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”"
Looking for a good sports related film that presents a strong Christian message? Well, look no further! Ring the Bell, now available on Netflix, offers a quality cast and one of the clearest presentations of the Gospel I’ve ever seen at the movies. My wife and I were first drawn into Ring the Bell, the […]Read more "Film Review: “Ring the Bell”"
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"
My wife and I recently had a blast watching Divergent, the 2014 Hollywood film directed by Neil Burger. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this movie, but it turned out to be a fun and entertaining ride, while also serving as a thoughtful commentary on the obsessive tendency of our society to […]Read more "“Divergent” Living"
While I may not don a Wookie costume every time the Star Wars convention comes to town, I still consider myself to be a true fan of the franchise. For this reason, I was beyond thrilled to hear that J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars, Episode VII (scheduled to be released worldwide on December 18, […]Read more "Return of the Musical Jedi – John Williams on Board for Star Wars Episode VII!"
And the “Books vs. Movies” Contest Winner Is… Thanks to everyone who participated in The Artistic ChristianSummer Blogging Challenge! You all turned in some fascinating posts, and my summer reading list (and summer movie list, for that matter), just got a whole lot longer! But now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! The winner of […]Read more "And the “Books vs. Movies” Contest Winner Is…"
Disney’s “Maleficent” & the Truly Heroic Life “It took a great hero and a terrible villain to make it all come about. And her name was Maleficent.” Disney’s Maleficent (2014 release) What is the vital difference that sets heroes apart from villains? One loving choice? A single, defining moment? That is often how it works […]Read more "Disney’s “Maleficent” & the Truly Heroic Life"