The Muppets are back to the cinema after twelve long agonizing years for fans that withstood the brunt in the interim of terrible, terrible, terrible Muppet telefilms. The Muppet gang (along with Disney) are trying to bring back their former glory. Can guest celebrity appearances and a big budget turn the tide? Will ‘The Muppets’ be recognized as a sensational, celebrational, muppetational movie by old and new fans? 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!
International spies, political intrigue, deadly secrets, and harrowing action… these are startling and compelling qualities for the American version of the Israeli film called ‘The Debt’. Does this dark film addressing controversial political topics shed light on moral absolutes like truth and justice? Find out now 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!
‘Spy Kids 4’ promises action-packed family togetherness and out of this world aromas with the Aromascope. ‘Part 4’ introduces a whole new family of spies with unique family shortcomings and ambitions, but is the new spy family a welcome refresh to the otherwise silly continuation of this movie’s franchise? Find out 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!
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!
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!
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.
‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ paraded into cinemas this past weekend. Jim Carrey’s latest has adorable birds of the Antarctic to muse us with their charms. But not all is well for Mr. Popper and the birds in his care in New York City…. Is the movie a playful penguin party people particularly take pleasure in? Or are people providing poor reception to this comedy? Find out 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.
It has been 8 years since the release of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Will the fourth installment On Stranger Tides reward audiences with cinematic treasure? Or will they leave feeling as though they’ve been plundered? With a history of sensationalizing superstition and the occult, can the newest entry into the swashbuckling franchise contain any redeeming qualities or is it simply a mindless big budget popcorn flick? Stewart reviews On Stranger Tides, and dives into the film quality and philosophical messages behind the movie in this episode of Movieology!
‘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 […]