Category Archives: Movies

Rambo

Rambo

Wow, I justed watched Rambo and I was pleasantly surprised at the plethora of issues and principles put forth. I’ll have to post more about on this soon, but suffice it to say that third-world plight, pacifism and the use of deadly force, militant fascism, and “who would Jesus punch” were all addressed in some [...]

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

I just saw Iron Man at the theater. You’ll read some of my criticisms here, but all in all it was a fun and exhilarating cinematic ride. Oh yeah… minimal spoilers, so relax (in case you don’t read comic books)! The Acting This was a pure gem for Robert Downey Jr. as he masterfully filled [...]

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

So while I was blogging about musical movies (like Once) I thought I’d point out another great flick I saw recently… Walk the Line. This movie revolved around the life story of Johnny Cash and starred Joaquin Phoenix (nominated for the 2005 Academy Award as Best Actor) as Cash and Reese Witherspoon(nominated and won the [...]

Once

Once

I can get easily bored with movies. So much cliché… predictability… canned Hollywood repetition. And – being a musician – I am particularly critical of music-centered stories. That being said… I was delightfully surprised by Once. I think the movie is one of the best independent flicks I’ve seen. I watched it with my wife [...]

The Golden Compass – a Christ-follower’s Perspective

The Golden Compass – a Christ-follower’s Perspective

I went to see The Golden Compass. I would have probably skipped this story altogether except for the controversy swirling around it… which, like any controversies, found its way into my email inbox. So not only did I see the movie but I also read the entire book series – called His Dark Materials (The [...]

Yes, I’m Going To See The Da Vinci Code… Here’s Why

Yes, I’m Going To See The Da Vinci Code… Here’s Why

I am going to see The Da Vinci Code (TDVC) movie as soon as it comes out and I’m able. I am a sincere Christ-follower (an Evangelical Christian) and I don’t believe nearly any of the historical foundation for the story. You may ask, why would you go to this movie then – I thought [...]

Ain’t No Ancient Guitars

Ain’t No Ancient Guitars

One of my favorite movies is The Red Violin [wiki, imdb]. It’s an exquisitely told tale of a haunting and perfect violin with a mysterious quality that enchants various possessors over centuries and continents to eventually end up in the hands of Samuel “Snakes on a Plane” Jackson in modern day Montréal. Wonderfully told… this [...]

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Harry Potter and The Goblet of Confusion

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Confusion

Just when I protect good ‘ole Harry from the jowls of bloodthirsty Pharisees and legalists I go and watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and come away wondering how this movie made any money. I know the unsavory Puritans’ penchant for book burnings and the failing of a silver screen boy hero sequel [...]

Lawyers, Bloody Lawyers

Lawyers, Bloody Lawyers

People hate lawyers until they need one. – unknown (but widely quoted in law circles) The person who said the above forgot one very important thing… the reason that I would NEED a lawyer to protect me is because of ANOTHER lawyer trying to screw me. [minor detail] With all the talk recently of bloggers [...]