Earlier today we posted the first part of our latest moral dilemma dialogue, focusing on the film Million Dollar Baby. If you have not read that, please visit Nate’s position FOR assisted suicide from a Christian perspective. Now Gene presents the position AGAINST assisted suicide from a Christian perspective. Do we have a contradiction here? Is someone misusing scripture? You be the judge. Continue Reading
After a short absence, we pickup our moral dilemma dialogue feature with a film that many think of when they consider moral dilemmas in the movies: Million Dollar Baby. This film garnered 7 Academy Award nominations from 2004, winning 4 of them, including Best Picture. Hillary Swank’s performance as Maggie Fitzgerald earned a second Oscar for her as best lead actress. It became Clint Eastwood’s second Oscar win for best director, and believe it or not, it earned Morgan Freeman his lone Oscar victory for best supporting actor. It achieved all that in large part due to how it setup, and delivered upon the moral dilemma in question; assisted suicide.
Review by Nate
Wally Pfister’s “Transcendence” is a decent science fiction thriller with some solid acting and a promising plot. It also suffers from some pacing issues, underdeveloped characters, and a rather silly ending. The premise (and title) of the film centers on what futurist Ray Kurzweil has coined “The Singularity”. This is the moment in which artificial intelligence (AI) will have surpassed the capacity of human intelligence.
In 2007, Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone, a crime mystery/drama starring his brother Casey as a detective named Patrick Kenzie, and Michelle Monaghan playing his girlfriend Angie Gennaro, both hired to find Amanda McCready, a 4 yr. old girl kidnapped in the Boston area. 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
Review by Tres
This week I am looking at The Magic of Belle Isle. It’s a Rob Riner movie that went through the Hollywood world last year and ended up on a rental shelf and the shelves of Wal-Mart for purchase without much notice. Critics didn’t give it a second look and it never made the top “must see” lists.