Crosswalk.com's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy talk about the pros and cons to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, contrasting it to Gene Roddenberry's original vision and mining for any depth of theme amid the blockbuster action sequences and witty banter. Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
- May 17, 2013 |
Crosswalk.com's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy discuss whether Iron Man 3 surpasses the franchise's previous efforts, how it compares to The Avengers and whether or not it's kid-friendly. Read Christa Banister's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
- May 04, 2013 |
Crosswalk.com editors Shawn McEvoy and Stephen McGarvey are back with a review of Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski. Oblivion derives its elements from several well-worn sources (and gives knowing nods to them) while offering impressive sights and sounds, especially in IMAX format. But ground-breaking sci-fi this is not.
Read Christian Hamaker's full text review here.
- April 19, 2013 |
What makes 42, the story of Jackie Robinson, such an inspiring story?
- April 15, 2013 |
This true story of American legend Jackie Robinson is about how two ordinary men took a stand against racial prejudice in the late 1940s.
- April 08, 2013 |
Jack now has his turn at the silver screen, with the film “Jack the Giant-Slayer,” in theaters now. I saw it, and was disappointed. Here’s why.
- March 18, 2013 |
Is Oz the Great and Powerful a worthy prequel to the 1939 classic? Are there any positive takeaways or cautions to be aware of? Crosswalk's Shawn McEvoy and Stephen McGarvey break down Sam Raimi's take on the origins of the Wizard and the Wicked Witch.
- March 15, 2013 |
Former Disney star Ashley Benson is busy promoting a racy R-rated film, "Spring Breakers," which features (among other things) a threesome scene. And if that's not bad enough, it's being promoted via a cover story in Seventeen Magazine, a magazine which has openly shared that they target girls as young as 12.
- March 14, 2013 |
Crosswalk.com sits down with director and foster-care advocate Bill Muir to talk about his new action-adventure kids movie The Lost Medallion, releasing in theaters March 1st.
Read Crosswalk's full review of The Lost Medallion here.
- March 01, 2013 |
Beautiful, terrifying, bizarre, these are only a few words I would use to describe Adam and Dog, the Oscar nominated short film by Minkyu Lee.
- February 21, 2013 |
It's Oscar week! The editors and film critics at Crosswalk.com announce their winners of the best movies of 2012, based upon criteria such as themes of redemption, sacrifice, purpose, and hope; strong production values; and moving performances. Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey explain why these films made the cut. Your favorite film didn’t? Let us know in the comments! For the full text version of this report, visit www.crosswalk.com/culture/features/crosswalk-top-movies-of-2012.html
- February 19, 2013 |
Of all the 2012 Oscar nominees, Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the more obscure, but quite possibly also the most original. Crosswalk.com’s Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy discuss the merits and cautions of director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature film.
- February 13, 2013 |
Art is something upon which not everyone agrees. That was certainly true for those on Crosswalk’s movie review panel in 2012.
- February 08, 2013 |
Crosswalk.com's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy discuss the merits of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, examining the quality, themes, worldview, and cautions of this Oscar-nominated film that chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden.
- February 04, 2013 |
Allowing a middle schooler to watch sex on the big screen is like allowing a toddler to ride in the front seat with no seatbelt.
- January 31, 2013 |
It's been said that Hollywood films comfort the afflicted while Sundance films afflict the comfortable. Film offers a vicarious entry to the world the way it is.
- January 25, 2013 |
One of the most vivid, most moving examples of God's goodness and mercy is currently playing at a movie theater near you.
- January 17, 2013 |
The Senate Intelligence Committee can help ensure that views on torture are shaped by fact, not fiction, by moving to release its findings as expeditiously as possible.
- January 13, 2013 |
"To love another person is to see the face of God." Get the cast members' interpretation.
- December 20, 2012 |