Executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett reveal the first look at Jesus and the diverse cast of the NBC event series A.D.
The films nominated here make a good source of films to make note of so you can add them to your rental queues if you don’t get a chance to see them in the theater.
God Made You Special
At issue is the question of the government’s power to fight terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11. There are those who would argue that the government needs that power to provide security for the nation. There are others who see it as an unconstitutional breach of our rights. Obviously Snowden is in the latter group.
Listen plays out like an all-star cast of who’s who in the music world today, and crosses genre boundaries across the world. John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Sia, MAGIC!, Ryan Tedder, The Script, Skylar Grey, and Emeli Sande all make appearances on a jam-packed deluxe edition, and newcomers like Nico & Vinz, Birdy, and Sam Martin all bring something unique to the crowded table.
Blockbusters (old and new) highlight this week’s offerings.
The new short documentary, Embedded details the journey of combat photographer, Sabastiano Tomada. Risking his life for pictures of the horrors of war, he is truly gifted… but can he balance this life of danger with a normal life and loving relationships?
I’m generally pretty cynical about the whole concept of splitting books into multiple movies, but with Mockingjay, not only was it absolutely the right move, but it may help the weakest book become the best movie.
What makes the story important for Lithuanians today is not that the fighters succeeded in their efforts to establish freedom, but that when the Soviet Union finally disintegrated and Lithuania did become independent, they looked back at those who made sacrifices in pursuit of freedom as examples to build their identity as Lithuanians.
A similar set of scenes involves a statue of Joe Paterno on campus. Some want the statue removed. Others want to pose by it. Then there is one man who makes a silent, mostly passive protest, holding a sign. The vehemence with which people respond to him is an indicator of how deeply the controversy is suffused by emotions.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night bills itself as the “first Iranian vampire western”. In the words of director Ana Lily Amirpour, “It’s like Sergio Leone and David Lynch had an Iranian rock ‘n’ roll baby, and then Nosferatu came and babysat [for] them.” That alone will convince some that it absolutely has to be seen and others that it must be avoided like the plague.
This is an intense film, whether you’re a Christian or not, because it challenges us to consider how love and forgiveness are manifested, what causes us to lose our way from what we know is right, and ultimately, how we can change when our lives have sunk that low. Watch and consider your own life: Do you forgive? Can you?
PTSD brings this wife, mother, and veteran face-to-face with moments in which she “just wants to be gone.”
Detective Hay started to explain, “In some rare cases of restitution, at the request of the victim, the judge will allow the perpetrator to work for the victim, sometimes even as a substitute to spending time in jail. If requested and approved, it would be possible to have him pay you back for the items he stole, pus that could be considered time served.
Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini .
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