Star Wars: The Force Awakens: What I Liked, Didn’t Like and Why

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a blockbuster movie.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a blockbuster movie.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Okay, so I realize that for many reading this, the Star Wars series is the greatest series in movie history. I further realize that many fans probably like the Star Wars series as much or more than they like their own children. And these people really, really love their children.

As such, I don’t see any point in trying to convince anyone that Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t super amazingly awesome and fabulous. That would be like me trying to convince a parent that his child isn’t wonderful, except even more so.
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War Room: A Film Capable of Inspiring Genuflexion

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Iwis, prayer IS powerful.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Much has been written about the “surprising” success of War Room. The fact is, producers/brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick have been surprising industry observers for years, so much so that Christianity-based movies are now a known quantity. Indeed, many writers have begun producing counter-stories about how unsurprising it is that such a blatantly Christian movie would be successful.
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Inside Out: The Best Movie of the Year

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Inside Out – US Promotional Poster

OKLAHOMA CITY – My friend Mattress recently asked me what my favorite movie is this year. There could be only one answer. “Inside Out,” I replied, not hesitating. To some, it may seem strange that an adult man would claim a “children’s” movie as his favorite; but, when said children’s movie is a masterpiece, one is left with no other choice. I suppose I could pick a more suitable “adult” film just to fit social morays, but then I would be lying, and we know that is improper.
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Jurassic World: An Atrocious Movie 13.7 Billion Years in the Making

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Too bad Johnny Williams didn’t score this thing.

“…scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.”

David Thompson, New Republic

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Mad Max: Fury Road- A Refulgent Review

MV5BMTUyMTE0ODcxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODE4NDQzNTE@._V1_SX640_SY720_OKLAHOMA CITY – I cannot recommend Mad Max: Fury Road enough. My buddy Cary and I caught an 11:15 AM showing (I don’t remember the last time I caught a morning screening), and even though it wasn’t showing in the grandest movie house (being displaced by Tomorrowland), it was still spectacular. The purest action film I’ve seen in years, it has wonderful practical effects, well-integrated CGI, solid acting, piquant music, a fun script, lots of general creativity, and marvelous pacing. In all, it is a great movie. 8.5/10
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Furious 7

One last ride.

One last ride.

OKLAHOMA CITY – I recently watched Furious 7 with Brazle, Ryan, Miriam, Miriam’s sister and Krystin, and as expected, it is, along with the previous six installments, the greatest movie ever made. The acting, music, script, action, cinematography and family motifs were all the best that this world has ever been able to, can currently or will ever be able to produce. To top it all, the film features a touching sendoff to Paul Walker. In short, this movie is literally the greatest ever.
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