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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.