About Brenden Taylor

Brenden is a graduate student pursuing his Master in Theatre Arts degree with Regent University. He is an educational assistant and tutor by day and a theatre practitioner by night. You can find him live-tweeting his favorite movies on Twitter @LeviTheBeliever or posting poetry and unsolicited opinions at thebookofbrenden.com

FCC 06: Christian Themes in “Toy Story”

Let’s catch up with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang and seek out Christian themes in the debut Disney/Pixar feature-length film Toy Story. Toy Story is “A Visionary Roller-Coaster Ride of a Movie.” And I’m quoting Roger Ebert’s original four star review on that one. In 1995, my little sister … Continue reading

Mid-Week Movie Review: God’s Not Dead

The film God’s Not Dead has just made it through its first weekend, and it has gained plenty of momentum. But can it serve as the witnessing tool that it’s meant to be, or is it just another “noisy gong or clanging cymbal”? (By the way, SPOILER ALERT.) Whenever a Biblical / … Continue reading

FCC 05: Christian Themes in “Planet of the Apes”

Join us as we make a crash landing into the Forbidden Zone and seek out Christian themes in the original “Planet of the Apes.” A Prime Example of Good Science Fiction This is another one of those films Michael and I both grew up with. It actually came out one … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #3: Nebraska

For this Monday Movie Review, I’m talking about Alexander Payne’s latest film Nebraska. And I know it’s not in theaters anymore. But since I’ve already seen both movies showing at my local movie theater, I supported the local RedBox and came out on top with this selection. But don’t worry: … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #2: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Tonight, I watched the latest tap into American nostalgia by DreamWorks Studios, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” And yeah, it’s like a good fist-bump. Breaking the Curse of the Sketch For those unfamiliar, the film “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is based on the comedy sketch segments entitled “Peabody’s Improbable History” which … Continue reading

FCC 04: Finding Christ in “The Wizard of Oz” Part II

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Join us with special guest John Carney as we go back to the Emerald City and seek out even more Christian themes in “The Wizard of Oz.” (Haven’t heard our first episode yet? Didn’t even know it existed? Listen to it here and catch up with the rest of us.) … Continue reading

FCC 03: Finding Christ in “The Wizard of Oz”

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Close your eyes and click your heels as we get swept away finding Christian themes in MGM’s timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz“! The Wizard of Oz: “A Delightful Piece of Wonder-Working” Neither I nor Michael were alive when The Wizard of Oz first premiered in the nebulousness that is June 6, … Continue reading

FCC 02: Finding Christ in “Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace”

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Join us as we follow two Jedi knights to Tatooine as they look for repair parts and we look for Christian themes in “Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.” The Phantom Menace: “Unpopular” but Exciting and Necessary So it may not be your favorite installment, but Michael and I both … Continue reading

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