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Martian Child (2007)
What I like the most about Martian Child
I really do not believe that what I will say here will spoil the ending of the movie, but some sensitive viewers may feel otherwise, so I listed that it may.
Two things I like about the movie are 2 songs and 2 quotes that REALLY make it worth while to me!
The Songs are "Mr Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchastra. The other is "Satalite" by Guster
The Two quotes are:
David: I get all the arguments against it. I even get the one that says "I don't know if I want to bring another kid into this world". But how do you argue with the logic of loving one that's already here.
Dennis: I started doing science and I realized we were spinning around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, held in place by gravity! So what the heck do I need to be from Mars for? I think it's because I didn't fit in.
If you love children, you will enjoy this movie!
August Rush (2007)
Great modern day re-make of "Oliver Twist"!
I loved this movie! It was like watching my own life as a boy and as I still am, with imagination and the integrity to stand up for what you believe in and not let anyone take you down!
A boy is separated from his family believing that some one cares about him and there are people trying to track him down, both the good ones and the bad!
About the movie: Very fun and entertaining! Mild, VERY mild! content that might offend some people, but based upon what I see in most movies these days if a movie could even be rated as "G", this one should!
Please remember that August says that he can hear the MUSIC which is every sound that he hears! (everything he can understand!!) This is important to get the meaning of this movie and get the best feeling out of the climax!!!!
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
I consider this a Christian movie.
First of all, this comment does contain spoilers, but secondly and most important it also contains Christian views, as I consider this a Christian movie.
I applaud "Michael Landon Jr." and "Henry Thomas" for being the replacement for my last admirations "Ron Howard" and "Tom Hanks". I lost favor for Ron & Tom after they insulted our Lord in that totally mendacious movie ('DisMeStupid Code' <-my opinionated name for it)!
Yes, The Last Sin Eater is weird, but it does NOT demean God or try to down play the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us! In fact you will find that it praises Christ Our Lord! I only wish that it said right out (like explained in the movie "Last Flight Out") that you obtain salvation by admitting to God that you are a sinner, that you know that Jesus Christ is way to peace and asking for Jesus to forgive your sins.
I have not said much about the story line of this movie. Please get it from the other comments and the summary of the movie. I just wanted to express my appreciation for the movie.
Thanks also of course to Francine Rivers' who wrote the novel!
Jesus Camp (2006)
An excellent documentary about raising Christian children!
This movie style documentary demonstrates the differance in opinion when it comes to raising children as Christians. It is NOT Evolution verses Creation, but more on liberal verses fundamental! I believe it is a very good argument! I find it hard to pick sides when watching this movie.
It's focus is on "Mike Papontonio" a talk show host and "Becky Fisher" a Children's minister. Mike accuses people like Becky of brainwashing children and Becky contends that she is nurturing children to be what God expected of them.
The children that are the mail focus are by first name only "Levi" age 12 and "Rachael" age 9. At first there is an introduction of the children and we are taken to "Kids On Fire" summer camp in North Dakota.
Closeing the movie is Becky's call to Mike on the air. Then they have a rational conversation but do not agree. I will not say my opinion about any of the content or the opinions expressed. I just say this: Love it, hate it, have no opinion (your choice, but) "WATCH IT!".
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
A real look at the destruction of family life
I had to watch this movie twice before I could be certain of my opinion of it. Part of me wants strike it down because of the foul language and sexual content, but the other part of me respects the truth that is presented here.
I believe that this movie offers no harm to society, because it does not promote what is expressed! In fact, I think that this might be a good learning tool.
(Mature audience only (people over the age of 18 that act normal and those under the age of 7 who exhibit more maturity than an adult.))
This film shows how parents who are separating can hurt their children by expressing their opinion of one another to them. It also shows a grim truth of how it can hurt their emotional and sexual life!
This is tear jerker! Hats off to Noah Baumbach! Thanks for being so honest!
I guess one of the reasons I respect this movie is because it is just plain truth!!!!!! I do not have a wife an kids, but I can see how this is "plain truth", because I know what is real.
