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Venom starring Tom Hardy by Ruben Fleischer

10/10/2018
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Jeff and Jared braved the carnage of the latest Sony/Marvel collaboration, Venom, to report back on how the movie holds up compared to the ultimate story God is telling about His Son through cosmic history. On the way there the guys also got into: I. Whatcha Watchin'? (Featuring a brand new play-in bump :D) ~Spoiler Warning~ 1. How Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom holds up on re-watch. 2. The first episode of Netflix's Creeped Out and its usefulness to parents. II. So Sorry to...

Duration:01:24:21

Monster Squad (1987) from Shane Black and Fred Dekker + 31 Days of Horror!

10/1/2018
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Jeff and Jared are back to give their new 31 Days of Horror list the kickoff it deserves by looking at 1987's cult-classic Monster Squad. You know what you get on the way: Whatcha Watchin'?, special edition, where we test Jared's knowledge of horror trivia using Trivial Pursuit's new Horror Movie Edition and So Sorry To Interrupt where we discuss the beautiful conjunction of Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers in a forthcoming film. So what are you waiting for? Hit the download button, press play,...

Duration:01:13:25

Searching starring John Cho by Aneesh Chaganty

9/26/2018
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I didn't know her... I didn't know my daughter. This week Jared and Jeff tracked down Searching and, spoiler alert, liked what they found. But how does the film stand up when compared against the story God is telling through history? The guys from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are here to help answer that question. You'll find this episode of The PCCD Pod chock-full of details, analysis, and some bonus content after the final credits roll. Here's what's in store: Whatcha Watching -...

Duration:01:36:22

Netflix's Next Gen starring John Krasinski by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander

9/19/2018
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"Our memories make us who we are." - Project 77 Netflix paid big $$$ for Next Gen. And why not? The movie has all the talent in the world involved and a built-in fanbase from one of China's most popular - and infamous - websites. The movie has a lot to say about some pretty big ideas: how technology remakes humanity in it own image, what relationship exists between our memories and our identities. But is this a movie that holds up in the light of God's revelation of Himself in Christ?...

Duration:01:22:22

The Nun starring Taissa Farmiga by Corin Hardy

9/13/2018
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What's the opposite of a miracle, Father? There guys from the PCCD Pod had a date with a Romanian convent and let's just say it didn't go well. The latest (and perhaps most hyped) film from The Conjuring Universe is here and its time to put the movie under the spotlight of God's glory revealed in the face of Jesus Christ. On the way there the guys hit on the latest video game featuring Marvel's Spider-Man, the return of football, and even more. So is The Nun a story that tells the truth...

Duration:01:08:42

Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor by Marc Forster

8/22/2018
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There's always time for a smackeral of wonder. . Time for an expetition... er... expedition into The Hundred Acre Woods to get re-acquainted with Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eyeore, and all his friends. It is also time for Pooh and the crew to get re-acquainted with Christopher Robin. This week Christopher Robin goes under the PCCD Pod's microscope and you'll get a hearty dose of the good, bad, and otherwise in and around this movie. So let's get started! Hit the download button, press play,...

Duration:01:20:01

Mission: Impossible - Fallout starring Tom Cruise by Christopher McQuarrie

8/15/2018
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"Your mission, should you *choose* to accept it." I wonder - did you ever choose not to? The end you've always feared is coming. And the blood will be on your hands. The fallout of all your good intentions. Jared and Jeff have [finally] chosen to accept Mission: Impossible - Fallout for review under the Pop Culture Coram Deo lens. Is the series long in the tooth or still in stride? What, if anything, should Christians embrace and reject in this film? You know how to find out! Hit that...

Duration:00:55:59

The Exorcism of Emily Rose starring Jennifer Carpenter by Scott Derrickson

7/26/2018
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The guys from the PCCD Pod are back and this time they've got into extra innings with a favorite horror movie, 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose! Lots of ground gets covered in this one: So let's get started! Hit that download button, press play, and jump in to the latest from Pop Culture Coram Deo!

Duration:01:39:18

Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly by Peyton Reed

7/9/2018
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You can do it. You can do anything. You're the world's greatest grandma. Ant-Man and The Wasp dropped this week and became Marvel's latest #1 box office draw. Jared and Jeff hit their regulators and dropped into the world of Scott Lang and Hope Pym. What did they find? Quantum... stuff. Lots of it. More importantly, how does the film stand up when scrutinized in light of God's self-revelation? Well, go ahead and press the download button, hit play next, and let's find out on this...

Duration:00:48:07

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by J.A. Bayona starring Chris Pratt

7/6/2018
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Senator: "Do these animals deserve the same protection given to other species? Or should they just be left to die?" Dr. Ian Malcolm: "These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful... they're going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life... finds a way." Jared and Jeff head in to Isla Nublar to look in on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Catastrophe is close at hand, not just in the form of volcanoes and greedy arms dealers but also in broken minds,...

