Based on the true story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, who undergoes massive physical and emotional trauma after suffering from a shark attack, Soul Surfer is an unapologetic Christian film that has the capacity to hold the attention of its moviegoers from beginning to end.
Matthew 10:34-39 — wherein Jesus says, "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth," and promises that "he who loses his life for My sake will find it" — seems an appropriate passage to describe the account of nine Trappist monks caught in an Algerian village in 1996. Of Gods and Men is a French film, directed by Xavier Beauvois, with English subtitles, and is being shown in select theaters.
The most recent incarnation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 romantic novel is a welcome one among modern movie choices. The movie generally follows the novel, and is refreshingly free of elements found in movies that earn R ratings. It does carry a PG-13 rating, but most likely only for the complicated story line and somber atmosphere of Jane's early life — certainly not for any sexual situations.
Adapted from one of Jeff Kinney’s best-selling graphic novels, the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules showcases both sibling rivalry and brotherly love and proves to be a humorous sequel to its 2010 predecessor.
The Lincoln Lawyer is certainly a far cry from Matthew McConaughey’s previous films, which, though pleasant enough, do not expand far beyond the “chick flick” boundaries. This particular film, however, demanded more from the handsome actor than a studly frame and a nice smile. Thrilling and gritty, The Lincoln Lawyer proves to be an attention-holder to moviegoers and a nice deviation for Matthew McConaughey.