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Movie review: ‘Black Mass’

Appropriately cold and dark, the film at its core confronts the nature and consequences of sin.

Movie review: ‘The Martian’

Filled with suspense and dramatic tension, “The Martian” is a well-executed thriller, and viewers need not be sci-fi fans to enjoy the ride, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

While this sequel has lots of action, it’s also missing some of the things that made the first “Maze Runner” film intriguing and fun, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Four’

The movie is not so much fantastic as it is familiar, and in this case familiarity has bred a lot of contempt in the world of film review, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man’

Throughout the film the action is generally handled with a light touch — nothing is taken too seriously.

Movie review: ‘Jurassic World’

It’s not a great film but certainly very good, writes reviewer Ted Giese. Parents should take the movie’s PG-13 rating seriously, though, as some scenes may be too intense for young children.

Movie review: ‘Mad Max Fury Road’

If explosions and mayhem with a simple-yet-effective story, well-acted by a strong cast, is the order of the day, then this film will not disappoint, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Spiritually speaking, the film is more clever, efficient style than enduring, deep substance, according to reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’

While the film doesn’t club viewers over the head with Christian content, it does include Christian themes, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘CHAPPiE’

With its relentless violence, this is not a film for everyone. But it poses important questions even if it arrives at unsatisfying answers from a Christian perspective, says reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

This year’s “Best Picture” Oscar winner is well-made, but that doesn’t excuse its glamorization of psychotic depression, says reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘American Sniper’

While the religious aspects of the story are pared down, Clint Eastwood provides quality direction, and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated performance is strong, writes reviewer Rev. Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Peter Jackson’s movie concludes his film adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit; or at least he begins its conclusion, with an extended edition expected later.

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise likely will enjoy the film, and it will certainly tide them over until Part 2 debuts in November 2015.

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan’s new film is more like his film “Inception” than his trilogy of “Batman” movies. It’s both cerebral and emotionally intense.