Duration:00:55:38

The Incredibles 2 by Brad Bird via Pixar

7/2/2018
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Helen Parr: "You know it's crazy, right? To help my family, I gotta leave it to fix the law, I gotta break it." Bob Parr: "You've got to, so our kids can have that choice." The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast is back with a long-awaited 21st episode, this time covering an even longer-awaited sequel to 2004's beloved animated hit The Incredibles. Pixar took their sweet time but finally we've got another chapter of the Parr family saga. Like the first film, the sequel raises lots of good...

Duration:01:12:47

The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman by Michael Gracey

6/5/2018
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Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one will love you as you are But I won't let them break me down to dust I know that there's a place for us For we are glorious Time for some music! This week the guys are pulling The Greatest Showman into the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. What do you know? The PCCD Pod guys find a lot to be thankful for. This was a...

Duration:01:07:31

Solo: A Star Wars Story starring Alden Ehrenreich by Ron Howard

5/29/2018
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On Facebook? Join in the conversation at The Pop Culture Coram Deo Perpetual After Party Solo has finally shown up and it is making news for all the wrong reasons: The guys from The PCCD Pod get in to it all - Pansexuality, L3's social justice crusade, and why Solo's opening weekend disappointed - all before they dive into the worldview and value of the Solo story. Inside you'll hear a [surprising?] take on the likability of this movie plus how the moral world of Solo leads to theological...

Duration:01:14:11

12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth by Nicolai Fuglsig

5/14/2018
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The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why. 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, ODA 595, under the leadership of Captain Mitch Nelson, who must work with an Afghan warlord to take down a critically important Taliban stronghold. The movie is a story of bravery, upright conduct, and fighting a good fight. Time to hit that download button, press play, and dive into this film with the guys from the PCCD Pod!

Duration:00:50:50

Avengers: Infinity War

5/5/2018
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"In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives." - Thanos It's here. After 10 years, [seemingly] countless movies, and long days of waiting Avengers: Infinity War has arrived and [again, seemingly] the whole world rushed out to watch it. The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast Guys were in the first wave in and they've emerged to talk it over with you. So another important event has...

Duration:00:54:14

Justice League: A Reconsideration (featuring Special Guest!)

5/5/2018
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"He's more human I am. He lived in this world, fell in love, had a job. In spite of all that power." - Bruce Wayne describing Clark Kent. The PCCD Pod is back with an attempted rehabilitation of a much-maligned movie, 2017's Justice League. More importantly, we're also attempting to help you think through this movie in light of God's glory. And, while he's no friend of the film, this episode features a special appearance from none other than the Calvinist Batman! What more motivation do...

Duration:01:22:08

Justice League: A Reconsideration (featuring Special Guest!)

5/5/2018
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"He's more human I am. He lived in this world, fell in love, had a job. In spite of all that power." - Bruce Wayne describing Clark Kent. The PCCD Pod is back with an attempted rehabilitation of a much-maligned movie, 2017's Justice League. More importantly, we're also attempting to help you think through this movie in light of God's glory. And, while he's no friend of the film, this episode features a special appearance from none other than the Calvinist Batman! What more motivation do...

Duration:01:22:08

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring The Rock by Jake Kasdan

4/16/2018
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"It's a lot easier to be brave when you've got lives to spare. It's a lot harder when you only have one life." Pop Culture Coram Deo is back with some Redbox-friendly movie fare. We're going back to the world of Jumanji except this time there's a haunted Atari-clone video game system rather than a board game (Robin Williams we miss you!). Does the decades-later sequel live up to the original? Either way, is there anything in the film that displays God's glory in a particular way? Time to...

Duration:00:44:57

A Quiet Place by John Krasinski

4/9/2018
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"What are we if we can't protect them?" - Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt's) to her husband Lee (John Krasinski) in reference to the couple's children. The calling of parents to care for their children even as they prepare them for the future provides the heart and drama of A Quite Place, the John Krasinki vehicle that is garnering rave reviews in the early days of its run. Join the guys from the PCCD Pod help you gather the true, good, and beautiful from A Quiet Place and throw away any...

Duration:01:29:54

March Madness!! (and Sports in General) - How should Christians consume popular sports as entertainment?

3/19/2018
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We're barely past opening weekend and this March has already been particularly mad. Fan of Virginia? Sorry. Fan of underdogs (like the Chicago Loyola Sister Jeans)? Congratulations! The fundamental reality is that Christians make up a significant portion of the throngs of viewers gulping down the excitement of the organic national holiday known as the NCAA Tournament. The guys from the PCCD Pod want to help Christians get the most out of their fandom without falling into the...

Duration:01:13:57