Why do (some) men like Jane Austen?

May 29, 2011

Just read a fascinating article by Brian Brown at Humane Pursuits. Here’s the gist of his answer: “I think we like Jane Austen because we like stories with men in them. Do not misunderstand me. We don’t watch a Jane Austen movie because Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne aren’t men. But we face—and have been […]

“The Magician’s Nephew” to Be Filmed Next

March 22, 2011

Michael Flaherty, co-founder and president of Walden Media, says they are considering filming The Magician’s Nephew next. Read the story here. If they continued following publication order, The Silver Chair would have been next. However, their argument that the popularity of each Narnia movie corresponds to the popularity of the related book makes sense. I’ve […]

Austen Bowl 2011

February 7, 2011

Anyone besides me consider the Super Bowl a major yawn? I sent my four sons to watch the football game with my dad (I’m sure he needed some male bonding time) to free up our TV for the umpteenth viewing of Pride and Prejudice. (The 1996 A&E version, naturally. Colin Firth IS Mr. Darcy.) Since […]

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – review of advance screening

November 19, 2010

Today my four sons and I had the incredible privilege of attending a private screening of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. C. S. Lewis’s stepson Douglas Gresham introduced the movie and answered questions from the audience afterward. (More on the Q&A session to come in another blog post.) Narnia has enchanted me since my […]