In the Media: April 26 - May 5, 2015

In the Media: April 26 - May 5, 2015
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What are the top movies, albums, and TV shows for the end of April/beginning of May? Are things changing as fast as we think? I'm noticing several familiar titles in the top lists this week. I'm struck by the seeming timelessness of The Avengers, the Fast and Furious series, The Age of Adeline, and TV favorites. I think about the long fascination of America with super heroes, mystery, adventure, and scandalous things. It reminds me of the platitude, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." There may be some truth in that. The Beatles did not come up with it first.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes 1:1 (KJV; read the whole passage in more modern language here)
We know that God always has been and always will be. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Malachi 3:6). We also know that humanity is sinful. It always has been and will be until the final judgment (Romans 3:23; Revelation 20:11-21:5). Aren't we thankful that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins? That too is a fact that will not change, no matter how much time passes (Hebrews 13:8). Praise the Lord! NOTE: The following headings are also links to our source information.

Weekend Box Office Report by Box Office Mojo

May 1 - 3, 2015 weekend 1 - Avengers: Age of Ultron (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.) 2 - Furious 7 (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.) 3 - The Age of Adaline (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.)

Billboard 200 Top Albums (based on sales and streaming data)

Week of May 9, 2015 1 - "Sound and Color" by Alabama Shakes (This is a new album. Click here for the Plugged In Album Review of another album by Alabama Shakes.) 2 - "Furious 7" Soundtrack (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.) 3 - "Love Story" by Yela Wolf (This is a new album. Click here for a blog about the importance of knowing your kids music.)

Nielsen's Top 20 Most Watched Primetime TV Shows

April 27 - May 3, 2015 1 - NCIS (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.) 2 - NCIS: New Orleans (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.) 3 - Big Bang Theory (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.)

Culture Clip from PluggedIn.com

Why is America so fascinated with superheroes like The Avengers? How can you tie discussions of super heroes with biblical teachings when talking to kids or other fans? Read more here in the Plugged In post "The Avengers Get Judge-mental." DISCLAMER: Plugged In reviews movies, videos, music, TV and games from a Christian perspective. Their mission is to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment. Parent Road Ministries is not affiliated with Plugged In. We simply get their weekly e-newsletters. This resource has proved helpful enough for us that we want to share its reviews with you. NOTE: Plugged In is upgrading their website. While the site is under construction, the Culture Clips are not available on mobile devises.
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