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Snapshots

Posted: October 17, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots

This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here. Sound off in the comments, letting us know what you’ll be seeing this weekend.

Fury is a WWII film about a tank unit that must carry out a secret mission in Nazi Germany.

Genre: Action/Drama

Content: Intense war violence and language 

 

The Best of Me  is the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. It will likely be just like its predecessors, and it won’t be all that surprising if one of the protagonists dies at the end.

Genre: Romance

Content: Bad acting, sexuality, violence, and langage

 

• The Book of Life is an animated tale, rooted in Mexican culture, about a young man who is transported to a magical land and must overcome many obstacles to win the heart of the girl he loves.

Genre: Fantasy/Children

Content: Action sequences, crude humor

Snapshots

Posted: October 10, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots
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This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here. Sound off in the comments, letting us know what you’ll be seeing this weekend.

The Judge: a judge (Robert Downey Jr.) who has spent the majority of his life running from his past is forced to defend his father (Robert Duvall) when he is suspected of committing a crime. It should be interesting to see how Downey Jr. handles this serious roll.

Genre: Drama

Content: language and intense situations

 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a comedic look at a day in the life of a young boy named Alexander (Ed Oxenbould). It also stars Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell.

Genre: Family movie/comedy

Content: crude humor

Dracula Untold is about a man who is actually a vampire. It is a story that has never before been told . . . oh, wait! In all seriousness, it looks like a more action-packed reimagining of the Dracula story.

Genre: Horror

Content: Violence and frightening scenes involving vampires

Snapshots

Posted: October 3, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots
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This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our

hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here. Sound off in the comments, letting us know what you’ll be seeing this weekend.

• In Gone Girl  a man faces intense scrutiny after the disappearance of his wife. Things may not be as they appear. This one will likely be nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture.

Genre: Drama/Mystery

Content: language, sexual content, and violence

Annabelle is a spin-off of last year’s horror movie The Conjuring. The doll was creepy enough to begin with, but it is apparently possessed.

Genre: Horror

Content: really scary stuff, violence, and language

• Left Behind Nicolas Cage is left on earth after the Rapture.

Genre: Fantasy/Thriller

Content: rapture violence and scary situations

• The Good Lie  tells the story of three refugees who flee to America and the woman who must help them find jobs.

Genre: Drama

Content: language, violence, and drug use


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Snapshots

Posted: September 26, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots
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This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here. Sound off in the comments, letting us know what you’ll be seeing this weekend.

The Equalizer is about a dangerous man (Denzel Washington) with a dangerous past who comes out of retirement when the Russian mafia messes with his friend.

Genre: Action/Thriller

Content: violence (a lot of it), language, and sexual content

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The Boxtrolls is a clay-mation movie (aimed at younger audiences) about an orphan who is raised by Boxtrolls—quirky, underground creatures.

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Content: perilous situations and crude humor

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Snapshots

Posted: September 19, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots

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snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

[Note: There are quite a few movies opening this weekend, and we’re only highlighting a few.]

 

• The Maze Runner is the latest entry into the ever-increasing population of young-adult, dystopian science fiction films. This time, they have to escape from a maze.

Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

Content: Violence and intense action sequences

• In A Walk Among The Tombstones, Liam Neeson reprises his role as an old tough dude (a la Taken) who is hired to investigate a murder. You can bet that no matter who they are, he will find them and . . .

Genre: Action/Thriller

Content: Strong violence, language, and sexuality

• Tusk is a horror movie and black comedy about a man who is kidnapped and slowly turned into a walrus. No, I’m not kidding.

Genre: Horror

Content: Violence, language, and sexual content

• This is Where I leave You is about a dysfunctional family that is brought together by the passing of a relative and must learn to settle their differences. Hey, this sounds a lot like August: Osage County.

Genre: Comedy

Content: There will probably be a lot of language and sexual content.

• In Terry Gilliam’s Zero Theorem a man tries to find the meaning of life.

Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama

Content: Nudity, sex, and language

 

 

Snapshots

Posted: September 12, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots

snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

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This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

In No Good Deed, Idris Elba plays a creepy man who terrorizes a woman in her own home.

—Genre: Thriller

—Content: terror, violence, and language

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a love story (starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain), told from multiple perspectives, about a couple trying to find happiness and navigate relational difficulties.

—Genre: Romance, Drama

—Sexuality & language

The Drop: a man (Tom Hardy) is implicated in a robbery and must work to protect his family. It also stars the late James Gandolfini.

—Genre: Crime Drama/Thriller

—Very strong violence and a lot of language

The Skeleton Twins: Twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) meet through a strange set of circumstances and try to repair their disappointing lives.

—Genre: Drama

—Content: Sexuality, language, and moodiness

 

Snapshots

Posted: September 5, 2014 by Blaine Grimes in Snapshots
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snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

This Friday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

The season of summer blockbusters is coming to an end, and there aren’t many movies opening this weekend. I’m willing to bet that the best “new” release is 20 years old (read on to see what I mean).

The Identical tells the story of two brothers, raised by an evangelist, who make a name for themselves in the music industry.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Content: Discussion of infertility, Christianity, Music

Forrest Gump (IMAX re-release): Do we really need to give you the plot of this classic? Click here for our thoughts on the film.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Content: Drug use, war violence, sex, and language

The Remaining: It looks like a knockoff of Left Behind. That’s a terrifying thought.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Content: Dispensational theology and rapture violence; scary scenes

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Posted: November 4, 2013 by jperritt in Snapshots
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snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

Every Monday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

Thor: The Dark World – Thor gets a big hammer and smashes stuff. Genre – action, adventure; content – intense action violence and suggestive content.

About Time – A man complicates things by traveling back in time to search for a girlfriend. Genre – comedy, drama, sci-fi; content – language and some sexual content.

The Starving Games – A parody of The Hunger Games (get it?). Genre – comedy; content – crude sexual content, comic violence, and partial nudity.

Best Man Down – A newlywed couple travels back from their honeymoon to attend the funeral of the best man. Genre – comedy, drama; content – drug content, some sexuality, and language.

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Posted: October 28, 2013 by jperritt in Snapshots
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snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

Every Monday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

Ender’s Game – A brilliant young mind is used to bring pre-teens to the box office and defend earth from an alien attack. Genre – Sci-fi, action, adventure; content – sci-fi action violence.

12 Years a Slave – A free black man is captured and sold into slavery. Genre – drama; content – violence and nudity.

Last Vegas – Hangover part 4…with senior citizens. Genre – comedy; content – sexual content and language.

Dallas Buyers Club – A man battles with pharmaceutical companies to ensure alternative medicine for HIV-positive people. Genre – drama; content – language, sexual content, nudity and drug use.

Diana – Princess Diana’s love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon. Genre – drama; content – language and sensuality.

Free Birds – Two turkeys travel back in time to change the course of history for Thanksgiving by getting turkey off the menu. Genre – family, comedy, animation; content – rude humor.

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Posted: May 13, 2013 by jperritt in Snapshots
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snap·shot – a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

Every Monday we hope to provide our readers with snapshots of films being released for the upcoming weekend. This will be a brief summary of films that will assist our readers in the area of discernment. Instead of searching other sites and reading lengthy articles, it’s our hope to provide a concise list of all the films of the weekend in one consolidated post. If you wonder why we don’t list the MPAA ratings, please click here.

Erased – An ex-CIA agent’s files are erased and he must fight for his life as he attempts to expose a conspiracy. Genre – drama, action; content – violence and language.

Star Trek: Into Darkness – “Beam me up, Scotty…again.” Genre – sci-fi, action, adventure; content – intense action and violence.