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During the 3 weeks between leaving Kentucky and Andy (and me!) going back to work, we found our evenings relatively free. Our poor Internet access meant no option to stream Netflix and since we’re not really fans of cable TV, we found ourselves bored. Until we remembered Redbox, that is! Thanks to coupon codes, we were able to rent each DVD for just $0.27 each! Let’s take a look at the movies we’ve been watching and our (mostly my) thoughts on them.
We watched this movie a few months back, but I just realized I never reviewed it on my blog! This is a real life story of an Army medic during WWII who volunteered to serve, but due to his pacifist religious beliefs, refused to bear arms. During one of the bloodiest battles of the war, he saves the lives of 75 soldiers while risking his own, since he did not have a weapon to protect himself. Andy and I both enjoyed watching this movie.
I hadn’t heard of this movie until a church friend told me about it. I know there was some debate among Christian circles because “this movie portrays God as a woman” but Andy and I both came to the consensus this movie isn’t literally portraying God as a woman; instead, it uses 3 different people (a black woman, an Israeli man, and a Japanese woman) to show God’s masculine and feminine qualities– since He doesn’t have a gender– as well as more easily display the Trinity– since it is difficult to understand if you’re not familiar with it. However, we don’t agree with some of the theology taught in the movie (like universalism). That being said, I do think it had a few good points hidden in it and can hopefully bring someone to Christ. You never know, God can use anything to lead people to Him!
After searching 15 minutes at the Redbox kiosk without finding anything I wanted to watch, I settled on this movie. It turns out to be a Pure Flix (a Christian filmmaking company) movie and I love my Pure Flix films! It was cheesy, of course, but had a great message.
21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street
Jumping genres, Andy and I settled on watching 21 Jump Street one night. It was hilarious but inappropriate… not the usual genre of movie I watch, but being married is all about compromise. That being said, it was so funny we ended up watching 22 Jump Street the very next night.
This was another movie that we ended up watching because it would appease both Andy and me. It tells about 2 Miamian 20s-something who ends as international arms dealers and lands a major contract with the US military. We both found it interesting but upsetting. I can’t believe this is a true story!
What movies/television shows have you been watching lately?