42 and Red Tails, Iron Man 3—Upcoming Reviews

Last night I had the pleasure of previewing 42 before its release in theaters tomorrow. I encourage you to go see it and then stay tuned for my critical thinking review combining an in-depth exploration of the real life valor of African Americans in the movie Red Tails (2012) with a heart-felt analysis of a post-war story of guts in the face of adversity in this new portrayal of Jackie Robinson’s first year in Major League baseball.

I will also, Lord willing, be releasing a critical review of Iron Man 3 during the week of May 12-18 for a theme week in conjunction with other terrific Christian worldview podcasts. Stay tuned for more details.

And if any of you are waiting with bated breath for my review of Hunger Games, it’s still in the queue.

Did you see that?

I’m still needing submissions for my new segment “Did you see that?” Prove to me that you aren’t just watching, but thinking critically about the things you entertain yourself with.

Just write or record 90 seconds worth of a critical insight you caught while watching a TV show, commercial, movie trailer, or reading a book or public news item. Submit your reviews via phone (903) 231-2221 or by emailing feedback@areyoujustwatching.com (put “Did you see that?” in the subject line), or by clicking on the handy “Send a voice mail message” at the right of this blog post.

I want to know you are out there and not just watching!

About the Author
I’m an avid reader and movie lover. There’s not much I like better than reading a book and then seeing the movie version, or watching a movie and then reading the novelization. I have a degree in English literature, which means that at some point in my life I actually received grades for discussing and writing essays about literature. Can’t get much better than that, right? Well, it can. Who needs to pull apart the deep inner workings of dusty old classics when there’s such wonderful fodder in the mass media that people watch (and read) everyday? Above all, I believe that I can’t do much better in this life than in pointing my friends toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything makes perfect sense when viewed from a Christian worldview. Even when the intent of the writer was something entirely different, everything can point to our Creator God. He is the foundation for every logical thought, the judge of all evil, and the author of all beauty.

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