Marty VanDriel
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Preventive care

Documentary | A new documentary recounts how his son’s drug-related death inspired a pharmacist to investigate his murder—and an industry
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 3/11/20, 04:41 pm

The day you read this, approximately 125 Americans will die of an opioid overdose. One in 5 teenage deaths in 2016 in the United States was related to opioid addiction. Netflix’s new documentary, The Pharmacist, tells one man’s quest to make his son’s drug-related death prevent some of those deaths.

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A Christian hero in Hollywood?

Media | Actor Chris Pratt sets lofty goals for new production company
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 2/14/20, 02:39 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is a rare A-list Christian voice in Hollywood. He’s also made headlines in the past for wearing patriotic-themed T-shirts and expressing support for the military.

Pratt’s latest project, a production company he announced on Feb. 4, aims to “create entertaining content, focusing on themes which will help to bridge the growing divide in our country and world.” Pratt calls the company Indivisible Productions.

“You know, make the world a better place,” he said jokingly. “No biggie. You’re welcome.”

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Leading the gullible

Television | Nothing can save Netflix's Messiah from its many drawbacks
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 1/16/20, 08:58 am

ISIS troops surround Damascus, pummeling the city with rockets and bombs. It seems only a matter of time before they pour in and take over. A mysterious long-haired figure appears, assuring the growing crowds that they will be saved from destruction if they just believe that God will save them. From nowhere, a violent sandstorm swells up and buries ISIS trucks, tanks, and weapons, forcing the fighters to flee for their lives.

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