Monday, October 19, 2009

Resource Review - Hollywood Jesus

(This is part of a year long series of resource reviews I've been doing. 52 resources in 52 weeks. You can see all the reviews in one place here)

OVERALL - Hollywood - An absolutely brilliant combination of pop culture and faith. A site for reviews and thoughtful commentaries.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Too many of the websites I see that do faith based commentary on popular culture like movies, books, music and video games start with a suspicion of if not an outright dislike for their subject. Hollywood Jesus starts at the opposite end of the spectrum. These are people of faith who LOVE the movies, books and the like. That doesn't mean they rave up everything they see but they don't start from a stance that says popular culture is inherently evil. And that's refreshing. I find their reviews to be well written and well thought out. They approach faith from a stance that allows them to be open and accessible to all faiths (or no faith at all). Some will see that as a contradiction in terms but I'd recommend you take a long look at the site first.

RESERVATIONS Beyond the fact that I periodically disagree with their reviews, lol, I don't have too many reservations. Review sites of any kind are always about one person's opinion.

RECOMMENDATION If you love the movies and books and video games and the rest and are looking for a solid, faith based, well thought out place to get reviews try Hollywood Jesus.

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