POST PUBLISHED INOctober, 2011
October 25th, 201104:26 PM ETMen, go see "Courageous." Fathers, be prepared to be convicted. Another in the series of Christian dramas, "Courageous" is written and produced by brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick (Facing The Giants, Fireproof). Every man who sees this film will be challenged to consider what kind of role model their life has become. "Courageous" is about four p...
October 25th, 201104:25 PM ETWhen 27-year old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levett) is diagnosed with cancer, he is faced with the kinds of questions one hopes to have to face only when becoming old: What did I do with my life? Did I make choices that brought me happiness? What would I do differently? "50/50" is a fictional, but semi-autobiographical story by Will Reiser who wrote the ...
October 19th, 201101:19 PM ETIt is difficult to imagine bird watching as being addictive, but when you add the element of competition, this pastime can become a life-consuming passion. That's the theme behind David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada) wholesome comedy, "The Big Year." Based on an acclaimed book by Mark Obmasick titled: The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl...
October 13th, 201107:39 PM ETAs director, writer and producer of "The Ides of March," George Clooney creates a disturbing masterpiece. With an appreciation for how a person's ideals can be lost in the machinations of politics, Clooney presents a candidate for President who speaks of lofty and worthy goals but whose own life is a dark shadow of such enlightenment. Based on the...
October 06th, 201105:48 PM ETThe true story of a handicapped dolphin named Winter is fascinating. But when director Charles Martin Smith retells this story on the big screen, he creates a multilayered tale in which the healing of this dolphin becomes a catalyst for healing others as well. Written by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and with an ensemble cast who artfully underplay ...
October 03rd, 201105:51 PM ETIt is no secret that professional sports are financial goldmines. What is not as clear is how disconnected the money can be from the actual ability of a team to win a game. Though perhaps more difficult to apply to other sports where the statistics are not as complete nor the number of games so numerous, baseball went through a change in 2002 when ...
October 03rd, 201105:49 PM ETEven after watching the biography of Terry Hitchcock's run from Minneapolis to Atlanta in 75 days, it is difficult to really understand why. He explains in a very calm manner that it was to raise awareness for the plight of single parents since he had to raise his three children alone after his wife died. But in what way he was able to do so is unc...
October 03rd, 201105:48 PM ETTelling the stories of the Bible is the responsibility of every generation to the next. Doing so in ways that are both engaging and enlightening is why Christians often turn to the latest in technology to assist them. This seems to be the thinking behind Whitestone Media's "THEO: Teaching Children God's Love." Although we don't normally review edu...
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Reviews, discussions, articles, and opinions on films and faith.
- When Films Make Fun of Faith: An Answer to 'This is the End'
- Cinema in Focus - THE EAST - 3 Stars
- Cinema in Focus - NOW YOU SEE ME - 3 Stars
- Cinema in Focus - STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS 3 Stars
- From Father to Son in 'After Earth'
- Cinema in Focus - THE GREAT GATSBY - 3 Stars
- Cinema in Focus - IRON MAN 3 - 3 Stars
- Dr. Marc T. Newman, president of MovieMinistry.com, helps Christians use film to reach others with the Gospel. He also teaches in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University.
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