Han Solo, Ron Burgundy, and The Insufficient Resurrection

Hollywood is obsessed with the resurrection right now. And I don’t mean a sequel to “The Passion Of The Christ”.

I’m talking about the resurrection of past successes. Take a look at just a few of the movies and tv shows getting ready to relaunch after years of dormancy:

Star Wars Episodes 7/8/9. Anchorman 2. A Dumb and Dumber Sequel. The Boy Meets World continuation Girl Meets World. The Veronica Mars movie. A new season of 24. Another new season of Arrested Development. Seriously – that’s just a sampling of the classics Hollywood is resurrecting.

You’d think I might be uncontrollably excited about a few of these. Anchorman is probably the funniest movie of the past decade. Dumb and Dumber is my favorite comedy of all time. But I’m pretty much dreading these sequels. Continue reading


The Greatest Catchphrase Of All Time

“I’ll be back.”

“I could’ve been a contender!”

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

“May the force be with you.”

“Houston, we have a problem.”

In 2005 the American Film Institute named the top 100 movie quotes of all time. You probably remember every one of those quotes and maybe 100 more depending on how big of a film buff you are.

What is it that makes these catchphrases so memorable? Continue reading

POP GOD POPcast: Episode 3 – Zack Elledge

slide.001Welcome to Episode 3 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Zack Elledge. Zack is one of the writers/directors/composers/stars of The Midnight Room, a new YouTube anthology series. The Midnight Room is a blend of The Twilight Zone and Lost, and we talk about Zack’s inspirations and dreams as he tries to make his mark on the entertainment world. Zack breaks down his cinematic and musical influences and we explore how brokenness leads to the best art. Zack is a true fan in the greatest sense and we passionately discuss his love of Lost, Star Wars, and even Pocahontas. Plus Zack takes the POP Quiz and gives a free suggested plotline for the next Star Wars movie, so listen up JJ Abrams!

I’m so excited to open up POP GOD into a new area and share more stories of people seeking God in the present tense. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave me a comment and let me know how to improve things, what you’d like to hear discussed, and give me your ideas as to who you’d like to see on the POPcast.

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