Author Archives: Joseph Hamrick

About Joseph Hamrick

Hello, my name is Joseph Hamrick. I enjoy reading stories I find, which provoke thoughtfulness and introspection. I am a Christian, so most of my writing and thinking comes from a theological perspective. I am currently engaged to Jesse Berden, and will Lord-willing be able to call her my wife (and subsequently update this profile) on March 23. I love contemplating on the moral, philosophical, and theological aspects of what I read and watch. I keep a weekly column, "Something to Consider," for the Greenville Herald-Banner. Along with that, I write on a regular basis at

Joker thoughts

Originally posted on theblackfitz:
The concept of the epoch is not new to the Comic Book Movie. There is the bomb (Superman Returns), the triumph of world-building ambition (Avengers 1), the special effects masterpiece (Superman the Movie), the supreme realistic…

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Under the Gun, Disney Jumped the Gunn

James Gunn once made a profusion of inexcusable jokes aimed at children and rape. But can a society forgive a man’s past? Or are we doomed to be perpetually outraged at the past, even after apologies are made? Continue reading

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We Need to Talk about the ‘We Need to Talk About’ Headline Culture

Too often we are told how or what to think about controversial cultural topics.

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Jonathan Nolan, Total Depravity, and the #MeToo Movement

The science fiction Jonathan Nolan writes often mirrors the wickedness found in the world. This is how Jonathan Nolan, the Biblical doctrine of Total Depravity, and the #MeToo movement relate. Continue reading

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How (Not) to Think About Tomb Raider: Critics and Video Game Movies

All video game movies are bad. The Tomb Raider reboot is a video game movie. Therefore, the Tomb Raider reboot is bad. Logical, right? Wrong. You know it; I know it. Arguments based on a flawed premise don’t stand up … Continue reading

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