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We are HUGE movie buffs in this family. I usually watch a movie with the kids at least three times a week. I also watch movies while I’m working quite often too. I decided to share our movie reviews with you monthly just like I’m doing with the books I read. It is my hope that you’ll find at least one movie from these reviews that interest you. (I’ll also talk about upcoming movies that interest me too.)
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Movie Lover’s Reviews

Movie Lover's Reviews- July 2016 Edition

 

Emma’s Choice

 

Since this is a new blog, you don’t know that I grew up riding and training horses for over twenty-three years of my life. Horses are in my blood and they will be until the day I die. This movie reminded me so much of my relationship with Tripp, the horse I had when I was growing up.

Emma got a second chance and her bond with the horse in this movie helped her to make the most of that chance. This is a touching story that will fill you with hope and leave you to feel warm inside.

Disclosure: I got this movie to review in exchange for my honest opinion; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Caged No More

Aggie, A 67-year-old Black Cajun, has just stepped into her worst nightmare. Her two granddaughters have disappeared, and the only clue she possesses is a forgotten laptop. Aware she only has a short window of time, she feels helpless to save them as her money and influence are scarce. Desperate to get her girls back, Aggie risks everything to cross paths with Richard and Lottie DuMonde, two of the wealthiest and most connected people in New Orleans. Certainly, once they hear her story, they will help. But what Aggie doesn’t foresee is the dark world she’s about to step into, or the dangers accompanying the rescue needed to bring her girls home.

This movie is filled with a great acting cast!! I have yet to see a movie that stars Loretta Devine that isn’t wonderful! This movie will send chills throughout your entire being in an eye-opening manner. If you’ve watched the God’s NOT Dead movies you’ll love this one! (By the way, if you haven’t watched those movies, I highly recommend them!)

Disclosure: I got this movie to review in exchange for an honest opinion; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Mark Lowry Dogs Go to Heaven

Award-winning singer/songwriter/comedian Mark Lowry brings to life moving songs, side-splitting comedy and spiritual truths, including his undisputed knowledge that dogs go to heaven! Both a master of comedy and a master of ceremony, Lowry takes listeners on a journey with his musical prowess and heartfelt stories with guest appearances from The Martins and TaRanda Greene. His antics combine seamlessly with inspiring messages bringing audiences simultaneously to laughter and tears.

This is a cute movie. Even though to me it really wasn’t a MOVIE per say. However, it was fun to watch it.

Disclosure: I got this movie to review in exchange for my honest opinion; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Chasing Grace 

A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor’s family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face. Pastor Jonathan Matheson lives in a world of black and white, yet finds a way to navigate the “grey in-between” to work to his advantage, while facing one of the most tragic moments of his life. Set in small-town America and woven inside a tale of redemption, “Chasing Grace” is a story of how one family takes on the burden of guilt in order to make sense of their loss. While pointing the finger of blame at his brother, Pastor Jonathan also chooses to hide from the truth while trying to escape his own personal demons. “Chasing Grace” is loosely based upon true events and provides a powerful story about the redeeming power of forgiveness.

This movie touched me quite a bit. It wasn’t what I was expecting to watch when I agreed to review it. However, I’m glad that I got the chance to watch it and see loving grace and forgiveness in action like this. It’s so easy to talk about having this kind of grace, but it’s a whole different ballgame when you have to do it in real life. It is well worth doing though for all parties involved.


Knock Out 

Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dan’s life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand in his way. In order to put the title holder in his place, Dan prepares an unseasoned newcomer for the biggest challenge of his life.

This was a wonderful movie to watch with my kids. They were involved in watching it from start to finish. I’m already a Steve Austin fan, but this movie just added to my appreciation of him as an actor. My kids were inspired by this movie and were rooting for the main character all the way through till the end.

We watched this one on Netflix. 

Summer Villa 

A romance novelist with writer’s block and a celebrity chef suffering from a bad review accidentally end up staying at the same French villa for the summer. As they attempt to share the house and mend their personal lives, they find that what they’re really missing is more of a personal matter. Stars Hilarie Burton and Victor Webster.

This movie was funny and entertaining. I like how the couple was together the whole summer and didn’t have sex! They also fell in love the natural way. It was a good wholesome romance.

We watched this on the Hallmark Channel. 

 

Movies Worth Mentioning


I got to see a prescreening of the movie Miracles From Heaven with our old blog so that review is on there. However, it was a movie worth watching. Granted, I have never seen a miracle of that magnitude, but I do believe it’s possible. This movie sent through a roller coaster of emotions while I watched it.
I had the chance to go see Hillsong- Let Hope Rise in a prescreening, but it was Del’s birthday so I had to pass on it. It looks like a movie worth considering watching.

Which one of these movies would you be most interested in watching? 

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