Christian movie review site to consider profanity, explicit sex, and anti-Biblical messages in its analysis of films. CAP provides what may be the most thorough analysis of films available on the Internet. Carder carefully analyzes each film to give parents a detailed overview of objectionable content. Parents can then make up their own minds about what films their children may see. Carder's site can help parents pinpoint films that may seem innocent on the surface, but that contain messages or images that violate the Christian beliefs of those parents.
Movieglimpse is the e-vangelistic creation of film buff Leslie Hand. Her online movie reviews are designed to connect the online culture with the timeless story of the gospel. In the Web site's words: "Once upon a time, the world had its own glorious story to tell. And the hearts of people were connected to this wonderful story. But as we entered into this modern age, connections to the story that went before have been lost. People have been disconnected not only from that first, most beautiful story, but from their own hearts, and as a result, from each other. Our desire at Movieglimpse is to help reconnect your heart to the greatest story ever told. How? By revealing it to you in the movies that you love."
Movieglimpse's straightforward approach, easily navigable layout and well-written reviews (with appropriate hyperlinks to scripture) should appeal to the most sophisticated cyber-surfer.
An integral part of any culture is its music, art, and story-telling. Many people, especially younger ones, spend a large proportion of their leisure time listening to music and watching films (including TV). If these things overwhelmingly define so many lives - and they do - then surely they are a starting point for evangelism?
It was E J Carnell, one of the greatest American apologists of the last century, who said that "relevance is not a substitute for the gospel, but an entry point for it."
But I do not know of any websites which take as a starting point some element of popular music and use it as a bridge for the Gospel. If there are, please tell me! There is huge potential here. Pages can be built around individual performers and groups, extracting parallels and redemptive analogies from lyrics where appropriate.
Movies equally lend themselves to such parallels. I've often mentioned Dave Bruce's Hollywood Jesus site. Leslie Hand in Movie Glimpse is using a similar approach: "...to help connect the movies that touch your heart with the deeper truths that are revealed in them. Once upon a time, the world had its own glorious story to tell. And the hearts of people were connected to this wonderful story. But as we entered into this modern age, connections to the story that went before have been lost. People have been disconnected not only from that first, most beautiful story, but from their own hearts, and as a result, from each other. Our desire at Movieglimpse is to help reconnect your heart to the greatest story ever told. How? By revealing it to you in the movies that you love."
"The site was the suggestion of several different people who were always asking me to 'interpret' the movies. Several years ago the Lord began giving me interpretations of different movies. I believe that He is using the 'common language' of today which is the language of film, as a vehicle for His message. Just as He gave the dreams to Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar, I think He is using men such as Steven Spielberg in a similar way. I believe the church is missing it by not being an interpreter such as a Daniel or a Joseph. I have just finished 'Chocolat'. I must stress that I don't sit and try and think these up. I can tell if the Lord is showing me something in a movie and I believe the insights come from Him. I have lots of fun stories about talking with total strangers and interpreting the movies for them! I just took a flight to the west and I interpreted movies all the way there to the man next to me!"
The purpose of Movieglimpse is to help connect the movies that touch your heart with the deeper truths that are revealed in them. Movies tell stories. People have an inherent love of stories because we ourselves were created in a story, and we live in a story. Everyday we add a page to our own personal storybook. When we were children, fairytales and adventure stories thrilled us and captured our imagination. As adults, many of our childhood interests fade, but a love of story remains. It is this love that draws us to movies. For a few hours, we can escape reality, and reenter that familiar world of story. Story telling is the language that speaks to our hearts as well as our heads. However, most of us watch movies purely with our sense of logic and reasoning. We look at movies with our eyes, not seeing them with our heart. Often something truly touches us in a movie, yet we can't explain why. That feeling often stays with us for days, as if speaking to us in some unknown language. It is a lost language, the language of the heart. Once upon a time, the world had its own glorious story to tell. And the hearts of people were connected to this wonderful story. But as we entered into this modern age, connections to the story that went before have been lost. People have been disconnected not only from that first, most beautiful story, but from their own hearts, and as a result, from each other. Our desire at Movieglimpse is to help reconnect your heart to the greatest story ever told. How? By revealing it to you in the movies that you love.
