Review by Tres
I had hopes of spending some extra money to take my wife on a date to do this review, but having to leave work due to illness and having to get a cake finished for our daughter’s 10th birthday party left me finding a movie on Netflix.
Review by Nate
Sam Atwell has a problem. His scholarship has expired and he has accrued $9,000 in outstanding tuition fees. To make matters worse, he only has three weeks to come up with the money or he won’t graduate college; and if he doesn’t graduate college he won’t be able to get into law school. Sam’s career goals are quickly disappearing down the drain.
Review by Eric
I decided to do something a little different with this review. It is our first ever video movie review. I chose Constantine (2005) starring Keanu Reeves. It is a sci-fi/religious fantasy about a man who can see the spirit world and exorcise demons. If you can get past the bad theology and language it is an amazing story. Continue Reading
Review by Eric
When this movie first came out I was not excited about it. I had never watched any of the “Alien” movies, at least all the way through, and didn’t plan on starting with the “prequel”. A friend of mine pointed out that it wasn’t technically a prequel, but was set in the same universe as “Alien” and had the same creature in it. After seeing Prometheus I went back and watched the original “Alien”. I discovered that Prometheus seemed more like a reboot than a prequel. Continue Reading
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
Review By Eric
Bruce Almighty is a comedy about Bruce Nolan. Bruce is a news anchor and feels that his life is falling apart. When things start to go wrong Bruce does what many of us have done at least once in their life. He says, “if I was God I would do things differently”. This is easy for any of us to do. Continue Reading
A couple of months ago we gave you a list of moral dilemmas in the movies that we thought deserved a little analysis. As that list gained some popularity we quickly realized that identifying and breaking down various moral dilemmas in film is something that we can, and probably should be doing as Christian’s observing an element of pop culture. So often we’re shown characters finding themselves in incredible predicaments with impossible choices to make. That’s one of the great things about films. They highlight some often strange circumstances that many of us may never find ourselves in, but give us a chance to watch it play out and see how each character decides to handle it. What we want to do is take this a step further and ask: What is the right decision? Is there a moral high-ground to take? And at the risk of sounding cliché’, what would Jesus do?
We are calling this feature the Moral Dilemma Dialogue, or MDD for short. On a monthly basis two or three of us here at Let There Be Movies will weigh in on a film that presents a couple of different moral dilemmas. We may never be faced with the choice to take someone’s life, or choose the lesser of two evils, so to speak, but these are good things to discuss. In all our MDD posts we’ll be looking at what scripture has to say about a given topic and what stance we as Christian’s should be taking in light of the amazing love we are shown through Jesus (1 Jn. 2:3-6).
Your involvement is key in making the MDD a success! We need your suggestions for movies and your involvement in discussing these dilemmas in the comments section of each post. Visit the MDD page to suggest some films and look for our first MDD next month!
We are happy to announce the addition of another writer at Let There Be Movies! Logan Judy is currently a student at Purdue University (BOILER UP!) as well as a writer in his own respect, he blogs at Lost in Aspiration and has some good material up there. Logan is the young pup among all the writers here now and we’re looking forward to some fresh perspective from him!
Check out Logan’s biography, along with the rest of the writers at LTBM on the writers page.
Along with Logan’s addition to our scurvy crew we would also like to announce that we will be increasing our movie reviews to two per week! We’ll post reviews on Saturdays and Wednesdays beginning with Gene’s next review on June 29th. We hope you enjoy the extra reviews on popular movies and new releases from a Christian’s perspective. Give Logan a big welcome to the blog and we hope you enjoy and are encouraged by all our reviews! If you like what you read feel free to comment on all posts and share through facebook, twitter, or even a re-blog on your own site if you should feel so inclined 🙂