Movies

“Persecuted” Presents an Intriguing Premise But Does Not Deliver

One Media and Millennium Entertainment have come together to produce Persecuted, a new Christian film attempting to fuse a drama thriller with a politically engulfed mantra. The movie premiered on July 18 and was written and directed by Daniel Lusko (Epicenter, 2007; Riptide, 2010). The story Evangelist John Luther (James Remar) is the head... -Read More


Robert Amaya: Glorifying God Through Christian Films

Paul makes a simple call to Christians: “whether you eat or drink, (or work, or speak) whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10: 31 NLT). It sounds simple, and at the same time, if we are honest with ourselves, it is unquestionably challenging. Serving God requires focus... -Read More


Family, Choices, and the Media

“Life is about finding the meaning, joy and purpose in all the chaos,” declares Allyson, the main character in the movie “Mom’s Night Out.” The film is intended to be a funny, faith-based, family-friendly portrayal of four moms who are desperate for a night out, leaving their husbands to watch the kids for a... -Read More


NOAH: An Opportunity to Discuss the Truth

Anyone plugged into the world of cinema entertainment would have heard hype caused by the movie, Noah, released last month. Reviews were raving, yet very mixed in range. Half of movie viewers strongly disliked or disagreed with the way the film was presented, whereas others, found a different perspective, believing the movie to be... -Read More


Spring Films Worth Watching

Springtime is upon us, and with it come fun and thought-provoking films to enjoy. With convenient entertainment options Netflix and Redbox, it seems that people are spending less and less at the theatres these days. This is understandable since it often feels like you could spend the day at Disney World for the price... -Read More


Upcoming Christian Films

Christian films in the theaters used to be rare events. However, we are now being blessed with more and more faith-based films, many of which deliver powerful, life-changing messages. These inspirational films are truly a “light in a dark place” that strengthen believers and can serve as an outreach to the unchurched. We can... -Read More


Fall Films

Fall is here, and has brought a few promising films with it. Fall is a kind of transitional period; it isn’t summer blockbuster season anymore, but we haven’t reached the endless list of Oscar contenders that usually get packed in toward the end of the year either. In this season, we find a variety... -Read More


Social Justice Films

As we wrestle with the question of what social justice truly means, here is a list of films with stories and themes that exemplify the subject. The topics of these films range from slavery to murder, and even genocide, and some contain genuinely disturbing material. Consider carefully, and even prayerfully which films you will... -Read More


Fun Summer Movies

Summer is here, and with it comes a season of fun and exciting films. Certainly there are less Oscar-worthy dramas vying for our attention as theaters fill up with action, adventure and comedy genres. These flicks often lean a bit more on flash and fun than depth and substance, but that does not mean... -Read More


Great Gatsby & The Gospel

Late in his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald scrawled a line in a notebook that has often been repeated, “There are no second acts in American lives.” There are days when I believe this, or at least live like I do. I feel the discouragement of a familiar cycle running its course. The prospect of... -Read More