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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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I, Robot, Part – AYJW016

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a regular episode, but we hope you’ve enjoyed our long run of Initial Reaction episodes this summer. We bring you a critical-thinking...

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Initial Reactions 12: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception

Daniel and Eve share brief initial reactions to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception. Both movies contain enough content that we’d love to critique them in greater depth once they...

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Initial Reactions 11: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Our roving cohost, Chris Jones, joins Eve Franklin in the studio, without Daniel Lewis, to discuss the highly anticipated (at least by a high percentage of the female population)...

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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...

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Initial Reactions 9: The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid remake was entertaining and clean. We still have some initial reactions along with some critical thinking to help you when you view it.

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Initial Reactions 8: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could...

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Ice Age, Part 2 – AYJW015

We’re back to finish our discussion on the entertaining, computer-animated film, Ice Age. If you missed the first part of our discussion, please go back and listen to it....

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Initial Reactions 7: Iron Man 2

A hit, action-packed sequel to Iron Man brings not only twice the Iron Men and twice the women, but also raises plenty of questions on pleasure, legacy, world peace,...

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Ice Age, Part 1 – AYJW014

After just coming out of our seasonal ice age, we bring to you a critical-thinking analysis of the fun, animated movie, Ice Age. In this first part, we discuss...

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