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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.

Movie review: ‘Fury’

At its core, “Fury” is not a sweeping epic but rather an intimate portrait of men in war. And those men are never far from their Christian faith.

Movie review: ‘Annabelle’

“Annabelle,” the follow-up to the horror film, “The Conjuring,” falls short of its goal. The truly horrifying elements of the film are bad preaching and bad theology.

Movie review: ‘The Maze Runner’

Along with high-intensity action, this sci-fi thriller brings a sense of mystery to the table as its story unfolds.