Alas, the tribulation surrounding the production of films based on the best-selling Left Behind novels continues. Those who’ve been following mainstream Christian culture for a while know what a major disappointment the first two films were to everyone who saw them. Cloud Ten Pictures and the LaLonde brothers promised Christians a Hollywood blockbuster […]Read more "Finding the Silver Lining in “Left Behind”"
Some movies bring you to tears, while others make you think. Still others have you walking out of the theater feeling as if your life has been forever changed. And every once in a while, you find a movie that does all of the above. The Good Lie falls into this final category. […]Read more "Film Review – “The Good Lie”"
Though there will always be critics who lament that a film hasn’t done justice to a well-beloved novel, the fine acting and religious symbolism of The Giver make this a film worth seeing. Based on the bestselling novel by Lois Lowry, director Phillip Noyce has done an excellent job with this August 2014 […]Read more "Film Review – Religious Imagery in “The Giver”"
We might as well face it – nobody enjoys parenting all the time. It’s one of those “big secrets” we learn as we grow into adulthood. We spend years pining away for that cuddly little bundle of love, then find ourselves more exhausted than we thought was humanly possible and aching in muscles we […]Read more "Film Review – “Moms’ Night Out”"
“The price of freedom is high…and it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” Steve Rogers – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014 release) Captain America – A Cut Above As far as Marvel super heroes go, Captain America stands a cut above the rest. Known for his patriotism and integrity, he fights for […]Read more "Captain America and the Need for “Winter Soldiers”"
Disney’s Frozen hit the box office last November, but its lovable characters and catchy tunes have spun up a cinematic blizzard that continues to take the world by storm. Everywhere I go I find those infamous sisters, Elsa and Anna, smiling back at me. And as for the songs? Well, I don’t need to […]Read more "“Frozen” by Perfectionism"
Like it or not, Disney has done it again – with a bit of movie magic, they have managed to take Walt Disney’s 26 years of hassling P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, into signing a movie deal and not only have him coming out as squeaky clean as Mickey himself, but as […]Read more "L: Let’s Go Fly a Kite – “Saving Mr. Banks” Has Viewers Dancing"
Cinematic scores stand among the greatest musical compositions of our time. I love listening to film scores. Without a single visual, they tell the story of our favorite movies – it’s as if you can hear the plot unfolding. Which is why I was waiting for the release of James Newton Howard’s Catching Fire film […]Read more "C: “Catching Fire” Film Score, and the One Track Most Worth Buying"
The mighty Thor has had quite a long fall. Not only was he cast out of Asgard to walk among the mortals here on Earth, but he has also been reduced from the mighty Norse god of Viking lore to a mere scientific anomaly. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not at all concerned with […]Read more "The Fall of Thor (From Miracle to Science)"
If you’re looking for a visual representation of the general condition of contemporary humanity, look no further than the disconnected and isolated astronaut floating aimlessly out into space from this Hollywood film. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, recently released on DVD (February 25), uses stunning visual effects and thought-provoking artistic symbolism to paint a telling portrait […]Read more "Gravity: A Stunning Picture of the Lost & Drifting Soul"