Review by Nate
Once upon a time it was the 21st century; and in the 21st century dystopian stories ruled the day. From renewed interest in Brave New World and 1984 to their watered down, contemporary counterparts Hunger Games and Divergent, stories of societies beyond the brink saturated the culture. In the midst of this doomsday zeitgeist Tomorrowland emerged.
+ 3 new heroes
So, it is true that I am probably one of the world’s biggest superhero movie fans. I had to…HAD TO… do the write up for this one.
Review by Nate
The story of Stephen Hawking’s life is so fascinating that I am quite surprised it has not been cinematically told before. Even despite earlier protestations from the iconic physicist himself, his story is one of triumph over disability and should absolutely be told.
Review by Nathan Sala with A Clear Lens
Before I get into the review I think I should say a few things. As a biblical theist I greatly desire the body of Christ to engage the culture as best we can. Obviously, a great way that we can do this is by utilizing one of the culture’s own venues: the cinema. But we should not be making Christian movies (that is, those movies with premises that trade specifically in Christian themes) simply so that we can say there are such things as Christian movies. Our films should be of a quality on par with the best that Hollywood can produce.
Review by Eric
This movie is definitely one that will have you on the edge of your seat, thinking hard about what you would do in certain situations, and trying to keep track of the clues to decide who is guilty. This movie involves violent torture scenes and should only be viewed by adults. Continue Reading
Review by Gene
The Academy Awards have developed a bit of a reputation for themselves of nominating movies for the Oscar for Best Picture which the general public either missed entirely, or didn’t find it the gem of a production that the Academy did. This year that was not the case. Argo took the Oscar amongst a number of films that were hits at the box office, with the exception of Beasts of the Southern Wild. I did not catch Argo in the theater, though now having seen it I wish I had. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, Argo tells the true story of the escape of 6 Americans from Iran in 1980. Affleck plays Tony Mendez, a CIA agent who specializes in exfiltration from hostile territory. Ben’s portrayal of Tony Mendez, while seemingly bland, emotionless and expressionless, is right on the money once you see interviews with the real man. And really, thinking back, his demeanor is perfectly fitting of a CIA agent. Oh, and he’s rockin’ a beard. I would highly recommend checking out the extra features with interviews of the actual people if you purchase or rent this movie.
Review by Eric
I originally wanted to see this movie simply because as a child of the 1980’s I wanted to see the retro video game graphics. There where plenty of appearances of our favorite classic video game characters. Overall this movie did not disappoint.
We first meet Ralph, the bad guy in the video game Wreck-It Ralph, at a meeting for bad guys in video games.
Review by John
I just want to preface this review by saying this film was one of my most anticipated films of 2013. That said, it did not disappoint! I watched the 3D version of ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and I’m glad I ponied up the extra cash to do so! Not all movies that can be made in 3D, should be made 3D, but this movie was perfect for it!
Review by Elliott
When this movie came out, I was not at all interested in seeing it. In fact it wasn’t until my wife bought it for my birthday, that I watched it. I assumed that it was just going to be another one of those cheesy superhero movies. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like superhero movies, but there have been just as many good, as bad. I’ve never read any of the comics, so this was my first experience with his story. Needless to say, I’m sold. Captain America is now one of my favorite super heroes.
Review by Tres
This is my first major review for our site LTBM. In viewing a new release the selection was made for me by my 16 year-old daughter when she begged me to take her and a couple of her friends to see Warm Bodies. Now, I will give a warning that it seems like I am one of the few people in this country that hasn’t jumped onto the zombie band wagon. I can do vampires, werewolves, and really any other “monster”, but zombies have never been my thing. With that said, and without me giving everything away about this movie, since you might still spend your money on it, let me discuss some points about the movie.