The movie For Greater Glory depicts the story of Mexico's Cristero War in the 1920s, when a peasant army fought bravely for their religious freedom against a militantly secular, anti-Catholic regime. The film version, like the actual history, provides an inspiring example of what heroic virtue in action looks like.
The English language is insufficiently stocked with words to express adequately here the degree of evil involved in the fraud, deceit, and deliberate murder of hundreds of thousands of people that the movie U.N. Me exposes. It’s almost like lifting a rug and finding whole colonies of cockroaches nesting there.
Fortunately, as there is no statute of limitations on the length of time before a film franchise may add another installment, moviegoers will find themselves highly entertained by the just-released Men in Black III. Ten years after MiB II, this latest iteration reacquaints fans of the series with the same characters they’ve loved from the first two films, with a few pleasant additions.
If you are as avid a reader of Edgar Allen Poe as I am, you too were likely thrilled when you learned that there was to be a film based on Poe’s highly imaginative and often grotesque stories. And The Raven does not disappoint. It is a tale of a copy-cat killer who commits murder by recreating some of the most horrific scenes in Poe’s stories.
If you think being a human is rough, try being a member of one of the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan. Disney's new film Chimpanzee does a marvelous job of giving humans a glimpse into the world of these fascinating creatures — capturing their trials and tribulations, and despite the non-human central characters, managing to convey a message of the value of sacrifice and the importance of family.
Kirk Cameron is seriously alarmed about the nation his and the children of other Americans will inherit in the years to come. Like a majority of concerned Christian parents, the husband and father of six sees an economy on the ropes, a government that is $16 trillion in debt, and a population that has lost its way morally and spiritually.
What made America one of the greatest nations on earth? Can its citizens rediscover that greatness before their nation is overcome by mediocrity, selfishness, and sin? In the new film Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, premiering March 27 for one night in over 550 theaters nationwide, former Hollywood actor (now a Christian apologist) Kirk Cameron (left) takes a look back at the generations that founded America to determine what special characteristics they had that gave the nation its momentum toward greatness and prosperity. He also looks at where the nation stands today to try to determine if its people can reach back and re-embrace the qualities that made America a shining light for the world.
In the 39 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, almost three generations of women have had access to legal abortions. The newest pro-life movie, October Baby, explores the devastation caused by the then-unexplored effects of the 1973 ruling on the littlest victims, post-abortive mothers, and everyone else in the wake of this tragedy. No matter which side of the debate you take, this film is a touching story of the real-life consequences of abortion.
Imagine a dark world in which most of North America is destroyed and what remains is ruled by a totalitarian regime that represses any urge toward uprising by pitting children to fight against each other to the death. That is the premise of Suzanne Collin’s best-selling novel-turned-film, The Hunger Games, the first of a trilogy. Both the novel and the film have been highly popular among middle- and high-school students, as the plot delves into the world of tyranny and the mind of a heroine who is motivated by her survival instinct and her desire to help those in need, even at her own peril.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a film about the disappearance of trees, which have since been replaced by imitations, and the pursuit of two teens anxious to get their hands on some real live greenery. Therefore, there is a predictable environmentalist undertone coupled with anti-capitalist sentiment. However, the film’s anti-tyrannical subtext and focus on friendship and peace may just redeem the movie for some audiences, and its innocence and entertainment value could make it a prime choice for this weekend’s family film.