Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Movie Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites Directors: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg Rating: PG-13 for mild language, sequences of adventure and violence, some sensuality, and suggestive content Another Round, Gentlemen? I went to the library last night and decided it was high time to throw together […]

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Theology and Man in Nolan’s Interstellar

To Be Continued . . .  Here we are folks!  If you read my full review of Interstellar (2014) HERE, then you know I had some extra thoughts about the movie that had too many spoilers to go into the review.  I won’t waste your time: let’s get into it. There are several things I need to explain first before I really […]

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Soundtracks for Warm Spring Days

Music in the Air I don’t know about you, but I have a soundtrack for just about every mood, season, emotion, etc.  I’ve got so many playlists on my YouTube I sometimes worry they might take away my ability to save any more music!  Since spring is officially here (and already on its way out the door in southwest Kansas), […]

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Comparing the Little Women Soundtracks

One Story, Two Soundtracks If pure nostalgia is possible to capture in a single soundtrack, Little Women did it in 1994.  It’s arguably (in my mind) one of the best pairings between plot and music.  But I’m getting ahead of myself. In 2019, Greta Gerwig attempted (and I do mean attempted) to re-do the classic story of a family in the […]

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Memento – A Movie Review

Memento (2000) Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Director: Christopher Nolan Rating: R for heavy language, violence, and some sexual references   Yes . . . Another Christopher Nolan In case anyone was wondering, I’m on Nolan #5 (for me personally).  I’ve now watched Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Prestige, Inception, and Memento.  I haven’t disliked any of these.  In fact, you could say I’m a […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 – A Movie Review

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal Directed by: Patty Jenkins Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence   A Long-Awaited Sequel . . . I Think I don’t watch movies from the DC Universe.  I am an MCU fan all the way, and I have no qualms about “missing out” on the DC franchise.  […]

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Interstellar – A Movie Review

Interstellar (2014) Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cain Directed by: Christopher Nolan Rating: PG-13 for intense perilous action and brief strong language   Did I Make a Mistake? Christopher Nolan knows how to wow the crowd.  While I have currently only seen two of his movies (Interstellar and Dunkirk), I already see a pattern of intricate story-telling and brilliant […]

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Raya and the Last Dragon – A Movie Review

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina Rating: PG for mild perilous action   A Broken World In an ideal world, there is perfect peace and everyone gets what they want.  But we are wicked creatures.  We can’t seem to get along for any decent period of time without spiritual intervention.  For believers this […]

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