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The Shack (2017) Stuart Hazeldine - Movie Review

The Shack (2017) Stuart Hazeldine - Movie Review

The Shack (2017) Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine Writers: John Fusco, Andrew Lanham, Destin Cretton (Screenplay) William P. Young with Wayne Jacobsen and Brad Cummings (Book) Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Amélie Eve, Avraham...


Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan - Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan - Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan (Screenplay) Stars: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Kara Hayward, Anna Baryshnikov, Ben O'Brien, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Run Time: 137min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA)...


La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle - Mini Movie Review

La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle - Mini Movie Review

La La Land (2016) Directed by: Damien Chazelle Writer: Damien Chazelle (Screenplay) Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, John Legend, Run Time: 128min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for some language Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian...


Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve - Mini Movie Review

Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve - Mini Movie Review

Arrival (2016) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Writers: Eric Heisserer (Screenplay) Ted Chiang (Short Story: "Story of Your Life") Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Tzi Ma, Michael Stuhlbarg, Run Time: 116min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for brief strong language Listen here...


Hell or High Water (2016) David Mackenzie - Mini Movie Review

Hell or High Water (2016) David Mackenzie - Mini Movie Review

Hell or High Water (2016) Directed by: David Mackenzie Writer: Taylor Sheridan (Screenplay) Stars: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Run Time: 102min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA) for some strong violence, language throughout and brief sexuality Listen here for audio of...


Lion (2016) Garth Davis - Mini Movie Review

Lion (2016) Garth Davis - Mini Movie Review

Lion (2016) Directed by: Garth Davis Writers: Luke Davies (Screenplay), Saroo Brierley (Book "A Long Way Home") Stars: Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Divian Ladwa, Keshav Jadhav Run Time: 118min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA)...


Silence (2017) Martin Scorsese - Movie Review

Silence (2017) Martin Scorsese - Movie Review

Silence (2017) Directed by: Martin Scorsese Writers: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese (Screenplay), Shusaku Endo (Book) Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yoshi Oida, Issei Ogata, Ciarán Hinds, Run Time: 161min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA) for some disturbing...


IssuesEtc Segment: 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017

IssuesEtc Segment: 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017

74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 In this segment of IssuesEtc pastors Giese and Wilken talk about the recent telecast of the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Provided in this interview are some general observations of the award show and a little discussion of what makes the Golden Globe Awards...


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards - Movie Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards - Movie Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Directed by: Gareth Edwards Writers: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll, Gary Whitta (Screenplay), based on characters created by George Lucas. Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang,...


Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson - Movie Review

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson - Movie Review

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Directed by: Mel Gibson Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight (Screenplay) Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Run Time: 139min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA) for intense prolonged realistically...


Doctor Strange (2016) Scott Derrickson - Movie Review

Doctor Strange (2016) Scott Derrickson - Movie Review

Doctor Strange (2016) Directed by: Scott Derrickson Writers: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill (Screenplay), Steve Ditko (Comic Book) Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Chiwetelu Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams  Run...


Inferno (2016) Ron Howard - Movie Review

Inferno (2016) Ron Howard - Movie Review

Inferno (2016) Directed by: Ron Howard Writers: David Koepp, (Screenplay), Dan Brown (Book) Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ana Ularu, Sidse Knudsen Run Time: 121min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images,...


Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

Sully (2016) Directed by: Clint EastwoodWriters: Todd Komarnicki, (Screenplay), Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow (Book: Highest Duty) Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Patch Darragh, Jamey Sheridan, Michael Rapaport, Vincent Lombardi Run Time: 96min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13...


Ben-Hur (2016) Timur Bekmambetov - Movie Review

Ben-Hur (2016) Timur Bekmambetov - Movie Review

Ben-Hur (2016) Directed by: Timur BekmambetovWriters: John Ridley, Keith R. Clarke (Screenplay), Lew Wallace (Book) Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbæk, Morgan Freeman, James Cosmo, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Haluk Bilginer Run Time:...


Suicide Squad (2016) David Ayer - Movie Review

Suicide Squad (2016) David Ayer - Movie Review

Suicide Squad (2016) Directed by: David AyerWriters: David AyerStars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Alain ChanoineRun Time: 123min Rated: PG (Canada) PG -...


Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) Paul Feig - Movie Review

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) Paul Feig - Movie Review

Posted in 2016 / issuesetc.org / Movie Review / Pastor Ted Giese

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) Directed by: Paul FeigWriters: Paul Feig, Katie Dippold (screenplay), Stars: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey,Run Time: 120min Rated: PG (Canada) PG - 13 (MPAA) for supernatural action and some...


Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Roland Emmerich - Movie Review

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Roland Emmerich - Movie Review

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Directed by: Roland EmmerichWriters: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch,...


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,...