X-MEN APOCALYPSE | Monday Movie Review

This image from X-MEN APOCALYPSE shows Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse holding a skull.

To be honest, I can’t decide what I enjoyed the most about X-Men Apocalypse. Sure, there are plenty of enjoyable moments that have stayed with me since I first saw the film – the endless gems of 80’s nostalgia, Quicksilver’s sweet rescue operation, Wolverine’s ferocious cameo, and the final bout between Charles … Continue reading

BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE | Movie Review

This is a promotional image for BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

The Christian Angle on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice The most common complaint about Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is that it just isn’t “real” enough. According to the naysayers, the characters are either underdeveloped or overplayed, the action is bawdy and predictable, and there’s just too much CGI for … Continue reading

THE REVENANT | Monday Movie Review

This image from THE REVENANT shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass wearing a bear skin.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, just calm down. Let’s not jump the gun by saying that director Alejandro González Iñárritu has the Midas touch;  I’m sure there are a few miscellaneous dust particles flying around his house that have not yet turned to gold – but let’s be honest: that’s probably just because they … Continue reading

STAR WARS The Force Awakens | Monday Movie Review

This image from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS shows Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chebacca as they return to the Millennium Falcon.

It’s the first Monday of 2016, and STAR WARS The Force Awakens has already surpassed Jurassic World and Titanic in domestic box office sales and is en route to depose James Cameron’s Avatar for the number one slot for biggest domestic movie ever (update on January 7th, it already has). And all for good reasons, … Continue reading

THE MARTIAN | Monday Movie Review

This image from THE MARTIAN shows Matt Damon as Mark Chatney.

It’s really difficult to not compare and contrast Ridley Scott’s The Martian to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar since the former was released barely a year after the latter. Matt Damon returns to the silver screen in a space suit, except he’s the good guy this time. And Jessica Chastain actually gets to go into outer space … Continue reading

SCORCH TRIALS | Monday Movie Review

This image from SCORCH TRIALS shows the kids walking in the desert.

I don’t know if I liked last year’s debut of The Maze Runner better than this year’s release of The Scorch Trials or not, or if a comparison even needs to be made. Both were directed wonderfully by Wes Ball, and both contain the same talented cast with some pleasant additions. The … Continue reading

WAR ROOM | Monday Movie Review

This image from WAR ROOM shows Karen Abercrombia as Miss Clara and Priscilla Shirer as Elizabeth.

It’s not that War Room is too unrealistic – a common complaint about movies of similar stock – for prayer is immensely powerful, and we all know someone as eccentrically and selflessly devout as Miss Clara (more on her later) and someone else (like ourselves) as broken and in need of repair … 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

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