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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Bible continues!!
OKLAHOMA CITY – I recently had the chance to catch a sneak preview of A.D. from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and I will sum up my thoughts in three words: I am excited.
A.D.!! Apparently complete with sword fighting!
Last month, I had the opportunity to catch a sneak preview of the first episode of the new Bible-based miniseries, A.D. Produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel), this looks to be a great series – indeed, the best thing yet from the world’s leading Christian producers.
I will post my full thoughts on the first episode later this evening – for now, please check out the article in the Christian Chronicle.
Also, check out my reviews of these Bible-based movies: