Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.
Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’
Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise likely will enjoy the film, and it will certainly tide them over until Part 2 debuts in November 2015.
Movie review: ‘Interstellar’
Christopher Nolan’s new film is more like his film “Inception” than his trilogy of “Batman” movies. It’s both cerebral and emotionally intense.
Movie review: ‘Fury’
At its core, “Fury” is not a sweeping epic but rather an intimate portrait of men in war. And those men are never far from their Christian faith.
Movie review: ‘Annabelle’
“Annabelle,” the follow-up to the horror film, “The Conjuring,” falls short of its goal. The truly horrifying elements of the film are bad preaching and bad theology.
Movie review: ‘The Maze Runner’
Along with high-intensity action, this sci-fi thriller brings a sense of mystery to the table as its story unfolds.
Movie review: ‘Boyhood’
This unique film, shot over 12 years, tells the story of a young boy and his family as he grows from boyhood, through adolescence, into early adulthood.
Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
There’s nothing dour about this energetic space-opera romp, where the heroes are honest about what big losers they are but still manage to shine.
Movie review: ‘Hercules’
The film poses big questions but doesn’t spend much time contemplating them. Director Brett Ratner is more interested in getting to the action — and there’s plenty of it.
Movie review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
Though not God-motivated, the film stresses the need to care for one’s “neighbor.”
Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’
Building on the original film’s story of complementary parts making a whole, and how a change of perspective can help, the sequel again focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty and acceptance.
Movie review: ‘Maleficent’
Christian viewers may want to ask, “Are personal evil deeds permissible providing something evil is being avenged?” writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘Godzilla’
In “Godzilla,” “viewers of every stripe will have an opportunity to ask where they place their trust — in God, in man or in nature?” writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
The new film is a great analogy of David and Goliath, minus one key element, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.
Movie review: ‘Heaven is for Real’
The new movie is ‘heartwarming’ but lacks ‘a heavenly roadmap,’ writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.