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The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau - Movie Review

The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau - Movie Review

The Jungle Book (2016) Directed by: Jon Favreau Writers: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (book) Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken Run Time: 105min Rated: PG (Canada) PG (MPAA)for some sequences of...


God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Directed by: Harold Cronk Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Hayley Orrantia, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, Benjamin A. Onyango, Robin Givens, Trisha LaFache, Paul Kwo, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Pat Boone Run Time: 120min Rated: G...


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Zack Snyder - Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Zack Snyder - Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Directed by: Zack Snyder Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter Run Time: 151min Rated: PG (Canada) PG - 13 (MPAA) for...


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, ...


Oscars - 88th Academy Awards - winning films reviewed by IssuesEtc

Oscars - 88th Academy Awards - winning films reviewed by IssuesEtc

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honouring the best films of 2015, were largely overshadowed by questions of Hollywood racism. The host of the ceremony was Chris Rock, an African American Comedian. His scathing opening monologue...


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...


The Revenant (2015) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Movie Review

The Revenant (2015) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Movie Review

The Revenant (2015) Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Writers: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Screenplay), Michael Punke (based in part on the novel by) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Melaw Nakehk'o, Duane Howard,...


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...


Spotlight (2015) Directed By Tom McCarthy - Movie Review

Spotlight (2015) Directed By Tom McCarthy - Movie Review

Spotlight Directed by: Tom McCarthy Writers: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy (screenplay) Stars: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brain d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan, Neal Huff, Richard Jenkins, Run Time: 128 min Rated: 14A (Canada)...


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Directed By Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Directed By Francis Lawrence - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Directed by: Francis LawrenceWriters: Peter Craig, Danny Strong (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (book) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Julianne MooreRun Time: 137 min...


Spectre (2015) Directed by Sam Mendes - Movie Review

Spectre (2015) Directed by Sam Mendes - Movie Review

Spectre (2015) Directed by: Sam MendesWriters: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth (screenplay), Ian Fleming (characters) Stars: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jesper...


Notes & Audio Recaps for A.D. The Bible Continues - IssuesEtc

Notes & Audio Recaps for A.D. The Bible Continues - IssuesEtc

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films/TV from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. Episode 1:...


Bridge of Spies (2015) Directed by Steven Spielberg - Movie Review

Bridge of Spies (2015) Directed by Steven Spielberg - Movie Review

Bridge of Spies Directed by: Steven Spielberg Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan and Joel Coen Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Dakin Matthews, Scott Shepherd Run Time: 141 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for some violence and brief strong language...


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:...


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) Directed By Wes Ball - Movie Review

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) Directed By Wes Ball - Movie Review

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Directed by: Wes Ball Writers: T.S. Nowlin (screenplay); James Dashner (book) Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Aidan...


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...