Marty VanDriel
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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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Chasing an assassin

Television | Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is full of gripping moments but also foul language and blasphemy
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 1/02/20, 05:00 pm

Season 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon is an entertaining adventure, with plenty of plot twists and surprises. But the eight-part series is marred by frequent blasphemy, excessive violence, and unnecessary foul language.

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