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About Time (2013), a British romantic comedy is a movie I was recommended to watch by a family member. On a Friday after Thanksgiving, a day we are busy getting the house ready for Christmas, we decided to give it a try. The movie started while the house was still getting settled. Kids were unruly, popcorn was still being made, etc. As we sat down to watch I could see we were going to have to find another way to be entertained.
The movie was not coming across as a family friendly movie. We stopped the film and couldn’t finish watching it in front of the kids due to some of the mature language and sexual overtones. But the idea was communicated plain enough, about 10 minutes in, that the main character was born with the ability to travel in history. He was able to travel to any point in time he lived in simply by finding a quiet place and thinking of that moment. The only actress I was familiar with was Rachel McAdams from The Notebook. She is on the cover, which I’m sure helped American audiences less familiar with some of the British actors, willing to give it a try. It worked on us. (more…)
Noah was a film that I was anxious to see. I wanted to see how Hollywood would portray something as tragic as the Flood and the piety of Noah. Noah was a total bust. I won’t re-tell the movie version because it’s such a hit at theaters that by now many people already know or have seen the movie. But I did want to use the movie as a backdrop to talk highlight some parts of the account in Genesis 6-9. (more…)