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Monday, January 04, 2010
As a child, I had the pleasure of reading the Tintin comic books, pretty rare for an American kid. My dad grew up in Africa, where he was originally introduced to Tintin, one of the most famous and loved comics in the world (Charles de Gaulle even once remarked that his "only international rival [was] Tintin" and Andy Warhol called Tintin's creator, Hergé, one of his most important influences). Yet here in the US, few people have heard of Tintin, Captain Haddock, or Professor Calculus. That is about to change. Next year, Steven Spielberg is releasing a movie based on three of the Tintin comic books, with he and Peter Jackson intending on doing at least one more Tintin movie later. Jamie Bell will play Tintin, Andy Serkis (Gollum from The Lord of the Rings) will be Haddock, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will play the Thom(p)son Twins (that should be hilarious!), and Daniel Craig will appear as Red Rackham (the villian). Recently, the New York Times wrote a piece on the late Hergé here. Keep your eyes open for this release, it is sure to make millions overseas!


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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