Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Planes: Fire & Rescue- movie review

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

My Thoughts-
I’ve been visiting my family these past few weeks, which means I haven’t had a lot of review go up. Part of that is because packages didn’t come before I left for my trip. SO I decided to share with you my thoughts on a movie I went to see with my family this past weekend, “Planes: Fire & Rescue”.

My nephew LOVES the Cars and Planes movies, so he had already told me everything he knew about this new Planes movie. It’s cute to see his enthusiasm towards these movies and I know my little guy will love these too.

We went to the movies in my parent’s hometown with my two oldest kids. The movie starts out with Dusty flying in races and becoming a huge star. One day while practicing something goes wrong with his engine and he’s told he can’t fly into his red zone. This means no more racing. He’s upset and goes out at night to fly one more time hard, he hits the red zone and sort of crashes, setting the airport on fire. The firetruck is old and couldn’t control the fire the proper way and the authorities told everyo9ne the airport would be closed until the firetruck got fixed up and they hired another firefighter. Soon, Dusty has the idea to become a firefighter and goes to a training facility. The movie becomes intense when a huge fire breaks out in the forest and it is getting close to a lodge filled with customers. Dusty has to push himself hard to help the others fight this fire, so hard he crashes.

We loved this new movie. It was cute and funny for kids, but also had some jokes that only those who were older could understand, like “Howard the Duck” and “Chips”. You’ll have to watch the movie to see what I mean.

I would recommend this movie to any families(I hope my nephew gets to see it soon). But please leave your 2.5 year old at home if you know they can’t sit still or leave if they are getting too loud. This happened to us and it was annoying to pay for a movie that was hard to hear because of this kid and his family.

Thank you Disney for another fun family movie.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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“Ragamuffin: Based on the Life of Rich Mullins” DVD review & giveaway

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My Thoughts-
Ragamuffin: Based on the Life of Rich Mullins

I became a Christian in 1990. The youth group I started attending played the song “Awesome God” all the time. This was my first introduction to the singer songwriter, Rich Mullins. From that point in my life to my first year attending Moody Bible Institute, I got to know many of his other songs. I remember the day Rich Mullins died. I was in my second year at Moody and they announced at chapel that Rich Mullins died in a car accident. The campus was in shock. His music played a large part in my worship with God.

When I was given the opportunity to review “Ragamuffin” a movie based after Rich Mullins life, I was excited. I never really knew much about him, only about his music. The movie starts out with Rich Mullins recording some music in an old church. We then are taken back to when he was a young kid. He never seemed to live up to his dad’s idea of what a boy should do. We see the dark side of what Rich Mullins went through, as he grew up and his journey to becoming a musician. We see a lot of heartache and death come into his life, as well as his battle with alcohol and smoking. But we do see his love and devotion to God through out it all. He didn’t even want to become rich and famous, he just wanted to glorify God through the gift God gave him. He even lived with an allowance of what an average man would make and gave the rest of his money away. That amazes me. Ragamuffin comes from Brennan Mannings and one of his sermons that has now turned into a discipleship ministry. Rich Mullins heard a sermon and sought out council from Brennan.

This movie was a tough movie to watch but a really great one. It showed me that no matter how bad I am, or how bad life is, that God is there, waiting. I even loved that they included many quote from Rich Mullins from his concerts and relationships with others. I’ll post two photos with quotes at the bottom of this review.

The actor, Michael Koch, was amazing. When the movie started out and I heard singing, I really thought it was Rich Mullins singing and then they show the actor and it was him. He sounded just like him. I also though he did great at showing the emotions throughout the film. One interesting fact about it is he was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, where I’m living now. Such a small crazy world.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know more about Rich Mullins life or is seeking God. I do give this warning, there are a few swear words in it, drinking and smoking. This movie might not be appropriate for young children.

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