THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Faith and Salvation | FCC 69

This image from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES shows Batman.

In The Dark Knight Rises, the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman has to develop a childlike faith in order to escape the Lazarus Pit. Selina Kyle/Catwoman needs the Clean Slate for salvation, and Batman can provide it. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we discuss these and many more Christian … Continue reading

TRUE STORY | Monday Movie Review

This image from TRUE STORY shows Jonah Hill as Mike Finkel and James Fresco as Christian Longo.

Originally a selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, True Story is now streaming through your preferred online service, and it is a decent enough supplement to your intake of big studio, big budget productions. Based on the memoir of the same name, this film follows the loosely-based true account of ex-New-York-Times-author … Continue reading

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Kindness and Repentance | FCC 68

This image from STAR WARS EPISODE VI show Luke Skywalker holding a green lightsaber with Darth Vader in the background.

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker’s kindness leads to his father Darth Vader’s repentance. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we discuss the Christian themes of kindness and gentleness as a part of the fruit of the Spirit and how that fruit can … Continue reading

FANTASTIC FOUR | Monday Movie Review

This image from FANTASTIC FOUR shows Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell as Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm.

A superhero movie that flops out in the theaters can still become one of someone else’s favorite movies for the rest of their life (for me, that movie is Batman Forever; it apparently stunk in the box office, but I loved it for years and still will occasionally revisit it). 20th Century … Continue reading

STAR WARS EPISODE V: Faith and Heart | FCC 67

This image from STAR WARS EPISODE V shows Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader.

In the film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to the planet of Dagobah to train with the Jedi Master Yoda. In these few scenes, wise Yoda instructs young Luke in the ways of the Force, and from that, we discuss the Christian themes of faith … Continue reading

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION | Monday Movie Review

This image from MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION shows Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner.

When I first heard about another Mission: Impossible film, I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes; nothing seems to stop the Sequel Train that Hollywood keeps fueling and running us ragged with. So when I bought my ticket on a whim, I didn’t really expect anything all that great. That being said, Mission: … Continue reading

STAR WARS Episode IV: Let Go and Let God | FCC 66

This promo image for STAR WARS Episode IV shows Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia.

Learning to “let go and let God” is just one of the Christian themes found in Star Wars Episode IV. In this episode of the Finding Christ in Cinema podcast, we’ll talk about Luke letting go of his own understanding, letting the Force do the work through him, and how that … Continue reading

PIXELS | Monday Movie Review

This image from PIXELS shows Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan as they stand in front of a giant Pacman.

Everyone has heard how scathing the reviews are, but Pixels is not that bad. It is full of some exciting graphics and some compelling action sequences all scattered amidst a sea of cleverly placed wisps of nostalgia. My only complaint is about the story itself and how I wish it had more … Continue reading

PACIFIC RIM: Christian Unity | FCC 65

This image from PACIFIC shows a team of Jaegers.

In Pacific Rim, the pilots of the Jaegers have to be drift compatible in order to operate those machines. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we use the idea of drift compatibility to discuss the theme of Christian unity. For your convenience you will find each … Continue reading

ANT-MAN | Monday Movie Review

This image from ANT-MAN shows Ant-Man standing in the bathtub.

I remember being so thrilled when I first heard that Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas were joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but at the time, I had no idea who Ant-Man was nor did I know anything about Dr. Hank Pym and the Pym Particle. I therefore didn’t have any … Continue reading