WARNING: RELIGIOUS INFORMATION
I have not included any "spoilers" in this description, but I must warn you that I am going to include an opinion that might offend many!
The ONLY mention of GOD is using His name in vain! Notice that there are no Christian Values! Try it PLEASE!
I want to
Street Corner Kids (1994)
Is only as good as what you can expect......
One look at the cover tells you all you need to know about this movie. It is not bad, in it's interesting. Personally I like low budget movies, because I get more out of the story than the acting, and believe me, the acting in this movie is NOT first class! I got a kick out of the children, because of the fact that they are not professionals.
PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH IT:
I Believe the moral message this movie sends is WRONG!
These kids LIE, STEAL and are right out dis-respectful. They have no respect for authority at all and the premise is that it is OK to be that way!
I kind of liked the movie, but I question the family values....
Nice Idea that did not work......
This movie is an obvious attempt to get children to understand that nudity is an acceptable form of dress (or that it is OK to be naked). In the later 1990's and beginning 2000's, this is NOT an acceptable lesson for children (in fact it never really was acceptable and should never be!).
I enjoyed this movie, but I observed a comment by another that indicates that this movie was made for people who desire to see young boys for sexual entertainment. I am sure that there are many that watch this movie for that reason, however, I do not believe that was the intent!
I am going to exclude this movie from my library only because I do not want people to question my motive for having it. I believe that it is a good movie!
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Worth waiting for!
For several years I have desired to at least SEE this movie! I am so happy to not only have seen the movie, but I now OWN it! This movie has never been theatrically released in the U.S., in fact, I don't believe that any DVD / VHS of it has been released here. I understand that the reason is because it was not "timely" when the shooting was complete. What reason?, why?, & what was Hollywood thinking?!
Now this movie is being imported into the U.S. from many other countries by people who desire to watch it! People like me, who are willing to pay to see such a GREAT MOVIE!
It is not a well known movie yet! So Hollywood still has a chance. But will they? What I mean is, will Hollywood bring this movie to the big screen, or at least to VHS / DVD here in America?!
Oh!, I almost forgot! My review and comments....
Yes! This is a GREAT movie! It is a tear jerker though. It is not one I would say young children would enjoy! As far as I know it is not a true story, but it sure is good!
The ending is quite nice, however, what happens before the ending might leave you feeling a bit more sad than happy for the ending itself! In my opinion, this is not bad! It makes us aware! Watch and see for yourself!
A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)
I LOVE this movie!
To tell you the truth, I have never seen the beginning of this movie. I caught it at the ending a while back and loved it. Then the other day I saw it (or rather just the ending) again. It was not listed in the television guide because it was aired as a tribute to Christopher Reeve, who died the day before, as he has a part in it. None the less, what I have seen is wonderful!
It is so heart warming. It makes you ball up in tears, and that is good for the eyes, the heart and soul of mankind!
This movie has got to be put on VHS or DVD! If not for the quality of heart touching movie that it is, then the other excuse might be because the tribute to Christopher Reeve.
Pure Country (1992)
Almost a great movie!
I really enjoy this movie. I have watched it 2 or 3 times, however, the last time, I just shut if off after 20 minutes. I will explain why but I must warn you that my comments will spoil the conclusion for you (stop reading after the "SP" (for SPoiler).
Very nice beginning! A young boy introduces the feature with a cracking voice and then follows to the man he becomes! Lights, Camera, Action! He is a popular country singer! Then, despite all his popularity and fortune, he leaves the band to find himself.......
I love this and it looks hopeful, however, my problem with this movie is the conclusion!
The reason for Dusty's decision to leave the band is because he does not feel comfortable with the crowd, lights and special effects. However, this movie concludes with him enduring exactly that, but with a women! In my opinion, it is fine that he found a women, but it would have been much better if he did what the beginning of the picture indicated he loved to do when he was a child. That being, just to sing for the pure (country) enjoyment of singing!