Category Archives: Movies

Theological Themes in “Knowing” (2009)

Knowing is a fascinating movie about foreknowledge, determinism, and the end of the world. If you have not seen it, then I highly recommend that you watch it before you read this review. That could be said about any of … Continue reading

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Theological Themes in “The Black Hole (1979)”

I am finally returning to my movie reviews focusing on theological and philosophical themes. I had planned months ago to return to writing them, but they fell to the side as I wrote other posts. All that time these continued … Continue reading

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More Time Travel Stories (Please Hand Me Some Advil)

The Terminator movies provide another example of how time travel stories can become confusing. At the beginning of Terminator 2: Judgment Day we learn that Judgement Day (when Skynet launches the nuclear missiles and causes the nuclear holocaust) is on August 29, … Continue reading

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Time Travel Headaches

As I explain here, one reason why I enjoy science fiction is its ability to wrestle with ideas. Sometimes those ideas are deep questions Sometimes they are fun. Sometimes they are just weird or confusing. ┬áStories involving time travel could … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Poltergeist (1982)

Steven Spielberg thought of Poltergeist while working on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He had always wanted to make a ghost movie. He liked the scene in Close Encounters in which Barry was abducted by aliens, and so he combined … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Amistad (1997)

Amistad is based on historical events. In 1839 fifty-three Mende in Sierra Leone were captured by an enemy tribe and taken to an illegal slave trading post. Some Portuguese sailors took them and then transferred them to La Amistad. During … Continue reading

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Religious and Philosophical Themes in Movies

As I said here, I enjoy stories which wrestle with interesting questions, even when I disagree with the conclusions of the author. In my next post I will begin a series in which I will discuss religious and philosophical themes … Continue reading

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