Here is an adorable romantic comedy that’s bathed in today’s culture (and tunes). Forlorn Nick is hopelessly in love with his ex, sending her 12 installments of his Road to Closure mix CD series. Hilarious lines include his declaration to his gay friends: “You guys don’t know what it’s like to be straight – it’s awful!” The vomit/toilet/gum/cellphone scene by drunk Caroline is memorable in its depth of grossness. Norah and Nick bond over rad indie rock. [Sony Pictures] DV

Spiritual Relevancy: 30
Obscenities: 18
Scenes Of Gore: 0
Nudity/Sexuality: 2


Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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