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American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Jason Hall (screenplay), Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice (book) Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Ben Reed, Luke Grimes Run Time: 132min Rated:14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA) for strong and disturbing war violence,...


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...


IssuesEtc Segment: 72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015

IssuesEtc Segment: 72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015

72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 In this segment of IssuesEtc pastors Giese and Wilken talk about the recent telecast of the 72nd 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...


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)...


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...


Fury (2014) Directed by David Ayer - Movie Review

Fury (2014) Directed by David Ayer - Movie Review

Fury (2014) Directed by: David Ayer Writer: David Ayer Stars: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal             Run Time: 134 min Rated: 14A (Canada) R (MPAA) for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout. Listen here for audio...


Annabelle (2014) Directed by John R. Leonetti - Movie Review

Annabelle (2014) Directed by John R. Leonetti - Movie Review

Annabelle (2014) Directed by: John R. Leonetti Writer: Gary Dauberman Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodward Run Time: 98 Min Rated: 14-A (Canada) R (MPAA) for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror. Listen here for audio of radio interviews about...


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...


Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - Movie Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - Movie Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by: Ivan Reitman Writer: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts Run Time: 105 Min Rated: PG (Canada), PG (MPAA). Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films...


Seeking the Good of Your Littlest Neighbour (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) - Family & Movies

Seeking the Good of Your Littlest Neighbour (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) - Family & Movies

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. “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no...


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...


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by Matt Reeves - Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by Matt Reeves - Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by: Matt Reeves Writer: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Nick Thurston, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Karin Konoval  Run Time: 130 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA)...


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 June 2014: Hello, My Name Is Single

Book Of The Month for June 2014: Hello, My Name Is Single

Posted in 2014 / 6th Commandment / Book of the Month / issuesetc.org

Book Of The Month for June 2014: "Hello, My Name Is Single" by Adriane Heins  2014 / Paperback / 160 Pages Overview Whether you have chosen your singleness or whether the Lord has given it to you, whether you are content with your current situation or hate it with a deep and intense...


Maleficent (2014) Directed by: Robert Stromberg - Movie Review

Maleficent (2014) Directed by: Robert Stromberg - Movie Review

Maleficent (2014) Directed by: Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grim (story)  Stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning  Run Time: 97 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG (MPAA) for sequences of fantasy action and violence,...