Here are a few questions for this weekend’s new releases…


Alex Cross
 
(Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns) – “A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain” (imdb.com).

1. Madea VS Jack Shephard?  I don’t know if I like the idea of Jack the hero becoming a sadistic serial killer – what about you?

2. Creatively evil characters like Picasso (Matthew Perry) have become common place in movies (e.g Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Law Abiding Citizen, and The Dark Knight).  How should Christians think about the glorification of the criminal?

3. Is there really such a thing as “good” and “evil” OR is everything just differing shades of gray?

4. To what end(s) would you go to protect the ones you love?  What biblical categories should guide the Christian’s have when answering this question?

Paranormal Activity 4 (Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Brady Allen) – “It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in” (imdb.com).

1. Why is it that movies like this are so popular?  How do you explain the pervasive fascination with the occult in popular culture?

2. Should Christians watch movies like this?  Why?  Why not?

3. How should Christians respond to our horror-movie-loving culture? How do the Scriptures inform this?

4. Many believe that scary movies are just innocent fun.  Is there a point in which the movie crosses a line and becomes dangerous?

The Sessions (John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy) – “A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest” (imdb.com).

1. A priest giving the thumbs up to fornication?  Really?  Where did he go to seminary?

2. What is the difference between a “sex surrogate” and a prostitute?

3. What is God’s view of sexuality?  Is the Bible too simplistic to speak to the circumstances of this story?

4. At what point should Christians avoid movies with sexual content?  Is this an individual choice?  Are there biblical principles that are helpful in making this decision?

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