What does a movie about U.S.-Middle East conflict have to do with Lent?
This isn’t just a story about a friend of Rocky and Bullwinkle. No, it’s an epic, time-traveling adventure about finding family and recognizing how important it is.
This week offers as diverse a lineup of Home Video as you can imagine, but it is certainly headlined by a most worthy Best Picture Oscar winner.
In Haley Joel Osment’s “other” film, he plays a boy who changes his community by doing three favors for people who can’t do those things for themselves. Have you ever considered the results if you would do that?
Darren Aronofsky is taking on a huge task as he tackles the story of Noah and the Ark. Could that possibly work?
Lent is about sacrificial preparation. It’s about giving something up so that God can replace it with something else. It doesn’t matter what we give up, but how we use it to glorify God.
When we first encounter Jesus we aren’t sure what others will think. Metaphorically, we take Jesus up to our room and hide him among our stuffed animals. We don’t know how our older brother will respond, but we are pretty certain our parents might freak out.
Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, and Mark Strong star as POWs during World War II who are faced with a choice between responding with hate or embracing love.
“Each day, we would pick up the local and national papers and read about what was happening right where I live. I was stunned to learn that these judges were accused of such heinous crimes involving children, especially since I probably voted for both of them!”
Miyazaki has at times quoted from Ecclesiastes, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your might.” That is truly Jiro’s approach to the aircraft he creates. It is also clearly a driving force in Miyazaki’s art. If indeed this is his final film, it is a strong way to draw his career to a close. But still, I will miss his work.
Does it sound familiar? We live in a world torn apart by war, and every day our soldiers return incomplete. They have been scarred both physically and mentally, and as a society there are times when we don’t know what to say or how to react.
A film like Babel challenges us to remember our own roles in the suffering of those around the world. It encourages us to wander in the desert, searching our hearts, and confessing those things that have caused separation between us and God and us and the rest of humanity. We confess the things that break the connection.
Get an exclusive look at the making of the Ark for the upcoming movie Noah and experience the Ark for yourself.
Some choose to give up social media, some give up chocolate, others give up soda. It is not an act of denial for the sake of penitence, but rather it renounces the temptation to focus on something other than God, and is an act of solidarity to what Jesus experienced for the first forty days following His baptism.
Just days after its nationwide release, the epic motion picture Son of God amazes Hollywood with $26.5M Box Office.
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