“You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.” – Madeleine, “Collateral Beauty” Movies often entertain, but every so often you will come across a film which really makes you think. If you’re a poetic soul who loves to ponder […]Read more "P – The Philosophical Perspective on Love & Death in “Collateral Beauty”"
“We get to the peak together, or we don’t get there at all.” – Al Harrison, “Hidden Figures” Based on the bestselling historical novel by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures tells the powerful story of three brilliant African-American women who played major roles in sending American men and women into space. Any film […]Read more "H – The Sum of “Hidden Figures” (A Film in Review)"
“Should I take my kids to see Beauty and the Beast?” Many concerned parents have asked this question as a great deal of controversy has arisen over the 2017 remake of a beloved Disney classic. After examining an overview of the film (both the beautiful and the beastly), you’ll be fully equipped to answer this […]Read more "B – More “Beauty” than “Beast” (A Film in Review)"
“Everyone deserves a defense. Every person matters.” – James Donovan, “Bridge of Spies” The walk across the Bridge of Spies is a journey worth taking. You could even say that it is a journey every human being must take, as the film leads us to reflect on questions that are certainly worth asking. Do all […]Read more "Film Review – “Bridge of Spies”"
“I’d rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.” – Grace Wesley, God’s Not Dead 2 My family had to drive two hours and across the state line to find a theater that was playing God’s Not Dead 2. We made the drive, […]Read more "Calling All Christians: The Warning of “God’s Not Dead 2”"
This week I will join throngs of Star Wars fans in heading to the theater and cheering as Star Wars: The Force Awakens fills the silver screen. It will be a moment long awaited – to see our favorite characters return and to finally know what became of them. Of course, I find myself reflecting […]Read more "Why Star Wars Means So Much To Us: An Old Memory of A New Hope"
“When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic.” Cinderella (2015) When an old film is given a makeover, audiences always hope that the new version will be even more breathtaking – more magical – than the last… and with Disney’s March 2015 release of Cinderella, audiences were not […]Read more "3 Lessons from “Cinderella”"
“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” Cooper – Interstellar My wife and I are both incredible fans of science fiction films, and were thrilled when Interstellar, the November 2014 release directed by Christopher Nolan, was recently released on DVD. If you’re the type of person who loves […]Read more "Interstellar – Best Movie (with a Bad Message) Ever"
“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” Blaise Pascal As a high school student, I found myself spending the night alone in an Intensive Care Unit. One of my lungs had spontaneously deflated while I was lifting heavy boxes of books at work, and the doctors had been forced […]Read more "Y: “You’ve Got Mail” – Why Ordinary Characters Are Something Quite Special"
You know things are bad when your own film crew tells you a movie is going to be a disaster… yet George Lucas persisted with his Star Wars project. The first film was released on May 25, 1977, and the galaxy has never been the same. All six of the Star Wars films were nominated […]Read more "S: “Star Wars” – A Glance and a Giveaway!"