Tuesday, December 4, 2007
In Theaters Near Us
We're book-aholics. We're also movie people. Total suckers for a good story. The problem is that there are so few new movies we can go see!
Many years ago we dedicated our family to the Holy Name, so, even though it's a compromise suffering it at all, we don't go to movies that use the Lord's Name in vain more than three times. We also stay away from movies with gratuitous violence, immodesty, impurity, and anti-Christian values, in general. Thank goodness for the websites that spell out the moral character of movies, or we'd waste a lot of money walking out of theaters!
But, you see why we don't get to see a lot of movies. Here is a short list of ones we've recently enjoyed, though:
Enchanted: This one comes in just under the wire, due to some pretty immodest dresses the princess wears. But, it's a cute, harmless movie. My wh and I got a kick out of its successful balance on the "camp" tightrope. We loved Amy Adams, one of seven children from Castlerock, Colorado, and think Susan Sarandon has found her perfect role.
Mr. Magorium's Magic Emporium: The story comes up a bit lame and unsatisfying, in our opinion, but it's also a harmless fantasy, with some fun visuals. Dustin Hoffman plays a fun, eclectically nutty old fellow; he reminded me a bit of Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn) in Mary Poppins.
The Bee Movie: We enjoyed this flight of fancy. It gave rise to a lot of questions about the real life of bees, and their importance in God's universe. Plus, it was pretty funny and visually entertaining. We like to see Jerry Seinfield using his talents in wholesome ways.
* One of the movies (and books) we absolutely, positively will NOT SEE:
Our moral compass is steering us away from the Golden Compass. Here's a link that details why.
H/T: Raulito, over at Disciple of the Dumb Ox.