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Are You Just Watching?

Christian movie reviews with critical thinking


What We Watched – AYJW113
February was a dry month for movies, so once again we’re giving you a glimpse into what we've been watching for our own enjoyment.
74:36 2/26/21
Soul – AYJW112
The Pixar movie Soul uses a godless philosophy to chase the spark of living from before birth through death and onto the path to the Great Beyond.
68:24 1/25/21
Mulan (2020) – AYJW111
Loyal, brave, true, devotion to family . . . and gender roles, deceit, and the energy of life in Disney's live-action Mulan!
69:59 12/23/20
X-Men: Apocalypse, Part 2 – AYJW110
Persecution, faith, and the struggle to evolve in X-Men: Apocalypse.
64:42 11/24/20
X-Men: Apocalypse, Part 1 – AYJW109
"How you have fallen from the heavens! You destroyer of nations . . ."—Tim and Eve discuss Satan in relation to X:Men Apocalypse.
60:25 10/28/20
“What happens, happened” and other mind-bending philosophical anachronisms brought to you courtesy of Christoper Nolan’s TENET
72:46 9/26/20
AYJW107 – What We Didn’t Just Watch
With few movies to choose from once again, we’re giving you a glimpse into our own personal viewing habits and how we apply the principles that we teach.
75:57 8/25/20
AYJW106 – Independence Day, Part 2
The characters of Independence Day must turn to God, heed warnings, and be prepared to do battle against a superior foe. Ah the spiritual parallels!
56:02 7/21/20
AYJW105 – Independence Day, Part 1
The 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day, frames a cliched story of alien invasion around the relationships of four very different families.
66:44 6/25/20
Onward – AYJW104
The many unintended Christian parallels in Disney Pixar’s Onward include taking the narrow path, walking boldly in the Spirit, possessing the gift of salvation, and mentoring others in spiritual growth.
73:15 5/22/20
Togo – AYJW103
The Disney+ original movie Togo allows us to ponder the topics of epidemic quarantines, everyday heroes, and a devotion that knows no boundaries.
68:51 4/19/20
Emma (2020) – AYJW102
An example of a “more polite” era, Emma (2020) demonstrates the pitfall of pride, the dangers of leisure, and the consequences of a loose tongue.
68:05 3/20/20
Dolittle – AYJW101
Dolittle is an entertaining children’s movie that gives insights into relationships and communication.
58:36 2/16/20
Rise of Skywalker – AYJW100
A culmination of decades, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker encompasses themes of redemption, identity, and sacrifice.
67:48 1/21/20
Knives Out – AYJW099
Knives Out is a puzzle put together with pieces of guilt, greed, and the context of truth.
62:35 12/21/19
Harriet – AYJW098
Harriet provides a good foundation for a discussion on life, freedom, and the voice of God from both a historical and spiritual perspective.
76:38 11/25/19
Gemini Man – AYJW097
Gemini Man provides some interesting discussion regarding the justification for cloning, souls stained by accumulated guilt, and nature versus nurture.
68:10 10/22/19
The Peanut Butter Falcon – AYJW096
The Peanut Butter Falcon portrays redemption, brotherhood, and making the best of your natural limitations.
66:18 9/17/19
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) – AYJW095
Are we in control of our destinies? Does love really conquer all? The Adjustment Bureau’s cross genre high concept science fiction chick flick somehow manages to answer both questions . . . maybe.
72:02 8/20/19
Spider-Man: Far From Home – AYJW094
Eve and Tim travel with Spider-Man Far From Home to caution Christians to be wary of deceptive and false teaching and to disciple spiritually immature believers so they won’t be swayed from true doctrine.
66:16 7/22/19
Aladdin (2019) – AYJW093
The live-action Aladdin provides a foundation to discuss greed versus contentment, external versus internal change, and the attributes of God.
69:38 6/18/19
Avengers: Endgame – AYJW092
Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly of Avengers: Endgame, along with a Christian worldview discussion on sacrifice, family, and god-complexes.
69:50 5/21/19
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – AYJW091
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an entertaining animated hero movie whose alter-ego is a morality “every-man” play about the value of persistence and faith in self.
64:23 4/30/19
Captain Marvel – AYJW090
An artificial god, government control through indoctrination, an unjust war, and belief in an afterlife . . . all this and more in our discussion on Captain Marvel.
71:09 3/30/19
The Commercial Awards – AYJW089
The Superbowl 53 commercials run the gamut from entertaining to nonsense (some all in one commercial). Join us for the AYJW Commercial Awards.
74:26 2/26/19
Incredibles 2, part 2 – AYJW088
Incredibles 2 provides a foundation for a discussion on slavery to sin, civil disobedience, irreconcilable worldviews, and the role perception plays in societal judgment.
60:57 12/22/18
Incredibles 2, part 1 – AYJW087
The portrayal of a relatively functional family dealing with difficult social problems In Incredibles 2 provides a good framework on which to discuss parental and gender roles from a Christian worldview.
69:40 12/1/18
Netflix’s Daredevil, Season 3 – AYJW086
In the context of season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil, Tim and Eve explore the effects of abandonment on children, the account of Job, how to listen for God’s voice, and how humans can’t see God’s plan.
80:40 10/30/18
Operation Finale – AYJW085
Operation Finale is a historical movie that invites discussion on the difference between justice and vengeance and the importance of recognizing the image of God in every human being.
52:01 10/1/18
Christopher Robin – AYJW084
Christopher Robin's healthy dose of nostalgia frames a story that explores how a change of perspective can change everything.
75:24 8/31/18

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