In Time proposes a system where time is money, and the wealthy can live forever. The poor die young, and ‘the rich never live’ they say. It’s up to Will Salas to liberate mankind from the market of commoditized time. So does capitalism rule over this sci-fi adventure? Or does marxism steal this twisted romance? Find out now on Movieology!
Under-handed backstabbing, hypocrisy, intrigue, and blackmail. These are not vices — they’re just standard politics. Ryan Gosling is put through the ringer trying to do everything to keep one scandal after another under wraps and away from the press in the Mike Morris campaign. But can he do this without crossing the line in the sand? How does the ‘The Ides of March’ challenge all of our credences with earnest drama? Is this just another liberal spin on truth, justice, and the American way? Find out now on Movieology!
The trailer for ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ wowed Christians with it’s explosive action and obvious religious themes. But does the actual film deliver as an edifying and uplifting tale of compassion? or is it merely a overbearing symposium of ‘Machine Gun Preachiness?’ Find out right now, on Movieology!
Based on a true story, ‘Moneyball’ is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. it features a stellar cast, and a relatable subject matter, but does this film knock it out of the park? or does it strike out with runners in scoring position? Ah…baseball metaphors. Find out right now, on Movieology!
‘Warrior’ promises to deliver the drama of sibling rivalry coupled with action packed spectacle of MMA fighting. Driven by family values, these two brothers have the unlikely dilemma of fighting each other in the cage. Does this film take home the championship belt? Or is it left KO’d, lying face down on the mat, beaten within an inch of its life? Find out with Stew on Movieology!
‘Apollo 18′ is a top secret NASA mission that promises to provide an explanation for why we stopped going to the moon. This film is not approved by NASA since it sends the message NASA and the D.O.D. are the bad guys (conspiracy theorists, take note). Made to appear as a documentary, the filmmakers did all they could to sell its historical authenticity. Is this film an engaging mash-up of fictional elements and historical facts? Or will viewers walk away thinking “Houston, we have a problem.” Find out right now, on Movieology!
Today we review ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’. If an evolutionary worldview can be incarnated in a story, here it is. But rather than remain consistent with evolutionary presuppositions, like all evolutionary practice, ‘Rise of the Apes’ borrows from Christianity to build an explanation for morality without the source of a Creator God. Can this prequel and reboot of the classic franchise deliver where the previous attempts failed? Or is this movie just a barrel full of silly monkey business? Find out right now on Movieology!
Captain America is both science fiction comic-book superhero and real world symbol of hope and American patriotism during World War II. Using nostalgic film storytelling, this latest flick in the Marvel universe should endear young and old to good old fashioned all-American heroics. Cap’s story feels like a period piece with modern conveniences and social norms but is it a worthy and fitting adaptation of the Star-Spangled Avenger? Or has Hollywood wasted yet another classic super human protagonist? Find out right now on Movieology!
It all ends in this film. Harry Potter will defeat the one we don’t speak of, or fail the magic and muggle worlds completely to their ruin. So does ‘The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ go out on a high note and give us something more than wizardry propaganda? As worldview enthusiasts, how do we identify the differences in worldview constructs seen throughout the ‘Harry Potter’ mythos? Joseph explores the overarching abstracts of J.K. Rowling’s magical kingdom in this episode of Movieology!
What? A romantic comedy starring acting veterans Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Is it even possible for ‘Larry Crowne’ to be anything less than spectacular!? Of course, It’s not a given that any film will be great solely because of the actors, and this is unfortunately the case with ‘Larry Crowne’. Stewart takes a good look at the protagonists’ sense (or lack) of morality and whether or not Larry truly is a paragon of virtue in this episode of Movieology!
Superhero movies are making another sweep through box offices. The latest installment, new to the big screen, is the ever courageous ‘Green Lantern’. With its epic scale sci-fi universe explored with special abilities forged by sheer will, this film is loaded with worldview implications. But is ‘Green Lantern’ a film that can provide universal appeal and please the nerds who wear the symbol and quote the oath from memory? Find out right now, on Movieology.
‘Super 8’ is a modern homage to the old Spielberg films. J.J. Abrams rises to the occasion to give us his best effort to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, along the way giving ‘Super 8’ his own special flare. Praised highly by audiences and critics alike, one wonders if our childhood favorites have been honored while still keeping with the interests of a whole new generation of moviegoers. Is this sci-fi adventure the E.T. for a new generation? or is this movie a cinematic train wreck? Find out right now, on Movieology.
‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ lives up to the hype of its predecessor, but does it have redemptive value that transcends the comical relief and action? Kung fu martial arts are filled with pagan mystical ideals, so does this movie reflect those values? Stewart Adams reveals the not-so subtle messages and worldview issues at play in this latest Dreamworks Animation film in this review from Movieology!
‘Thor’ rocked superhero mythos in the box office this past opening weekend with $65.7 million in ticket sales—good for an unheard of Viking god turned comic book hero. Is there a redeeming message and morally uplifting value to this pagan god story? Or is this another supplanting of the Christian faith by robbing true religion […]
‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise is known for its non-stop action, out of control racing stunts, poor acting and a generally complimentary view of theft and crime. Does the newest iteration, ‘Fast Five,’ with its sizable lineup of returning cast members provide any more depth than its predecessors? Or is it just more of […]
“Soul Surfer” has made a splash amongst Christian audiences. While some are deeming it the best Christian film in ages, others see it has watered down secularized rubbish. Has Hollywood delivered a real spiritual journey in the life of famed surfer Bethany Hamilton, or are we presented with a flick that mars the Christian message? […]
The Lincoln Lawyer is about a defense attorney who conducts his business from the back of his Lincoln Towncar. Attorney Mick Haller, played by Matthew McConaughey, has made a name for himself defending run-of-the-mill thugs and ruffians, but he may be in over his head defending a rich, society boy accused of rape and murder. […]
There are numerous Christians who believe that a personal, private faith is all the gospel requires. Os Guinness described this as “The Private-Zoo Factor,” a religion that is caged so that it loses its wildness. When true Christianity is applied to any part of the world, it blossoms far more fully and colorfully than any other worldview. Contrary successful worldviews must borrow from the Christian worldview in order for them to work. When pagans stopped believing that they lived in “an enchanted forest” and that “glens and groves, rocks and streams are alive with spirits, sprites, demons” and “nature teems with sun gods, river goddesses, [and] astral deities,” at that moment the world and everything in it changed. Everything seemed possible within the boundaries of God’s Providence and law. A Christian worldview made science possible and civil government ministerial rather than messianic. Stanley Jaki, the author of numerous books on the relationship between Christianity and science, comments . . .