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Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2014

I am a fan of the Planet of the Apes series. I believe the original with Charlton Heston is a classic. Even if the ape costumes are dated and it is a little corny at times, it still holds up very well. I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake even though it was a flawed film. […]

Best Films of 2014, So Far

July 5, 2014

The Lego Movie I cannot recall the last time a major Hollywood studio put out a movie this funny and original. The Lego Movie is visually stunning, meaningful, and a great time. The film invites you into the creative world of Legos (Transformers take notes) and makes you feel like a kid again. It has […]

A Flood of Controversy

April 3, 2014

Noah has created a flood of controversy. Some Christians have called it insulting, blasphemous, and unbiblical. Others have praised it for its faithfulness to Scripture, artistic value, and focus on justice and mercy. After reading reviews and comments from both sides one has to wonder whether or not they were watching the same film. How […]

Why We Need More Films Like Noah

March 31, 2014

Ever since Noah was released last Friday there has been a flood of blog posts related to the film. Some posts have accused the film of being an anti-Christian environmental diatribe, while others have praised it as a great work of art. I was hesitant to weigh into the vast ocean of works already written […]

Son of God

March 8, 2014

On Saturday a group of about twenty people from our congregation gave up our afternoon to go and watch a movie about Jesus. We had a great time. Our group was composed of people from all ages. We had children, teens, adults, and seniors all go. We met at the church and then carpooled to […]

Philomena

March 6, 2014

Philomena is a film that has flown under most people’s radars. Surprisingly, it was nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, but it was probably the least known film out of all the nominees. This is sad because Philomena is a well made film that Christians should take note of. It is a story […]

Four Thoughts on Entertainment

February 18, 2014

Entertainment is big business. We spend billions of dollars each year on entertainment. The Lego Movie made 69 million dollars in one weekend alone. I contributed to that 69 million dollars and the next weekend my son and I went again. Entertainment is one of the biggest industries in our society. Companies are constantly vying […]

The Lego Movie

February 7, 2014

The Lego Movie is one of the most funny and entertaining movies to come out in a long time. It is completely fresh and original. It is a film like you have never seen before. The film stays true to the spirit of Legos. The characters and action all move according to how Legos are […]

Musings

February 6, 2014

What About the Church? Donald Miller started a firestorm this week when he posted to his blog that he does not regularly attend church services. I agreed with some of Miller’s critiques concerning the church, but I found his answers to these problems to be unhelpful. Many people responded to Miller and some of these posts had much to […]

A Christian Criterion for Evaluating Movies

January 30, 2014

How do we choose what we should or should not watch? How do we determine whether a film is worthwhile? How do we evaluate a movie once we have seen it? I believe these are all important questions we should think about. In this post I hope to set forth a criterion for how Christians […]

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