The last half-hour is exactly what we want a summer movie to be, but we have to sit through two hours of utter tedium to get there.
- July 05, 2013 |
Is Despicable Me 2 (out on DVD Dec. 10) as fresh and amusing as the original? Crosswalk's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy check in on the continuing adventures of former super-villain Gru, his adopted daughters, and those hilarious minions. Read Ryan Duncan's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
- July 05, 2013 |
Crosswalk’s own Sully & Mike (a.k.a. Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey) compare notes on Pixar’s 14th film and first prequel, Monsters University (out on DVD October 29). Did the film make the grade, or flunk out? Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Can reading secular literature help Christians understand the world? Author and professor Karen Swallow Prior reveals the surprising benefits of “promiscuous reading.”
Like Judy Blume, Beverly Clearly and J.K. Rowling, journalist Ron Bates knows how to perfectly encapsulate the junior high experience in all its awkward glory.
Just how super is the new Superman reboot Man of Steel (out on DVD Nov. 12)? Mild-mannered Crosswalk editors Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy compare notes on everything from Christian symbolism to father figures to the over-the-top action sequences. Read Christa Banister's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Amish romance is a niche market, and it is unlikely The Confession will attract many viewers from outside that crowd.
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.
The cast and crew of Man of Steel talk about the relevance of Superman.
Clear parallels to the life of Christ and themes of sacrifice, redemption and love elevate Superman's story above mere entertainment.
Born Kal-El of Krypton, adopted as Clark Kent by a humble Kansas farm couple, Superman is perhaps the world’s most famous superhero.
In a summer of bloated blockbusters, this is one of the few movies everyone should see because of the message it sends: slavery is real.
Amy Grant said “the best part of waiting ten years to release a record of all new songs is the amount of life lived between projects—so much to write about.”
The premise is well-worn and far from original, but the execution of this family-focused story has a few flashes of brilliance.
It’s part of any artist’s innate nature to experiment, tinker and even divert from his/her signature style, and while it’s a bit of an adjustment for the audience, it’s often well worth the risk.
Stories about the war on terror in Afghanistan are a dime a dozen these days, but few can match the sleek, streamlined efficiency of Mel Odom’s latest, Renegade.
This tale of Space Camp competition and astronauts in peril works best if enjoyed multi-generationally.
The final product is strangely unsatisfying, moving into erotic, even perverse areas unsuited to Soderbergh's smooth, cold visual style.
Breaking onto the Christian music scene with their debut album, Love is the Evidence, new band Citizen Way has proved they are the artists to watch.