For most high-schoolers prom is a big deal and many will go to great lengths in the quest for a “perfect prom.” The teens in Disney’s ‘Prom’ are on just such a quest, with their perfectionist class president leading the way. Is there more to this ‘Prom’ than meets the eye? Watch Joseph’s review now, […]
Water for Elephants tells the story of a young man, played by Robert Pattinson, who joins a traveling circus as their veterinarian to escape the bleakness of his life after the death of his parents. Once in the circus, Jacob finds himself in a hidden, twisted subculture where morality is dictated by the tyrannical, larger-than-life […]
Blu, a domesticated blue macaw who can’t fly, travels to Rio de Janeiro in search of the only other of his kind, who also happens to be female. When Blu finds her, it is not love at first sight, as he and the independent Jewel work to overcome their differences. Watch now for Joseph’s take […]
A young girl, forced into terrible circumstances by an evil step-father, retreats into her imagination to fight for her freedom. The trailer for “Sucker Punch” boasted stunning visuals, a cool concept and lots of awesome fight sequences. Did it live up to its promises? In this episode of Movieology, Stewart dissects the twisted world of […]
In Battle: Los Angeles, aliens attack Earth to steal our water and the United States military is our last line of defense. A tough group of marines, led by Sgt. Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), fight relentlessly to defend Earth from the alien siege. Boasting epic battle scenes and state of the art special effects, Battle: […]
Aliens with super powers fighting for survival here on Earth! Sounds like a great premise for a movie, but is “I Am Number Four” all it can or should be? Or does it fall short of sci-fi gold? Watch this episode of Movieology for a critique of “I Am Number Four” technically, as well as […]
My wife and I have spent the last three days – along with a thousand of our closest friends – attending the Reformation 500 Celebration in Boston, Massachusetts. A recurring theme at this conference has been the proper relationship between church and state. This important question must be resolved if Christians in the 21st century desire to continue the legacy that we are now celebrating in Boston. The men and women of the 16th century had determined a course of action, founded upon the Scriptures, that forever changed Europe and England and led to the formation of the very country where we now live. Although we are grateful for that heritage, we should also be looking to the future. The decisions that we make today will determine, 500 years from now, whether our descendants will be celebrating the thousand-year anniversary of the Reformation, or whether it will be forgotten.
Movie remakes can be hazardous. Few can compete with the originals. Several come to mind: Goodbye Mr. Chips, Mighty Joe Young, Sunset Boulevard, The Time Machine, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Lady Killers, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Miracle on 34th Street. There are exceptions: The Man Who Knew Too Much, Ben Hur, Tombstone (a remake of My Darling Clementine), Ocean’s Eleven, and The Dark Knight. In other cases, both the original and the remake are good: Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, Omega Man and I Am Legend, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, King Kong (this does not apply to the 1976 version starring Jessica Lang).