The Adjustment Bureau (2011) – AYJW095

Are we in control of our destinies? Does love really conquer all? The Adjustment Bureau’s cross genre high concept science fiction chick flick somehow manages to answer both questions . . . maybe.

Initial Reactions 13: Tangled

Disney returns to it’s classic-style with it’s fiftieth feature-length cartoon Tangled, a computer-animated film based on the classic German fairytale of Rapunzel complete with Disney’s musical animations, which families have known for years. Tangled is adventurous, romantic, and a lot of fun to watch, and also raises a few discussion points on magic, eternal life, rebellion, the world, dreams, fate, and the power of love.

Initial Reactions 10: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 continues Pixar’s fantastic story-telling after Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Friendship, trust, working together, and unresolved bitterness are strong themes. But the animated short “Night & Day” raises more discussion.

The Twilight Saga: Vampires, Demons, and Angels

Taking into account that the Twilight Saga books are secular fiction and do not observe a Christian moral code, one of the only objectionable elements that could be argued over is the subject matter of vampires, so this is the first topic I’d like to discuss at length in my first of several critical thinking posts on this intriguing series.

Are You Just Reading? An Introduction

A lot of people spend hours watching movies and television, but some of us spend as much time (if not more) reading books. If someone asked me for the top five things I spend time doing, reading would be near the top of the list. But just like movies and television can influence the way you see the world, books can have the same subtle effect on your thinking.