Review by Gene
Rocky is one of the most well known and beloved characters in movie history. Sylvester Stallone has accomplished quite a bit with this punchy, blue-collor “everyman”. Along the way many other characters in the series of films have notched out their own corner in our memories. Who can forget the shy, humble working girl that would inspire one of the most famous lines ever; “Yo Adrian, we did it!”. Or the crotchety old trainer who would just as soon verbally abuse our champ as protect him. And of course who can forget Rocky’s original foe; Apollo Creed.
Guest Review by Tyler Smith of More Than One Lesson
There are a handful of non-Christian movies that the Christian culture has embraced over the years. These are movies seen as largely inoffensive to our sensibilities with an easily-digested Christian subplot. We have accepted these movies often because the Christian in the film looks pretty good and speaks in generalities that we approve of. Many of these movies please Christians because they are meant to please everybody and offend none. Every once in a while, though, one of these “Christian-approved” films turns out to be not merely spiritually challenging and faith affirming, but also pretty compelling films.
Review by Tres
Draft Day Release Date April 11, 2014
That’s right, faithful readers,Draft Day!
Thanks to a good friend of mine (fellow blogger for LTBM, Gene) my lovely wife and I were able to catch a special early screening of DRAFT DAY.
Kevin Costner makes it back to the big screen, after what seems like a long drought, for what is being predicted to be a pretty big hit among sports fans. He plays Sonny Weaver Jr, the General Manager for the Cleveland Browns. (Yes, the Browns.) I loved the opening of the movie. A radio DJ is heard talking on the morning of the NFL Draft Day about how the city is full of dedicated and loyal sports fans though their franchises have not done much of anything good for decades. He then addresses Sonny and he tells him to do something for these fans who have suffered this lack-of-successful-sport-team drought.