You Will Hate Selma But Should Watch It Anyway

Selma, which is directed byAi??Ava DuVernayAi??and stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King is a movie that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and carries you through to the end without any awareness of the passing of time.Ai?? Oyelowo’s performance is inspired’in fact, let’s just […]

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Why Unbroken is the best Christian film of 2014

Read the reviews of the evangelistically minded among us of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and you might believe that Jolie is part of a vast Illuminati conspiracy to keep the message of Jesus Christ out of the film. After all, the original book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand which sat on the New York Times Best Seller […]

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Through the Eyes of Spurgeon Through the Eyes of A Baptist Pastor

Last night I finally got a chance to watch the screener that was offered to Gospel Spam only hours before Through the Eyes of Spurgeon released for free. Some Christian film directors don’t take free movies very seriously and will point you to their DVD sales and cinematic releases. They take free documentaries less seriously. […]

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“The Battle of the Five Armies” Ends The Hobbit With An Exclamation Point

Peter Jackson so placed his indelible artistic stamp on his Lord of the Rings trilogy that when he decided to film the first Middle-Earth book, The Hobbit, comparisons were inevitable. The books themselves don’t invite such comparisons; J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before The Lord of the Rings. However, in Movie-Land, prequels are the new […]

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Exodus: Gods and Boring Things.

The story of Moses has been around for thousands of years. It’s a great story, one that has clearly passed the test of time. But somehow, Ridley Scott thought the story of Moses and how he freed theAi??Hebrew slaves wasn’t great enough. In what can only be described and a grand display of pride and […]

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1:” An Excellent Half-Movie

When adapting a trilogy of books, it probably doesn’t make much sense to make four movies. The final book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was split up into two movies, and both movies taken together are much more successful than their individual parts. Since Mockingjay, Part 2 is still […]

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‘Saving Christmas:’ More Scrooge Than Santa

We’ve been on a bit of a hot streak at Gospel Spam lately.Ai?? We’ve gotten a few free screeners, an angry phone call from a producer of a bad Christian film, an interview with an Academy Award-winning director, a serious film maker’s request to review a script and a request for an interview with The […]

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‘Interstellar’ Is An Engaging But Imperfect Star Trek

There’s space opera, there’s fantasy, and then there’s science fiction. Interstellar definitely falls into the latter category. The film involves huge sequences involving spaceships, wormholes, alien planets, and hair-breath escapes’but everything is kept grounded in something resembling reality. The setting is in the future, but everything looks pretty much familiar. There’s public schools. There’s corn […]

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Trick or Treating for the First Time.

Trick or Treat! On Friday night I took my kids trick or treating for the first time.Ai?? They’re not three and four years old.Ai?? My boys are eight and ten and my eldest daughter is twenty.Ai?? She had never been trick or treating before. Ai?? My youngest daughter, Samantha, preserved the family’s salvation by staying […]

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Fury and Graphic Violence

If you are my age or a bit older you probably have relatives who fought in World War Two.Ai?? If you are a bit younger you may have relatives who fought in Vietnam.Ai?? Among those relatives you probably have at least one who was so scarred by the experiences of war that they never talked […]

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