Suffering and Glory in MAZE RUNNER | FCC 56

This image from MAZE RUNNER features Dylan O'Brien as Thomas as he is about to fight Gally in the circle.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the elevator up to the Glade as we look for Christian themes in The Maze Runner. Can Thomas’s vision of life beyond the Maze save his brothers from the sting of death? All that and more in 3, 2, 1! For … Continue reading

New Pan Teaser Trailer 2 With More Hugh Jackman | Reel News

This image shows the flying ship approaching Neverland in the Warner Bros. film, Pan.

Warner Bros. Entertainment and panmovie.com has released the second full-length Pan teaser trailer and it is Pantastic! The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Eragon”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as … Continue reading

First Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Trailer And Poster | Reel News

This image shows the first official movie poster for the 20th Century Fox film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

20th Century Fox releases first trailer and poster for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and here is your first look into the dystopian world of Gladers and WCKD. From the The Maze Runner Movies Website: In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his … Continue reading

First Look: Warcraft’s Orgrim, The Warchief Orc |Reel News

This image shows the Warcraft movie logo

Months after the Warcraft movie reveal at Comic-Con last year we finally get a glimpse into the visuals of at least one film character! Meet Orgrim, the orc warchief played by actor Robert Kazinsky. Says director Duncan Jones, “We were looking for someone who would be able to perform the gruffness, the humor, … Continue reading

EX MACHINA | Monday Movie Review

This is a promotional image for the film EX MACHINA that features Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac.

A good science fiction story is hard to find, but call in the search dogs because Ex Machina is here. Being released within the same weekend as the ultra-anticipated-but-ultimately-meh Avengers: Age of Ultron hasn’t stopped Ex Machina from being rightfully hailed as the “sleeper hit” of the early summer movie season. And upon leaving the theater after … Continue reading

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON that features all the heroes.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a great way to start off your summertime film season – that is, if your summertime film season is summarized by all spectacle and wit with just a hint of relevance. Because as engaging and as exciting as the film was, I still walked out of … Continue reading

Struggling with Sin in ORDER OF THE PHOENIX | FCC 55

This is an image from ORDER OF THE PHOENIX that features the new students in the Room of Requirement.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we enter the Room of Requirement as we look for Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Voldemort’s influence over Harry is becoming more and more powerful. How does this compare to Christians who are “saved” but still struggle … Continue reading

Covenantal Grace in BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES | FCC 54

This is a promotional image for the film THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES that features Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield as he sits on his throne.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we follow the Orcs, the Eagles, the Men, the Elves, and the Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain as we look for Christian themes in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. What can we learn from Bilbo Baggins withholding the Arkenstone from Thorin … Continue reading

Covered by the Blood in EDGE OF TOMORROW | FCC 53

This is a promotional image from the film EDGE OF TOMORROW that features Tom Cruise as Cage and Emily Blunt as Rita.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we don our battle suits and rally against the Mimics as we find Christian themes in EDGE OF TOMORROW. Is William Cage’s ability to respawn from death and learn from his mistakes an example of Grace? Or, is it an example of … Continue reading

FOXCATCHER | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film FOXCATCHER that features Steve Carell and Channing Tatum as John du Pont and Mark Schultz.

If truth is stranger than fiction, the true story upon which Foxcatcher is based is one of the most bizarre tales from the fringe of the hyper-wealthy, post-modern American subculture to emerge. The film follows Olympic gold medal wrestler Mark Schultz as he and his brother of equal accomplishments Dave Schultz … Continue reading