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!
Winnie the Pooh returns to theaters for another children’s storybook adventure. Based on classic children’s fiction, it is a rare to see the longevity of the archetype characters. On the other hand, it comes at no surprise as it’s a bear-loving money making machine for Walt Disney Pictures. So is this movie a honeypot filled with golden sweetness? Or is it an empty container that no longer has a purpose? Find out right now on 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!
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!
‘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 Civil War didn’t end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to the north. Well, not for some southerners. After President Lincoln was assassinated, Yanks brought the conspirators to court for trial. Among the convicted: Mary Surratt. What became of her? Did the northern court give the southerners a fair trial? “The Conspirator” movie by Robert […]
The Easter Bunny’s headstrong son runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of being a drummer, and has no intention of carrying on family tradition and becoming the next Easter Bunny. Meanwhile, a power crazed chick has plotted to steal the egg of destiny and take over as the new Easter Bunny in the […]
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. […]