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Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview


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My Review of THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

The House With a Clock In Its Walls, rated PG
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The House With a Clock In Its Walls is a PG rated dark, mysterious, creative and a bit wacky fantasy film, with some content concerns for Christian parents. The film is directed by Eli Roth (Hostel) in his first film not rated “R”. The screenplay is written by Eric Kripke based on the 1973 young adult novel by John Bellairs.
The film is set in 1955 in the small town of New Zebedee, Michigan. Ten-year-old Lewis, played by Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home, Daddy’s Home 2), is orphaned, his parents having died in a car accident. He is then sent to live in a mysterious Victorian mansion filled with clocks with his eccentric uncle Jonathan, played by two-time Golden Globe nominee Jack Black (Bernie, The School of Rock) who was excellent in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Lewis eventually finds out that his uncle he has never known is a warlock and his uncle’s best friend and neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman, played by two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator), is a witch.   Lewis asks his uncle to teach him magic, which he reluctantly agrees to. Continue reading

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NEW AND UPCOMING MOVIES

My wife Tammy and I love to go the movies. The new Movie Pass app has made that much more affordable for frequent movie goers. Below are 12 new and upcoming movies that look interesting.   The plot summaries are courtesy of IMDb.

July 20 ~ The Equalizer 2, rated R

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.

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