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The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan - Movie Review

The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan - Movie Review

The Conjuring 2 (2016) Directed by: James WanWriters: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Johnson (screenplay), Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Bob Adrian, Bonnie Aarons, Lauren Esposito, Benjamin Haigh, Patrick...


X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Bryan Singer - Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Bryan Singer - Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Directed by: Bryan Singer Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris (story) Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan,...


Captain America: Civil War (2016) Anthony and Joe Russo - Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Anthony and Joe Russo - Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Directed by: Anthony and Joe RussoWriters: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book), Joe Simon, Jack Kirby (characters) Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle,...


The Young Messiah (2016) Cyrus Nowrasteh - Movie Review

The Young Messiah (2016) Cyrus Nowrasteh - Movie Review

The Young Messiah (2016) Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh Writers: Cyrus Nowrasteh, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, (Screenplay), Anne Rice (novel) Stars: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Christian McKay, Adam Greaves-Neal, Rory Keenan, Jane Lapotaire, Finn Ireland, ...


Risen (2016) by Kevin Reynolds - Movie Review

Risen (2016) by Kevin Reynolds - Movie Review

Risen (2016)  Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Writers: Kevin Reynolds, Paul Aiello (screenplay), Paul Aiello (story) Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Peter Firth, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis, Stephen Greif, María Botto, Stewart Scudamore, Stephen Hagan. Run Time: 107 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13(MPAA) for...


Hail Caesar! (2016) by Joel and Ethan Coen - Movie Review

Hail Caesar! (2016) by Joel and Ethan Coen - Movie Review

Hail Caesar! (2016) Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen Writers: Joel and Ethan Coen Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill. Run Time: 106 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for some suggestive content...


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - [Spoilers] Movie Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - [Spoilers] Movie Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Writers: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Arndt Stars: Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Peter Mayhew, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, Mark Hamill, Run Time: 135 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13...


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - Initial Response Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - Initial Response Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt Stars: Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Peter Mayhew, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Run Time: 135 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for...


Star Wars - Original Trilogy (1977-1983) Honour Your Father? Thoughts on the 4th Commandment and Star Wars

Star Wars - Original Trilogy (1977-1983) Honour Your Father? Thoughts on the 4th Commandment and Star Wars

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. (Click here for a spoiler free review of Episode VII Star Wars The Force Awakens) The Fourth and the Force At this...


The Martian (2015) Directed By Ridley Scott - Movie Review

The Martian (2015) Directed By Ridley Scott - Movie Review

The Martian Directed by: Ridley Scott Writers: Drew Goddard (screenplay); Andy Weir (book) Stars: Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Wong Run Time: 141 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13(MPAA) for some strong language,...


Black Mass (2015) Directed By Scott Cooper - Movie Review

Black Mass (2015) Directed By Scott Cooper - Movie Review

Black Mass Directed by: Scott Cooper Writers: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth (screenplay); Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill (book) Stars: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, David Harbour, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Julianne Nicholson, Luke Ryan Run Time:...


Fantastic Four (2015) by Josh Trank- Movie Review

Fantastic Four (2015) by Josh Trank- Movie Review

Fantastic Four (2015) Directed by: Josh Trank Written by: Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg, Josh Trank Stars: Miles Teller, Tobias Kebbell, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara Run Time: 100min. Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and language Listen...


Terminator Genisys (2015) by Alan Taylor - Movie Review

Terminator Genisys (2015) by Alan Taylor - Movie Review

Terminator Genisys (2015) Directed by: Alan TaylorWritten by: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick LussierStars: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai CourtneyRun Time: 126min. Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity...


Jurassic World (2015) by Colin Trevorrow - Movie Review

Jurassic World (2015) by Colin Trevorrow - Movie Review

Jurassic World (2015) Directed by: Colin Trevorrow Written by: Colin Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio Run Time: 124min. Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for...


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) by Joss Whedon - Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) by Joss Whedon - Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Directed by: Joss Whedon Written by: Joss Whedon (screenplay), Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (comic book) Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evens, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson,...


CHAPPiE (2015) by Neill Blumkomp - Movie Review

CHAPPiE (2015) by Neill Blumkomp - Movie Review

Chappie (2015) Directed by: Neill Blumkomp Written by: Neill Blumkomp and Terri Tatchell Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja), Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Brandon Auret Run Time: 120 min Rated: 14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA)...


Birdman (2014) by Alejandro González Iñárritu - Movie Review

Birdman (2014) by Alejandro González Iñárritu - Movie Review

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Andrea...


Into The Woods (2014) by Rob Marshal - Movie Review

Into The Woods (2014) by Rob Marshal - Movie Review

Into the Woods (2014) Directed by: Rob Marshall Written by: James Lapine (screenplay & musical) Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch Run Time: 125min...


The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2014) by Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2014) by Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Directed by: Peter Jackson Written by: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (book) Stars: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly,...


Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by Ridley Scott - Movie Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by Ridley Scott - Movie Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by: Ridley Scott Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffery Caine, Steven Zaillian. Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Isaac Andrews, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde Run Time: 150 Min Rated: PG (Canada) Rated PG-13 (MPAA)...