Tags: Reel Faith Reviews (Video)

Post: Chef [video] (2014)

A- | Teens & Up*

I watched pretty much the whole second half of this movie with a smile on my face.   Read more >

Post: Edge of Tomorrow [video] (2014)

B+ | Teens & Up

I’m a sucker for a good time-bending movie. This is a good time-bending movie.   Read more >

Post: Maleficent [video] (2014)

D | Kids & Up*

Angelina Jolie is perfect for the part of Disney’s most iconically evil villainess. If only they’d let her play it for more than one scene.   Read more >

Post: X-Men: Days of Future Past [video] (2014)

A- | Teens & Up

The director who launched the new era of comic-book movies 14 years ago with X-Men is back.   Read more >

Post: Godzilla [video] (2014)

C | Teens & Up

The latest Hollywood take on the most successful movie monster of all time is a huge hit with audiences and critics…but I’m not feeling the love.   Read more >

Post: Million Dollar Arm [video] (2014)

B- | Teens & Up

What happens when an American sports agent goes to the land of cricket, the Taj Mahal and endless traffic jams looking for anyone who can pitch upwards of 80mph?   Read more >

Post: Captain America: The Winter Soldier [video] (2014)

B | Teens & Up

I like Lawrence Toppman’s comment on this one: “This sequel is, by design, entirely absorbing and satisfying without being one whit memorable.”   Read more >

Post: God’s Not Dead [video] (2014)

D | Teens & Up

I took two minutes to talk about this one, and still got in less than half of what bothered me about it.   Read more >

Post: Ernest & Celestine [video] (2014)

A- | Kids & Up

I can’t imagine the soul who could watch this movie without smiling.   Read more >

Post: Muppets Most Wanted [video] (2014)

B | Kids & Up

Jason Siegel and Amy Adams are out. Can Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tiny Fey pick up the slack?   Read more >

Post: Son of God [video] (2014)

B- | Teens & Up

After ten years, Jesus is back on the big screen. Was it worth the wait? Son of God: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Noah [video] (2014)

B+ | Teens & Up*

The first major big-studio Bible film in decades is a dark, divisive, personal film from the director of Pi, The Fountain and Black Swan.   Read more >

Post: Black Nativity [video] (2013)

B+ | Kids & Up*

Of the 2013 Christmas season’s trio of religiously inflected Christmas movies, this one just might be the most deserving of your time.   Read more >

Post: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [video]

I appreciated the first Hunger Games movie, but wasn’t eager to watch it again at the time. The sequel has me wanting to watch the first film again — in a good way.   Read more >

Post: Frozen [video]

Compared to Disney’s last (and only other) computer-animated fairy tale, Tangled, Frozen has twice the princesses, twice the hunky love interests, twice the domesticated anthropomorphic ungulates … but not a fraction of the humanity.   Read more >

Post: Thor: The Dark World [video]

Is Loki a villain or an antihero? Either way, the fan favorite is basically the Marvel Universe’s answer to Catwoman, but he can’t carry the movie if he isn’t the main antagonist.   Read more >

Post: Ender’s Game [video]

Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi tale emerges from a decade of development hell with its themes and story maybe 50 percent intact — which doesn’t make it a bad film.   Read more >

Post: Gravity [video]

Sandra Bullock shines in Alfonso Cuarón’s mesmerizing action thriller in space, a rare Hollywood spectacle with a touch of spiritual awareness.   Read more >

Post: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [video]

Part of me kind of wishes they had kept the original title Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: my 60-second “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Wizard of Oz [video]

Digitally remastered from the original negatives, painstakingly restored, The Wizard of Oz celebrates its 75th anniversary in style. Here’s my “Reel Faith” 60-second tribute to this beloved classic.   Read more >

Post: Elysium [video]

The director of District 9 is back … with a bigger budget and name stars.   Read more >

Post: Planes [video]

It may be Pixar Ultra-Lite, but Disney’s Planes is a pleasant change of pace from the likes of The Croods and Turbo.   Read more >

Post: 2 Guns [video]

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are two great tastes that taste great together. So why did this film leave a sour taste in my mouth? 2 Guns: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: The Wolverine [video]

He’s the best there is at what he does, but what he does isn’t very nice. The Wolverine: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Fruitvale Station [video]

Oscar Grant just might be the most memorable character I’ve encountered on the big screen this year. Fruitvale Station: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: The Conjuring [video]

Thirty years after The Exorcist, when it comes to fighting the powers of hell, the Catholic Church still has the heavy artillery, as Roger Ebert once wrote. The Conjuring: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Despicable Me 2 [video]

He was bad to the bone. Now he’s Dad to the bone. Does his mojo survive the transition? Despicable Me 2: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: World War Z [video]

It’s the end of the world was we know it … again. World War Z: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Monsters University [video]

Is it “okay to be okay” if you’re Pixar? Monsters University: : my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Much Ado About Nothing [video] (2012)

Shakespeare knows how to throw a party … and so does Joss Whedon. Much Ado About Nothing: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Man of Steel [video]

A Superman movie for our times — but is that a good thing? Man of Steel: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Now You See Me [video]

The closer you look, the less you see? Now You See Me: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: After Earth [video]

Is After Earth really as bad as people are saying? Here’s my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: Fast & Furious 6 [video]

Fast & Furious 6 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Great Gatsby [video]

The Great Gatsby in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Pain & Gain [video]

Pain & Gain in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man Three [video]

Iron Man Three in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man 2 [video]

Iron Man 2 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man [video]

Iron Man in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: From Up on Poppy Hill [video]

Studio Ghibli takes a break from high-flying fantasy in this naturalistic, nostalgic coming-of-age story.   Read more >

Post: 42 [video]

42 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: To the Wonder [video]

To the Wonder in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Evil Dead [video]

