Seeing and Believing 188: Mike Mitchell’s The Lego Movie 2 and Robert Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_188.mp3 Are Lego movies still awesome? That’s the question that preoccupies the guys during the first half of this week’s show, as they review the sequel to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s hit The Lego Movie. The second film on the docket has fewer catchy songs in it but one heck of a title: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. Sam Elliott does indeed engage in some very selective violence in this film, so the film lives…

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‘You’re like Me’: Friendship in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Christian Article

**This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.** When it was first released in December, Sony’s non-MCU film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came as a bit of a surprise. It’s not necessarily unexpected that it would turn out to be a commercial success, but it also scored high praise from film critics (currently sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes). Focusing for the first time on the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse has won acclaim for its innovative…

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Seeing and Believing 185 | M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and Adam McKay’s Vice – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_185.mp3 Superheroes and politicians dominate the show this week, though both of the films Wade and Kevin are looking at color a bit outside the lines in their portrayals. First up is Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero movie that provides a follow-up to Unbreakable almost two decades after that film’s release. The guys also make sure to review Adam McKay’s Vice, now that it is officially a contender for the Best Picture Oscar. Is it worthy of that honor? Listen…

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Seeing and Believing 181: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_181.mp3 Merry Christmas from Seeing & Believing! Our last episode before Christmas starts off with a bang as we take a look at the much-buzzed-about Roma, Netflix’s latest shot at Oscar gold. Does Alfonso Cuaron’s highly personal film about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico deserve the hype it’s been getting, or will the high expectations be dashed by cold reality? We also offer a little something for the superhero fans in our audience with our review of Spider-Man: Into…

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George Bailey at the Bridge: The Costly Virtue of It’s a Wonderful Life – Christian Article

Thanks to the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is a household name to many Americans. But his story is a radical one. He has big dreams that are left unfulfilled. He doesn’t “stay true to himself.” He gets kicked down over, and over, and over again. Although the protagonist of the film, he is decidedly unheroic, by modern standards. If George Bailey’s story was told in 2018, he would leave Bedford Falls to chase his dreams, he…

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On the Second Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Two Movie Soundtracks – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. This year, 2018, featured films that surpassed the bar of excellence in cinematography, theater, and animation…

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Ten Supers Saving – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. Comic lovers, rejoice! Not that it’s new news at this point, over ten years into the renaissance…

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Seeing and Believing 182: James Wan’s Aquaman and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_182.mp3 Seeing and Believing’s first episode of 2019 sees them tying up some loose ends from 2018! On the docket: the latest entry in the DC superhero universe and an awards favorite from Poland. Does Aquaman sink or swim? Does Cold War leave the guys feeling cold? Ring in the New Year with an episode that answers these questions and others! Music interlude by Bitty Beats, “Seven Hundred Miles.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0. Theme music by Alexander Osborn…

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Twelve Movie Moments – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. One of the wonderful things about cinema is its ability to capture and preserve a single enchanting…

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Seeing and Believing 183 | Our Top Ten Films of 2018! – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_183.mp3 In this super-sized episode, the guys offer their picks for the best films of 2018! The past year has been a crazy one, not least because of the multitude of excellent films to be released. Does Paddington 2 get its due? Do Wade and Kevin continue the wave for First Reformed? Perhaps most importantly of all, where does Gotti fit into all of this? Join us as we watch 2018 take a victory lap! Wade’s list on Letterboxd Kevin’s…

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