Brenden is a graduate student pursuing his Master in Theatre Arts degree with Regent University. He is an educational assistant and tutor by day and a theatre practitioner by night. You can find him live-tweeting his favorite movies on Twitter @LeviTheBeliever or posting poetry and unsolicited opinions at thebookofbrenden.com

BLENDED | Monday Movie Review

blenden, adam sandler, drew barrymore, africa, promo

To be honest, I was kinda reluctant to even watch this film. However, I was in the mood for a movie, and the two films at my hometown’s twin theater (“twin” meaning it only has two screens) were Godzilla and Blended. And since I reviewed the monster movie last week, I thought Blended would be a … Continue reading

FCC 11: Christian Themes in “Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones”

star wars, attack of the clones, arena, jedi

On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we fly to Kamino to witness the creation of the Clone Army and find Christian themes in STAR WARS II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Is the Jedi Code just as broken as the Law of the Old Testament? Will there ever be … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #9: Godzilla

godzilla, 2014, roar, sun, fog

Legendary’s Godzilla stomps through silver screens all over the world in its first weekend – and ultimately finds his home in your heart. Godzilla has to live up to the hype. Godzilla…Lord of the Lizards…King of the Monsters…has returned. Admit it: when you first started hearing about a new Godzilla movie, you got just … Continue reading

FCC 10: More Christian Themes in “Chamber of Secrets”

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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we find ourselves before the graven image of Salazar Slytherin once again as we find more Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Those mandrakes are ugly as sin… That’s right! Grab your earmuffs and tighten your grip because … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #8: Heaven Is For Real

colton burpo, connor corum

Occasionally campy, Heaven Is For Real gives a truthful glimpse into the struggle between doubt and faith. This week’s Monday Movie Review hones in on Heaven Is For Real – the film adaptation of the book of the same name. I had a feeling I would enjoy this film better than other certain … Continue reading

FCC 09: Christian Themes in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Salazar Slytherin's Chamber of Secrets

Let’s sneak off to the girls’ lavatory on the second floor and see if we can find any Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We’re going back to the Wizarding World, but you can leave the Hogwarts Express back at Platform 9 3/4. Instead, we’re taking … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #7: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man looks over the city.

Amazing performances and electrifying scenes may not save The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from lean and hungry characters, but you should still see it. This second installment of the new-and-improved Spider-Man series just finished a stellar first-weekend run. I’ve had so many friends and colleagues solidify via social media the “greatness” of this … Continue reading

FCC 08: Christian Themes in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Join us as we arrive at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and look for Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Sorcerer’s Stone : An Introduction to the Wizarding World Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone first hit English shelves in the summer of 1997 and then crossed … Continue reading

FCC 07: Christian Themes in “The Princess Bride”

Join us as we cross the eel-infested waters to the land of Florin and seek out Christian themes in the 1987 blockbuster hit The Princess Bride. I like Fezzik’s transformation into a slave to righteousness. One of my favorite characters in The Princess Bride is Fezzik. It tickles me not … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #6: Noah

This week’s Monday Movie Review is on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. And even though I’m sure those who read this article will most likely be familiar with the story as told in Genesis, I’m still going to give out a SPOILER ALERT in regards to the movie’s plot. I’ll start the … Continue reading

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