Inside Out 232: Entertainment Choices

01.18.12 | Martha Manikas-Foster

We review many things at the start of a new year. Well, okay, some of us review everything. Maybe for you it’s time to rethink your son’s bedtime, or at least consider renting that tuba your daughter’s been begging to play. And maybe, just maybe, it would be a good time to re-evaluate the way your family makes choices on which movies to watch and books to read. 

There are lots of strategies for making entertainment choices, of course. We can make decisions based on the “buzz” a local dramatic production is getting, on the awards a movie has earned, or on the opinion of a newspaper or on-line reviewer we’ve grown to trust. But even if one of these options proves fool-proof, we still need to know what we’re looking for in the choices we make.

Join us for a discussion on what we can keep in mind when making entertainment choices. Our guest is Dr. Kenneth R. Morefield, who writes reviews for Christianity Today and serves as an Associate Professor of English at Campbell University. He has edited the two volumes of the film essay anthology Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema.

Kenneth Morefield has taught British and American literature, Freshman Composition, and Literature and Film. His major academic interests are the history and practice of literary theory and the depiction of religious faith in art and popular culture.

For an assortment of his Christianity Today reviews, click here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/search.html?query=kenneth+morefield&x=0&y=0

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