MOVIEWISE — October 6 2017


Pieter Pohl, founder of Innovation Films and marketing manager of CMD Entertainment Africa, sheds some light on the latest movies.

The Case For Christ: NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!
The Case For Christ: A movie that shows the life of Lee Strobel and how he did everything in his power to prove that there is no God. Available at CUM Books, Musica, and other leading retailers.

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Movie trailer & more info:

Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist — and avowed atheist — who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife … with unexpected, life-altering results.

Dove Review:
The Case for Christ was worth the wait. Set in 1980s Chicago, the adaptation of Lee and Leslie Strobel’s story of life-changing faith gives us a multi-dimensional and compelling narrative along with a high-quality entertainment experience. The film, a well-crafted exploration of the famous efforts of award-winning journalist Lee Strobel to disprove the viability of Christianity, delivers genuine emotional and intellectual journeys of a marriage, a professional investigation and an agonising father-son reckoning. “Facts are our greatest weapon against superstition and tyranny,” Strobel asserts as he confidently embarks on his quest. His character portrayed by Mike Vogel is driven by an unresolved anger and a confidence based more on his intellectual comfort than the nagging truth in his heart.

The investigative process takes Strobel into conversations with a series of brilliantly portrayed experts as he pieces together the questions, conflicts and ultimately the answers to his impossible dilemma. How could this whole idiotic thing be real? These pivotal characters are well-placed scene-stealers. Their roles carry the depth of the frustrating facts — the challenge of the logic — but also because they’re played by the likes of Faye Dunaway, Tom Nowicki and Robert Forster. This great cast keeps us glued as the dimensions of Strobel’s conflicts start to collide. While Strobel battles through his desire to get his “old wife” back, he’s also riding high on his success as a journalist. He’s given an assignment for which his confidence in his assumptions earns him great satisfaction of his role in convicting an accused cop-shooter. But as with the complex criminal case that takes a twist he didn’t see, so does the puzzle of the resurrection of Jesus.

It is the well-orchestrated revealing of his own biases that becomes his undoing, and through that awakening, he is able to see with fresh vision; with a new heart. Leslie Strobel is portrayed by Ericka Christensen and probably the most beautiful aspect of the movie is to see her kind, strong and unwavering love for her husband, even though it’s a great and painful challenge to her new faith. The film elevates Leslie’s role to the right heights, and their commitment to each other is an inspirational sacrificial love.

Dove recommends this movie, and we encourage you to take your friends who have doubts and questions about the faith. Let the conversations begin! —

(Sunday October 8 2017: MNET 101 20:05)

Movie trailer:

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Dove Review:
Madea is back for Halloween. Madea and friends go to Brian’s house to make sure his daughter and her friend don’t leave the house to go to a Halloween frat party. The girls are only 17, and Brian thinks the old people will be able to keep them home.

Tiffany tries to pull one over on Madea, Bam, Hattie and Joe — so the girls can sneak out — when she tells them that the house is haunted. But she can’t pull one over on Madea, who discovers the girls are gone. Madea, Bam and Hattie head off to the frat house where the hilarious team of women look for the girls — and at the same time get a look at the younger generation in a different light. Madea is having no part of this, and when she cuts the music, the frat boys toss her in the bushes and the pranking begins between the older and younger generations. Who will win?

Due to excessive content in every category that puts it outside of our Dove guidelines, we cannot approve this movie for family viewing. —

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