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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,...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part III

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part III

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary    To participate live in the last parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday October 1st at 7pm: click here.   In part three of this Quest course we looked at two areas. 1) First was the Word...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part II

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part II

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary    To participate live in the next two parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday September 24th and October 1st at 7pm: click here.   In Part two of the Quest Cource offered through...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part I

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part I

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary  To participate live in the next three parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday Sept 17th, 24th and October 1st at 7pm: click here.   Spiritual gifts in St Paul's Writings: While speaking...


Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed by Woody Allen  Movie Review

Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed by Woody Allen Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand.   Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed and written by: Woody Allen Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C.K. Runtime: 98 min. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language, and...


Elysium (2013) Directed by Neil Blomkamp  Movie Review

Elysium (2013) Directed by Neil Blomkamp Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand. Elysium (2013) Directed and Written by: Neil Blomkamp Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Runtime: 109 min. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. Under the special effects, makeup, and...


Pacific Rim (2013) Directed by Guillermo del Toro  Movie Review

Pacific Rim (2013) Directed by Guillermo del Toro Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand.   Pacific Rim (2013) Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Writers: Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro (screenplay) Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi Runtime: 131 min. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense...


The Conjuring (2013) Directed by James Wan - Movie Review

The Conjuring (2013) Directed by James Wan - Movie Review

The Conjuring (2013) Directed by: James Wan, Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes, Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Runtime: 112 min. Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA) for terror and horror violencefor sequences of disturbing violence and terror Listen here for audio of...


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Directed by J.J. Abrams  Movie Review

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Directed by J.J. Abrams Movie Review

Click the IssuesEtc banner below to hear the radio interview. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Directed by: J.J. Abrams. Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch. Runtime: 132 min Rated PG-13 for...


Iron Man 3 (2013) Directed by Shane Black

Iron Man 3 (2013) Directed by Shane Black

Click the IssuesEtc banner below to hear the radio interview.  “Sin When it is Fully Grown Brings Forth Death”  Iron Man 3 (2013) Written and Directed by: Shane Black Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce Runtime: 130 min Rated PG-13  for...