Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Go See Cruise and Diaz in ‘Knight and Day’

posted by Douglas Howe

The weekend movie box office numbers are out and “Knight and Day” ranked third behind Disney’s “Toy Story 3″ and Adam Sandler’s “Grown-Ups.” It got only a third of the business of “Toy Story 3″ and about half compared to “Grown-Ups.” After seeing it, I’ll say “what a shame” and hope you get a chance to go see it.
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz accomplished a few things with their on-screen performances that brought more inspiration and enjoyment than what you might usually find in an action flick. I love movies that inspire, and while this one certainly wasn’t any kind of religious or faith-based movie, it contained the following redemptive themes:
Protection and Provision. More than any other movie I’ve seen in awhile, an every day person ran into a, well, specialist who was committed to accomplishing his agenda while being careful to take care of someone whose help he needed. He knew what she needed before she needed it and took care of it.
Humility. How often is this actually modeled in a movie? The cocky persona of “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder” and the “Mission: Impossible” franchise was humble enough here to be almost unrecognizable.
Sacrifice. Without going into Spoiler Alert, there’s a great portrayal of of one’s willingness to sacrifice what is dear for the sake of a higher service.


Loyalty. Even amidst tough odds, loyalty wins out over the usual bottom line (money) or the next usual bottom line (fear).
Authenticity. For a comedy action semi-farce, the characters played by Cruise and Diaz offer a whole lot more of the transparency than is usually found in a flick like this.
“Knight and Day” was a fun little inspiration that featured mostly clean language (only one F-bomb hence the PG-13), no sex and some un-graphic video game violence. When big name stars are doing movies like this, it behooves people of faith to spend the money and go see ‘em, so the movie industry will choose to churn out more. This is a nice summer ride.



Previous Posts

Couple Alert! ‘It Takes A Church’ Show Makes a Match
The GSN show, 'It Takes a Church,' confirms that love matches are possible. Bachelor and business owner Randy Phillips opened his heart to the members of his church in Tempe, Arizona, allowing them to play matchmaker and help him find his leading lady. Eight contestants went through a series of

posted 4:48:49pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Tom Petty Gets Political
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' upcoming album, Hypnotic Eye, reveals a political side of the famous song legend. In a recent interview with Billboard, Petty was very candid about the inspiration and his overall feelings about the Catholic church and other things political. "Playing Dumb," a tra

posted 10:24:01am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Sixth All - New Meditation Experience 'Expanding Your Happiness'
Registration Starts Today Monday, July 14 at Oprah.com/meditation Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra announced the launch of their latest, all-new meditation experience "Expanding Your Happiness," which is open for registration starting today at www.Oprah.com/meditation.  The free 21-day meditation

posted 11:56:20am Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Anchor Stuart Scott Honored at ESPYs for Perseverance
ESPN’s anchor Stuart Scott offers strength to many on air. It’s not only for his smooth delivery or a career that’s spanned over two decades-it’s fighting a deadly form of cancer since 2007. This week Scott, 48, was presented the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs by actor Kief

posted 10:01:07am Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

WORLD WIDE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS from 'The Good Lie' Starring Reese Witherspoon
“The Good Lie,” a new movie from Warner Brothers, stars Reese Witherspoon as Carrie Davis, a woman who agrees to help a group of Sudanese refugees who win a lottery for relocation in the United States. Film director Philippe Falardeau brings the story of survival to life, displaying the power of

posted 8:42:17am Jul. 15, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.