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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Directed by Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Directed by Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Directed by: Francis Lawrence Writers: Danny Strong, Peter Craig (Screen Play), Suzanne Collins (Novel) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Joshua Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Run Time: 123 min Rated: PG (Canada)...


Interstellar (2014) Directed by Christopher Nolan - Movie Review

Interstellar (2014) Directed by Christopher Nolan - Movie Review

Interstellar (2014) Directed by: Christopher Nolan Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow Run Time: 169 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for some intense perilous action...


The Maze Runner (2014) Directed by Wes Ball - Movie Review

The Maze Runner (2014) Directed by Wes Ball - Movie Review

The Maze Runner (2014) Directed by: Wes Ball Writers: Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin (screenplay); James Dashner (book) Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Blake Cooper, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee Run Time: 113 min Rated: PG (Canada)...


Boyhood (2014) Directed by Richard Linklater - Movie Review

Boyhood (2014) Directed by Richard Linklater - Movie Review

Boyhood (2014) Directed by: Richard Linklater Writer: Richard Linklater Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater Run Time: 165 Min Rated: PG (Canada), R (MPAA) for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use. Listen here for audio...


Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Directed by James Gunn - Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Directed by James Gunn - Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Directed by: James Gunn Writer: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace Run Time: 121 min. Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences...


Hercules (2014) Directed by Brett Ratner - Movie Review

Hercules (2014) Directed by Brett Ratner - Movie Review

Hercules (2014) Directed by: Brett Ratner Writer: Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Bredal, John Hurt and Joseph Fiennes. Run Time:98 Min Rated:14A (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for epic battle...


Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by:  Michael Bay Writer: Ehren Kruger Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Mark Ryan, Ken Watanabe Run Time: 165 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences...


How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois - Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Directed by Dean DeBlois  Writer: Dean DeBlois, (screenplay), Cressida Cowell ("How to Train Your Dragon" book series)  Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, DjimonHounsou  Run Time:...


Book Of The Month For May 2014: I Am Not Afraid

Book Of The Month For May 2014: I Am Not Afraid

Book Of The Month For May 2014: I Am Not Afraid  "I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare" by Bennett, Robert H.  2013 / Paperback / 240 Pages   Overview While Africa and Madagascar seem like strange and faraway places, the world in which we now live has become much...


Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Directed by: Marc Web - Movie Review

Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Directed by: Marc Web - Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Directed by: Marc Web Writer: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (screenplay), Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (Comic Book) Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field Run Time:  142 Min Rated PG (Canada) Rated PG-13 (MPAA) for sequences of...


Heaven Is For Real (2014) Directed by: Randall Wallace - Movie Review

Heaven Is For Real (2014) Directed by: Randall Wallace - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.     Heaven Is For Real (2014) Directed by: Randall Wallace Writer: Randall Wallace, Chris Parker (screenplay), Todd Burpo,...


The Agony in the Garden

The Agony in the Garden

Recently I had the privilege to take part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief's (CLWR) 2014 Global Encounter, held in Israel and Palestine. In addition to visiting places like the Augusta Victoria Hospital and various Lutheran schools which are supported in part through funding from CLWR, I also...


Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky - Movie Review

Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky - Movie Review

Noah (2014) Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel (screenplay) Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone Run Time:  138 Min Rated PG (Canada) Rated PG-13 (MPAA)for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content....


 Son of God (2014) Directed By: Christopher Spencer - Movie Review

Son of God (2014) Directed By: Christopher Spencer - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Son of God (2014) Directed by: Christopher Spencer Writer: Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Colin Swash, Nic Young   Stars: Diogo...


12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen. Writer: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup, David Wilson (Book) Stars:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Adepero Oduye Runtime: 134 min Rated 14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA) for violence/cruelty,...


Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture. Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne. Writer: Bob Nelson. Stars:...


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed...


Ender's Game (2013) Directed By Gavin Hood - Movie Review

Ender's Game (2013) Directed By Gavin Hood - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. Click the banner to hear the radio review of Ender' Game. Ender's Game (2013) Directed by: Gavin Hood Written by: Gavin Hood (screenplay), Orson Scott Card (book)...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part IV

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part IV

Posted in 2013 / Canadian Lutheran / CLS / Pastor Ted Giese / Quest / Seminary

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary     This blog post includes media used in part 4/4 of an Online Quest Course taught on Tuesday October 1st 2013.   In part four of this Quest course we looked at two areas. 1 a) Hymns in Film; 1 b)...


Rush (2013) Directed By Ron Howard - Movie Review

Rush (2013) Directed By Ron Howard - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to audio reviews on demand. Rush (2013) Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Peter Morgan (screenplay) Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Runetime: 123 min. Rated 14A (Canada), R(MPAA) for sexual content, nudity,...