed, as well. I also found out after reading the saga that Meyer is a Morman, and so I’m sure her faith does influence her worldview, which is bound to have some influence on her stories. So it was no surprise to me that Meyers has her characters speculate a lot on spiritual matters—especially those having to do with death and eternity.

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The Twilight Saga: Vampires, Demons, and Angels

Taking into account that the Twilight Saga books are secular fiction and do not observe a Christian moral code, one of the only objectionable elements that could be argued over is the subject matter of vampires, so this is the first topic I’d like to discuss at length in my first of several critical thinking posts on this intriguing series.

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