Review by Gene
It’s been nearly 8 years since Zack Snyder brought the famous battle at Thermopylae (“The Hot Gates”) to life on the big screen. 300 Spartan warriors (and some other less impressive Greeks) fought to the death against the Persian army invading their lands, and Snyder cemented himself as a legit director. Guys everywhere gravitated to this movie, imagining themselves as King Leonidas, fighting against the self-inflicted restraints of a treacherous fellow Spartan, while also fighting for freedom against a foreign tyrant king who fancied himself a god. The self-proclaimed god, Xerxes, is continuing his assault, but Rise of an Empire is much more than a follow up to the battle at Thermopylae. Continue Reading
Review by Gene
Despite this being a movie review blog from a Christian perspective, this is only the second blatantly Christian movie (to my recollection) that we have covered. The first being 2012’s October Baby, which I reviewed back in July. In that review I mentioned how it seems Christian films are getting a little better at delivering a quality product. That trend continues, for the most part, with this film, another 2012 product. Continue Reading
In 1996, Joel Schumacher took on the task of adapting the John Grisham novel “A Time to Kill” to the big screen. After lobbying for the lead role of prosecuting attorney Jake Brigance, relative unknown Mathew McConaughey won the part and it cemented him as a star on the rise. The story takes place in Canton, Mississippi sometime in the 1960’s.