Tyler Perry’s new movie, Good Deeds, starts today, Friday, February 24, 2012. No Madea this time, fans.
In honor of his new film, here is a short video on what Tyler Perry thinks contributed to his success. Enjoy!
I told you about this movie in 2010…well, it debuts today. I can’t wait to see it and tell you what it means to me, so stay tuned.
If you want to read the original post on The Grace Card and see the movie trailer, you can find it at http://elderwiggins.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/its-only-by-his-grace/
- It’s Only By His Grace… (elderwiggins.wordpress.com)
This week there has been talk of the movie, “The Notebook“, ruining relationships. (This movie came out June 25, 2004, yet there is a renewed interest in it due to co-star Ryan Gosling‘s new movie “Blue Valentine“.) “The Notebook” starts out ssssllllooooowwww, but won me over by the end. It has become one of my favorite movies because of the indescribable love that is portrayed in the midst of family interference and expectations.
The relationship controversy came because one man’s fiance dumped him because he said he wouldn’t DO the types of things that Noah did for Allie in the movie. Really? Now, I’ll admit, there have been some movies that gave me pause, but I am a realist and will not allow a story, though based on a real couple, dictate my thoughts or hopes. How do you feel about this? Should we allow entertainment have such a big impact on our existence?
The referenced post can be found at http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/01/ryan_gosling_the_notebook_make.html
Many have not seen the movie “Fireproof“, but it is recommended viewing for every married couple. After I saw the movie, which came out in 2008, I went and bought the book “The Love Dare” to eventually pass the 40-day challenge to my children in a handwritten journal. Here’s the trailer. It’s available on DVD.
Ephesians 2:8 says that it’s only by grace that we have been saved. There is a new movie coming out in February 2011 called “The Grace Card” that speaks to the need for grace and forgiveness in our lives.
P.S. If you’re wondering why I choose to talk about TV shows and movies, it’s because there is a message in everything around us, IF we choose to pay attention. The things that we are most familiar with can minister volumes.
October is the annual fall film festival at the MJR Theatres, so kids 12 and under get in free to see the featured film on Saturdays and Sundays. I’ve been enjoying paying $1 and spending time with the little ones. This weekend’s movie was “Marmaduke” and I was pleasantly surprised. While I enjoyed the comic strip as a child, I wasn’t looking forward to seeing Marmaduke the movie, but I truly appreciated the outcome.
It was a lot of smaller messages dealing with high school and peer issues in general as told through the life of dogs. The part that moved me was the “revelation” the father received towards the end of the movie. It was a reminder that we can’t be so caught up in work that we ignore our family. It showed how the goals of the father did not line up with the kids personal goals.
How often to we hear of folks pushing their kids to play a particular sport that they have no interest in? What about ignoring your true feelings about a particular family member, canine or not? When you seek obedience with no relationship, the results are usually unfavorable. Ditto for trying to be something or someone you’re not. Fortunately for this family, dad saw the light before it was too late. The decision to realign his priorities (family before work) led to more confidence at work and better relationships all around. If you haven’t seen the movie Marmaduke, it was a refreshing family show. Thumbs up!