Category: Movie Review

January 3, 2019

In Review: Aquaman

Not So Serious: Aquaman Charts a New Course for DC Aquaman is the story of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) the son of a lighthouse keeper, Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison), and an Atlantean princess, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), who must come to terms with his royal lineage…

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December 13, 2018

In Review: Creed II

Fatherhood rings true Reaching a goal, like becoming boxing’s World Heavyweight Champion, isn’t always enough. Creed II (2018) continues the story of Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan). He is the son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)—the result of an adulterous relationship—who, with the help of…

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November 29, 2018

In Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Losing the magic Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) is the second Harry Potter prequel by director David Yates under the Fantastic Beasts title penned for the screen by J.K. Rowling. It continues the story started in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…

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October 11, 2018

In Review: God Bless the Broken Road

Another broken Christian film Director Harold Cronk who garnered notice with films like God’s Not Dead (2014) and God’s Not Dead 2 (2016) made God Bless the Broken Road for release in 2016 but it didn’t hit theatres until 2018. The film’s title comes from…

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September 21, 2018

In Review: The Nun

An unsatisfying horror The Nun is the latest instalment in an ever-growing series of loosely connected horror films started by the surprise success of director James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013). Here the story is credited to Wan, but he did not direct. The Nun’s director…

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September 10, 2018

In Review: Crazy Rich Asians

By: Rev. Ted Geise Asian film has a Christian twist Years ago, there was a critically-acclaimed all-Asian-cast film in which Michelle Yeoh played a leading role: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). This time around she plays a supporting role as Eleanor Young the protective mother…

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August 23, 2018

In Review: The Meg

By: Rev. Ted Geise Big Shark Shallow Story When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws hit theatres in 1975 the film’s tagline was: “You’ll never go in the water again.” Some people didn’t, and many more had second thoughts every time they dipped their toes in water —even…

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August 10, 2018

In Review: Mission Impossible: Fallout

By: Rev. Ted Giese Plot takes back seat to action With blood, sweat, and a broken ankle Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt bursts onto the screen for yet another Mission Impossible film in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. It’s called Mission Impossible not mission possible for…

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July 12, 2018

In Review: Ant Man and the Wasp

By: Rev. Ted Giese Family-positive film The 2015 film Ant-Man set up the story of the new Ant-Man and the Wasp by introducing the subatomic quantum realm into which Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp—and wife of the original Ant-Man, Dr. Hank Pym…

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June 28, 2018

In Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

B-grade laughs and scares in dino morality tale by Ted Giese As mounting volcanic activity threatens to wipe out the remaining dinosaurs on the tiny island of Isla Nublar off the coast of Costa Rica, efforts are underway to rescue as many possible from a…

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