"Preview" has provided movie and television reviews for over 18 years. Now, in addition to its print and email subscription formats, Preview has joined the Gospel Communications Network (GCN) as its 97th member ministry. Visitors will find free, concise reviews and helpful details of current film and video releases. In addition, visitors are presented with the option to access more detailed information through the site's "Sustaining Subscriber" area, which includes hundreds of additional movie and video reviews, television recommendations and reviews, a listing of recent Oscar winners with associated full-length reviews, etc. Preview employs a team of trained, professional Christian writers who view nearly all G, PG, PG-13 and R rated films as soon as they are released.
To inquire about Preview's email -based reviews service, contact the Texas (USA) -based ministry via phone at 972-231-9910, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Christian spotlight on the movies http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/ reviews of secular movies and possibly Christian films one of the most popular Christian websites
Welcome to Movieguide!
What is Movieguide?
The PREMIER family publication for information on current movie releases. The best advice you'll get on the latest from Hollywood! Movie reviews are updated every two weeks.
Spoken by MOVIEGUIDE editor-in-chief Dr. Ted Baehr, we hope these reviews will help you discern appropriate and moral movie selections for you and your family. MOVIEGUIDE magazine is a publication of Good News Communications, a ministry dedicated to bringing biblical principles to the values of the mass media by influencing media executives and by informing and equipping people to make moral, intelligent entertainment choices.
A good place for Christian movie reviews also reviews secular movies and videos.
Does movie reviews for Larry Burkett's Christian Financial Concepts radio show on the radio.
Jim Judy tells everything wrong with a video. He talks about bad words, and many things wrong with videos.
This site is very popular and creative. It looks at the most popular secular movies and shows the spiritual content, both good and bad. It often shows the hidden spiritual message in many films. Not all the pictures on the site are rated G.
The Hollywood Jesus site has a short occasional newsletter. If you are interested in discussing films as a means of evangelism, subscribe by sending blank email to: email@example.com
Using film TV and music reviews in evangelism http://www.webauthors.org/guide/web-evanglism1.html
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Movie reviews from a Jewish person has an moral, ethical worldview regarding movies
Family Movie & TV Review and Al Menconi Ministries both offer free reviews from a biblical perspective of the Pokeman film and its line of video games.
Provides content-based reviews of current films and broadcast TV series from a Christian, traditional-family-values perspective. Al Menconi Ministries (AMM) reviews Pokemon computer games and others (Age of Empires, Doom 1, Half-Life, Mortyr, Quake 2, Starcraft, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Tomb Raider series). AMM's Web site contains a variety of resources and information to educate and equip Christian parents, leaders and youth to consider the values communicated in their entertainment choices and to align their choices consistently with God's Word. Visit these Christian Web sites to expand your knowledge and understanding of entertainment options as you make decisions for your own family boundaries.
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GCI Media Spotlight (subscribe online): http://www.1800GospelDirect.com
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Movie reviews on a lot of popular secular movies
New Awareness of the Moral Contents of Entertainment among Christians Worldwide
December 2000 saw the birth of a new kind of information service on the Internet: a Finnish site (www.MMMitt.Net) started to provide exact and impartial information about the moral contents of international premier movies.
The service has immediately received a warm welcome among Christians around the world: while the original English version at MMMitt.Net is being visited from Germany, Arab world and English-speaking countries like USA,, and the youth website of Finnish Lutheran Folk Mission, www.WWGP.Org, is currently building for their Web portal a new channel for a Finnish version of the ratings. (These two versions will be available online in January 2001.)
The moral rating service is not a "black list" of movies to be "banned", it's simply accurate and minute information about the moral contents of movies. (For example, the service doesn't state that a movie is "too erotic for Christians" or "not too erotic for Christians". The service simply tells what exactly is the lowest level of clothing seen in a movie: fully dressed... knee-length shorts... swimsuit... topless... full nudity?)
The service is useful for parents who want to get more information about the movies which their teenage children watch in the cinema, but it's also very helpful for adults who are trying to decide which movies they would enjoy watching. The marketing of the film companies doesn't usually give too accurate information about the exact moral content of the movies. Despite all the movie trailer websites and film reviews, it seems in fact to be so that before the era of MMMitt.Net, no one has been providing noteworthy information about the moral content of films online or offline!
This observation leads naturally to another observation: is anyone providing noteworthy information about the moral content of other forms of entertainment, like music? Seemingly not. But this needs not be the case for too long any more... Christians around the world are awakening into a new awareness of the moral content of entertainment.
More about the subject: "How does entertainment affect the moral behaviour of people?" http://www.mmmitt.net/movierat/how.htm
John Mittler, MMMitt Analysis Helsinki, Finland REPLY to: firstname.lastname@example.org