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!
Matt Dillon and Rooster Cogburn have nothin’ on a rag-tag band of cowpokes wrestling’ with aliens for their way of western life. Daniel Craig’s performance as Lonergan (a real “loner”) is a stranger in a town that will not accept him till he repents and turns from his jaded trace record. Between making good and saving the world from aliens, Lonergan makes time to ponder life after death and God’s sovereignty—or lack thereof. But does ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ withstand the clash of genres? Find out 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!
Fiction was ambling along on his way to the movies, when Well-meaning Christian stepped out of the woods with a Condemnation Machine. Fiction was very afraid, but thankfully had a copy of the Bible in his back pocket. After reading some parables and poetic images in his defense, he felt safe from harm, until Well-meaning Christian pulled out a subtlety adapter +1 and attached it to his condemnation machine. Well-meaning Christian pointed the newly accessorized weapon at Fiction’s cousin, Fantasy. Well-meaning Christian would take no excuses from Fiction. He wanted Fantasy to speak for himself. When we left, Fantasy was poised to give a reason for his existence, but then the narrator abruptly concluded the episode, leaving Fantasy in a pitiable whirlpool of anxiety… Until now!
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!
Autobots roll in for yet another box office smash hit. Audiences are thrilled with yet another bazaar of tantalizing thrills that exploit most everything known to man. The exploits—whether they be heart-pounding action violence or Victoria’s Secret-like sexuality—seem to have a spell-binding effect. Regardless of whether or not this attack on the senses works for mass audience appeal, is Michael Bay’s film anything more than hype over visual bombardment? Find out right now on Movieology!
Pixar’s latest ‘Cars 2’ has critics in a tail spin and speeding away from theater showings. What’s so different from this film and the popular prequel of 2006? On this episode, we have Ben Hodges as a guest reviewer to go in-depth into the first ‘Cars’ film to give us some insights into what might be influencing public opinion of the sequel. Have you seen the earmarks of socialism, and even Marxism in the original ‘Cars’? Ben uncovers these and more on today’s 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.
‘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 […]