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Footloose (2011) – AYJW029

Footloose (2011) earns its PG-13 rating. There is violence and sexually suggestive behavior, lots of bare skin, drugs and drinking, and a lot of foul language. The movie also...

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Thor – AYJW028

Thor is clean and filled with action. It has a somewhat moral message and makes us rethink certain mythologies. But opens discussions on heaven, science and magic, redemptions, and...

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Courageous (2011) – AYJW027

Short but simple, go see Courageous! This newest movie from Sherwood Pictures (makers of Fireproof) will challenge fathers and still entertain many.

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Moneyball (2011) – AYJW026

Moneyball was not a heavy-hitter against critical thinking, but it does open up conversations for grace, morals, and goals.

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Dolphin Tale (2011) – AYJW025

Dolphin Tale is another family-friendly movie from the makers of Blind Side. It brings discussion of tragedy, mythology, and following a path.

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Contagion (2011) – AYJW024

Contagion is not the first or last virus movie. But it does raise questions of morality, evolution, and—what else?—the end of humanity.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – AYJW023

J.K. Rowling’s series has at last come to a close and the latest Harry Potter movie has been in theaters for a while, but there’s always time for some...

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The Help (2011) – AYJW022

The Help was a beautiful movie that will make you angry, laugh, and maybe even cry. But listen to our podcast review to get The Help to think critically.

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Captain America: The First Avenger – AYJW021

The all-American hero from Marvel was chosen because of his inner strength and compassion. But what does Captain America really say?

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The Smurfs – AYJW020

“Don’t be fooled by their cuteness!” The Smurfs is a fun family movie with positive values. We review The Smurfs movie with some critical thinking for Christians.

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Green Lantern – AYJW019

We’re back and Daniel J. Lewis reviews some critical thinking basics and discusses Green Lantern.

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Initial Reactions 14: Tron: Legacy

You should watch the 1982 Tron first, and we build on our review of that movie with many new philosophies and required Critical Thinking for Tron: Legacy.

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Tron – AYJW018

Join Eve and Daniel in this cool blast from their past—the very first podcast episode they recorded together on the classic movie Tron. With the upcoming release of Disney’s...

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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...

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I, Robot, Part 2 – AYJW017

We’ve returned to the studio to record the second part of our discussion on the action-packed, sci fi thriller, I, Robot. (Though actually we never left the studio after...

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