INSIDE OUT | Monday Movie Review

This image from INSIDE OUT show Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust in Headquarters.

Disney/Pixar’s latest film Inside Out is a box office hit as well as a fan favorite and leads us to understand sadness and sorrow in a more Christian way. Surface-Level and Subliminal Cinematic Success Inside Out is the latest production of the powerhouse combo Disney/Pixar, and it is one of the … Continue reading

JURASSIC WORLD | Monday Movie Review

This image from JURASSIC WORLD shows Chris Pratt as Owen as he calms his velociraptors.

Exciting (if Slightly Extinct) Science Fiction What makes Jurassic World exciting is that its simple science fiction premise allows for plenty of humanity. Just like the 1993 original, the plot of this film stems from one idea: that scientists have discovered a way to bring dinosaurs back from extinction, and greedy business … Continue reading

FORREST GUMP: Love and Obedience | FCC 60

This image from FORREST GUMP shows Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump.

Simplicity and obedience out of love are just two of the many Christian themes found in Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright, and Sally Field. We provide you with three easy tips for sharing the Gospel of Jesus by using this popular film only on this episode … Continue reading

INSIDIOUS: Chapter 3 | Monday Movie Review

This promotional image from INSIDIOUS: Chapter 3 shows Stefanie Scott sitting in bed as a single beam of light illuminates her eye.

Eerie and Suspenseful, but Misses the Mark If two basic thematic conflicts have ever existed in the horror film genre, they have been the conflict of Man vs. Man and that Man vs. the Supernatural. In the former, we see the stereotypical serial killer that just can’t die no matter how … Continue reading

Repentance in APOLLO 13 | FCC 59

This image from APOLLO 13 shows the crew boarding the rocket.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we blast off to the Moon and look for Christian themes in Apollo 13. Can the crew of Apollo 13 repent from their mistaken adventure? Can Ken Mattingly give the crew the power they need to live…like Jesus? All that and more in … Continue reading

PITCH PERFECT 2 | Monday Movie Review

This image from PITCH PERFECT 2 shows the Barden Bellas at the World's a cappella showcase.

Pitch Perfect 2 layers on the enchanting a cappella melodies and snappy one-liners for which you already had an expectation thanks to the first film. Actress Elizabeth Banks goes behind the cameras for her directorial debut as she guides this story from top to bottom. But one might think that she … Continue reading

New Life in NOAH | FCC 58

This image from NOAH shows Russell Crowe as Noah as he looks at the water.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we throw out the Bible completely as we look for *anything* redemptive in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Does this film represent God as we know Him through Jesus Christ, or is it a matter that doesn’t even need to be searched out in the … Continue reading

TOMORROWLAND | Monday Movie Review

This image from TOMORROWLAND shows George Clooney as Frank Walked in a field looking at a distant city.

A slick, young hipster complains about the troubles of the world: war, famine, and big companies destroying the planet for a cool bajillion bucks. The local baby boomer offspring gripes about being cheated out his jet packs and flying cars. A tension rises between the two: the former blaming the latter … Continue reading

The Power of Love in BACK TO THE FUTURE | FCC 57

This image from BACK TO THE FUTURE features Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Brown.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we jump in the DeLorean and turn on the Flux Capacitor as we look for Christian themes in Robert Zemeckis’s sci-fi classic Back to the Future. Is Marty McFly’s love and kindness for his father enough to save the world? All that … Continue reading

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD | Monday Movie Review

This image from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD shows Tom Hardy as Mad MaX being use as a blood bag on the hood of a battle car.

When Mad Max: Fury Road begins, you’ll have just enough time for an off-screen monologue layered over the notoriously desolate post-apocalyptic landscape most familiar to fans of the series. The player speaking the monologue will then appear – Tom Hardy as the titular character – and have just enough time to step … Continue reading