Without a computer for a week, I visited, read, and watched. My plans (this morning at least) are to go to the media center and catalog this afternoon, so many of these movies will go back then.
Some of these are bombs. Some were merely ok. Some were surprisingly good. I didn’t watch them all on the trip. Some I watched before and just didn’t get to write about before because, well we were getting ready for Christmas and Christmas travel after all!
How Jesus Died: the final 18 hours by Trinity Pictures LTD. Surprisingly good. A mixture of scholarly interviews, archeological relics, and classical art. I haven’t cataloged this one yet to know if it’s on CVLI’s list, but I would love to use it in my Life of Christ course at Easter.
How the Bible Came To Be by Gospel Communications. Not worth the price of the disc.
The Wager with Randy Travis by Pure Flix. Not bad. Loosely based on the Sermon on the Mount. Will we stand for Christ when we lose everything?
Behind the mask by GTMedia. I had actually mis-categorized this one. I thought it was fiction, but it is a biography about Dr. Robert Shushan and a man named James Jones. It too was surprisingly good. I’ve come not to expect too much from Christian kind of movies though (like much of Christian fiction – although it is greatly improving) so this may not be saying a whole lot. This movie also has some big name in it. Matthew Fox, Donald Southerland, Bradley Whitford. Shushan runs a center at which Jones works. Shushan reaches out to him. Jones is VERY needy. Damn is used a couple of times.
Prince Caspian. I loved it.
The Final Inquiry by Fox Faith. This was great. Questionable history in parts, but very well made and thought provoking. Another I’d like to use at least in part with my class after Easter.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven A Modern Retelling of John Bunyan’s Clasic Story. DRC Films. I couldn’t get through it. I tried several times and kept falling asleep.
Robots by TCF. This we found at Best Buy on one of their $4.99 specials. I usually don’t find the movies that they have on sell for that price, but they had 2 of these left. It was cute, really cute. Nice values. Good guy wins. Father loves his family. Kid appreciates that. Folks band together. It works.