2. On the other hand, J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek—which opens next weekend (and for which we also have a sitter)—is getting a whomping 100% fresh rating with 17 reviews from critics already in (how did they manage that?!). With the franchises’ penchant for exploring what makes us human and the universe around us, it’s not surprising that Star Trek has brought God-talk into these open spaces before, and I’m looking forward to seeing if the next one has some of the same. By the way, have you seen who Captain Kirk has been kissing lately? Take a gander. Heh.
3. And a week after that comes the highly anticipated Terminator: Salvation which takes us from our present time (where the other films have spent the majority of time) to the future. Film critic Peter Chattaway is already spotting some interesting themes and ideas in the film, including his latest blog post Human vs Machine = spirit vs body? After you read that, jump over to Arts & Faith forum, where he adds some further thoughts (scroll to the bottom). For thoughts about more God-talk generated in the Terminator universe as incarnated in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, go here.
Then there's Night at the Museum 2: Battle at the Smithsonian (which comes out the day after Terminator: Salvation) and Up (which comes out the weekend after that), which all will make for a much larger than average entertainment budget line item in our household this month. Sheesh.