Evil Dead in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Jurassic Park [video]

Jurassic Park in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Croods [video]

The Croods in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone [video]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Call [video]

The Call in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Oz the Great and Powerful [video]

Oz the Great and Powerful in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Les Misérables [video]

Les Misérables in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review (plus product notes).   Read more >

Post: Hyde Park on Hudson [video]

Hyde Park on Hudson in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [video]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Hitchcock [video]

Hitchcock in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Anna Karenina [video]

Anna Karenina in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Life of Pi [video]

Life of Pi in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Skyfall [video]

Skyfall in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Flight [video]

Flight in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Wreck-It Ralph [video]

Wreck-It Ralph in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Frankenweenie [video]

Frankenweenie, Burton’s best film in years, is available in a number of editions: four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo with 3-D Blu-ray and digital copy; 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo, and 1-disc DVD.   Read more >

Post: Looper [video]

Looper in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Hotel Transylvania [video]

Hotel Transylvania in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Finding Nemo [video]

Finding Nemo in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: ParaNorman [video]

ParaNorman in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Ruby Sparks [video]

Ruby Sparks in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Beasts of the Southern Wild [video]

Beasts of the Southern Wild in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: To Rome, with Love [video]

To Rome, with Love in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [video]

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Brave [video]

Brave in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review — plus clips from the film!   Read more >

Post: Snow White and the Huntsman [video]

Snow White and the Huntsman in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Prometheus [video]

Prometheus in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Moonrise Kingdom [video]

Moonrise Kingdom in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: For Greater Glory [video]

For Greater Glory in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Dark Shadows [video]

Dark Shadows in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Avengers [video]

The Avengers in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Battleship [video]

Battleship in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Pirates! Band of Misfits [video]

The Pirates! Band of Misfits / In an Adventure with Scientists! in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Cabin in the Woods [video]

Cabin in the Woods in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Chimpanzee [video]

Chimpanzee in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Hunger Games [video]

The Hunger Games in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: We Have a Pope [Habemus Papam] [video]

We Have a Pope in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: The Kid with a Bike [video]

The Kid with a Bike in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: 21 Jump Street [video]

21 Jump Street in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: Wrath of the Titans [video]

Wrath of the Titans in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: John Carter [video]

John Carter in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: The Lorax [video]

The Lorax in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: The Secret World of Arrietty [video]

The Secret World of Arrietty in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.   Read more >

Post: The Ides of March [video]

The Ides of March: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: War Horse [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on War Horse.   Read more >

Post: The Adventures of Tintin [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on The Adventures of Tintin.   Read more >

Post: The Artist [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on The Artist.   Read more >

Post: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.   Read more >

Post: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.   Read more >

Post: Hugo [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.   Read more >

Post: Arthur Christmas [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas.   Read more >

Post: Twilight – Breaking Dawn: Part 1 [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Twilight – Breaking Dawn: Part 1.   Read more >

Post: Tangled [video] (A review in verse)

Disney’s Tangled in 30 seconds — in rhyming verse.   Read more >

Post: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [video] (A Review in Verse)

Here’s my 30-second rhyming review of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.   Read more >

Post: The Smurfs [video]

Don’t give them any more of your time.   Read more >

Post: Tower Heist [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Tower Heist.   Read more >

Post: Machine Gun Preacher [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Machine Gun Preacher. See also my related interview with Sam Childers.   Read more >

Post: Contagion [video]

Contagion may not be everyone’s ideal date movie, but I’m married to an RN who prefers a good medical thriller to a trite chick flick. Suz was impressed with the technical realism of Contagion. I was impressed too. Here’s my 30-second take.   Read more >

Post: Super 8 [video] (2011)

C+ | Teens & Up

J. J. Abrams is a skilled storyteller, but has a bad habit of over-promising and under-delivering.   Read more >

Post: Green Lantern [video] (2011)

C+ | Teens & Up

Green Lantern: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Rio [video]

Fasten your seat belts … I think this is the fastest talking I’ve done in any of these reviews!   Read more >

Post: There Be Dragons [video]

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, here’s a spoiler: There aren’t really any dragons.   Read more >

Post: Soul Surfer [video]

I just want to say: How often does the opportunity come to rhyme “island” and “Thailand”?   Read more >

Post: Hop [video]

The hunt for bin Laden may be over, but let’s not forget: Hop is still in theaters, and will soon be coming to DVD.   Read more >

Post: Winter’s Bone [video]

Paying tribute to Winter’s Bone in a 30-second rhyming review presented some challenges. I decided to riff on one of the bluegrass songs in the film, although without instruments (and with only 30 seconds to get it out) I had to make some adjustments to the rhythm and melody.   Read more >

Post: Inception [video]

Back from a week in Spain! More to come this week on Of Gods and Men, once I catch my breath—and catch up on a few other things—but for now here’s my 30-second look at Inception. Enjoy!   Read more >

Post: The Rite [video]

My latest Reel Faith YouTube mini-review.   Read more >

Post: Of Gods and Men – [video]

Don’t worry—no joking around this time.   Read more >

Post: The Social Network [video]

There is no excuse for this, I know. So I won’t try. Creation myths may need a devil, but Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make me do it. Mea cula, mea cula, mea maxima culpa.   Read more >

Post: The Adjustment Bureau [video]

Complementing my full-length review of The Adjustment Bureau, here’s my 30-second take on the film in verse—the latest of my “Reel Faith” 30-second reviews from NET TV …   Read more >

Post: The Tourist [video] (2011)

C- | Teens & Up

Johnny Depp is a wet blanket, and Angelina Jolie cranks the glamour so high she’s no longer human, in this would-be Charade style light-hearted romantic thriller. (There is one good scene, the boat chase in Venice.)   Read more >

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