We’re coming up on three years running now of movie reviews from a Christian perspective here at Let There Be Movies. I know I don’t speak for myself when I say it’s been a little frantic and a lot of fun. We’ve all done our best to provide quality reviews and flesh out some spiritual, scriptural, or moral themes and applications in some of the most popular films of the last three years. Well, as the title suggests, we’re coming up on some BIG changes…
Review by Amber
Norman Babcock is just like any normal 11-year-old misfit, except that he can speak to the dead. Unfortunately no one else can see or hear the many ghosts who inhabit the small town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, so people think he’s just weird—and perhaps crazy. But when a centuries-old witch’s curse brings zombies to town, Norman’s unique and strange ability comes in handy.
Review by Logan
Light-hearted fantasy is good for the soul. But sometimes it’s the stories that take us to a dark place that show us how to learn deep lessons in our vile, twisted world.
Review by Logan
It may be another generic Liam Neeson thriller, but it’s more engaging than you might think.
Liam Neeson is Bill Marks, an air marshal with some frustrating life circumstances, boards his flight just like he does every day. But when he starts receiving threatening texts from an unknown sender on a supposedly secure network, things start to spin out of control. The other air marshal knows nothing of it, and they only have twenty minutes before the stranger threatens to kill someone.
We rarely go more than four or five days without any new blog posts here at LTBM, but we are pushing almost 2 weeks now! Just wanted to drop a line and let you all know that we are still here, we’re just very busy.
Rant by Gene
Take a survey among Christians as to what types of movies are acceptable or okay for them to watch, and you’ll likely come away with as many answers as you have participants. What we consider to be entertainment is a somewhat argumentative issue. Movies with large amounts of foul language, sexual content, violence, etc. are generally frowned upon. I once heard a preacher, speaking on the topic of worldliness, say “why would you choose for your entertainment that which Jesus died to cleanse us from?”. That question struck me quite a bit then, and still does today.
Review by Gene
Perhaps other Christians experience this as well, but I feel like I’m always getting suggestions of these great Christian movies I need to watch. I am always assured that, “The message is so spiritual”, and “It really touched my heart”. Somehow about half of them seem to star Kirk Cameron. And, somehow, with almost all of them I’m left wondering if a high school drama student directed it. Continue Reading
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