Galaxy Quest – Funny Sci-Fi

I introduced my kids to one of the great science fiction comedies of all time, Galaxy Quest. The plot centers around the cast of a fictional science fiction TV show. It’s obviously patterned off of the original Star Trek tv series starring William Shatner and Leonard Neemoy. The series in the movie is called, Galaxy Quest, and it’s tired and older cast members includeed Tim Allen as the actor who played the Captain of the Spaceship, Alan Rickman who plays the actor who plays the science officer, and Sigourney Weaver who plays the actor who played the lone female cast member. I … Continue reading Galaxy Quest – Funny Sci-Fi

Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A GREAT MOVIE! First, I just want to make it clear that I loved this movie. The Force Awakens was the perfect blend of the old and new. We got just enough of Han Solo and the old gang to make us old folks remember the thrill of the classic Star Wars. But, more importantly, we got plenty of fresh faces and a new exciting story line to propel us fans into the future. This one never felt stale and clunky like Episodes 1, 2, and 3. The acting in The Force Awakens was passionate and believable. The special effects were … Continue reading Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Movies About Thankfullness

This is my list of  great movies that teach thankfulness. Only a few of them include the Thanksgiving holiday, but they all have being thankful as part of they’re core message.  Also, you should know that these are all personal favorites of mine. I’ve watched each of these movies more than once, over the years, with my family. 6. MR HOLLAND’S OPUS – be thankful for your life – This is a wonderful movie about a high school band teacher whose personal life and professional life includes many ups and downs. As he approaches retirement, he’s feeling as if his life has … Continue reading Movies About Thankfullness

6 Movie Characters Who Are Great Role Models

The kids of today are more influenced by fictional characters than in any time in history. That’s because our society has somehow come to the conclusion that in order for our children to grow up properly we must give them their own personal viewing device (cell phone), at the earliest sign of puberty, so that they never have to be separated from instant entertainment.  So, for that reason, and because I just like thinking about these kinds of things, I’ve decided to create a list of some of the best fictional role models for kids in today’s entertainment. For my list, … Continue reading 6 Movie Characters Who Are Great Role Models

Woodlawn Inspires

The first couple of times I’d heard of Woodlawn, and even the first time I saw the trailer for it, I was not at all excited about seeing it. “Another football movie about a racially divided school?” I thought. “We’ve seen it all before.” In my mind, the best movie in this category would always be Remember the Titans. But, after Woodlawn was released I began to hear some positive feedback from critics and friends who had seen it. I decided it was worth seeing. Besides, it’s a Christian film, made by The Erwin Brothers. Their past films including October Baby … Continue reading Woodlawn Inspires

The Martian – Movie Review

The Martian, the movie, gets a STAR from me for several reasons. My first reason goes back to my review of the book a few months ago (read it here). Although I considered it one of the best books I’d ever read, I was not able to give it a full endorsement because of the over abundance of fowl language throughout the book. The movie dials back the bad language to a much more reasonable level. The cussing is still there, mind you, but it’s only a fraction of what was in the book. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a big improvement. … Continue reading The Martian – Movie Review

New Mary Poppins Movie

Disney has just announced that they are developing a “new original live-action musical film” about everyone’s favorite magical nanny, Mary Poppins. I’m relieved to tell you that the new movie will not be a remake of the original. That movie, from 1964, is one of the greatest movies of all time and it would be very difficult to make a new version that could even come close to the brilliance of the original. Disney must have thought the same thing because, according to Entertainment Weekly, “The new Poppins film will take place in Depression-era London, some 20 years after Disney’s classic … Continue reading New Mary Poppins Movie

War Room – An Important Movie

The new movie War Room isn’t a summer blockbuster. It isn’t even a Labor Day blockbuster. There were no car chases, no explosions, no big name stars, no c.g.i. effects, and it’s production budget was very conservative by today’s standards. None of that matters because, in my opinion, War Room is probably the most important movie of the year. It delivers a message that is, quite frankly, the key to fixing all of our problems. And, what makes War Room doubly wonderful is that it delivers it’s message in such an engaging way. The story of a marriage relationship that … Continue reading War Room – An Important Movie